THU 5 MAR - DJ MK


DJ MK - (Roots Manuva, Dizzy Rascal)
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After last weeks ill behaviour from Total Eclipse we had to come back some more flavour for ya ears with Kiss FM London's Hiphop Show host DJ MK...

DJ MK is one of the UK’s leading and most respected Hip Hop deejays. He has been a favourite on the club scene for the last 15 years, displaying his turntable dexterity up and down the UK and throughout Europe, Australia and the United States. What sets DJ MK apart from many of his peers is his ability to rock a crowd, be it club sets or high-profile festival performances or larger-than-life stadium shows alongside Dizzee Rascal or Roots Manuva. Every weekend finds him in a different part of the world and is UK’s most international specialist DJ’s, spinning regularly in Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East and USA.
DJ MK was the first UK DJ to release regular, well-packaged Hip Hop mixtapes at a time when no other DJ was doing so. These mix tapes earned him his props and a slot on the Radio 1 Rap Show with Tim Westwood in 1995.
These mixtapes influenced the next generation of UK Dj’s and for the next 10 years DJ MK mixtapes would be sold, traded, duplicated, all over the world from Japan to South Africa.
DJ MK held down one of the most popular Radio shows on London based Hip Hop station Itch FM for 4 years before being headhunted by Kiss FM.
He joined the station in May 2004 and 10 years later still continues to provide the very best in new Hip Hop from the U.S. & UK every Wednesday night on Kiss’s HipHop Show for which he earned a Sony Radio Award nomination. The show is one of the most listened to hip hop shows in Europe, and has attracted a whose who of Hip Hop royality such as Outkast, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Schoolboy Q, Rza, Dj Premier and Russell Simmons.
DJ MK judged the DMC UK & World finals between 1995-2004, helping to determine the outcome of winners such as DJ’s Craze, A-Trak, Plus One and Tony Vegas.
Two of the UK’s biggest and influential artists (Roots Manuva & Dizzee Rascal) have both called on DJ MK for his musical talents which finds him touring around the world DJ’ing for them both.
DJ MK was behind the homegrown Hip Hop anthem ‘It’s All Live’ on Stonegroove Recordings, has released two volumes of his influential ‘London Underground’ mix CD’s to great acclaim and he also compiled & mixed ‘Bangers & Mash Vol. 2’ (Boombox). DJ MK’s mixtape buzz led him to ink a deal with Antidote / Sanctuary Records for his first official album ‘Above Board’. Released in 2006, the album boasted 100% exclusive tracks from the cream of the UK Hip Hop scene and received great reviews and radio support across the board. The first single to be lifted from the album was the DJ MK & Fallacy club banger ‘My Show’, which also finds MK weighing in with his debut production credit. The hilarious video for the track enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV.
2014 saw the release of DJ MK ‘s single “Are you ready ft Piff Gang” . Since its release in late November 2014 the single not only received strong support from major radio stations in UK, Europe, Australia and Japan but also rave reviews from various music blogs across the globe. 2015 sees the release of DJMK’s huge club banger “Fantastic” featuring the two most talked about UK emcee’s right now Scrufizzer and Lunar C.