MRK1, aka Mark Foster, is one of the greatest and most established Dubstep artists around. Fact.
He was one of the first producers to pioneer the genre and is responsible for some of its first releases. Through his productions and DJing, he helped to develop Dubstep into the internationally recognised, chart topping sound that is played and sold all over the world today.
In 2004 MRK1, Plastician and Slaughter Mob released an album called "Grime" on Aphex Twins label Rephlex Records, which was one of the key releases that propelled the dubstep/grime sound into the media for the first time.
Releases on the likes of Tempa, Soulja, Vehicle, Polydor, Wall of Sound, Texture, Techonic, Earwax, Eight:FX, Terra Rhythm, Ministry of Sound, and Defected, have seen MRK1 become undoubtedly one of the genre's most respected figure heads.
His own record label, Contagious, has even unleashed killer dubplates from the likes of Skream, Plastician, Chimpo, Sizzla, Jack Sparrow, Virus Syndicate and Oris Jay.
On top of which his latest Future:Dubstep compilations have both shot straight up the iTunes Dance and Electronic charts in both the US and UK turning the series into one of Dubstep's most iconic.
Apart from production and mix compilations though, Mark has also DJd all over the world and played at some of the globe's best clubs and biggest festivals including: Glastonbury (UK), Ros Kilde (Denmark), Wilsonic (Solvenia), 10 Days Off (Gent), Sonar (Barcelona), Glade (UK), and Cream (UK).
MRK1's success behind the decks and studio buttons have subsequently led him to appear on almost every major UK radio station including Kiss FM, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Galaxy FM. He recently played a large part in Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Dubstep takeover and his records are consistently supported by the stations biggest specialist DJs including Huw Stephens and MistaJam.
On top of this Mark has also been featured in major dance publications from Mixmag, to iDJ, Konwledge, and DJ Mag.
So, with a unquestionably successful past behind him and a bright future ahead (including a forthcoming 3rd album), MRK1 is without shadow of a doubt one of the genre's most influential and promosing artists, who will continue to be at the forefront of an ever growing scene.