Mark Barrott is a man of serious musical pedigree. Starting out in the mid 90s as Future Loop Foundation, he 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 Quiet Village, Gatto Fritto and the Italian cosmic disco don Daniele Baldelli. To say they were ahead of the current vinyl resurgence is somewhat of an understatement.
Since moving to Ibiza, he’s continued producing and releasing music anonymously on his label 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.
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, they have delivered a full-length long player, the self-titled 'Talamanca System'. Expect more cosmic brilliance from Gerd, Philip and Mark in the future.
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).