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About Marc Kinchen

Marc MK Kinchen is a name that has been synonymous with house music for the past twenty years. Revered by lovers of house and garage music worldwide, his work is the stuff of legend. His classic 90’s productions such as Burning, Always, K.E.L.S.E.Y’s Boy and 4th Measure Men’s For You remain floorfillers to this day, as do his 200-plus unmistakable remixes for artists ranging from Bizarre Inc. to Blondie, not least his mix of Nightcrawlers’ Push The Feeling On, which became one of the biggest house crossover hits of it’s time. He’s cited as an influence by countless leading producers and was most recently recognized by Defected by getting the nod for their House Masters series.

Although enjoying minor success with his first venture Separate Minds (their work caught the ear of Kevin Saunderson who brought Marc on board as an engineer in Inner City Records) it wasn’t until the phenomenal Burning that MK established himself as someone to be reckoned with in the house game. The track, which he recorded with local vocalist Alana, was an instant classic. “Alana didn’t have the greatest voice,” says Marc, “but there was something about her, and we did that Burning vocal in one take. But that’s how I like to work. I don’t like to spend too much time getting things perfect – sometimes the mistakes sound better!”

A move to Brooklyn was greeted with further successes. Tracks like With Always and For You further cementing his reputation and making him the go to man for remixes. Artists to get the MK treatment around this time included Bobby Brown, D’influence, The Shamen, Moby, Pet Shop Boys and Bizarre Inc. to name a few…. Yet it was a 1994 remix for then unknown Scottish outfit Nightcrawlers that would see his star rise higher. Famously, his first mix of Push The Feeling On was rejected, so Marc – about to depart for a flight- quickly threw together another one.  “I literally did that mix in about half an hour – on one monitor, because the other one had blown” he laughs! The result was one of the seminal tunes of the 90’s and a reputation forever etched on the house game.

2012 heralded the return of this immensely talented man to the height of his house powers. It appears that even after a long sabbatical from the scene his talents remain undiminished. The trademark MK creativity is there for all to see. His remix work on Storm Queen track ‘Look Right Through’ was groundbreaking and led the way for other gems including a rework of Huxley smash No Matter What and Hot Natured anthem Benediction. His endeavors alongside Hot Creations honchos Jamie Jones and Lee Foss earned him widespread praise and led to worldwide touring schedule. The fantastic Electricity alongside buddy Foss and rising star Ana Englund was probably the cherry on top of an already phenomenal year for Kinchen. With all this in mind it seems there is no better time for this house legend to make an appearance in Ireland under the Residence banner.