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Hailing from San Francisco, Mark Slee is known to wear many creative hats. But two of his all-time favorite fashions are that of DJ and producer. Since co-founding House-Heads in 2008, a collective combining forward-thinking music with a quirky underground vibe, he has gone on to join the Listed Bookings roster and host the monthly mix show Heron Sound on Proton Radio. He is also one half of Manju Masi, a collaboration with long-time partner in crime Atish.

Over the course of an obsession with dance music now more than 15 years strong, Slee has evolved a style of deep house that reflects a unique personality, balancing intricate grooves, dreamy textures, and playful whimsical bounce. Blending his technical side with intuition and introspection, he takes an approach that tickles both mind and soul.

Slee's sets have taken him far and wide, playing for audiences from Cape Town to Playa del Carmen, from Robot Heart to the Cityfox series in NYC. On the home front, his penchant for diverse and well-crafted warmup sets sees him regularly playing SF's top clubs, opening for DJs like Danny Tenaglia, Danny Howells, Lee Burridge, Guy Gerber, Mathew Dekay, Vincenzo, Andre Lodemann, and Hector.

Rounding things out are his original productions and remixes, released on Cityfox, Tenampa, 5 and Dime, and Looq.



Mark Slee's visual art is built around structured systems of addressable LED lights. Drawing on a background in computer programming, he develops algorithmic patterns inspired both by organic and mathematical processes, employing procedural motion, subtle variation, and evolving shifts in both form and hue. These patterns explore the way our visual perception works, creating a vivid, colorful experience that is pleasing both aesthetically and intellectually - pretty lights that tickle mind and soul.

These artworks are powered by a software framework Mark has developed called LX. It is made freely available under an open-source license.

Completed Works



I am of the general opinion that the human experience is primarily a function of a brain and body driven consciousness, with a tendency towards existential and relativistic viewpoints. Without making any strong claims as to the origin or underlying nature of this existence, I very roughly identify with the pantheistic notion that the concept of God is essentially a reference to the beautiful state of the universe in its entirety.

Given that, I feel the best thing we can do with our time here is attempt to better understand the potential our minds and hearts make available to us through playful exploration. I aim my technological pursuits toward the creation of positive emotional experiences, and through art I enjoy exploring the nature of perception. I am particularly fascinated by the way music can directly impact mood and memory formation. Visually, I enjoy toying with the thresholds at which we begin to perceive gradual shifts in hue and shape as patterned motion.