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Marlon D is originally from West New York, NJ Raised and worked in New York City his entire life, coming from a home of latin decent Colombia S.A.
He grew up listening to the sounds of Latin Jazz, Disco, and Motown classics. This is where his passion for music cultivated. Marlon Started his involvement in the music industry at the young age of 13 where he started helping mobile DJ’s with their events. During this time Marlon Developed a found love for music. Marlon went from promoting events in NYC’s biggest clubs to DJ’ing and Studio engineering. He grew up listening to DJ’s such as Little Louie Vega, Junior Vasquez, Frankie Knuckles, Tony Humphries, Scott Blackwell, Timmy Regisford and David Morales.
His passion for music and sound grew by the minute. He took it to another level by creating his own business within the music industry that would lead him to one day being part of one of the biggest house music scene legends Underground Collective. Underground Collective was created in January of 2000 and originally started off to be an Underground dance event held in the meatpacking district at a club called Filter 14
(The old Jackie 60)In the heart of New York City. The event went on to be one of the biggest success to the deep soulful house scene and a major contribution to what we do today. With the top DJ’s in the business from all around the world participating in Underground Collective it wasn’t long before the name became a staple in the NYC dance scene.
Marlon then took Underground Collective and created his first record label Underground collective recordings and has produced under this name to this day. He has written records with some of the industries best such as Taana Gardner, Kem, Jellybean Benitez, Beyonce, Dennis Ferrer, Joi Cardwell, just to name a few.
Some of the records went on to become classics as well such as “The U.C. anthem,” “Jesus Creates Sound” “Love will save the day,” “Kem-heaven” and many others.
As time went on Marlon kept contributing to the music scene in every which way ,from continuing his U.C parties and record label to holding special events in different parts of the globe.
He opened Underground Collective studios where it was used for recordings and rehearsal space. Great artist rehearsed and recorded in there such as Little Louie vega and elements of life, P.Diddy rehearsing dancers tours and much more.
During this time he came across to what would become a long term partner JELLYBEAN BENITEZ. Today marlon works very closely with the legendary Jellybean ( some of you might know him from his Madonna Productions or Fun House erra ) Marlon has become an “inhouse” artist on Jellybeans Label and also helped create a party called “Aint nuthing but a house party” Which today can be viewed as one of the best in NYC at the moment.
Marlons First album was released on Jellybean recordings entitled “Love is key” and was distributed by Sony records. With countless releases on the Jellybean Imprint and the Underground collective recordings label, Marlon was soon upcoming in the production and engineering field”
Marlon has also went on to write records and become in house artist for Strictly Rhythm,Nervous Records and Defected records. Today he is working closely with the world reknowned labels to create more hits and classics.
His next project consists of opening and owning his own club in Colombia South America as well as concentrating on the Underground Collective Print worldwide..
Marlon D’s great accomplishments has rewarded him with the endorsement and sponsorship of propellerheads software company . A Music production company based out of Germany . Marlon uses this product heavily in his productions and therefore can act as a true advocate for this music production tool.
With all this Marlon D is very high in demand and continuing to develop new sounds and a creative influence than will broaden his fan base across the globe to heights one can only hope to imagine…..
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Master Kev’s victory in a mix-off contest in the 1990’s proved that the years of obsessing over the mixes of Timmy Regisford, Tony Humphries and others on radio and in clubs, studying underground dance and beat syncopation and accumulating a killer collection of records finally paid off . And as the number of shows soared, so did Kev’s talent. Soon after, hero Tony Humphries called Kev to ask him to join forces with him on his Yellorange Label. His answer? A triumphant ‘Hell Yeah’.After spinning in his first WMC in the year 2000 and embarking on several trips to Europe , Asia and beyond, with Tony Humphries and even solo, his DJ career was officially on the rise. Also, in 2000 Kev along with founder Marlon D and others helped form the Underground Collective - a collection of DJ’s, performers, musicians..etc created to draw exposure in the dance music industry to major labels and beyond.LISTEN TO MASTER KEVS LATEST MIXSHOWWhile working with Tony Humphries at Yellorange from 1999 - 2004, Kev had many ‘Net Shows’ on the site along with Tony Humphries and the other Yellorange DJ’s that were updated once a month. Then in 2004, Kev started a weekly radio show on CyberJamz Radio (cyberjamz.com). The show has grown more and more each year, with many producers giving Kev the upfront heat and unreleased jams. Also, many labels send Kev promo’s in hopes that those tracks/songs will be played on his very highly listened to radio show. With the amount of weekly hits in the archives it was no wonder they would think of Kev to help promote the new music.These days u can find the Master Kev 'Sessions' shows or his podcasts on Podomatic (www.masterkev.podomatic.com ) which are updated frequently.In 2006 Kev partnered up with long time friend and former Yellorange/Underground Collective DJ partner David ‘Vibes’ Tobon and keyboard wizard John Crockett to form MKDV. They produced their first track together titled ‘Twisted’ which gained a lot of early support from the biggest names in the dance music industry and was a very popular release on the Code Red & Defected labels. They also worked on original tracks for Tony Records and remixes for Louie Vega’s imprint Vega Records remixing Sara Devine’s ‘Special’ as well as remixes for Mel Cheren’s and Kevin Hedge’s (Blaze) West End Records. In 2007 Kev partnered up with good friend Scott Wozniak to produce more tracks for Code Red & Defected titled ‘String Thing’ and ‘Uncooked’ .. ‘String Thing’ became the number 1 download on Defected’s website for weeks .. They also did some remixes on Stevie Wonder’s ‘My Cherie Amour’ and Joe Cocker’s ‘You Are So Beautiful’ (high in demand since the 2007 WMC) which were never released to this date. Later that year Kev also partnered up with Abicah Soul and worked on original tracks and remixes as well. One of those tracks ‘Kora’ was released on Iwanni Records from Toronto.
