Todd Terry

  • Buddy X - Neneh Cherry, Biggie Smalls and The Masters at Work?

    Neneh Cherry ‎– Buddy X – 1992

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    The 1990’s produced some really good music. I mean some really good music.From Reggae to House,  and from Soul to Hip Hop. It seemed as if the artist/s were always looking to put out the very best tracks that they could deliver.Here is one such track that in my opinion doesn’t get enough credit.

    I have already mentioned one great track already made by Neneh Cherry already on this very website. It’s called “Buffalo Stance”. However, Neneh Cherry musical repertoire is vast. It ranges from Jazz to Rock; and from Rap to Punk and finally from Funk to Techno.

    However she came good on a number of occasions with songs from her past – which has resulted in good press.However there is a song that I am going to discuss with you now from some reason didn’t get the same adulation.

    The song in question is “Buddy x” made in 1992.Legend has it that the song was constructed on the behaviour of singer/songwriter/musician that is Lenny KravitzNeneh Cherry learnt that Lenny Kravitz was quite a ladies man.

    Neneh being disappointed by his behaviour she decided to construct a song about this behaviour, and the impact that this was having on her friend which was Lisa Bonet ; and whom Lenny Kravitz was in a relationship with her at the time.

    The song was originally released as an Rnb track, and it did quite well within the pop charts. Within this same single it features a sample of a song made by Sam and Dave called “Rich kind of Poverty” created in 1967 which was used in the composition of “Buddy x”.The single that is “Buddy X” was featured within the album called “Homebrew” that wasn’t that successful for Nenah Cherry (1992)

    The Buddy X Lyrics below:

    Call yourself a family man
    Talking 'bout the families plan
    To bring the sweet talk deep and down
    Works better than an average pick up line
    You put your woman out to pasture
    On the promises you gave her last year
    Peace and love is on your head
    And the grass is greener playing 'round
    Your family seed is what you spread

    Buddy my friend
    Who you think you fooling
    Buddy my friend
    And what about your woman
    Buddy my friend
    Who you think you fooling
    Buddy my friend

    I don't care what you do
    But there's a hypocrite that lives in you
    Cause if your woman gave her love
    In the same way that you do
    You'd feel a way
    You know you would


    Buddy my friend
    Who you think you fooling
    Buddy my friend
    And what about your woman
    Buddy my friend
    Who you think you fooling
    Buddy my friend

    However the “Buddy X” House mix single is still being played today within soulful house clubs around the world due to the incredible house mixes that were made for the release at the time by the Masters at Work House team.

    The Masters at Work Dj/producers (Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez and Little “Louie” Vega)were in the heights of the powers, and were fast becoming the latest Dj/producers superstars of House music.

    The Masters at Work House music superstars. One the of the left Little Louie Vega and on the right Kenny Dope Goncalez

    And when you listen to the House mixes that they supplied for this single then you can see why.  

    It is my believe that the House music remixes of this song, made by the duo made up the minds of many A/list music celebrities to sort them out as the hottest dj/producers in town.

    There is also another mix for this “Buddy x” single that marks this track out for legendary status. It features a “rap” by Biggie Smalls on this single as well.

    Cherry admitted that she and her husband Cameron McVey picked up Biggie Smalls for the studio where they remained for the rest of the session. The song in which he agreed to take part within as “Rap” was completed in one take by Biggie Smalls!

    Neneh Cherry ‎– Buddy X – 1992

    A1

    Buddy X (Masters At Work 12" House Remix)

    Remix – Masters At Work

    7:35

    A2

    Buddy X (Masters At Work Dub No.1)

    Remix – Masters At Work

    5:34

    A3

    Buddy X (What's Up Mix)

    3:18

    B1

    Buddy X (Falcon & Fabian Remix)

    Mixed By – Tim LathamRap – Notorious B.I.G.Remix – Falcon & Fabian

    4:26

    B2

    Buddy X (Falcon & Fabian Jeep Mix)

    Mixed By – Tim LathamRap – Notorious B.I.G.Remix – Falcon & Fabian

    3:37

    B3

    Buddy X (Masters At Work R&B Version)

    Remix – Masters At Work

    However, it is the House music mixes that gained critically acclaim.

