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|Born||28 March 1961|
|Origin||Petticoat Lane, Spitalfields, London|
|Genres||Electronic, Synth Pop, Ambient, Alternative, House,|
|Musician, Writer, Producer, Photographer|
|Instruments||Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Synthesizers, Drum Machines|
|Morgan King, Clubland, Obiman, Soundsource Illustration, Manic MC's,|
Morgan King is a Grammy award winning, English singer, writer, record producer and photographer.
Born in Spitalfields, London, Morgan's musical career began in 1979 as drummer for Manchester band Illustration, who were subsequently signed by the indie label, "Some Bizzare" featuring on the Some Bizzare Album. After several years immersed in the UK indie scene, Morgan's musical direction changed considerably with the advent of house music in the late 1980s. In 1988, Morgan moved to Chicago and started writing with Kym Mazelle and Marshall Jefferson on Kym's first album, "Crazy", which was released the following year. In 1989, Morgan joined his third band, the Manic MCs who had a UK top thirty hit with their first release, "Mental".
In 1990, Morgan started collaborating with BTech record's Jan Ekholm after being introduced by DJ/Production duo Quartz, working in Sweden on a series of Dance releases under various pseudonyms, including Technoir, Backbeat, Groovement, Bassrace and others. "Clubland" originally formed by Dave Rawlings and Ronnie Herel of Quartz with Jan Ekholm. During the first album Quartz left and the two remaining members were joined by Zemya Hamilton on vocals. Clubland recorded three albums, winning a Swedish Grammy for their second album "Adventures Beyond Clubland", plus received three gold discs. Together they also topped the US Billboard Dance chart three times with "Lets Get Busy", "Hold On (Tighter to Love)" and "Hypnotized" respectively. It was also during this period he recorded his solo record, the Balearic Anthem "I Am Free".
In 1991, Morgan partnered with Nick Hook to form Om records in London and the band "Soundsource", who subsequently achieved success with the House / Rap track "Take Me Up", later recycled by "Lock 'N Load" for their 2000 top ten UK hit "Blow Ya Mind". This single was followed up by the 1992 club hit "One High". Again, Morgan started writing and recording under a variety of pseudonyms at Om including, Al Hambra, VFN Experience, Om and Obiman. Obiman went on to feature on the seminal Cafe Del Mar compilation series. On the same album he also co-wrote and produced Jose Padilla's first solo recording "Agua".
Around 1994/1995, Morgan took a break from the music scene, eventually resurfacing in 2003 to co-write Trybe's "Sarah Said" with Fragma. In 2007 he opened his Accidental Music label so he could make his archive available in the digital realm for the first time and to collaborate on new dance projects. Also around the same time he became a professional photographer after he was invited to do a one off project in Iran. To date he is still working as a solo artist recording and playing live, plus in 2012 he joined Lene Lovich as part of her band.
(Morgan King) Singles
(King / Ekholm / Hamilton)
(King / Cottle / Hudd)
(King / Hook)
Single: Rising - Om records 1993
Single: On the Rocks - Accidental Music 2016
Single: The Dunes - Accidental Music 2016
(Nasty / King)
Single: Vol 1 - Om whites 1994