MK (Marc Kinchen)
The man behind some of the biggest tracks of early house and still one of the most in-demand DJs on the global circuit, MK’s sound is more relevant today than it ever has been.
Revered producer, remixer and DJ, MK’s discography includes over 500 titles that bear the stamp of his signature style. During the 90s MK – whose roots are pure Detroit (as a teen, he grew up in Detroit and found his way into the studio with the city’s nascent techno legends Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson) – was one of the most idiosyncratic house producers around, tempering his feel for soulful New York-styled garage with the energy of hard techno.
As well as having near unprecedented levels of credibility within the underground dance music scene, MK’s a hero in the mainstream arena, too. During his time, he’s worked on R & B productions with Pharrell, Will Smith, Quincy Jones, Diane Warren, Tyrese, Brandy, and Pitbull to name a few, and has remix credits for mega pop artists, including Lana Del Rey, Sky Ferreira, and Sam Smith, has been called on to do remixes for Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Blondie and more, and has had high-profile dance collabs with Disclosure, Diplo, Rudimental and more.
Through his timeless productions, MK has influenced a new generation of producer. This year tastemaker MK began hosting his own bi-weekly radio show on Beats1, and recently re-launched his iconic label and event brand Area10. He continues to blow away huge audiences around the world with his incredible DJ sets, recently performing at Together at Amnesia in Ibiza, Camp Bisco, V Festival, Parklife UK, and mounting his own Area10 takeover stages at Pacha Ibiza and Creamfields. It’s an absolute honour to have the legendary MK join us in Australia at Electric Gardens 2018.