Published: 13/03/2014 20:26 - Updated: 13/03/2014 17:36

DJ MK mans the decks at The Ironworks


AMERICAN DJ MK, aka Marc Kinchen, will make an appearance at Inverness’s Ironworks on Friday 18th April.

Since his breakthrough remix of international hit Push The Feeling On by The Nightcrawlers, MK has gone on to remix such artists as Lana Del Rey, Chris Malinchak, Paloma Faith w Pharrell, Le Youth, Sam Smith, Rhye, Hot Natured, Shadowchild and Haim, as well work on his solo projects on Hot Creations and Defected.

Growing up in Detroit, MK was befriended by Techno originator, Kevin Saunderson, who quickly took on the role of mentor to MK, who in turn decided to concentrate on developing as a producer/artist rather than as a DJ, though now he is much in demand at clubs and festivals around the world, including the UK, mainland Europe, Mexico, Australia and even Russia, as well as his native USA.

"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," MK commented.

"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."

Future projects include his new group Pleasure State, with Anabel Englund and Lee Foss, writing and working with Shadow Child, Duke Dumont and Route 94,and his own solo MK album. He is also re-launching his label, Area 10, and developing his new group with Lee Foss and Anabel Englund, Pleasure State.

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