The stars have aligned. Aqua Audio is proud to hit it's 10 year milestone and we are celebrating it on July 10th, 2010. Deep in Calgary music history, Aqua Audio has helped shape the electronic dance scene and has continued to push musical boundaries even to this day. Being the first to to crack many artists in the Calgary market, we strive for excellence and are very grateful of all the people we've met, shared dance floor memories with and touched our lives beyond the nightclub setting.
This experience has been an amazing journey for me and the Aqua Audio family. We hope that you'll join us for a night of epic proportions as we celebrate such an amazing feat.
Shortly after Mark befriended Derrick Carter in 1988 at a record store in Chicago, his passion for House music, and sharing it with the world, exploded. Mark experimented with a deeper style, dropping De La Soul, disco classics and other stuff that wasn’t being played in the main rooms of
nightclubs. While exploring his love for the purist forms of House Music, Mark developed his trademark style: Mushroom Jazz; acid jazz infused with the West Coast’s jazzy, organic productions along with urban beats. Fans embraced Mark’s downtempo style so much that he started a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night in San Francisco with Patty Ryan. In 3 short years, the club established a fanatical, cult-like following for Farina and the Mushroom Jazz sound. When the doors closed, Farina continued the tradition by releasing a series of CDs, “Mushroom Jazz”.
Since then, Mark has been traveling the globe performing 100s of shows, to over one million club goers, a year. His house sets take fans on journeys to the jazzy side of Chicago House mixed San Fran style. Some of these sets have been known to last up to 8 hours. And sometimes you’ll find Mark playing in two different rooms at the same party, showcasing his range of rocking the big room sound to the uber-chill. Farina’s taste making skills continue to turn the heads of crowds worldwide and consistently draw new fans to his style of chunky–funky rhythms and deep underground house.