    The House music mixes that was supplied for “Buddy x”. It is the drum programming that immediately captures your attention.  Nice and crisp and captures your attention. Then soon after we are greeted by those simple, but lovely Rhodes chords and its chords progression that comes into the track.

    As soon as it does those chords become a premenant feature within the tune; we are eventually graced by vocals of Neneh Cherry. It is at this point that you will find yourself smiling to yourself. Everything fits.

    It’s a wonderful mix/single. I truly believe that this was the mix that “made” The Masters at Work internationally. And I truly believe that this should have been the official release of this single in 1992

    Yes, they had made classic tracks before. But this was the one that made people sit up and take notice.

    Its difficult to say. Very Difficult. But in my opinion after 1992/1993 Masters at Workhad taken over Todd Terry as the “New” House music superstars.Even though Todd Terry was still causing dance floor mayhem with tracks like “Sume Sigh Say and Samba” at the time.

    Their prolific output and quality of the work via remixes many saw them as the new Kings of the Dj/Producers for House music remixers.

    But I have to give credit to the vocals of Neneh Cherry on this single. Her vocals fitted the music production of this single like a glove. I wished that she had worked more with the Masters at Work so would could get great tracks like this.

    Have a listen to the song, and out of all the mixes that are available on this single. This was the best mix of the lot on the 12 inch single release of this song in my opinion..

    Neneh Cherry ‎– Buddy X – 1992 (Masters at Work House mix)

     

    Well thats all folks for me now anyway.

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  • Hear the Music? - Todd Terry - 2014

    Hear the Music? - Well can you? - 2014 (Todd Terry)

    Todd Terry - who was named Todd "The God" TERRY here in Enland during the 1990'S

    During the late 1980's within England and within the cities such as New York, Chicago and New Jersey within the USA. We were witnessing the fact that Hip Hop music was not having its own way all of the time. Another type of Dance music was wanting a piece of the same action. This form of dance music was known as House and Garage. It had taken over the underground, dance music club scene within Chicago (well House Music had for sure). and the sound was filtering back to New York via the Manhattan club circuit fast.

    The Dj/Producer known as Todd Terrywas really one of the first to really put New York back in the forefront in regards of the music known as "House" after the initial musical movement was made popular by the music lovers within city of Chicago.

    However, many music critics state the fact that New York's Disco Culture had led to the creation of Chicago House music in the first place. Without the music of Disco, there would be no House and Garage music at all they state.

    However, we are not here to argue who is the true innovator of the music of House music or Garage music to be honest. We are looking at the creation at depth on just one of Todd Terry's brilliant tracks.

    On this occasion we will be looking at the song that is known as "Hear the Music" by the Gypsymen (1992)which is just one of the names that Todd Terry goes under.

    The track called "Hear the Music"has an tribal like drum pattern that kicks in so effortlessly that it has us all transfixed  to the tune like a snake who is hypnotically under the influence of the snake charmers pipe.

    The track in question was huge all over the world via the underground disco's or dance music clubs at the time. It even went to number one states side (Usa) within the Dance charts of April 1992.

    Todd Terry hails from New York, Usa. He is today considered a House music legend. He was originally immersed within the music after listening to Hip Hop music and break beats. In fact he was working with 2 x Hip Hop groups within New York during the early to middle 1980's, but nothing was working out for him with that type of music.

    Todd Terry - New York's first true Super Star of House Music

    He was introduced into the music of House via music friend of his called "Tracks" - who stated that maybe they has better pay attention to a new style of music making some "noise" within the Manhattan area of New York, known as House music.

