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Meat Katie

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South West Londoner Mark Pember (AKA Meat Katie) has had a long history in Dance music. In his time he has recorded for such prestigious labels such as Wall of Sound, R&S Records , Kingsize, Bedrock, Perfecto, Great Stuff, Renaissance, Skint not to mention his first record deal, signed to Iggy Pop’s Kill City Records (as a bass player in 3 piece skate punk band Sandladder). Pember has also remixed & collaborated with Arthur Baker, U.N.K.L.E, Boy George, Deep Dish, D.Ramirez, Peace Division, Chicken Lips, Robbie Rivera & James Zabelia, to name but a few.

To date, Pember has released three Meat Katie artist albums, Off the bone (1998), Long to belong (2000) & Vibrator (2006), all diverse in style and vibe, but glued together by his techy and lo-fi feel’, he has worked with such vocalists as Kurt Wagner from Nashville’s alternative country band Lambchop, garage/trash vocalist Holly Golightly, New York house legend Roland Clark and UK Diva Katherine Ellis.

Arguably its Mark’s work as a DJ that has really seen him shine, a world class performer with excellent technical ability and a great understanding of the dance-floor, he has built a reputation worldwide and currently holds a residency with Dangerous Drums at the legendary Tresor club in Berlin. Those who have seen him play will know that it is his diversity and energy that has earned him such respect for his toughTechy style. This has seen him play across the globe alongside an eclectic group of DJs from Digitalism, Justice, Simian Mobile Disco, Soulwax and Erol Alkan, to Deep Dish, James Zabiela, Sasha & Digweed, Carl Cox, Armand Van Buren and Tiesto. As well as some of the world’s top Breaks acts inclusive of Plump DJ’s and Stanton Warriors. He has supported live acts such as Chemical brothers, Pendulum, Prodigy Basement Jaxx, to name but a few

It is these djing skills that have led him to compile and mix compilations for such land mark series such as, Bedrock breaks, Fabric live & most recently Sessions’ for Ministry of Sound UK, a very unique dj, over the years he has perfected a cross over of techno electro with a break beat feel (better know as tech funk)

In June 2013 Mark started a brand new series of Podcasts entitled ‘Lowering The Tone’ the that explores all genres of underground dance music and also features reveling interviews with some of the scenes most established and influential Dj’s producers and industry leaders, Mark provides a unique insight into the inner workings of running a label and being a professional DJ/Producer in the digital age.

Not satisfied with being a world class dj producer the self confessed workaholic also found time to set up and run his own highly influence LOT49 imprint (with Dylan Rhymes, whom he also shares a studio with in south west london under the same name).
Lot 49 has without a doubt maintained a reputation as being a taste-making label, never shy to experiment with multi genres and with over 30 album releases under its belt featuring artists such as, Dubfire , Audiojack, D Ramirez, Elite Force, Dexter, Phil Kieran, Lee Coombs, Robbie Rivera, Marco Bailey, James Talk, Alex Metric, Lutzenkirchen, Evil 9 and obviously Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes, the Lot49 steamroller shows no sign of slowing down, it will celebrate its 100th release Dec 2013 with an exclusive DVD documentary about the label and artists, a world tour is also in the works for early 2014 to support the release.

In recent years mark has also used his production talents delivering artist based production packs for Loopmasters and has also set up his own sample company in conjunction with Beatport Loop49 (an extension of the LOT49 brand) which is currently on its 15th release and has already had no less than 6 no1′s on Beatports sounds site in various genre’s.

The Future.

There is a fourth Meat Katie artist album is in the pipeline and will see the light of day May 2014

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