We realize it’s been some time since another Ultra came and went, but we couldn’t resist posting this live set from MK. If you’re a House head you probably already love him, and if you don’t know of him yet, you’ve probably heard his tracks and remixes. Not only is he a legendary producer since the age of 14, he’s a masterful DJ.
This set exemplifies why MK is a House institution, both in the studio and live on stage. His style is unmistakable, intermingling elements of soul and hip hop, with a heavy dose of spasmodic vocal loops. The seamless transitions in this set create an absolute cohesion that represents the best of Ultra 2015.
A few standout moments include: André Hommen’s “Battery Park”; a nostalgic nod to Ma$e and”Mo Money, Mo Problems” circa 1997 in Jack N Danny’s “Double Up”; booty-shaking throwbacks from Tough Love and Busta Rhymes; and MK’s remix of “Powerless” by Rudimental.
Close your eyes, picture a sunny March afternoon in Miami at the Carl Cox arena, press play, and you’re almost there…
01 Bakermat – Teach Me (MK Remix) [BE YOURSELF]
02 06:30 XXXY – Goldfish
03 09:45 Paolo Rocco feat. Wayne Tennant – Caution You (John Acquaviva & Olivier Giacomotto Remix) [GET PHYSICAL]
04 Hercules & Love Affair – Do You Feel The Same? [MOSHI MOSHI]
05 18min Nightmares On Wax – A Case Of Funk (Loco Dice Remix) [WARP]
06 21:15 Wankelmut & Emma Louise – My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix) [ULTRA]
07 28:30 Tough Love – So Freakin’ Tight (ID Remix) [GET TWISTED]
08 34:30 Rudimental – Powerless (MK Remix) [WARNER UK]
09 41min André Hommen – Battery Park [OBJEKTIVITY]
10 46min Little By Little – Bang The Box [DEFECTED]
11 50min JACK N DANNY – Double Up (Original Mix) [CUFF]
12 53:30 KANT vs. MK – EY YO [OMT (WARNER)]
13 60min Serge Devant & Damiano feat. Camille Safiya – Fearing Love [EMERALD CITY]
14 64:30 Sable Sheep – Fallen Lead Showers [DESOLAT]
15 68:30 Nils Penner – I Can Be
16 72min AS I AM feat. Nicola Tate – Saving Grace [UP-TEMPO]
17 77min Moody Jones – Baby Banger [NASTYFUNK]
18 Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge – White Noise (MK Remix) [PMR]
19 82:45 Storm Queen – Look Right Through (MK Don’t Talk To Me Vocal Mix) [DEFECTED]
20 85min Shadow Child feat. Takura – Friday (MK Medicine Dub) [FOOD MUSIC]
*The complete set is here (peppered with interviews hosted by Carl Cox).