    After himself (TODD TERRY) getting into those same clubs within Manhattan, he went home and started mimicking what he had just heard within those same Manhattan clubs that he managed to squeeze into. Once he refined on what he head via those clubs that he visited he was on his way into making bonifide House music tracks.

    He made a breakthrough with the tune called "Alright, Alright"(1987) that put him on the right step to stardom. Then came the singles that created the legend that is Todd Terry. "I'll House you" *by The Jungle Brothers (His mix on this single - 1988). Under the name of Todd Terry Project he brought out these singles -"Weekend" and "Bango back to Beat"(1988) all of which were massive on a Underground and world wide level.

    Once Todd had got the bit between his teeth there was no stopping him. First came the Underground Club hit called Black Riots "A day in the Life" in 1988. Then came Royal House - "Can you Party" in 1988. It seemed as if every mix/tune he was putting out was sure fire gold from TODD TERRY.

    However, the mix that even made me and plenty of others stop dead was this one. This one is sweet. I know this will not cut it with alot of people. Even make you wonder if I have lost it. As many are not under the House groove, But for those that are this is the Todd Terry track.

    Have a listen to this yourself. The single is best known for its heavy computer tribal drum beats, non-stop scatting male vocals, female vocals chanting "can you feel it?" and the looping keyboard sampling of Machine's 1979 disco song,"THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD GO I" .

    GYPSYMEN - "Hear the music" - 1992

    As I mentioned its those drums, that gets you hooked first of all. Lets hear how Todd goes about making these tunes in general.

    How do you write songs?

     

    I get started with a bunch of pretty melodies, put it to a hard beat and bassline, and take out all the melody after the song is done. Like these pretty pianos [on the track he’s working on], you’ll never hear them on the record. That would soften it up and make it sound just like every other house record. The pretty pianos and bells and whatever that I use to write the song, I take them out and I put in some harder elements, keeping the way the singer sings the melody. Its a trick actually. I keep the basic chords but it won’t sound nowhere the same as when I did the demo. A lot of singers, when they hear the finished song they’ll be like, ‘Oh that was good, that’s interesting.’ I keep the same formula but I just change the sound. I could put a complete acid sound to it after the girl sings it.

     

    Todd Terry Being Interviewd by Frank Broughton - 1996 - Interviewed by Frank Broughton in New York, May 21, 1996

     

    So that's the secret of how Todd Terry create his masterpieces? Well,  I am sure that there is more to it then that. He has a few more tricks up his sleeve. For instance he has been working on different styles of music such as making Drum and Bass Tracks and Dubstep tracks, which from him allows him to keep that edge.

     

    Another explanation to his continuing within the music industry is that he has decided to do more Dj/Producer collaborations. He is working with a number of new producers that have impressed him. Which in its self allows him to move to a new direction on how these younger DJ/producers go about making music. What Drum patterns they are using, snares, etc, etc...

     

    Todd Terry - Where he love to be!

     

    Todd often states that his generation was always geared towards making music. He sees this generation in being moved towards making just sounds,

     

    "Yeah, always. There are always different sounds, different warps, vocal tricks, drum rolls, echoes—I can always learn from these kids because they are looking at producing way differently than I did. I was brought up making music and they're brought up making sounds, that's a big difference. I see what it is, it's all about the sound to them. Me, I'll take a piano and make music, but they'll take a piano and warp it"

     

    Please click here to find out more about the Interview - Todd Terry Interviewed by Xlr8r magazine in 2013

    So what are going to expect in the future from Todd Terry? Well lets hear from the man himself.

