1 Pushkin “Tildawn” [Touched Music]
2 Amorf “Reflections” [Amphia Records]
3 So Inagawa “Scan Runner” [Cabaret Recordings]
4 Evigt Mörker “Unity & Rose” [Semantica Records]
5 Scuba “Back to Basics” [Ovum Recordings]
6 Roger Gerressen “Draxis” [Yoyaku]
7 Drøn “Homebound” [Touched Music]
8 Stenny “Sensitive Habitat” [Ilian Tape]
9 So Inagawa “Sensibilia” [Cabaret Recordings]
10 Conforce “Carrier Signal” [Transcendent]
11 Suciu “Dusîntors” [Pressure Traxx Silver Series]
12 Hiroshi Watanabe “Infinity Sign” [Nitelist Music]
Mark Darby began his musical and political biography in history as an ex-punk, free festival activist (having briefly worked with the Stonehenge Free Festival Campaign in 1983) and later as a warehouse party organiser. This established connections with the early Eighties festival scene and involvement in organising free acid house parties which led to an informal partnership between a DJ and sound system collective based around the shop and Nottingham’s DiY Sound System, with whom they collaborated to stage free parties throughout the South West during the early to mid 1990s.
In the early 90’s he became co-founder of the hugely influential Mighty Force Records, a record shop and techno label based in Exeter, Devon, South West England. The record label is best known for releasing Analogue Bubblebath by the Aphex Twin, and “My Splendid Idea” by Tom Middleton later of Global Communication, Jedi Knights, Cosmos and AMBA. Later releases included the hard to find Fog City EP by Darby and Matthew Herbert.
Although the store ceased to trade in 1995, the label relocated to London Mark continued to keep his keen musical ear tuned into the pulse of house and techno and continued to release music by deep house artists such as Peach Palf and the Classic / Music For Freaks recording artists, Luke Solomon and Justin Harris under the alias Robotic Movement until 1998. However after a 20 year hiatus The Mighty Force is now releasing music once again.
He now hosts a fantastic weekly mix-show podcast, which showcases new talent and classics and everything cool, techno, acid, electronic and deep.