Among the acts added to the bill for the 21st V Festival in England this August is Marc Kinchen. This American DJ and producer had his first Billboard No. 1 hits in 1993 and 1994 with the songs “Always” and “Love Changes”. Since then, he’s become a house music legend! Did you know:

 

1. From Detroit, Marc Kinchen is best known by his stage name, MK. He’s also best known for pioneering and perfecting the vocal chopping technique.

 

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2. He moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to become Will Smith’s in-house producer. During this time, he worked on music for TV shows as well as music for the movie Shark’s Tale. Over the past several years, however, he has been focusing more on dance music.

 

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3. Celine Dion has had only 1  No. 1 Billboard Dance/Club Play hit: “Misled”. Who produced it? That’s right… Marc Kinchen! He has also produced and remixed tracks for famous artists including Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Pitbull, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Enrique Iglesias and Tricky.

 

 

4. He has said in interviews that his musical inspirations growing up included Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, New Order and Michael Jackson.

 

 

5. Will you be lucky enough to see one of his shows? Here’s his current schedule:

Fri, 17 Jun 2016
Insane presents Area10 with MK
at Pacha Ibiza, Ibiza

Sun, 19 Jun 2016
Brunch Electronik Lisboa #1: Moodymann, Marc Kinchen, Vahagn, Afonso
at Calçada da Tapada da Ajuda, Portugal

Fri, 01 Jul 2016
Let It Bleed presents MK
at TBA – Aberdeen, Aberdeen

Sat, 02 Jul 2016
MK presents Area 10
at Dickens World, South + East

Fri, 08 Jul 2016
Insane presents Area10 with MK
at Pacha Ibiza, Ibiza

Fri, 19 Aug 2016
Insane presents Area10 with MK
at Pacha Ibiza, Ibiza

Sat, 27 Aug 2016
South West Four 2016: Day One
at Clapham Common, London

Fri, 23 Sep 2016
Insane presents Area10 with MK
at Pacha Ibiza, Ibiza

Fri, 30 Sep 2016
Insane presents Area10 with MK
at Pacha Ibiza, Ibiza