     "I've always been at my roots whether people notice it or not. I've always done a little bit of this, a little bit of that. I'm not running away from house, but every once in a while, I want to do a different beat; I want to do a break-dance record or a freestyle record. If I feel like doing it, I'm just going to do it. I just did the Todd Terry vs. Hip-Hopalbum because I wanted to do it. I just want to stay like me. [laughs] It can be hard in this business, but I have to stick to that because I think that's what has kept me here for 27 years. You have to do it as a feeling, not just because someone wants you to put a warp sound on their track. It's important that you want to do it"

    Please click here to find out more about the Interview - Todd Terry Interviewed by Xlr8r magazine in 2013 

     

    More on the subject from Todd Terry

     

     "Yeah, I try have fun with it, but it's a business and I have to pay some bills every now and then. I try to do two records for the people and two for myself every month. I'm doing a freestyle album right now—makes no sense at all, but I'm doing it. I'm setting up a session to bug out and do some music with a Latin band in June (2013). I think that people have alienated the fun out of music. We have to get the dance floor back to where people are having fun and it's interesting"

     

    Please click here to find out more about the Interview - Todd Terry Interviewed by Xlr8r magazine in 2013

    Or try this instead. Here below is a you tube video interview with TREVOR JACKSON ( House Masters - Defected Records) and TODD TERRY - 2016. Please click on the link below.

    Todd Terry, is an important chapter within any book devoted to House and Garage music. There are other worthy Djs and Dj/Producers that deserve a mention on this website. And trust me I will be working on this in future writings about the same subject.

     

    However, I would like to offer my opinion that Todd Terry was House music first true International superstar. I get the feeling that I 'd better start dodging the rocks that I feel will be hurled at me by the lovers of the music (House music especially) from the City of Chicago, Usa.

     

    The City of Chicago as I have already mentioned class the music of House as their very own. However, there was a period from 1990 to 1992 that Todd Terry turned harden Hip Hop music Heads for some time into liking House music. That's some going. Some going indeed. Here in England, at the height of his popularity he even gained the nickname of  Todd "The God" Terry!

     

    Have a listen to theGYPSYMEN - "Hear the music - 1992 track above and hear why. And check out the YOU TUBE VIEW INTERVIEW WITH TREVOR JACKSON

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  • Marc Kinchen and the MK DUBs. The legendary House music producer - From Detroit, Usa. Yes Detroit!

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    Marc Kinchen and the Mk Dub - The legendary House music producer - From Detroit, Usa. Yes Detroit!

    American House and Garage music did set the standard for the rest of us to follow at the time. And still does in some respects. Hard to accept but it is the truth  However, if you were to set yourself the task of writing about the music in general; and not too mention Marc Kinchen. Then do not be surprised if you see people smirking or even laughing out loud at you.

    I was lucky to purchase my first ever Marc Kinchen House tune called “Burning” from a Independent Record shop here in Ipswich Town, England called “Red Eye” records.

    Red Eye records specialised within the music of Drum and Bass and Techno music. However, they did cater for people like me (in a limited format) that were into House and Garage music. It was by going through the piles of records that they had got in that week for House and Garage music. They gave me the whole lot to go through them that I had stock piled for me to listen through. I eventually I came across into listening to the track that changed my attitude to Marc Kinchen.

    The records that I liked I had put to one side  as they were the ones that I wanted to buy from that store that day.

    At the end of the record listening day I purchased the whole lot of them and ran home gleeful in the knowledge that the people in the shop didn’t realise how good these tracks were. Most of the people in that store that day were totally into Drum and Bass; the music of Techno.

    MK - "Burning" (Original Vibe mix) - 1992

    Marc Kinchen by the way was born (3rdAugust, 1972) and raised within the city of Detriot, Usa. His own sound grew out from the cities musical craze at that time which was Techno.

    However before all of that he had takenmusic at school seriously and had started to produce his own stuff at home by the age of fourteen. He had made home versions of the music he was into at that point – which was Depeche Mode and European electro pop which Kinchen says was popular in the Detriot at the time. (The 2nd British Music Invasion of the Usa 1983)

    In 1988, age sixteen, he hooked up with a couple of friends who also produced music and the group released a track called “First Base” under the name Separate Minds, which came out on the small Detroit independent label.

    Legend has it that Kinchen sampled the sounds of the computer game called Metal Gear on “First Base”. It comes off sounding like some demonic sounding techno hybrid.

