Mark van Dale (born Marc Pols in Rotterdam) started in the early eighties as a pirate radio dj. In the beginning of the 90s, Mark became radio host of one of the first house radioshows, called ‘Turbulentie’. It was also the time in which he started producing housetracks with his pal Erik de Koning (Enrico). Gabber/hardcore at first, but soon the guys moved on to producing clubtracks, releasing on either Marks ‘own’ labels at Mid-Town Records or on prestigious labels like Combined Forces (as Wicked) and Amsterdam based ‘It Records’ (as Dub Foundation)
Over the years, van Dale produced over one hundred tracks and remixes. Highlight was the 1998 hit ‘Waterverve/Waterwave’ (which became a top 10 hit in over 20 countries), other very successful tracks were ‘Something goin’ on’ (with CB Milton) and ‘Stand Up’. With the success of the tracks came the rising popularity for Mark as a dj in The Netherlands and abroad. From Ibiza to Jerusalem, from L.A. to Hamburg and from The Hague to Amsterdam, with memorable residencies at massive clubs like Asta Movement in the Hague and Escape Amsterdam.
All trough his DJ career, Mark continued working as a radio dj. From the early days at Free Radio, via Stadsradio Rotterdam, Fresh Fm and Paradise FM on Curacao to Wild FM (recently).
It’s 2020. Mark van Dale is still going strong. Under his ‘Pompenburg’ moniker he releases underground techno tracks but he’s also back on making more commercial clubtracks, like ‘Live in Cuba (2019)’ and his latest, ‘Waterbomb’, just released in July 2020. Van Dale is still in demand, his schedule is filled with events like The Hague Outdoor Festival, Liberation Festival, Club iT parties, Paradigm, Thuishaven (Summer of Love and Promised Land), 010 Classics and a residency at the 40Up concept, and loads more. More on Mark van Dale: https://www.facebook.com/djmarkvandale