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    Los Angeles United States

    Get to know the story behind one of house music’s most influential and elusive characters. An interview with Marc ‘MK’ Kinchen.

    The history of vintage US-American house and garage music would be incomplete without a mention of _(artist-name)Marc Kinchen_. Born and raised in Detroit, his sound grew in the shadows of the Motor City’s techno craze, but had more in common with the twin city Chicago and especially NYC’s sophisticated take on house music. Under his _(artist-name)MK_ moniker and the wings of KMS’ _(artist-name)Kevin Saunderson_, Kinchen quickly made a name for himself with tracks like _(song-title)Somebody New_ and _(song-title)Decay_, before forging his sound signature with the colorfast house classics _(song-title)Burning_ or _(song-title)Always_ on his own Area 10 imprint. Deep and dirty bass lines combined with chopped up vocals and a sensibility for hooks make an MK production instantly recognizable and a blueprint for the sound of New Jersey’s _(artist-name)Todd Edwards_. After moving to New York, MK rapidly became the go-to producer for remix requests. Particularly his rejig of _(artist-name)Nightcrawlers_ _(song-title)Push The Feeling On_ went on to become a worldwide smash hit and dance classic thereafter. Afterwards, _(artist-name)Masters At Work_, _(artist-name)D-Influence_, _(artist-name)Jodeci_ and many more were sprinkled with his magic, while working with _(artist-name)Quincy Jones_ and Will Smith as well.