You don’t mess around when labeling someone as a musical pioneer; it’s a dangerous path to tread. When it comes to the name DJ Nu-Mark however, it’s a safe bet. As a Producer, turntablist and member of the legendary Hip Hop group Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark is considered one of the most innovative on the scene. He continually showcases his expanding taste in music through live sets and DJ streams where he displays rare covers, multi-track edits and performs his children’s musical toy set.
Nu-Mark ignited his career releasing Kanye West’s debut production with Chicago native, Grav on Correct Records while simultaneously producing the Jurassic 5 EP circa 1996. Nu caught solo acclaim with the drop of his industry celebrated Blend Crafters EP which featured his timeles cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and featured production for MF Doom. Nu’s debut LP, Broken Sunlight, revealed his innovations into a jaw dropping collection of heartfelt music featuring Aloe Blacc, Quantic, Large Professor, Bumpy Knuckles, A-Skillz, J-Live, Tiron & Ayomari, and Charles Bradley.
It comes as no surprise when you see the list of coveted stages that Nu-Mark has performed on around the world, including Glastonbury and Coachella. As per his stellar reputation of being one of turntablism and sound design, Nu-Mark has also judged numerous DJ competitions including Red Bull Music Thre3style with Jazzy Jeff, DJ Craze, Skratch Bastid and many more.
You can also add in Nu-Mark’s own label – Hot Plate Records, which has released a hoard of production collaborations, including his sought after Run For Cover LP in 2021 featuring Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, Full Crate, Jungle Fire, The Traffic and more. Nu brought along Pharcyde’s Slimkid3 under the faction TRDMRK on two albums featuring Del the Funky Homosapien, Diamond D, Darondo, Guilty Simpson, and Murs which shot to number one on the CMJ charts.
You don’t mess around when labeling someone as a musical pioneer; it’s a dangerous path to tread. When it comes to the name DJ Nu-Mark however, it’s a safe bet. As a Producer, turntablist and member of the legendary Hip Hop group Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark is considered one of the most innovative on the scene. Nu-Mark showcases his ever expanding taste in music when performing; switching between covers, multi-track edits and performing his sets using children’s musical toys.
At the age of 13 DJ Nu-Mark became a DJ in the Los Angeles house party circuit. Over the last two decades he has amassed an immense collection of rare records from around the world catapulting him into the critically acclaimed Hip-Hop outfit, Jurassic 5. After releasing a slew of hits and classics with the group he is best known for his production on the raw anthem
What’s Golden from their Power in Numbers album released in 2002. Even with the wild success of this single it still only gave us a small peak into his expansive imagination.
In 2004 Nu introduced himself as a solo artist with his Blend Crafters EP featuring MF Doom on the opening track, Melody, followed by a classic instrumental cover of John Lennon’s Imagine. He’s remixed songs for Nas & Damian Marley, produced for Saturday Night Live’s Lonely Island and constructed his critically acclaimed debut album Broken Sunlight, which reveals his innovations into a jaw dropping collection of heart felt music featuring Aloe Blacc, Quantic, Large Professor, Bumpy Knuckles, A-Skillz, Tiron & Ayomari, J-Live and Charles Bradley. He’s collaborated with The Pharcyde’s Slimkid3 under the faction TRDMRK on two albums featuring Del the Funky Homosapien, Guilty Simpson, Diamond D, Darondo, Dillon Cooper, and Murs which shot to number one on the CMJ charts.
Nu-Mark’s ongoing “Zodiac Tracks” is further testament to the fact that music is a life blood for this man. With his unwavering adoration of vinyl, the renowned collector pays homage to pivotal artists by mixing them seamlessly in their respective astrological sign in live Birthday tribute videos. The project has been so successful that, after reaching millions of views, Nu- Mark teamed up with Method Man (Wu-Tang Clan) for an exclusive song to honor all the astrological signs in a song called “Zodiac Killah.”
Nu has a keen eye for musical evolution. Known for his trademark ability to conjure up sounds from the most bizarre of items, including a collection of children’s toys, late night talk show host and producer James Corden enlisted Nu-Mark to take on the role of in-house DJ for the hit TV show –
Drop The Mic.
To date, Nu-Mark has been featured in the critically acclaimed documentaries / motion pictures; Scratch, KeepinTime, Where We’re From, Coachella: The Movie, Rock the Bells, Popstar and MacGrubber. Nu-Mark created original beats and co-scored Tom & Jerry (2021), Battle Of The Year starring Chris Brown and Ride Along 1& 2 staring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.
Whether it’s behind the decks or a mixing desk, on the silver screen or the TV; Nu-Mark continues to raise the bar with his collaborations and a list of upcoming sample packs. This diverse artist is gearing up to remind us why he is a musical pioneer (in case anyone could forget)!
Nu-Mark has been widely recognized for performing with children’s music toys. His Toy Set went viral when he compiled performances from around the world in his DVD Nu-Conduit. Nu’s Toy Set caught the eye of late night talk show host and producer James Corden, prompting an invitation to be the inhouse DJ on the hit television show Drop The Mic hosted by Method Man & Hailey Baldwin. Additionally, the theme song for the show was written and produced entirely by Nu-Mark. To date, Nu-Mark has made appearances in several feature films and documentaries including MacGrubber, Popstar — Never Stop Never Stopping, Scratch, KeepinTime, Coachella: The Movie and Rock the Bells — The Documentary. He has earned music production and co-scoring credits for Ride Along 1&2 featuring Kevin Hart & Ice Cube.
Most recently Nu-Mark introduced his Zodiac Tracks strictly vinyl mixes where he pays homage to pivotal musicians and artists by mixing them seamlessly in their respective astrological sign in a live birthday tribute video. After reaching millions of views, Nu-Mark teamed up with Method Man for an exclusive song to honor all the astrological signs in a song called Zodiac Killah. Nu will be performing every Zodiac sign live in an all vinyl mix for his release shows coming soon.