The Drifter

The Drifter

The Drifter is Mark Flynn, an Irish producer, dj and singer. After an upbringing
dabbling in different musical pursuits, from bands and choirs to folk and
traditional, a love for electronic music was born from ventures into Dublin
nightlife. A move to Berlin ensued soon after.

He released his first solo work, the 'Lovers' EP on Permanent Vacation in late
2012. It received excellent feedback, James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem
calling the E.P " really nice, gentle and strong." The A side "Day and Night"
featured on Ruede Hagelstein's Edition of the Watergate mix series. His own
vocals on the EP caught the attention of some of his peers, resulting in him
recording vocals for Jacob Korn, Slow Hands, Erdbeerschnitzel, Good Guy
Mikesh & Filburt, and Baikal. Further remixes for Woolfy vs. Projections, Uma,
Ships and Slow Hands side project Male Madame have made him one to
watch.

The Drifter's dj style, like his productions, definitely lean towards the hypnotic,
melodic and emotive side of electronic music. No matter what genre he is
playing. House, Techno, Disco. He learned his craft from hours of djing in
bars and clubs and running clubnights. One such clubnight was Passion Beat,
a night he ran in Berlin for over 3 years with his buddy Mano Le Tough. It
gathered a loyal, steady following and quickly became known for it's two
residents and the guest artists they booked. His reputation as a dj has steadily
grown and brought him all over Europe.

He runs the record label Maeve together with two of his close friends, Mano
Le Tough and Baikal. All three share a similar passion for deep emotive
music, and the label has quickly become one to watch, releasing music from
Baikal, and remixes from Ripperton and Dixon. Maeve EP's from both Mano
Le Tough and The Drifter will be coming very soon.

2014 is shaping up to be a big year for The Drifter. A couple of EPs for
Permanent Vacation are on the way, as well as a track featuring on the label's
"If This Is House Give Me Your Money Back" compilation. And of course there
will be a release on his own Maeve imprint.


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