SHINE returns to QUB Students Union on Easter Monday, April 21st, for what is historically one of the biggest clubbing dates of the year. Headlining the main room is US house music legend MK, aka Marc Kinchen, who has broken through to achieve massive mainstream success over the last 12 months, including a UK number one single – “Look Right Through” w/ Storm Queen, amongst many others. He is joined in the main room by Route 94, whose recent single “My Love” has been the biggest break through dance music hit of 2014 to date. Elsewhere on the bill is Marcel Fengler, Berghain / Panorama Bar [Berlin] resident DJ, Hunee [Rush Hour], Phil Kieran, Psycatron & many others.
Tickets priced from £19 on sale.
Some may know Marc Kinchen as an long standing icon of the underground dance since his breakthrough remix of the international classichit, ‘Push The Feeling On’ by The Nightcrawlers in the 90’s, however it has only been in past 18 months that he has established at the pinnacle of the dance music world with smash remixes of Lana Del Rey and Chris Malinchak, as well as his solo projects on Hot Creations and Defected. MK has long been responsible for taking ordinary pop records, andturning them into dance classics. This was evident when his of Storm Queen’s ‘Look Right Through’ hit Number One in the UK charts this past November. To date, his version of the single has reached 400,000 in sales in the UK. Since then he has become one of the world’s most in demand remixer and DJ’s.
Supporting MK in Mandela Hall is enigmatic 20-year-old dance producer Route 94 who looks to be following the same road to stardom enjoyed by MK. This week his track ‘My Love’ feat Jess Glynne is released and is tipped to be a contender for the Number 1 spot in the UK charts.
Techno according to Marcel Fengler has nothing to do with being a go-getter or having an alternative career, it is way more than means to an end: it is his definitive and
concentrated passion In Marcel Fengler’s world, opposites attract. Ambient and electronica are equal parts in his sets that owe as much to the UK’s progressive school of relentless techno as they do to that special “Berghain sound”. A dictum created by music journalists and a description that is a diverging as Berghain’s resident DJs. Being one of them since day one, Fengler made his very own and self-confident contribution to that sound. Hereally knows his craft. Fengler’s DJ sets are characteristically offensive and dynamic, hard and consistent, but also surprising and emotional. In a realmthat is dominated by technology and machines, his bright personality and the human aspect stay visible. You can feel his personal touch. A similar versatility can also be found in his studio work. Marcel’s fondness for synth pads goes along with gloomy electro, hard and steady-paced techno doesn’t compete with his sense for moods and deepness. His search for different parts that work as a whole is as visible here as it is in his DJ style. Marcel Fengler looks forquality over quantity. Nothing leaves his studio that hasn’t passed this test. Neither artificial shortage of releases nor coyness, this behaviour is essentially Marcel Fengler: passion before purpose..
Hunee began his musical adventure heavily into hip hop and rap, and as he dug further into the breaks and samples of his favourite producers, he fell deeper into the disco rabbit hole. After DJing and working at various record stores around Berlin, and meeting many of the city’s other music nerds, Hunee began to produce his own tracks. Releasing across a variety of labels such as Prins Thomas’ Internasjonal, Rush Hour, Ostgut Ton, W.T., and Permanent Vacation, Hunee’s craftily-sampled tracks, such as Rare Silk and Brother are packed full of disco sensibility and dancefloor dynamism, falling timelessly between respectful homage and modern day revamp. Having moved to the West Coast, his natural enthusiasm can only shine brighter, while another chapter of Hunee’s story prepares to be written.