Starting out in the mid 90s as Future Loop Foundation, Mark has composed music for numerous films & TV shows, before founding one of the world’s leading music consultancies, providing music services to the luxury hospitality industry worldwide.
In 2008 he founded the highly respected International Feel label in Uruguay, where his A&Ring tempted the elusive DJ Harvey out of studio retirement for his genre-defying Locussolus project. He followed it with original work from the likes of Quiet Village & Gatto Fritto and remixes from artists such as Italian cosmic disco don Daniele Baldelli and Todd Terje.
Initially preferring the freedom of working anonymously, he has recently admitted to contributing to a large part of the International Feel catalogue himself, via nom de plumes such as Rocha, Bepu N’Gali, Flights of Fancy, Boys from Patagonia and The Young Gentleman’s Adventure Society.
The summer of 2014 saw him finally release an album under his own name, ‘Sketches from an Island’. Its beautiful artwork and quirky take on the music that eventually metamorphized into chill-out, has become the label's most successful and critically acclaimed release. This was followed by a second album in 2016 and Summer 2019 will see the release of a new EP ‘Sketches from a Distant Ocean’, recorded at the birth place of International Feel, on Uruguay’s Atlantic coast.
With 'Sketches from an Island' now into its third incarnation, Barrott has also found time to team up with Gerd Janson and his Tuff City Kids cohort, Philip Lauer, for the Talamanca System project. After rave reviews of their 'Balanzat' EP, a self-titled Long Player was released in 2017.
Stand-alone EP’s ‘Bush Society’, ‘Cascades’, ‘Music for Presence’ and 2017’s ‘The Pathways of our Lives’ have cemented Mark Barrott's place as ‘One of the world’s finest purveyors of music to chill out to - he is the Master of Sunset Music’ (Pitchfork).
Record Store Day 2018 saw the release of his critically acclaimed remixes of the Tears for Fears classic 'Head over Heels' and Summer 2019 will see him once again step up for the third volume of the lauded ‘Hostal La Torre’ compilation series.