Mark Reeve: “One of the youngest DJs”

Mark Reeve at his first DJ gig
Mark Reeve was only 16 when he played his first gig. His parents had to give their official permission.

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In 2017 British techno DJ/producer Mark Reeve shed some light on the start of his career and told me about his first gig ever. "I had to have permission granted by my parents to even play there."


“I remember my first gig very well. It was in a night club in Bournemouth (UK). At the age of 16, I was one of the youngest DJs. I had to have permission granted by my parents to even play there.“

Nervous like mad

“At that time, I was playing old hits from all sorts of artists like Salt & Peppa and C&C Music Factory. I was nervous like mad but all went well. Consequently, they booked me once a month.”

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“My move to Germany introduced me to techno and Sven Väth. His clubnights on Hr3 radio really helped me develop my sound. I then started doing my own parties. This way my profile started growing.”

Amazing time

“It was an amazing time with all sorts of great music from artists like Jeff Mills and Slam. I finally found my own sound, the one I was looking for, and started DJing at events in Mannheim, Frankfurt and Darmstadt.”

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“I think DJing at an early age and with all the music going on at the time, helped me with my producing skills. Not much later, I was discovered by Sven Väth himself and my EPs were released on Cocoon.”

“It has been a magical ride so far and I am looking forward to the future!”  

This interview with Mark Reeve is originally published on Thursday July 20th 2017 on

Who is Mark Reeve?

Anyone serious about their techno will certainly have come across the name Mark Reeve. Moving to Germany from England 15 years ago in search of an inspirational scene that embraced his tough uncompromising sound.

First discovered by Sven Väth Mark has Mark Reeve since gone on to establish a reputation totally respected by his peers through groundbreaking productions on iconic labels such as Cocoon, Drumcode, Soma, Second State, Bedrock, ELEVATE, Intec, Bek Audio and many more. Fully established on the scene Mark Reeve has helped push electronic music forwards as a solo artist, while working with true heavyweights like Adam Beyer and Pig&Dan.

Equally at home behind the decks and a mixer live as he is in the studio, Mark Reeve’s DJ sets have been been receiving fantastic feedback, with his talent and artistic vision taking listeners on a thrilling journey full of hard driving beats and intense melodies at dance floors around the globe such as Awakenings Gashouder, Space Ibiza, Fabrik Madrid or Rex Club. As an essential step in his evolution, Mark Reeve was to set up a record label in the form of the excellent SubVision.

SubVision acts as a platform not only for Mark Reeve but for all kinds of true talent to keep pushing their underground sound onto dance floors worldwide. SubVision has been quietly growing and maturing in approach the encompasses Mark Reeve’s values as a DJ and Producer, offering a forward thinking selection of all new cutting edge music with a focus on breaking new artists alongside established names at the top of their game.

Mark Reeve is one of those people that wears his heart on his sleeve. A true craftsman. You can feel that rawness and emotion in his music which is filled with a vision, true passion and intentional excitement.

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