My name is Mark Hockings. I am a writer, programmer and vocalist in the band mesh from the UK. I have over 25 years experience in the music industry. My 'genre' is electronic music of all types and a large back-catalogue of albums, singles and related projects to my name. I am a published artist with Warner-Chappell (Germany) and am currently signed with Dependent Records. I have been signed with Universal Music and Sony as well as a number of smaller independent labels.
I have a huge interest in electronic music production with the emphasis on song writing, but I also have a great love for the technical aspects of sound creation, programming and the machines that make this possible. All the work I produce is made with love and care and always with a sense of awe for the engineers and programmers that have made this all possible.
Why 'Blackcarburning'? - It was a phrase I heard on the radio. I just loved the way it sounded and the images it left me with. It was going to be a song title. Maybe it will be.
You can find out more about the band mesh at www.mesh.co.uk
To be honest, I don't know. I am still very much enjoying being part of a band, part of a team and I don't see myself giving that up unless forced to do so. I do however feel like I need some additional challenges and some musical and artistic freedoms that are not necessarily compatible with that way of working. I'll try out a few things and see how it goes.