    This caught the ear of Kevin Saunderson who licensed “First Base” to a compilation he put out on his KMS label showcasing the current sound of Detroit Techno.

    Saunderson helped nurture MK (Marc Kinchen) talent by giving him 24 hour access to his own home studio, with use of top of the range samplers, sequencers, synths and drum machines.

    Under his own dj name that is MK (Marc Kinchen) he fell under the influence of fellow Detriot Techno musician that is Kevin Saunderson (KMS). Kinchen quickly made a name for himself with Techno tracks like Somebody New and Decay within the Detriot Techno music.

    By the start of the nineties Kinchen was making music under the name MK and had begun working with the vocalist Alana SimonMarc’s ears however ears were now open to accept the other sounds coming from cities such as Chicago and more so New York in regards to their take on House music.

    In 1991, still working within Kevin Saunderson studio; MK cut the track called Burning and Always with the singer (Alana Simon) and released it on an imprint he had set up himself, Area 10 record label.

    Burning was a slice of moody, Detroit deep House and set the clubs of the East Coast, as well as the UK, alight.

    Mk wasn’t at the time a club DJ or particularly into clubbing. So he was unaware to an extent of the records effect on the dance floor. Kinchen relied on the numbers of copies being requested by distributors to measure the tune’s success.

    Marc Kinchen producing another one of his famous Dub mixes

    Without any fanfare or real promotion, the 12” eventually shifted 20,000 copies, and with it, MK was catapulted into a new world of high demand and big money.

    I was working mostly with Kevin, Kevin taught me a lot. I saw that Kevin and Derrick May all had their own labels and I watched what they were doing and in my spare time I made music. I pressed 'Burning' for fun and the next thing I knew my phone was ringing off the hook. One of the calls was from a guy at Cardiac Records called Ramon Wells about licensing the record. 

    I had a girlfriend in NY, Kevin Saunderson’s management MCT was there and I thought that if I moved I could get hooked up with them. So I just moved and gave it a shot.”Marc Kinchen talks about Ramon wells from Cardiac records wanting to liscense the track

    So that explains how he was tempted in to making the two brilliant opening House tracks of his career via tracks which were Burning (as mentioned above) or Always on his own Area 10 label.

    His deep bass lines combined with chopped up vocals are then added to the musical pot which are  musical hooks that make an MK production instantly recognizable during his career from the early to middle 1990’s; and a blueprint for the sound of New Jersey’s Todd Edwards.

    “MK's use of vocals became the cornerstone of my musical style. I can say with 100% certainty, without MK's influence, there would be no Todd Edwards. The musical elements of MK's work were very different from other producers at the time. His tracks were soulful but had something more... perhaps they were more futuristic.” Todd Edwards- Todd Edwards speaking about Marc Kinchen

    However it must be said that Mk(Marc Kinchen sound) was not built on one particular sounding bassline.. In fact he has produced more than 200 remixes and countless remixes on other peoples music – that made him and his sound legendary.

    Below is just another classic sounding remix work achieved by Marc Kinchen during the early 1990's that still stands the test of time today, and put him in the position at the time as one of the worlds best House remixers!! Listen to the tune below. 

    4th Measure Man - Given - MK Dub - 1993

    By 1993 MK had moved from the city of Detroit to the city of New York and was soaking up the New York city House and Garage sound, hanging out with artists such as Kerri Chandler, Todd Terry and Masters at Work, and remixing 3 or 4 tracks a month, for $20, 000 dollars.

    Soon pop acts had gotten to hear about he and they wanted the MK trademark dub mix to push their song into the thriving club world.

    Kinchen had now perfected his trademark sound by stripping out the vocal melody and instead using the vocal as a sampled instrument in short, cut up bursts, against a landscape of shuffled hi hats, stuttering drums and organ bass stabs.

    These mixes that were handed to the label came with additional conventional mix that kept the original vocal part more in tact with the track. This acted as the safe mix. Whilst the MK dub was more abstract mix and this is what Mk actually wanted the track actually sound like.

