madoka-2020

MADOKA BIO

Veteran music producer Mark Venneri has been in the industry for over 25 years. As Madoka, he leads Metamotional Music and Private Reality Records.

In his teenage years, Mark experimented with electronic music using cheap cassette decks, toy keyboards, and second-hand audio mixers. Mark was drawn deeper into the underground electronic music scene after attending 1992’s Happiness Rave in Philadelphia. Since that moment, he has been reshaping his musical vision creatively. Today, critics and fans consider him an innovator. Mark describes his complex and layered music as his Saturated Sound. 

Mark began his career as a DJ in the mid-1990s, performing under the name DJ Relate in Philadelphia and the Midwest. He promoted and played events with local DJs and hosted the college radio show Grooveshop from 1996 to 1998.

 In 1998, Mark released his first vinyl record Confessions of a DJ and in 2000, he moved to New York City to further develop his music under the artist name Madoka. 

In 2001, Mark passed out his demo My City to industry leaders and received positive feedback, leading to his first major record deal for “Dive” on London’s Plastic Fantastic Records.

Mark’s music continued to evolve, and in 2002, he secured an exclusive vinyl production and distribution deal with 3 Beat Label Management in the UK for his Private Reality imprint.

In October 2004, Mark also launched a digital-only record label called Metamotional Music. In 2005, he reignited his passion for performing and played global events in destinations such as Tokyo, Amsterdam, Turkey, Bulgaria, Vienna, New York, and Jacksonville Beach during this time.

“Here is a man who most certainly has his finger on the pulse of what is cool at the moment.”

Simon Jones
Progressive-Sounds

Over the following years, Mark released singles and remixes under the Madoka and Akodama names on various record labels, in addition to his Private Reality Records. His music was featured on media outlets such as Kiss FM, Radio One BBC’s Essential Mix, and Sasha & Digweed’s Delta Heavy Tour. His works also appeared on popular DJ compilations such as Max Graham’s Shine, Trendroid’s Transport 6, Andy Jarrod’s Vapourized Volume 3, Steve Gerrard’s Thinking Out Loud, Kazell’s Driven, and Ben Watts’ critically acclaimed Buzzin’ Fly, Volume 3.

In 2007, Mark released his first full-length Madoka album A Cure for Loneliness on Metamotional Music. In 2015, Mark began releasing his music through his newly created online store MetaShop. 

A refined Madoka sound emerged in the 2010s and he delivered his second full-length album Speak For Yourself, in addition to the Future Unwritten EP, “Wandering For Years,” and “People Who Love Me” singles. He also continued to deliver a steady stream of Madoka DJ mixes throughout the years when not releasing new songs.

2024 and 2025 will see Mark release remastered versions of classic Madoka works as well as a string of fresh, new material including, “Waiting For You,” “Keep You Safe,” and “As It Happens.”

revised | July, 2024

DISCOGRAPHY

1997 – TODAY

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September 13, 2022

People Who Love You

Madoka / Metamotional

September 13, 2022
June 11, 2022

Wandering For Years

Madoka / Metamotional

June 11, 2022
November 5, 2019

Rushing Back (Madoka Remix)

Flume Feat. Vera Blue / Metapop Entry

November 5, 2019
May 25, 2019

Future Unwritten EP

Madoka / Metamotional

May 25, 2019
March 2, 2017

Speak For Yourself

Madoka / Metamotional

March 2, 2017
July 7, 2016

Element 118

Madoka / Metamotional

July 7, 2016
November 12, 2015

While the Lights Are Out

Madoka / Metamotional

November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015

Beacon (Dubs)

Madoka / Metamotional

November 12, 2015
August 20, 2015

Beacon EP

Madoka / Metamotional

August 20, 2015
May 17, 2012

Beat the Clock (Madoka Remix)

M83, Junior Boys, Nosaj Thing / Unreleased Project

May 17, 2012
January 7, 2011

Dos Espadas (Madoka Remixes)

