Halied as the "king of the underground Drum & Bass jungle" , Niskerone was raised on the dusty streets of Mitchell’s Plain in the heart of the notorious Cape Flats.
After years of listening to the genre, Mark Stevens decided it was time to make his own moves inside the scene. The combination of DJ skills and an extensive knowledge of the genre led to him hosting a UCT Radio show for two years alongside SFR. This stint was followed by another year at Mutha FM co-hosting a show with South African bass ambassadors, Counterstrike.
Niskerone's career took a massive leap in 2006 when he was offered a permanent residency at Fiction, and It Came From The Jungle was born. As the night gained popularity, so too did the DJ at its helm. With two CD releases and a host of podcast mixes under his belt, Niskerone's energetic and innovative style of mixing has won the souls of many a dancefloor and has secured him slots alongside industry leaders such as The Cyberpunkers, Pendulum, Drumsound, Raiden, Danny Wheeler, Nymfo, Break and even an impromptu back-to-back with Holland's DJ Chuckie. He has since toured Belgium, Holland, Germany, Spain and Sweden, playing at some of Europe's best regarded clubs, including Spain's oldest nightclub, Florida 135 (established in 1942 and ranked among DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs Poll). Aside from having residencies in three cities across South Africa, Niskerone has graced the stages of most major festivals in the country, including RAM Fest, Synergy Live, Earthdance, Oppikoppi and a headline slot at Rezonance Festival 09/10.
2010 will see Niskerone embark on his third European tour, with shows booked alongside Busta Rhymes, Pendulum Live, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, 2 Many DJs Live, Sub Focus, Caspa, DJ Friction, Richie Hawtin and many more…