MK On Album: "Every Label's Trying To Get Involved"
EXCLUSIVE! The busiest man in dance talks to MTV UK...
Marc Kinchen aka MK is the reason you love dance music right now. He's also the reason you've loved it since the early 90s.
From hitting the UK No.1 spot last year with his ingenious remix of Storm Queen's Look Right Through to turning Nightcrawlers' Push The Feeling On into THAT hit, MK could be one of the hardest working producers on the scene right now.
In the past 12 months alone he's remixed Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, Rudimental, HAIM, Paloma Faith, Sub Focus, Katy B, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Duke Dumont, Nile Rodgers, Le Youth, Chris Malinchak and more - yeah believe it - so we were thrilled when the Detroit-raised hit maker with those trademark piano stabs took the time for an exclusive catch up with MTV News UK.
"Pretty much every label's trying to get involved," Kinchen reveals as we check in on the progress of his highly-anticipated album which, surely, must feature some of the aforementioned artists right? Is he asking for a few returned favours?
"Actually I am," he teased before admitting that's all he could tell us. "I have to wait until I write an agreement but there's a couple in there."
Back to the present though, and Kinchen has just re-released and reworked his '92 classic Always Ft. Alana, this time with an infectious remix from British up-and-comer Route 94.
"I heard about him last year," he recalled. "I was hanging out with a friend of mine and she's friends with Route and she asked if I'd heard of him.
"I didn't know about him at the time and she played me like four of his songs and then she gave me his number and I literally called him that night and we ended up meeting the next day to talk about doing stuff."
In anticipation of said release and the forthcoming album, MK hits the UK festivals this summer - London's SW4 in August being one of them. Playing among a line up including Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Laurent Garnier, Eats Everything and Maya Jane Coles, Marc reveals "I've always heard about (SW4) and I'm definitely excited to play it."
Being on a roll like he is, we had to ask what the end goal for MK is: "My ultimate goal is to really just keep making good music," he says candidly. "I don't really have a goal like that like to get a Grammy or something like that or whatever."
Can we give him one anyway?
By Michael Pell @MTVUK