    These mixes were always called some variation of ‘MK dub’: The MK Dumb Dub, MK NY Dub, MK Deep Dub etc, and for a while, during the mid nineties peak, these mixes were ever where. The biggest of them all was of course the ‘Dub of Doom’ mix known as - Push the Feeling On, by the Scottish house music group Nightcrawlers 1991

    Legend has it that MK (Marc Kinchen) produced a mix that he felt had changed the focus of the track to something that the group (Nightcrawlers) would like. He was happy with the mix that he had created and he submitted it to the powers that be only for it to be turned down by the label.

    MK (Marc Kinchen) was then told by his manager to do another mix quickly, which he did as the one that he presented didn’t cut it. Within half an hour and on 1 x take only; and occupying one speaker. He created the legendary mix (which is the Dub of doom) and handied over to the Fed Ex man. He then rushed out of his New York apartment to catch a flight back to Detroit.

    On his return to New York city a fortnight later together with his brother (the producer Scotti Deep) the pair knew instinctively that the track would be massive, which it absolutely was.

    “The original was a really not-so-great R&B track – that’s what I thought, anyway – but the vocals were great. I had an hour to work on it in studio before I had to fly to Detroit, and I did it really fast. But then my manager called and said the label wanted a few things changing, which got me mad because I was rushing to catch a flight [laughs]. All-in-all, though, I made the “Dub Of Doom” remix in about twenty minutes, I still made the flight, and the it’s still being played today, so I’m happy.”Marc Kinchen talks about how he did that Dub of voom mix

    Here below is the track that truly made MK Famous all over the world. Have a listen to it.

    Nightcrawlers - Push the Feeling On - (The Dub of Doom mix) 1991

    Mk was later to go to produce mixes for the Masters At WorkD-InfluenceJodeci and many more. He also got to work with Quincy Jones and Will Smith as well.

    However in my opinion his remix of a Masters at Work classic – I can’t get no sleep and the Jodeci standard that is Freekin Night shows what a talent he had (and still has) for remixing tracks.

    The remix for the House and Garage Dj team that is The Masters at Work remix for was outstanding.  The Masters at Work (Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzales), are legendary in the world of House and Garage music.  However, even they got out done when Mk produced a mix that they asked him to do.

    The remix that was given to Mk (Marc Kinchen) to do something with was called “I can’t get no sleep”. It is here that I believe that Mk produced in my opinion his best ever remix. Even better then the “Push the feeling” on in my opinion. And that remix is this one - Masters At Work Featuring India‎– I Can't Get No Sleep / MK MIX – 1993

    Listening to it just makes you smile. In fact the other mix that he does on the same single is just as good. Brilliant in fact. (Masters At Work Featuring India ‎– I Can't Get No Sleep / MK dub – 1993). But some reason. I don’t know why I just prefer this remix.

    ‘I Can’t Get No Sleep’ is close to being my favourite house tune of all time. Marc Kinchen achieved something with this remix that takes it beyond a normal House music tune. He completely transformed a brilliant record in its own right into something even bettter, laid-back, euphoric and emotional all at the same time.

    The chords progression and the groove are sensational. And, like everything MK seems to touch, the vocals are expertly stripped and repositioned prefectly. And it smooth all at the same time. Have a listen to it yourself. You will see what I mean.

    Masters At Work Featuring India‎– I Can't Get No Sleep / MK MIX – 1993


    The 2ndmix that I have choosen is this one. And this is as close to Funk music, that House music will get to. The track that I have choosen as another one of my firm favourites from Mkis his remix of Jodeci'sFreekin night.

    Starts of with a Standard 4 to beat drum pattern - then comes a whispered voices stating with:

    "I wanna Freak you", "I wanna Freak you", "I wanna Freak you". Then comes that organ riff, that really gets you interested, then comes the everything all together - the bass, the organ riff, and the sampled and repositioned vocal lyric that is "Every Freeking Night, and Everyday in every Freeking day, I wanna freekin baby in every freekin way, and Every Freeking day and Every Freeking Night  I wanna freek you girl cause body so freeking tight.....

