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At the tender age of six years old he found himself living in a tent on the Iran-Iraqi border with his family due to conflicts in the Iraqi Kurdistan civil war.
The young Kurdish boy dreamed that he would one day move far away to the world he saw in the Hollywood movies and western TV shows. Surrounded by war and turmoil the dream seemed impossible. But the life and career of the eclectic electronic producer/DJ MKJ is testimony that nothing is impossible.
After years of practice and learning to craft western pop tracks and hip hop beats on his computer he defied the odds and his dream finally came true when at the age of 22 he relocated to the United States as a refugee from his war torn homeland and began pursuing his music career in earnest.
In 2015 an unofficially released track he produced called, “Time” made its way from MKJ’s SoundCloud page all the way around the globe landing in the greater China region where it became a meme and viral sensation. The song, with its signature saxophone dance break, has spawned nearly 4 million videos on the TikTok app, over 400 million streams and reached #1 on the China Shazam charts for three weeks! Back home his music also caught the attention of tastemakers such as Chill Nation, The Vibe Guide, and Mr.Revillz. All this led to representation by Music City East Management, worldwide touring opportunities and an exclusive distribution agreement with the China music tech giant, NetEase Cloud.
Management:
mark@musiccityeast.com

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