Ben Marks (MAKS)

DJ, Session Brass Player

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I am a talented Musician, DJ, Producer and Remixer who will listen and work to your needs. My work speaks for itself, and I look forward to working with you soon :)

An Emerging Name on the Cutting Edge of The UK Dance Scene...

Born from a bedroom in suburban Sheffield, DJ MAKS is the pseudonym of Yorkshire based DJ and producer Ben Marks. His sets and productions are strongly defined by uplifting piano riffs, break samples and a hiraeth to the sounds of 90’s electronic music.
In February 2020, MAKS became the youngest ever DJ (at just 15 years old) to have a regular show on the infamous London based Fantasy FM, which has hosted DJ's such as Krome, DJ Rap, GForce and Karen Harding in its 31 year history. He hosted his show on Wednesday evenings before leaving to focus on local radio.
MAKS can now be found hosting The B2B Show on Sheffield's GUMBO FM, where he is regularly mixing alongside local and national talent whilst providing a local show for the community.
As well as spinning Techno and House music, MAKS can be found sculpting sets of Hardcore, Garage and Jungle as well as many more genres of dance music. His mixes often push genre boundaries, providing appeal to a wide range of audiences. Aside from being behind the decks, MAKS enjoys playing EEb Bass with competing brass bands, climbing and enjoying the great outdoors. His productions have gained approval from labels and producers across Europe, including Mrs Magoo, DJ Eazy Dee, Fokuz Recordings and Rupture. His first EP is set to be released next year on Conrad Subs' Label...

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Interview with Ben Marks (MAKS)

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I tend to mix on Technics 1210s from the 90s but I also have modern Pioneer CDJs. I produce in Ableton and record brass parts in Ableton too.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Sasha, John Digweed, Joris Voorn, Max Spittal, Vril, Jeff Mills, ANNA, Charles Webster, Ray Keith, Roni Size and the list goes on...

  5. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  6. A: I most commonly provided mixed compilations of music for venues, as well as remixing tracks from other artists. I'm also a skilled brass band musician and do session musician work for various artists.