Meat Katie is the producer and DJ Mark Pember and is a former member of the act ‘Ceasefire’ on Wall of Sound with Jason O’Bryan & Derek Dahlarge. He has held DJ residencies at Sonic Mook experiment (Scala) & Bedrock (Heaven), as well playing regularly at Mass, Fabric and various other UK venues plus having a heavy European schedule including Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium & Germany and has recently hosted a label night at Home.
Currently recording for the legendary R&S Records in Belgium under the guise of ‘Avenue A’, his debut album Never the Less has received excellent press and he has also compiled to compilation for R&S called Something Else 1 + 2. Mark’s own label Whole Nine Yards has been receiving a lot of critical acclaim with a strong roster including Dark Globe, Rhythm Division, DJ Hyper and Dylan Rhymes, Kerbcrawler & Solid Ground. A big favourite of the Nu Skool breaks scene and a personal favourite of Radio 1’s Annie Nightingale the label hold a residency at superclub Home in London. He has played regular slots on internet radio station Interface and has appeared as a guest and had mix sets on Kiss FM & XFM and has also just recorded a set for Annie Nightingale’s Radio 1FM show.
Meat Katie's tracks have been licensed to compilations for React, Ministry, Dust 2 Dust, Dream Injection, Beechwood as well as BBC television and Walt Disney Pictures and he has carried out remixes for labels including A&M , Warners, Creation, Concrete, Fused and Bruised and Rennie Pilgrem’s TCR to name but a few. Mark has collaborated with Blim, Rennie Pilgrem & Dylan Rhymes with whom he scored the soundtrack for the film adaptation of Martin Amis book ‘Dead Babies’.
Mark has also provided major DJ support from Steve Lawler, Graham Gold, Boy George, Seb Fontaine, Rennie Pilgrem, Craig Richards, Adam Freeland, Jon Carter, Sasha, Bushwaka, Propellerheads, etc etc etc. Meat Katie’s debut album Off the Bone released in July 1998 received excellent press and earned him features in Melody Maker, Loaded, Scene, Dazed & Confused, Wax, Muzik. His eight singles with Kingsize have seen great remixes from Rennie Pilgrem, Dark Globe and Red Myers and have seen numerous top ten placements in the Buzz chart, Beats chart and Coolcuts. Meat Katie’s second album Long to Belong was released in April 2001 and was supported by DJ tours in the UK and overseas.