Wednesday, September 24 2014
Marc Kinchen. Some may know him only by his initials, ‘MK’, and then there are others who only know his music. This has been MK’s experience ever since his breakthrough remix of the international classic hit, ‘Push The Feeling On’ by The Nightcrawlers was released. However, in the past 21 months we have heard his smash remixes of Lana Del Rey, Chris Malinchak, Paloma Faith w Pharrell, Le Youth, Sam Smith, Rhye, Hot Natured, Shadow Child, Haim as well as his solo projects on Hot Creations and Defected. MK has long been responsible for taking ordinary pop records,and turning them into dance classics.This was evident when his third version of Storm Queen’s ‘Look Right Through’ hit #1 in the UK charts this past November. While updating this bio, his own song ‘Always’ is climbing the charts with an incredible remix by his pal, Route 94. To date, his version of the single has reached 400,000 in sales in the UK and his Soundcloud in less than ten months has garnered more that 11,000,000 unique views. It is obvious even to a newcomer or neophyte enthusiast thatMarc Kinchen’s talents go beyond that of just a classic house producer or remixer. He is an artist, producer, DJ, songwriter and an internationally respected name in the worlds of R&B and pop as well as Dance. MK has long pushed the boundaries of musical genres in ways that have earned him a stellar reputation across the board. As a teenager growing up in Detroit, MK was lucky enough to be befriended by one of the true Techno originators, Kevin Saunderson. Kevin quickly took on the role of mentor and big brother, giving Marc the keys to his already infamous, Detroit KMS Studios. During the early years, MK chose to follow the path of Producer / Artist over that of a DJ. Staying behind the scenes in the studio enabled him to hone his craft. At the same time that Marcwas working his magic at the mixing desk, there was a completely different story being told out in the clubs and dance charts as his music gained notoriety all over the world. One after the other, his productions and remixes were going top ten, top five and Number One over and over. Push fast-forward to the present after a self-imposed break, MK returns with some fantastic mixes and productions. Once again, he has proven himself to be consistent and yet surprising, with a whole new series of songs that showcase his uncanny ability to reinvent and transform an existing track and song into infectious tunes. In 2012 and 2013, MK was honored to have his own ‘House Master CD’, Volume 1 and 2 as well as ‘MK IN THE HOUSE’, released on Defected featuring current MK favorites / remixes. 2013 also marked MK’s entry into ‘Pete Tong’s Hall Of Fame’. 2014 is already reaching new milestones, his own episode of the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix show aired in mid February, and stay tuned for news of his new group with Lee Foss andAnabel Englund; Pleasure State.