EVENT: MK – 12.10.13



DBP and High Tide have teamed up to bring MK to The Warehouse. 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 three 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’s “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,” and Hot Natured’s “Forward Motion”. Future projects include his new group, Pleasure State with Anabel Englund and Lee Foss, as well as his own, MK solo album.

It’s a long way from when he produced his first record, the now legendary, “Burning” for his own label, Area 10, which quickly led to him to NYC and a record deal from Virgin. During those years, MK was putting out songs like “Burning,” “For You” (4th Measure Men), “Do It Right, Feel The Fire,” “Love Changes” and “Always.” Most of these songs still fill the dance floors today as do his 200-plus remixes for artists ranging from Bizarre Inc, Blondie, Pitbull, JLo, Janet Jackson, Moby, Luther Vandross, Brandy, Pet Shop Boys, Enrique, Masters At Work, Dev, Happyhead, and Jodeci. It would also be impossible to forget the numerous remixes of his iconic versions of “Push The Feeling On,” (Nightcrawlers), which is still one the biggest house crossover hits and has been re-released at least five times. Even Pitbull used MK’s version of “Push the Feeling On” for his international hit single, “Hotel Room.” At least 20 of the remixes that MK has produced earned the artists number one status on the Dance Airplay and Sales Charts in the US and in the UK. He has long been cited as an influence by leading producers/DJs including Todd Edwards, Maceo Plex, Dubfire, Danny Daze, Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Todd Terry, Duke Dumont, Lee Foss and countless others.

Joining MK in the large yet tucked-away warehouse near the docks will be Southampton DJs Gary Bennetton, Dan Reid, Steve Knight, Boule, and ThemAgen.


*Sold out: 50 available on the door from 22:30!


About Author

Adam is a physics graduate from the University of Southampton with an interest in electronic music. He co-founded Sotonight and was involved with SEMSU and other music-related projects while at university.