In the mid-'90s, Marc Kinchen, better known as MK, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play chart with his songs "Always" and "Love Changes." Since then, MK has made a name for himself as a producer and DJ with a gift for remixes and a knack for matching perfect vocals to deep house.
I first saw Phox in an impromptu concert at a restaurant in Philadelphia. I thought the band was talented and charming, and I still do. Phox is six friends from Baraboo, Wis., who make pretty, catchy music. The group's not-so-secret weapon is Monica Martin, who sings with a smoky lilt in front of spare, tasteful instrumentation.
Originally published on Sat February 28, 2015 10:40 am
Before he soaked up the American Songbook, Tom Brosseau grew up with music in church, school and home, surrounded by the hymnal and folk songs adored by his grandparents. Today he lives in the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles, but the North Dakota native says his heart remains far away, back at home.