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.
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