MK In-depth Biography
Marc Kinchen} is one of the most idiosyncratic house producers of the 1990s, tempering his feel for soulful New York-styled garage with the energy of hard techno, learned from time spent working in Detroit at Kevin Saunderson's} KMS Studios. And though he's one of the few top-flight producers that doesn't work as a DJ, Kinchen's} productions rarely reveal that lack of experience. His debut recording, First Bass'} "Separate Minds," was released on the KMS compilation Techno 1}. Kinchen} also recorded several singles as MK} before he moved to Brooklyn in 1991, formed his own Area 10 Records and released the single "Burning."
It became a moderate club hit, and led to remixing for the Shamen}, Tom Tom Club}, the B-52's}, Bobby Brown} and D-Influence}. Soon, Kinchen} was one of the hottest producers in mainstream house, and in late 1992 he signed to Charisma for an album deal. Kinchen's} full-length debut was 1993's Surrender}, credited to MK Featuring Alana} (aka Alana Simon}) and featuring the singles "Always" and "Love Changes," which became deep house club hits worldwide. Kinchen} continued to remix (for Pet Shop Boys} and Opus III}, among others) and recorded both as himself and 4th Measure Men}. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide