Cowan, 24, from Lisburn is a music producer and DJ and is
currently setting up a record label with a fellow musician.
He recently gave up an accountancy degree to pursue a career
in music. Mark is the current Northern Ireland Movida Corona
Mixing Champion and is heading to Rome to represent Northern
Ireland in the world finals at the end of November.
What do you like doing on your day
When I'm off work I generally find myself sitting in my
studio making music for hours on end or mixing on my decks -
it's usually one or the other. If I'm not doing either of
those I'm lying in bed devising a masterplan in which I plot
to take over the Dance Music Scene with a mob of angry
If you were to choose your favourite
meal what would it be, where and why?
It's definitely between Spaghetti Bolognese or Chicken and
Pasta in a tomato sauce. If I was to eat either of them in
my favourite place it would have to be on a forty foot yacht
in the middle of the Pacific with my girlfriend at sunset.
What has been your proudest moment?
The day I became a dad at the tender age of 19.
What was the most frightening moment
of your life?
Again the day I became a dad at the tender age of 19.
How would you describe your taste in
I shop for clothes mainly in Cult in Belfast. Anything
What would you do if you won a million
I would buy a forty foot yacht, sail to the middle of the
Pacific Ocean and have that meal I mentioned.
What was your most embarrassing
My most embarrassing moment was when I was about 10 when I
was doing a parade with the Boys Brigade. I was walking down
the road marching like a trooper, when I saw all my family
and friends at the other side of the road, so I turned to
wave at them and forgot to look where I was going and I
walked clean into a lamppost. Nightmare - I can't remember
much after that.
What music do you like?
I love house music. I also like a bit of Rock. The Chilli
Peppers especially, Bob Marley, some RnB as well, hip hop, I
love scratching to Hip Hop on my decks, it's addictive.
Breaks and Electro, and for all the Shine lovers reading
this and obviously techno.
What sports person do you most admire?
Describe your best ever holiday. What
would your dream holiday be?
My best ever holiday has to be Ibiza 2007. I went for a week
with my girlfriend Claire. My dream holiday would be a two
week cruise in the Caribbean, two weeks in Dubai followed by
another few weeks in New York or Las Vegas.
What is your greatest remaining ambition?
Without a shadow of a doubt it is to become an International
DJ and Producer, to have a successful record label, to have
scripted music for films, TV shows and computer games.
If you were stranded on a desert island
what three things would you want with you?
My laptop, my girlfriend and an inflatable city.
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