Through his timeless productions, underground credibility, and work with the biggest international artists, the sound and style of MK remains as relevant today as it ever has.
His storied background is one of long-term creative development with roots laying in Detroit, yet early cues coming from likes of Depeche Mode, New Order and The Cure. MK’s musical path ultimately can be described as a series of seamless transitions from house to techno and hip-hop to R&B, with a complete turnaround back to house culminating (so far) with the re-launch of his iconic label and event brand Area10.
Here, MK preps the SOLD OUT Area10 x Deep House Amsterdam Boat Party on Thursday, June 29 at Hideout Festival 2017 at Croatia’s Zrce Beach. Of the playlist, he describes:
When I was a teenager, I worked nights at a parking lot at a Detroit hospital. Listening to new music got me through the long shifts, and the parking zone I worked (called Area10) was where I started to build my love for production and remixing.
Below are the tracks that inspired me to make music and create my label/event brand Area10 – it’s a combination of classics that musically inspired me, plus some of my own first remixes and productions.
MK – Burning
Frankie Knuckles – Your Love
Crystal Waters – 100% Pure Love
Happyhead – Digital Love Thing (Underground MK Mix)
Jomanda – Got A Love For You (Hurley’s Club Extended Mix)
Ceybil Jefferies – Love So Special
808 State – Pacific State
Gypsy Men – Hear The Music
Pet Shop Boys – Can You Forgive Her? (MK Remix)
Master At Work ft. India – I Can’t Get No Sleep
Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On (MK Dub Revisited Edit)
Depeche Mode – Black Celebration