Next up in the hot-seat: No stranger to any 140 heads in the UK scene, this producer has a number of strong releases over well-respected labels such as Wheel & Deal, White Peach & Navy Cut. Please welcome, Mr. K

SSC: In your own words, who are you and what do you do?

MK: I’m Kyle and I produce dubstep under the alias Mr.K

SSC: So, how was the journey? What started it all off and how did that lead you to where you are today? 

MK: It all started when I sent a couple of tunes to uncle N-Type (in 2017, I think) for his label ‘Wheel & Deal‘. Ended up getting a release together and here we are!

SSC: Who are the main influences for you, musically? 

MK: Anyone and anything that’s original and honest really. I listen to a lot of 90’s hip hop and rock mostly but there’s definitely some heads in the 140 scene that influence and push me to do what I do.

SSC: What do you consider the highlight of your music career so far, and why?

MK: It’s all pretty mental if I’m honest. Still feels pretty surreal to me that I’m able to create and share my music with people and they like it haha. But one highlight will be playing Fabric in a couple of months, that’s some bucket list business!

SSC: Any moments you’d rather forget? 

MK: Of course haha but we all have those moments and you’ve just got to get over it. Whatever it was happened and passed, keep moving forward.

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SSC: Any tips or tricks for all the producers reading? 

MK: Trial and error.

SSC: Anyone we should be keeping an eye on right now? Any particular artists/ DJs standing out to you?

MK: Melle. He keeps under the radar but honestly, this fucking guy is an absolute weapon. Very talented producer. I’ve also been digging Manta – he’s sent some good shits lately.

SSC: Other than bass-focused music, are there any other genres or artists you are particularly fond of currently?

MK: As I said earlier, I listen to a lot of hip hop and rock. I’ve been listening to a lot of the Dreamville stuff lately – Heltah Skeltah and all that jazz. I’m patiently waiting for the Deftones album this year. Pa Salieu’s been getting rinsed too.

SSC: What’s on the horizon for Mr. K? Anything exciting coming up? 

MK: Got some gigs coming up. More music and some other interesting bits and bobs. Keep an eye out!

SSC: And finally, if you could give one piece of advice for those wishing to follow in your path, what would it be?

MK: Try not to overthink it (I fully understand this is way easier said than done) and just keep chipping at the tree and it’ll fall! 

Big thanks to Kyle for taking the time to chat with us. Keep up to date with all things Mr. K at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/mrkbeats93/

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