Djing in the 80’s, when Mark Coe started his career, was so different to today. Back then,
before the introduction of House Music the dancefloor was packed with Disco dancers.
Mark took his early influence from the underground music scene in Chicago from where
House Music was born. Mixing Disco samples with deeper baselines and creating a new
sound was received well in the underground clubs. This success led to Mark being heavily
involved in the rave scene of the early 90’s. If Mark wasn’t behind the decks of a rave or
London club then you could probably find him on a dancefloor or field somewhere in the UK
The rave scene and Pirate Radio scenes went hand in hand as ravers and like cried out for
the underground music that wasn’t played on the commercial stations. After a stint at many
radio stations Mark settled on Juice94FM in the mid 90’s. It was here that his broadcasting
journey began and his dulcet tones could be heard over the airwaves.
After a whirlwind 17 years on the scene Mark took a break in 2001 to focus on other
In 2013 a very good friend, who is unfortunately no longer with us, Dean Alexanda called
Mark up to come out of retirement and set up the Juice FM station once more.
Since then Mark has appeared on Juice Radio, Cruise FM, Fresh FM and has now settled
back where it all began JuiceFM.
You can catch his ‘Selection’ show every Sunday at 10am for the finest in music through the
years. With over 35 years in the music industry his music library and knowledge is immense
and there is always a classic up his sleeve.
“I am always asked what my favourite music is but to be honest I have a wide range of
preference and will listen to everything from Classical to Rock. I have to say though I do have
a soft spot, and will always default to, the music that has heavily influenced me and been
involved with since the beginning and absolutely love and that is HOUSE.”
In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove. And from this groove came the
grooves of all grooves. And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldly
declared. “Let there be house!” and house music was born. (Larry Heard a.k.a. Mr. Fingers)