Mark Oliver
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The Toronto scene in the mid 90s was my first true encounter with a great DJ set. We had some amazing maestros in the city as well as global talent coming in from all over, packing the clubs and warehouse events that were happening weekly. I was very fortunate to get to enjoy the culture during this era in EDM history. I really enjoy it right now. There is a lot of great DJs and Producers who are evolving the sounds in to the future. They might not be the name’s on the DJ Mag list but they are doing some great work giving this scene it’s blood flow. Mark Oliver – One of my favourite DJs that evolved in Toronto – is a blood flow type of talent. He knows how to control a room with music, he can go for hours with a dance floor, and his sound continues to evolve. Mark really cares about what he does. His schedule demands this kind of passion because he’s in charge of a 2000 person dance floor every weekend in Toronto.

Mark Oliver, hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, exploded onto the Toronto club scene in the late 1980′s and played a pivotal role in the development of the electronic music scene with his residencies at such legendary clubs as Krush, Tazmanian Ballroom, Cameron House and GoGo.

He also pioneered the Canadian “rave” movement by being the first DJ to play acid house and techno nights, as well as founding Exodus – North America’s first-ever rave organization. Mark has played virtually every club and major event in Toronto where he can currently be found Fridays at Meow and at his wildly popular Saturday night 9-hour set at The Guvernment, Canada’s largest club.This is where I met Mark.. taking care of a crowd of 2000 people rockin’ the dance floor until the sun came up. He had some great perspective on the Toronto scene and just a great DJ to experience. Check out my interview with Mark from the film – Click Here

Despite his busy schedule, Mark has managed to travel abroad on occasion, and play alongside the likes of Sasha, Danny Tenaglia, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, Laurent Garnier, Tall Paul, Nick Warren, Seb Fontaine, Judge Jules, Derrick Carter, Timo Maas, Masters at Work, Daft Punk, Jamiroquai, Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, and Moby. He has also played a host of private parties for celebrities such as Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Prince, and Lenny Kravitz.

Check out LINK below for when Mark is on the decks next.. The Guvernment is one of the great clubs from around the world to experience once in your lifetime. Mark is usually on the decks at some point and never disappoints.