In 1988, together with Terrence Parker, Mark ‘MK’ Kinchen was part of the US duo Separate Minds for the techno/soul cut, ‘We Need Somebody’. Kinchen went on to engineer on many of the early Inner City Records, and most of Kevin Saunderson’s associated KMS label product, having been adopted as ‘studio mascot’ by Saunderson from the age of 17 onwards. He began to make records on his own as MK - like ‘Mirror Mirror’. However, he was still eclipsed by his boss, and he elected to relocate to New York, recording songs like ‘Play The World’. This was somewhat removed from the traditional Detroit sound, confounding expectations. A good example was the ‘Burnin’’ single (featuring vocal support from Alana Simon), given a UK release after success as an import on Kinchen’s own Area 10 label in 1992. He returned to the Separate Minds name for ‘2nd Bass’ in 1992, a full three and a half years since recording ‘1st Bass’. Among other nom de plumes he also records as 4th Measure Men. He has also remixed for Bizarre Inc and Masters At Work (‘Can’t Stop The Rhythm’).
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