MIXES Big set from another friend of Sweet FM DJ Remarc.
Remarc begun his music career at 13 years of age playing reggae, rare groove and electro at house party’s in and around his birth town of Brockley in south east London. At 17 he got he’s first break as a DJ on the infamous Weekend Rush pirate radio station playing hardcore and through the progression into jungle at which time he made several visits to Essex to play on Sweet 101.6 FM. It was at this time that he initially made a name for himself as a DJ but only really touching a London based audience.
Most of us first heard of Remarc when the dark-side anthem Ricky was released back in ’93 on his own label Dollar records. He went on to produce some of the most rinsing jungle imaginable by becoming the ultimate don of the Amen break.
UK based jungle producer and DJ, Remarc is widely proclaimed to be “king of the Amen” and “ a pioneer of ragga jungle” due to his chopped up tracks for legendary labels such as Dollar, White House, Kemet, labbello blanco and Suburban Base. The majority of these tunes were compiled alongside previously unreleased dubplates for a two volume retrospective released by Planet Mu. The re-releases of these classics soon moved as many units if not more than a successful drum n bass release proving that Remarc and the Jungle sound is still an unstoppable force in the game. It also introduced him to the world of other electronic music and a new generation of Junglists and amen mashers, ultimately steering him away from the “typical” drum n bass scene and building a dedicated 2nd fan base.
With tracks appearing on over 111 releases worldwide there is no questioning that if you have not heard of Remarc, its time to open your ears to the founding father of the amen sound. For those familiar with the legend He is still spinning Jungle (oldskool and new) worldwide and has become equally known for his dj sets of undiluted jungle and his arsenal of dubplate specials.