New Torontonian-via-Vancouver-via-Winnipeg, Mark Penner has been a fixture in Canada’s live funk scene for years as part of Winnipeg’s greatest live dance outfit Moses Mayes. Now, he turns his ample production skills and musicianship to his solo project that’s aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
As Cyclist, Mark’s music is influenced by the early 80’s era of underground dance music, when proto-house and electro were rising from the ashes of disco. His releases on Homebreakin’/Punchout! have received international acclaim, and most recently, his remix with Pat Lok of The Rapture’s “How Deep is Your Love” has been selected by the band itself as the winner of the DFA Records remix competition.
( Cyclist joins Jack Fridays this Friday 7.12.13 at The Eagle with Futurewife and Nark )
Where are you based?: Toronto, Canada
1) Why do you play music?
For the money, obviously.
2) What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
Party goer, party thrower and when I’m not too hung over, I’ll write some tunes too.
3) Favorite label or artist from the past year?
Todd Terje…Psychemagik not far behind.
4) What are you looking forward to most this year?
Releasing a new single on Continental Records and going to Mexico!
Lonely Boy – When I Think About (Hot Toddy Remix)
Hugh Masekela – Don’t Go Lose It Baby
Alkalino – We Jiggie
Christa Vi – Your Heart (Skitch Remix)
Don Ray – Standing in the Rain (Falcon Punch Edit)
Attar! ft Cherry – The Fool (Pete Oak Remix)
Adapt or Die – Dream Control
Jacques Renault – Back To You
Them Jeans – Brenda
Dajae? – Brighter Days (Cajmere’s Underground Goodie mix)
Ad/jus/ted ft Jeremy Glenn – A Brighter Light (Lars Vegas Mix)
Seven Grand Housing Authority – Love’s Got Me High (T.P.’s Blunter Street Soul Mix)
Sixth Avenue Express – Props
Touch Sensitive & Anne Luneo – Real Talk (Cassian Remix)
Pick up Cyclist fantastic remix of How Deep is Your Love for free below-