Mark Jones (Wall of Sound)

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Mark Adrian Jones
OccupationMusician, founder of Wall of Sound record label

Mark Jones is an English musician and the founder of Wall of Sound record label.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Hayes, Middlesex. Jones went to art college and left after one day to form a visuals company called Pop with Michael Speechley. He went on to work with Nicky Holloway, putting on the Special Branch parties at The Royal Oak, The Zoo, Rockley Sands, Mambo Madness and many other acid house parties such as Trip, Sin and Shoom.

Professional career[edit]

He then went on to form prock (pop/rock) band called Perfect Day, performing on Trevor and Simon on BBC Television, and appearing on the front cover of Just Seventeen and Jackie magazines.

After A Perfect Day disbanded, he joined forces with Marc Lessner, and started working at Soul Trader record distributors one day a week, which soon turned into a full-time occupation. There he started pressing and distributing deals for small labels and acts such as Kruder and Dorfmeister, Basement Jaxx and Larry Heard among others. A compilation of these artists was made and entitled Give 'Em Enough Dope Vol.1, and in 1994 Wall of Sound was officially launched.


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