Originally from New Jersey but now based in LA, Mk.gee self-released his debut project Pronounced McGee in May of 2018 and it drew critical acclaim from both sides of the Atlantic. He quickly followed up with the EP Fool and experienced a serious breakthrough when Frank Ocean played “You” on his Beats 1 radio show, blonded RADIO. 2019 saw Mk.gee head out on tour with Omar Apollo, Wallows, festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Pitchfork Paris, sell out multiple hometown headlining shows and ink his record deal with IAMSOUND/Interscope.
Born Michael Gordon, Mk.gee first discovered his outside-the-box musicality as a little kid. At age six, he took up classical piano and soon started composing his own pop-leaning but deeply imaginative material. Raised on everything from yacht rock to Metallica, he got a guitar at age 11 and became obsessed with iconoclast musicians like Jimi Hendrix. Although he played in a band for much of his adolescence, he began self-recording on a four-track recorder his mom had bought him for his 14th birthday. Mk.gee learned the limitless possibilities in working as a solo artist, and fully embraced the free-form creativity that defines his music today as he continues to bring his kaleidoscopic musicality to a groove-heavy, intricately detailed, and endlessly unpredictable sound.