I've always done what I wanted," says Mark Pritchard. "Whatever that is." With a 20-year career touching on house, breakbeat, jungle, dubstep, funk, soul and juke, Pritchard has been true to his claim. The man with many a moniker has established a vast discography and kept fans and critics alike on their toes. Which may be why he remains one of dance music's best-kept secrets.
"I think people are surprised that I'm still making music that might get played on Rinse FM," he adds. Pritchard is 40 this year and acknowledges the weirdness of still playing sets to rooms of sweaty 18-year-olds, but it's not something he's contemplating stopping just yet. In fact, while Pritchard recognises that his shifting modus operandi has not helped him gain mainstream success, it may be the secret to his longevity. "I've never had to follow up that big hit. That pressure hasn't been there for me so I can do my own thing."