“Better” sees MK collaborating with LA-based, British producer BURNS and US singer/songwriter Teddy Swims
Together they have crafted an emotionally charged piano house call to arms, on which Teddy tells us “the storm is over…the past behind us…let it go… it’s gonna be Better”.
One of house music’s first superstars, Detroit-native MK (real name Marc Kinchen) is a record producer, DJ and remixer who boasts over 600 million streams across his esteemed career. His first hits “Burning”, ” Always”, “4You” and classic remixes such as ”Push The Feeling On’ by Nightcrawlers defined the deeper shade of US House…a sound that has continued to influence producers globally. Coaxed back into the world of dance music after working behind the scenes with Quincy Jones and Will Smith, and producing for the likes of SWV and 702, he quickly resumed his prolific output of records.
The power of his productions undiminished, in 2014 his rework of ‘Look Right Through’ by Storm Queen hit #1 in the UK singles chart. It was swiftly followed up with ‘Pieces Of Me’, ’17’ and ‘Back & Forth’, singles that all went platinum. More recently he made a career-affirming appearance in the new Jaguar F-PACE advert, (also overseeing the creation of the musical component of the campaign), before dropping single ‘Chemical’, in the summer 2021 followed by his huge rework of Celeste’s “Stop This Flame”. Most recently he collaborated with Paul Woolford and Majid Jordan on “Teardrops”.
BURNS has been a heavily in-demand producer and songwriter for a number of years now. His solo single “Talamanca” reached the A-List on BBC Radio 1 in 2021, was crowned “The Ibiza Anthem That Never Happened” by the station, and remains a summer anthem and a firm fixture in DJ sets in Ibiza and beyond, well into 2022. In addition to his own works he has produced and written hits for a variety of global artists including Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Headie One, A$AP Rocky, Jaden Smith, Blackpink, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Britney Spears.
Teddy Swims has garnered a following of millions who’ve gravitated to him on the strength of his funk-laced originals and unexpected covers. In 2019 from his basement studio Teddy shared a video of himself singing Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” on YouTube and within a few days things went crazy. More covers followed garnering more and more fans in the process. After signing to Warner Records in early 2020, he released his first original song—the frisky, funked-up “Picky”.
Then came his hits “Broke” and “Bed on Fire”. In 2022 Teddy released his 2nd EP “Tough Love” including the songs “Simple Things” and “911” followed by his sold out 53 date Tough Love World Tour.
2022 has seen MK entertaining fans with his DJ sets across the globe. After a performance at Movement in his hometown of Detroit, he has continued his summer residency alongside Calvin Harris at Ushuaia, Ibiza, plus has bookings at coveted festivals such as Lollapalooza in Chicago, and Creamfields in the UK upcoming.
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MK x BURNS Ft. Teddy Swims “Better” is out now!
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