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MJ Kuok conjures hypnotic late night grooves on ‘Infinity’

Singapore born, Hong Kong based DJ / producer MJ KUOK is poised to announce a brand new release with the arrival of ‘Infinity’, lifted from the forthcoming album ‘ATLAS’ due this September.

Fusing elements of ambient soundscapes, deep-house melodies over an uplifting, silky production, MJ Kuok says: “I wrote ‘Infinity’ during an early morning studio session in Hong Kong, where I’m currently based in. I was filled with a strong sense of love and deep fulfillment as the sun was rising and the world was still and at peace. I felt guided and limitless, believing that there is this positive force that has guided me to get me through to where I am now, giving me strength and courage – I’m talking about that rare sense of infinity. I wanted to try and capture that rare moment in this song to inspire listeners with that special moment.”

From DJing in major regional music festival circuits including ZoukOut Singapore and  DJ Jakarta Warehouse, MJ Kuok (previously known under the artist moniker, JUN and MMXJ) has done it all, experimenting in songwriting, DJing, and electronic music production. It was only in the process of learning and creating in recent years, that MJ Kuok found his true sound of feel-good, elevated electronic beats. As a reborn music producer and electronic artist, this year alone has seen MJ Kuok pushing his own boundaries and releasing music almost every month, with a culmination of an 11-track album, titled ‘Atlas’ to be available on major streaming platforms on 10 September 2021, Friday.

The album, ‘Atlas’ charts MJ Kuok’s growth in self-discovery, sharing the electronic artist’s first-hand life experiences in fulfillment, love, and even adulting. He explains, “I have dabbled in quite a number of aspects in the music industry from being a singer-songwriter to performing at major electronic festival circuits as a DJ to now, music production and ultimately rediscovering and finding a true sense of comfort in feel-good beats that I work on. Every song in ‘Atlas’ not only sheds light on a personal moment or experience but also captures an all-encompassing positive theme of hope and courage.

With songs from ‘Atlas’ which have already been previously released, including ‘Journey’ where it summarizes MJ Kuok’s new founding direction as a music producer and taking a leap of faith to be with his loved one, ‘Forever’ which is his commitment to uplift listeners through his music, and ‘Triumph’ signifying the celebration of getting through past trials and challenges.

MJ Kuok has created one-of-a-kind digital collectible art pieces in the form of NFTs, inspired and in line with the release of ‘Atlas’. Each art piece is sold as 1/1, combining beautiful landscapes with modern stylizations, allowing viewers to be transported to an artistic paradise.

MJ KUOK
From gracing the stages of Singapore Idol as a finalist back in 2009 to DJing in major regional music festival circuits including ZoukOut Singapore and  DJ Jakarta Warehouse, MJ Kuok has done it all, experimenting in songwriting, DJing, and electronic music production. It was only in the process of learning and creating in recent years, that MJ Kuok found his true sound of feel-good, electronic beats. Currently based in Hong Kong, the Singaporean electronic music artist creates music with one simple mission: to uplift, inspire, and unite people across all walks of life through music.
 
As founder of GDVBS Records, MJ Kuok’s music draws from personal experiences, trials, and triumphs, and aims to serve as a reminder to listeners to enjoy and make the most out of life. To date, his music has already clocked up more than seven million streams on Spotify, with singles consistently finding home in various Spotify playlists including Electro Mix, Party Life, and Top Hits Singapore. MJ Kuok’s music has also been previously placed in Garena’s top downloaded mobile game M-Star, viral YouTube Channels like WahBanana and X.Kito Music, as well as Mediacorp’s broadcast of the 2016 Olympic Games.
 
2021 has seen MJ Kuok as a reborn music producer and artist on a prolific music production ascent, where releasing music is a constant, and the works of an upcoming full-length album, ‘Atlas’ slated for release in Q4 of 2021. 

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