With an abundance of traveling, work and the frequently updated podcast shows on Podomatic, Kev is once again back in the studio this time with very talented Tony Loreto from Italy. They have been working together a lot throughout 2009. They have done remixes for Tortured Soul and Arnold Jarvis which both did well on Traxsource and other popular download sites. They are currently working on remixes for Underground Collective (remixing Marlon D's classic 'UC Anthem' , Inaya Day ,Code Red/Defected , and a remix of Kenny Bobien slated for release on Tribe UK.
Master Kev & Tony Loreto have done a few boots as well including the remix of 'Wicked Game' Chris Isaac (fully supported by Danny Krivit and Francois K for starters) , Leela James and probably their biggest yet for Radiohead 'Creep' which has made very big noise worldwide from some of the greats such as Louie Vega, Dennis Ferrer , Marques Wyatt and more. Radiohead's 'Creep' remixes also have been released in December 2009 on Sensei Plates. Stay tuned for much more to come!And these days Kev and longtime friend Marlon D are back in the swing of doing Underground Collective parties in Colombia and worldwide.. Stay tuned :)
Come experience why they call Kevin John from suburban NYC the Master!
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Tony Humphries has entertained dance music fans across the globe with his “Hump in the Homefries” brand of uptempo soul music. This Brooklyn, New York native landed his first “professional” DJ gig at Manhattan’s posh Club El Morocco in 1975. From there Tony’s trek to Boystown a.k.a. Club Tribeca NY, NY would prove successful, where he was then recognized as a talented DJ.
In July 1981, producer Shep Pettibone asked Tony for a mastermix show tape to fill in for a no show on his KISS-FM NY radio show. A vacancy left by Pettibone at the station opened the door for his own permanent mix show. Simultaneously, schooled under the “I’ll leave you in the booth and see what happens” antics of resident DJ Larry Patterson of NJ’s Club Zanzibar fame, resulted in him gaining “THE” residency in 1982.
Developing his creative experiences behind the recording studio’s control board only enhanced his style and magic.
Artists like Mtume (Tonys’ first gold record “Juicy Fruit”), Chaka Khan, Karen White, Regina Belle, Donna Summer, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, and The Cover Girls were all governed by the “Humphries handicraft”.
By the mid to late 80’s, Tony became the sole helmsman weaving the tunes three nights a week, thus making dance music superstars out of local talent embedded in the heartland of Newark and her surrounding areas. Summoned across the Atlantic by the British in 1987. The “Jersey Sound” was coined by their press. In addition to traveling, remix projects mounting, pumping out a weekly radio mix show, and holding down the fort at the club, Tony was in his prime making the world of dance music exciting, hip, and refreshing.
By November 1990, his 8 year tenure ended with a tearful refrain, but this didn’t discourage Tony as he became in demand worldwide and relocated to London, England. In January of 1993, Tony took up the offer to be the resident jock at the Ministry of Sound club. That year was rounded off with a residency at “Echoes” in Rimini, Italy. This Italian residency continued for 4 years while simultaneously relocating back in NJ to launch his Yellorange Production Co.
It can be said that Tony Humphries has left an unerasable impression on the global dance music industry. To date over 300 venues he has gigged worldwide, done over 200 studio remixes, the latest being Janet Jackson’s hit “Together Again”. Throughout tremendous recognition, tons of awards and accolades from his peers, he has remained humble.
In 2006, with the introduction of a new label, Tony Records, the legendary producer and DJ continues to challenge himself by taking different directions in the music he helped to spawn
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