Tag: MK

DHA Mix #334 By MK

With a career spanning three decades, MK is one of House Music’s most prolific Producers and talented Remixers. His storied background is one of long-term creative development with roots laying in Detroit, yet his musical path 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. As one of those responsible for defining the sound of early house through timeless productions, MK has influenced a new generation of producers, with the result that his sound is more relevant today than it ever has been. On New ... Read more

Party Report: Hideout Festival 2017

Upon touching down at Croatia’s Split Airport for 2017’s, seventh edition of, Hideout Festival, I truly didn’t know what to expect from it, the location or the crowd. I can admit here that, contrary to (I’m sure) many out there, I’m not necessarily a person drawn to the tropics, an over amount of sunshine, or beach culture in general. In fact, my previous week’s Iceland excursion was, at first, much more up my alley with its constant overcast, rain, and sub 10 degree temperatures. So, going from cold Reykjavik pretty much immediately to the sunny shores of the Adriatic seemed ... Read more

MK's Area10 Adriatic Hideout Playlist

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 ... Read more

Hideout Festival Podcast By CamelPhat

We pretty much don’t know anything about CamelPhat – not where they came from, what records they first bought, names, ages…nothing! What we do know is…they are a duo…and they don’t leave the house without masks…and they rarely do interviews. Since their first release in 2010, though, they have counted the likes of Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Danny Howard, Gorgon City, Groove Armada, Huxley, MK, Pete Tong, Riva Starr, Sasha and Tiga as supporters, frequently tinging their sets with the mysterious duo’s emotion-rich, sub-soaked, silky-synth sounds. Now, after traveling the world over, they will descend onto Croatia’s Zrce Beach for ... Read more

Snowbombing Podcast By Citizenn

Electronic Music for the Mind, Body and Soul is what the music of Citizenn is all about. Originally landing on the scene via releases on MadTech in 2013, it was within a year and Citizenn had been named DJ Magazine’s Breakthrough DJ. Never one to remain stationary though, Citizenn’s ambitions ultimately stretched beyond immediate success, and his plans to evolve the sound of house have started to reach fruition. His DJ travels take him all over the world, from big festivals such as Hideout in Croatia to the techno legend that is Berghain, and his productions match these destinations for ... Read more

Interview: MK

MK is responsible for creating some of the defining sounds and biggest tracks of early House. Through his timeless productions, underground credibility, and work with the biggest international artists like Jay-Z and Rihanna, MK has influenced a new generation of producer, with the result that his sound is more relevant today than it ever has been. MK will be quite busy over the next few months…well, honestly he’s the kind of DJ who is always busy, which is a good thing. You can catch MK at the ultimate party on snow, Snowbombing 2017 in Mayrehofen April 3-8. If you’re in ... Read more

Snowbombing Announces Full 2017 Arctic Disco Events

Set atop Mayrehofen’s Ahorn mountain, the Smirnoff Arctic Disco at Snowbombing is truly a venue that needs to be seen to be believed. 6,000 feet above sea level, with the stars as your canvas and the world’s greatest DJs in tow, the Arctic Disco gives 300 of Snowbombing’s lucky ticket holders an opportunity to party at the top of the world. Part artist who have donned their ski caps and winter jackets for the frozen fiesta have been Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz, and Jackmaster, with 2017’s lineup having just been announced. As you can see below, there will be 4 ... Read more

Snowbombing Unveils Final Wave Of Acts For 2017 Edition

After winning in the “Best Small Festival” category at last night’s European Festival Awards, Snowbombing has announced the final names for its 2017 edition. Joining already announced names like Chase & Status, De La Soul, Elrow, Dixon, MK, Grandmaster Flash, Eats Everything, Dusky, KiNK and Cassy will be Drum & Bass heavy’s Andy C and Roni Size. Alongside the two pioneers will also be Axel Boman and Gerd Janson making their Snowbombing debuts, while Midland, Matthias Meyer, Ruede Hagelsetin, and Rafael Da Cruz will also join the festivities. From 3-8 April, Mayrehofen, Austria, nestled away in a picturesque Alpine valley, ... Read more

10 House DJs Who Used To Make Hip-Hop (including a playlist)

Hip-hop and house music are a lot closer than you might think. Sure, they occupy very different cultural spaces and from a commercial standpoint and the two industries work in very different ways. From a creative perspective they are also two very different disciplines both in terms of production techniques and the way in which they are traditionally played out. Still, the origins of both genres share a lot in common. And guess what, a surprising amount of well known house and dance music DJs started out by doing hip-hop beats, some even still do both. Here we take ten key ... Read more

DEFECTED Croatia Announces Phase I Line-up

Expanding to SIX days this years, Defected is presenting it’s Croatia’s offspring for another edition of sunny celebration of house music and revealing it’s first names in the line-up. Which this edition it is all about melodic sunny tunes, so perfectly fit for the location of the Tisno Garden. See also: Your Ultimate Guide To Croatia’s Massive Festival Circuit Starting with several house legends, Detroit-rooted MK (aka Marc Kinchen), dancefloor’s favourite Todd Terry and coming back for possibly another stunning headline set after the last year’s one, is Dennis Ferrer, who is also the man behind the 500th release of Defected. The two joined by the man of ... Read more

Hideout Festival Announces Largest Program To Date For 2017

Going into its 7th year, Croatia’s Hideout Festival unveils its largest program to date. Located on the picturesque Adriatic coastline on Zrce Beach, the open-air, shoreline clubs, Noa, Papaya, Aquarius 1, Aquarius 2, Papaya, Euphoria and Kalypso will again host some of electronic music’s best including breakthrough, heritage and internationally renowned acts. With six years of stand out line-ups behind them, Hideout is now undoubtedly one of the definitive European dance music events of the summer, situating itself at the forefront of the rapidly emergining (and, therefore, competitive) Croatian market. Now, Hideout has announced its jet setting packages, which you ... Read more