If you dig a little deeper, you will find that MK's own musical path is a series seamless transitions from house to techno and hip-hop to R&B, with a complete turnaround back to house.
MK is responsible for creating some of the defining sounds and biggest tracks of early house. He has worked with the biggest international artists from Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z to Rihanna and Beyonce, but has also retained near unprecedented levels of credibility within the underground dance music scene, with records such as ‘Burning’, ‘4 You’ or ‘Push The Feeling On’ remaining staples in the wallets and boxes of house DJs the world over. Through his timeless productions, MK has influenced a new generation of producer, with the result that his sound is more relevant today than it ever has been.
Marc Kinchen may be known to some in the dance world as a house icon and legend, but to many others, he is known only by his music and not by his name. From the time his breakthrough remixes of the international hit song, “Push The Feeling On” were released to his latest remixes of Lana Del Rey, Chris Malinchak, Hot Natured and solo projects, MK has been responsible for making ordinary pop records into dance classics.
Marc Kinchen is much more than a house remixer, he is an artist, producer, DJ, songwriter and an internationally respected name in the world of Dance Music and R&B. He has long pushed the boundaries of music in ways that have earned him this stellar reputation. When he was teenager growing up in Detroit, one of the true Techno originators, Kevin Saunderson, became kind of a mentor and pretty much gave him the keys to his already infamous Detroit KMS Studios.
Choosing the path of Producer/Artist over that of a DJ in the early days enabled MK to keep a pretty low profile with much of the general public, however, at the same time, it was a different story in the clubs and dance charts where he was gaining legendary status. Since his return to the scene over the last two years, MK has transformed a whole new series of songs with his uncanny ability to remix and reinvent. Lately his work can be found on the remixes of Lana Del Rey Summertime Sadness and Blue Jeans, Sky Ferreira’s “Everything Is Embarrassing,” Storm Queen’s “Look Right Through,” Dillon’s “Thirteen Thirtyfive” remix by MK and Lee Foss, Chris Malinchak’s “So Good To Me,” Sinead Harnett’s “Got Me,” Hot Natured’s “Forward Motion,” Inner City and Duke Dumont’s upcoming single “Hold Me.” Future projects include his new group, Pleasure State with Anabel Englund and Lee Foss, as well as his own, MK solo album.
MK’s return to the scene has him travelling the world at near record pace. Just in the last two months, he has been in Ibiza, Germany, London, all over the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Italy and even Russia. “Sometimes we do three cities in one night and that can be wild. It is very different from the solitary existence the studio lends itself to, but I like them both,” says MK, “there is really nothing more exhilarating than hearing and seeing the crowd react to a record you have produced, it is so instant, so much warmth and good energy, I am really having a ball.”
In 2012, MK was honored to have his own House Master CD released on Defected. It was soon followed up by the popular compilation MK IN THE HOUSE in 2013, also on Defected, a double CD featuring current MK favorites and remixes.