|As a member of the critically acclaimed, gold-selling Hip-Hop outfit, Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark graced the group with precision scratching and cutting-edge production. Best known for spearheading the raw anthem "What's Golden" such creativity only hinted at the visionary songs and styles Nu-Mark has explored since Jurassic 5's breakup in 2006. |
Nu-Mark introduced himself as a solo artist in 2004 with Blend Crafters, an instrumental album created in the spirit of allowing beats to speak for themselves and Hands On, a mix cd that featured Mc's rhyming in different languages from around the world.
Today Nu-Mark experiments with children's music toys and constructs full DJ sets around toys most people dispose of by the time their kids are old enough to read. He has toured the world, remixed songs for Nas and Damian Marley, created songs for Saturday Night Live's Lonely Island and constructed the Tropical Funk Mix "Take Me With You," a breathtaking blend of Latin, Afro-Beat and Balkan Beat.
Most significantly, after more than three years of brainstorming, experimenting and collaborating, he has finished his debut solo album Broken Sunlight, which reveals his influences and innovations into a jaw dropping collection of heart felt music.
"A lot of things in my life were broken, my group broke up, my long term relationship broke up, the music industry and economy seemed to be broken so It was time for me to take a break" Nu-Mark explains. "And that's where the title of the record stems from. It's not so much I'm broken. I'm moving towards the sunlight these days. It's more like a tale of perseverance and forging ahead through difficult times."
Broken Sunlight also mirrors the marketing behind the album. Instead of releasing all of the songs at once, Nu-Mark plans to post two songs per month for seven months. "At the end of the cycle, I'm going to release the full album with instrumentals, acappelas, and a documentary style DVD of collaborations in the studio and on the road".