Mark McCabe’s name has become synonymous with Irish dance culture, even sixteen years after Maniac 2000 shot to #1, it still taps into a powerful place in Irish nostalgia having achieved cult status. No one could have guessed that an improvised live recording at a Teen Club Night would shoot a then 20 year old Mark, to such lofty heights. What was initially an underground track captured the imagination of a nation! The success of Maniac 2000 garnered accolades including two Meteor Music awards and the title of second-biggest selling record in Ireland. McCabe even sealed a record deal with Twisted Records in New York and remixed for some of the biggest artists in the world.
Despite gaining a reputation as “the Maniac” Mark has never shied away from the Irish music industry and has released numerous tracks under various names, Mark was creator the editor of RTE’s new Music Alternative station 2xm, dance station Pulse and later the Director of music and sound at RTÉ 2fm.
Last year, as a fifteenth anniversary surprise, the single topped the charts again. Shortly after, McCabe was invited to perform at Electric Picnic to thousands of excited festival goers. Since then, McCabe has been in high demand across the country and internationally and has played to over 20,000 fans collectively at festivals, clubs and college events with international dates in Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Andora and Mallorca.
2017 looks to be an even bigger year for Mark as he returns to his production roots. With a number of edits and remixes already released, he plans to follow up his stellar remix of Gavin James’s “Nervous” with some brand new material of his own.