    Wonderful, wonderful single that does not seems to age. Please have a listen to just get a sample of MK and at the height of his powers as a remixer.

    Jodeci's -  Freekin night

    These are just of the singles that made Mk one of the most dynamic names in House and Garage at the time (from the early to middle 1990's) to go to, to look for a remix if you looking for a club hit.

    However after time MK became bored of being asked and expected to produce another Nightcrawlers - Pass the feeling on.

    So together with trying to become a fully fledged producer, instead of always being relied upon as a remixer. Marc decided to move away from the House and Garage music scene and try the Rnb and Hip Hop Music scene. He didn't want to become pigeon holed as the House music guy.

    So began the process on writing songs and doing tracks that would bring in money forever. He ended up hooking up with Jay Brown, who was with Jay-Z at the time. Jay managed Marc Kinchen for a couple of years and helped him pass in the right directions. This allowed to reach artists such as Quincy Jones, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and a bunch of big artists almost straight away. 

    However, the polictics of Rnb and Hip Hop music meant not that it was not all plain sailing for Mk. There seemed to be more politics within the world of Rnb and Hip Hop music then in House music in regards to making a single - well at that period of time there was.

    Also another huge factor as to why Mk (Marc Kinchen) came back to House and Garage music was that he got bored again. And this time it was with R&B which to him was really getting formulaic and the same.

    Then, out of blue Simon Dunmore who is the owner of Defected Records; is an old friend of Mr. Kinchen. He then informed Marc that people were still playing his records; and it was around the same time that the artist known as Pitbull sampled his remix of “Push The Feeling On” for his song “Hotel Room.” That he knew that he knew that it time that he should return back to House and Garage music again.

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    That resulted in the release of House Masters, 2 discs (2011) that  featured timeless MK dubs and more to a new generation of House and Garage music fans.

    He is even doing djing. Something that he even admits has taken time for him to get used to. As he has always been in the studio making or remixing music, in stead of playing other peoples records.

    Marc's love of making House music allowed him to create a Number 1 pop record here in the Uk. During November 2013, the Ministry of Sound record label agreed to re-released the single originally created and produced by STORM QUEEN (during the year of 2010)

     STORM QUEEN is the stage name - but the real name of the Dj/Producer is Morgan Geist. Who is a Dj/Producer originating from the area of Wayne, within New Jersey, Usa.

    The remixed single even had Morgan Geist lyrics resung by Damon C Scott. It seems as if how Damon C Scott got asked to do the project was unremarkable in its self. He was seen performing on a You Tube video - which lead him being met as a Subway performer on 86 Street IRT LEVINGTON AVENUE LINE EXPRESS STATION - New YORK, USA by a gentleman known as David Levy.

    David Levy introduced him to STORM QUEEN (Morgan Geist)  \and other  various Artists that required vocalists for Hire for their own indiviidual projects.

    It was when he was introduced to STORM QUEEN (Morgan Geist) via David LevySTORM QUEEN (Morgan Geist) asked Damon C Scott to re- sing his lyrics which was placed over the remix provided by MARC KINCHEN

    Marc Kinchen had already agreed to supply new mixes for the re-release of the single within November 2013. And the rest was history so to speak. Here below via a YOU TUBE VIDEO of how Marc Kinchen explaining how he create that  MIX...

    A music video was created for the single which featured an eye patched man dressed as a White Lion in a Suit. After leaving his Hotel room, he dances to get attention from Women. The video was taken filmed at The Cadogen Hotel, Sloane Sqaure.Knightsbridge, London, England - 2013

    Marc Kinchen is a living legend within House Music. There are others. However, if ever a true book was to be written about House and Garage music. A chapter or two will need to be written about this man.

    Well that all folks for me now anyway.

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