Tune in FRIDAY, APRIL 10 as leading global house music DJ/producer and AREA10 founder MK (Marc Kinchen) will perform a DJ set for the very first episode of Mixmag Lab Home Sessions series. Starting at 5:00pm ET/2:00PM PT, fans can tune in at facebook.com/MixmagMagazine/ for an exclusive set from MK direct from his Los Angeles home.
Three decades of making music with over 600 remixes to his credit, DJ, producer and AREA10 label boss MK (Marc Kinchen) is responsible for creating some of the defining sounds and biggest tracks of contemporary and early house music (check out this SPIN article). He continues to evolve as one of the most in-demand producers and DJs. His latest tracks “One Night” with Sonny Fodera, “There For You” with Gorgon City and “Body 2 Body” has racked up global streams in the millions already. Last year MK’s gold-selling single “Back & Forth” peaked at #12 in the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart and remains a mainstay on streaming playlists all over the world. This was preceded by 2017’s “17,” Kinchen’s most successful single to date, amassing over 145 million Spotify streams. MK remains one of the go-to remixers for many of today’s most compelling artists ranging from the underground to the most contemporary. He has remixed multiple singles for Rihanna, Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith and more. His latest projects include Alicia Keyes “Time Machine,” Ed Sheeran x Travis Scott “Antisocial,” Mark Ronson ft Camilla Cabello’s “Find You Again,” and Silk City featuring Dua Lipa’s “Electricity” to name just a few.
“You know people are always asking me what & where is AREA10. Is it a place? Are there aliens there? The truth is when I was about 15 or so, I had an after-school job in the parking garage of the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and AREA10 was my area– the place I was in charge of. It was the only non-music job I have ever had, then or since. When I started to put records out, I used it as the name so I would always remember to never give up on what you really want.
It may seem cliché but it’s true.” — MK on AREA10
AREA10, the label MK founded during the early days of his career in Detroit has now been reborn as AREA10 however it’s second life comes not only with fresh new artists, DJ’s, tracks and productions but also comes with its own internationally known live events brand MK presents AREA10. AREA10 the label and the event brand prides itself as a new sort of creative breeding ground not only for some of MK’s side projects but also for up and coming artists like the beloved Anabel Englund—who has released singles like “So Hot” (charting this week at #26 on US-based media chart), “Messing With Magic” with Jamie Jones, and “See The Sky” all which will appear on her debut EP Messing With Magic due out later this year–and Liverpool’s latest Nightlapse, the Scouse duo who are creating new paths with tracks like and their remix with MK for Englund’s “So Hot,” “Changed Minds,” “Freak Out” and their upcoming single “Got That Feeling.” The AREA10 pipeline is buzzing as well with new artists like Italy’s Mirko Di Florio, who has us going crazy while he breaks all the rules. AREA10 dishes it out live as well with MK playing host and headliner around the globe to a range of locations with sold out AREA10 events at ADE, Ibiza Rocks, Pacha, Mysteryland to sold out arena shows at the prestigious 02 Arena in Brixton and AREA10 dedicated stages at Creamfields, We Are FSTVL, Movement, Parklife, E1 in Scotland, Warehouse Projects, Tobacco Docks, Shimanski, Miami, Croatia and many more.