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On the Mark

Of all the DJs in all the world, Mark Farina, who spins a free set today at Twist & Shout, may be the most musically accessible. On a series of discs released under the Mushroom Jazz banner beginning in 1996, he helped establish the sonic template for Om Records, the San Francisco imprint for which he most often makes albums: a seductively paced blend of grooves that somehow works equally well for dancing or chilling out. His newest CD, House of Om, continues this tradition with a smooth-flowing set that moves from "Dubalicious," the beguilingly rubbery opener, to "Wrong Turn," which does everything right. Farina may not be the most innovative mixer on the scene, but his style is sure to please dance-floor junkies and wallflowers alike.

Farina triggers his first beat at 4 p.m. at Twist & Shout, 2508 East Colfax Avenue. Call 303-722-1943 or visit for additional details.


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