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Escape Video
Posted January 17, 2017

Today was the premiere of my brand new video Escape in the national Swiss newspaper 20 Minuten. Four months of hard work, check out how it turned out!

Escape Teaser
Posted December 22, 2016

Check out a short teaser of my upcoming music video Escape. The full clip will be released in early January. It will be a mix between short movie and music video, with a long 70-sec intro loaded with killer Hollywood-like sound and imagery before the actual song starts. It is the most complex video production I’ve done so far, taking more than two months to shoot 50+ hours of footage in six locations and 100 hours of editing to boot.

Escape will be the first release from my upcoming album New York City Dreams, which is already available for pre-order on iTunes.

The song itself is a “bridge builder” between my debut record Sin’s Disciple and the new one. It’s a powerful energetic rock song that… we’ll you’ll have to come back and find out. Happy New Year!

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 few months because I’ve been buried with work. I’ve just finished my second album New York City Dreams, which will be released in February 2017. I always try something new with each project, and this record goes in a totally different direction. In short, I’ve traded breaks and beats for music and melody to fit the new theme. So on the upcoming songs, you will only hear me singing. It was very hard and challenging work, but I’m proud of the result. In fact, it’s the best material I’ve recorded to this date, and 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, and mixing for more than 15 months in Los Angeles.

I’ve also produced and directed two mind blowing music videos. We’re in the middle of the post-production and should finalize them both by end of November. The first video stars the former Miss Switzerland, Kerstin Cook, who does an incredible job.

I’ve also started my own label McKay Entertainment, and I’m currently preparing the album 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

Escape (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Canibus about Marty McKay collabo & Fait Accompli
Darkness Surrounds You (Official Music Video)

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