Update: And they finished the week at #1, outselling Eminem’s ‘The Monster’ by 9,500 copies. Bravo.
Now, we know house music is currently infiltrating the UK charts like nobody’s business, and America and EDM are still in their honeymoon period, but take a step back and think about that: Morgan Geist and MK are set to be number one in the charts.
Morgan Geist, for some context, was one half of New York duo Metro Area, revered by the dance music underground for their ground-breaking self-titled singles released between 1999 and 2007 (their debut album, Metro Area, also ranked high in FACT’s top 100 albums of the 2000s). MK is another hero of the dance music underground, coming up in Detroit in the late 1980s before transforming the way people thought about remixes in the 1990s with his MK Dubs. He’s enjoyed chart success before, but working as a producer for artists like Pitbull and Shakira; never in his own right. That looks set to change this week, however, with his remix of Storm Queen’s ‘Look Right Through’ (originally from 2010, but re-released this year by Defected / Ministry of Sound) leading Eminem and Rihanna’s ‘Monster’ in the midweeks.
Like Future might say (if, you know, he was into house), they deserve it. You can stream MK’s FACT mix over here, and watch his series of remix tutorials for FACT TV below.