Martin Ikin has been DJ’ing and Producing music since 1990. Spending all his adult life from the age of 17 releasing records on many labels, under many names and accumulating a surprising list of classics along the way.
As well as DJ’ing, Producing and spending some years employed as an in-house engineer at several recording studios he also studied jazz piano, has been bandleader of several jazz funk outfits and is still gigging, session playing and teaching piano today.
After over 10 years of releasing music on 3rd party labels, Martin launched his own label – Soul Purpose Records in 2003, as a stable for his own productions. With artists such as Juliet Roberts, Elisabeth Troy, Angie Brown, Mary Pearce & Bryan Chambers joining the camp straight away and letting the music do the talking, Soul Purpose Records has now built a reputation for quality house music with numerous chart Number 1′s under its belt. And is going from strength to strength.
Since 2005 Martin has adopted his label name “Soul Purpose” as his DJ & Production/Remix moniker, dropping the old school “DJ Mayhem” tag from the early 1990′s
Martin’s remix credentials include names such Mariah Carey, Jamiroquai, Joey Negro, MAW, Grant Nelson, Hardsoul and many many more. As a musician and producer Martin draws his musical influences from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Azymuth, Donny Hathaway, Jeff Lorber, Roy Ayers and legendary house masters like Mr Fingers, Marshall Jefferson, Derek May & Kevin Saunderson.