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MKJ

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MKJ is a dreamer. He had to be in order to survive.  At the tender age of six years old, he found himself living in a tent as a war refugee with his family.
The young Kurdish boy dreamed that he would one day move far away, to the world he saw in the Hollywood movies and TV shows. Surrounded by war and turmoil, the dream seemed impossible, but after years of practice and producing beats on his computer, he relocated to the United States at the age of 22 and began pursuing his music career in earnest.
In 2017, an unofficially released track by the DJ/producer called Time made its way from MKJ’s SoundCloud page to the greater China region, where it became a meme and viral sensation. With its signature saxophone dance break, the song has spawned around 4 million TikTok videos, over 500 million streams, 210,000 NetEase comments and held the #1 on Shazam China charts for three weeks. All this led to worldwide touring opportunities and an exclusive distribution agreement with the China music tech giant, NetEase Cloud. A new vocal version of the track from the eclectic artist’s follow up EP Time After Time has already reached #2 on NetEase's viral chart. The EP and his follow up singles featured on several playlists covers and banners around the platform, and It even got him into the top 100 of most streamed US & Euro artists on NetEase Cloud!
After several releases on the Nation's imprint Lowly, he signed with Soave Records for a string of releases in 2020.

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