SMOKINGROOVE BIOGRAPHY

Marko & Monsafe – Smokingroove

As two wise Chemically enhanced men once said, ‘The brothers gonna work it out’ and it’s an adage the Smokingroove brothers have taken to heart as they’ve become one of the most in- demand production and DJ duos around.

Starting off in their native home of London, they’ve cut their teeth on the underground radio & club scene from the mid 90s and are still going stronger than ever.

Their weekly radio show is now syndicated to over 30 radio stations worldwide with over a million weekly listeners and features fresh music from all over the world from some of the globe’s biggest and best producers.

But it’s perhaps on the DJ front that the brothers have made their biggest impact. With both Safe and Marko based in Dubai, they helped build the reputation of most of the UAE’s biggest events and have also played alongside (and often closed for) Jamiroquai, Faithless, De La Soul, Chic, Florence & the machine, Roger Sanchez, Avicii, David Guetta, Armand Van Helden, Basement Jaxx and many, many more.

Production-wise, they specialise in deep, Chicago-flavored House music with a Jacking vibe; the sort that’s seen them sign records to Roger Sanchez’s Stealth Records, DJ Sneak’s Magnetic Recordings and a string of releases on their own Illuminati Recordings imprint. The sort that has got them charted by every DJ worth his salt (and tequila), the sort of infectious, funk-laden, booty bouncing music that forces the body to inadvertently shake itself into a dance. And when they’re not busy creating big-boomed bass beauties, they’re usually found in smoke-filled clubs keeping the underground house scene very much alive and kicking.

As well as winning just about every award the UAE has to offer, Marko and Safe opened Unite with Tomorrowland, played four installments of Creamfields, dropped house bombas at the legendary El Divino Ibiza with DJ Sneak, spun at the legendary Turnmills & Pacha London, Ministry of Sound, Moneypennys worldwide & Ibiza and the Miami Winter Music Conference.

With a reputation that proceeds them like this, it’s sure to be a reputation steeped in quality.