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New Website
Posted November 23, 2016

Hello world and welcome to my newly designed website. Thanks to Zoran Perin and the Echo Designlab in Brooklyn for the incredible help.

It has been quiet over the past couple of months because I’ve been buried with work. I’ve just finished my 2nd album New York City Dreams, which will be out early next year. I always intended to try something new with each project, so the new record will be in a totally different direction. Always expect the unexpected. I decided to stop rapping for a while, since the new theme didn’t call for it. So on the upcoming songs you will only hear me singing. It was very hard & challenging work but I’m proud of the result. The songs have been written in Los Angeles over the past 15 months and it’s the best material I’ve recorded to this date. I really think you’re going to love it. I’m still enjoying the material, even though I heard it a thousand times during the process of writing, recording, mixing, and so on.

I’ve also produced and directed two mind blowing music videos. We’re in the middle of the post-production and should finalise the videos end of November. The first video will star beautiful model and former Miss Switzerland Kerstin Cook. Watch how I turned model turns into an actress very soon, she did an incredible job.

I’ve also started my own label McKay Entertainment and I’m currently preparing the release with my team. Stay tuned!

Discover

Based in Zurich, Marty McKay is a conceptual artist, writer and vocalist with a socio-critical edge. He is also the (executive) producer behind his endeavors.

After the millennium Marty first started out as a hip hop turntablist where he gained attention as a live DJ on national TV.

Feeling a need for vocal expression, Marty shifted his focus from scratching to rapping and singing. After experiencing a few of life’s most difficult challenges, Marty devoured any book he could find on the subject of psychology and sociology whose themes quickly filtered into his music.

Starting in 2004 Marty joined legendary TV and rap star Vanilla Ice on stage for several tours throughout Europe and California. Marty then started to work on a multimedia project and a started designing a unique sound, blending multiple genres together.

The evolution of his musical journey resulted in McKay’s debut album Sin’s Disciple, a modern-day seven deadly sins analysis, released in the spring of 2014. McKay simultaneously published an illustrated adult fiction novella Dante's Disciple as a back-up story to the CD.

Today, McKay is preparing to release his next album, New York City Dreams, where he shares his experiences while living in The Big City. With this new release, McKay moves away from his previously hard-hitting rap style and into a more melodic approach that reflects a wide spectrum of today's rock genres.

Music

Despite today’s global rise in consciousness, we find most popular music is still sorely lacking in substance and meaning. The music industry remains dominated by label-controlled, paid-for airplay. In our world, lyrics still matter!
New York City Dreams [02/24/17]
01. Escape
02. Empire Town
03. Out Of The Blue
04. When The Lights Go Out
05. Into The Fire
06. Love Suicide
07. Another Life
08. Outta Sight Outta Mind
09. Until The Pain Is Gone

Marty McKay breaks the sound barriers once again with his upcoming release, New York City Dreams. Drawing on more melodic rock beats while still expressing the hard, angry edge he's known for, McKay uses this project as an exploration into the implications of modern society and the shrapnel of broken dreams.

Sin's Disciple [03/28/14]
01. Darkness Surrounds You
02. Untouchable
03. Can't Get Enough
04. I Want Your Life
05. Turn Up My Sex
06. Emptiness Returns
07. Sin
08. Illusion Of Power
09. Who Can You Trust?
10. Unleashed Rage
11. Agony Will Do
12. Givin' Up
13. The Aftermath

A combination of drum-driven beats carrying elements of hip-hop together with orchestral strings, emotion-inducing melodies, heavy guitars and wide-ranged vocals.

This mind-blowing crossover album is a unique fusion of musical genres that will whisk you away to another world. With a unique, custom-made sound, this album is a journey that begins with Track 1 and ends in the deepest contemplation. Strap yourself in for the emotional roller coaster ride on Marty McKay’s dynamic soundtrack, Sin’s Disciple.

Singles
01. Broken Wings [01/16/15]
02. World Of Excess [10/01/14]
03. Serena (feat. Focus) [11/17/12]

Books

Dante's Disciple (with David McAfee)

Scott Norton is on a mission to rid post-apocalyptic Sunder City of its rampant corruption and crime. In a story that mirrors some of today’s most courageous whistle-blowers, Scott Norton uses his computer as his only weapon against the powerful and elite residing in the city’s underbelly.

Danger finally catches up with Scott and he soon finds himself pulled into a vortex of grief, crime, deceit and fear. He is forced to look inward and reevaluate his own direction, to explore The Seven Deadly Sins and their influence on his life…and to discover the virtues that are waiting for him on the other side.

Follow Scott Norton’s journey to the bottom in this captivating illustrated work of adult fiction. This book is a collaboration with David McAfee and the Project 7 Creative Team. Illustrated by one of DC and Marvel Comic’s most talented artists, it runs in parallel to the messages delivered in Marty McKay’s original album, Sin’s Disciple.

Available in e-book format and special Amazon paperback edition!

Read an excerpt

Videos

Canibus about Marty McKay collabo & Fait Accompli
Darkness Surrounds You (Official Music Video)
Unleashed Rage (Official Music Video)

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