Emerging pop force MkX has released his latest single “Down,” a gritty, sweat-slicked banger featuring rap sensation cupcakKe. The track, which drips with confidence and melds electronic synthesizers with thick drums, hip-hop beats, and in-your-face lyrical imagery, can be heard now below.
“I wrote “Down” about a year ago and sat on it for a little while,” says MkX. “I knew I wanted to feature a really dope rapper that I respected. When cupcakKe heard the track and said she was down to drop a verse on it, I was thrilled! She really brought the song to the next level.”
“Working with MkX was a ball, he sent the record over and I automatically knew it was a vibe,” adds cupcakKe on the collaboration. “I can hear this record being played in clubs, radio, and many more lit locations. His team is very professional by the way and made it very easy to work him and I’ll definitely love to work with him again.”
Architecting every nuance of his vision to blend R&B with high-tech industrial sound design to create glossy pop gems, MkX uses his music to empower both himself and his listeners, encouraging them to dare to be different. Independently racking up close to 5 million Spotify streams, MkX’s recent singles – including “Stay” and “right place, at the right time” – have earned him top 5 placements on Mediabase’s Top 40 Pop Charts and scored heavy rotation on SiriusXM. His polished, pop/R&B anthem “One Sided Love” hit the Billboard Top 40 Indicator chart and received support from radio which lead to the track regularly being played in retail stores nationwide.
Inspired by Lady Gaga and Tinashe as well as producers such as Max Martin, Sophie, Cashmere Cat, Darkchild, The Neptunes, and more, MkX draws his sonic and visual aesthetics from millennial nostalgia. An accomplished songwriter, producer, and pop scholar who uses his encyclopedic understanding of pop music to craft his own world, MkX produced and co-wrote “Young & Wild” for K-Pop supergroup TWICE’s platinum-selling EP YES or YES which hit #1 in South Korea and Japan. Before emerging as a solo artist under the moniker MkX – where the “X” represents self-expression through his art – MkX previously toured with Ariana Grande, Christina Perri, Rixton, and more to help the world find their own “X” before attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.