South West Londoner Mark Pember (AKA Meat Katie) has had a long history in Dance music. In his time he has recorded for such prestigious labels such as Wall of Sound, R&S Records, Kingsize, Bedrock, Perfecto, Renaissance, Skint Pember has also remixed & collaborated with Arthur Baker, U.N.K.L.E, Boy George, Deep Dish, D.Ramirez, Peace Division & James Zabelia, Dnox & Beckers to name but a few.
To date, Pember has released three Meat Katie artist albums, ‘Off The Bone’ (Kingsize Records – 1998), ‘Long To Belong’ (Kingsize Records – 2000) & ‘Vibrator’ (Lot49 -2006).
Arguably its Mark’s work as a DJ that has really seen him shine, a world class performer with excellent technical ability and a great understanding of the dance-floor, he has built a reputation worldwide he has been a resident at Fabric Live & Dangerous Drums at the legendary Tresor club in Berlin. Those who have seen him play will know that it is his diversity and energy that has earned him such respect for his tough techno based style. This has seen him play across the globe alongside an eclectic group of DJs from Justice, Soulwax, to Deep Dish, James Zabiela, Sasha & Digweed, Carl Cox, Armand Van Buren and Tiesto. He has supported live acts such as Chemical Brothers, Pendulum, Prodigy Basement Jaxx & Orbital to name but a few.
It is these DJ’ing skills that have led him to compile and mix compilations for such land mark series such as, Bedrock, Fabric Live & most recently Sessions’ for Ministry of Sound.
Not satisfied with being a world class dj producer the self confessed workaholic also founded the highly influence LOT49 imprint which he run from 2004 – 2015 (Along with Dylan Rhymes).
With a staggering 30 album & 134 Single releases under its belt Lot 49 maintained a reputation as being a taste-making label, never shy to experiment it featured artists such as, Dubfire , Audiojack, D.Ramirez, Elite Force, Phil Kieran, Lee Coombs, Robbie Rivera, Ben Coda, Marco Bailey, James Talk, Alex Metric, Evil 9 and obviously Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes.
In June 2013 Mark started a brand new series of Podcasts entitled ‘Lowering The Tone’ the that explores all genres of underground dance music and also features reveling interviews with some of the scenes most established and influential Dj’s producers and industry leaders, Mark provides a unique insight into the inner workings of running a label and being a professional DJ/Producer in the digital age, in 2016 he bought in Ben Coda to host his own LTT shows and expand the reach into other genres, the pair plan to be hitting 2 episodes a month and also running a sister Q&A podcast called ‘Setting The Tone’ which they jointly host.
April 2016 saw the launch of the Lowering The Tone Label which has a focus on the Techno & Progessive genres.
There is a fourth Meat Katie artist album currently in the pipeline