Martinez FX / Unreleased

January 7, 2011
July 10, 2011

Bond

DBIB / Unreleased Project

July 10, 2011
December 21, 2010

Teardrops On My Guitar (Madoka Remixes)

Swiftly Related / Unreleased Project

December 21, 2010
December 8, 2008

Don’t Close Your Eyes (Madoka Remixes)

DPen / Paria

December 8, 2008
August 31, 2007

A Cure For Loneliness

Madoka / Metamotional

August 31, 2007
November 30, 2006

My Thinking Machine EP

Leroy Carroll / Metamotional

November 30, 2006
March 23, 2006

Lost Again EP

Leroy Carroll / Metamotional

March 23, 2006
December 5, 2005

Thursday Night Hero

Madoka / Noctambula

December 5, 2005
August 11, 2005

Drift EP

Madoka / Metamotional

August 11, 2005
June 27, 2005

Paz (Madoka Remix)

Madoka / Private Reality

June 27, 2005
May 5, 2005

We Awoke (Madoka Remixes)

Brahma & Sean Gruv / Sentient Audio

May 5, 2005
April 30, 2005

5B (Madoka Remixes)

Blue Room Project / Hunya Munya

April 30, 2005
April 18, 2005

Submerged (Madoka Remixes)

Brahma & Drew Nichols / Babylon

April 18, 2005
April 18, 2005

Embedded EP

Madoka / Private Reality

April 18, 2005
February 27, 2005

Electric (Madoka Remix)

Bart van Wissen / Private Reality

February 27, 2005
January 26, 2005

Altered

Madoka / Shine

January 26, 2005
November 2, 2004

Elektrix EP

Clerk 33 / Metamotional

November 2, 2004
October 18, 2004

Afterburner

Madoka / Private Reality

October 18, 2004
October 12, 2004

MTTM EP

Madoka / Metamotional

October 12, 2004
October 11, 2004

Metamotional EP

Madoka / Deep Focus

October 11, 2004
September 27, 2004

If I Could Fly (Madoka Remix)

Matthew Dekay / Nascent

September 27, 2004
June 28, 2004

Plataforma

Madoka / Release Elements

June 28, 2004
June 21, 2004

The Specialist EP

Leroy Carroll / Mixturi Global

June 21, 2004
June 19, 2004

Turn It Into Gold (Madoka Remixes)

Powerplant / Deep

June 19, 2004
June 14, 2004

Protected (Madoka Remixes)

Pole Folder / Mo-Do

June 14, 2004
June 7, 2004

Unforeseen (Madoka Remix)

Bart van Wissen / Private Reality

June 7, 2004
May 5, 2004

Distant Memories

Madoka / Private Reality

May 5, 2004
March 8, 2004

Good To Me

Relate / White Label

March 8, 2004
January 18, 2004

Overcast

HHT / Unreleased Project

January 18, 2004
August 23, 2003

If I Could Fly (Madoka Remix)

Matthew Dekay / Deep

August 23, 2003
February 22, 2003

I’ll Be Here (Akodama Remixes)

Automagic / Definity

February 22, 2003
December 9, 2002

Lost In Space (Madoka Remix)

The Realm / 3 Beat Music

December 9, 2002
August 17, 2002

If We Begin

Madoka / Deep

August 17, 2002
August 13, 2002

Not Done (Madoka Remix)

Madoka / Deep

August 13, 2002
July 13, 2002

Mass EP

Madoka / Private Reality

July 13, 2002
June 15, 2002

Cabaret EP

Madoka / Deep

June 15, 2002
June 1, 2002

Coppola EP

Madoka / Private Reality

June 1, 2002
May 13, 2002

Dive

Madoka / Plastic Fantastic

May 13, 2002
April 22, 2002

Slightly Forward

Akodama / SAW

April 22, 2002
May 1, 2001

My City EP

Madoka / Private Reality

May 1, 2001
February 1, 1999

Confessions of A DJ EP

Grooveshop / Private Reality

February 1, 1999
May 1, 1997

The Product

DJ Relate / Private Reality CDR

May 1, 1997