MK’s 10 Essential Festival Gadgets

MK performing at the Red Bull Guest House on Mar. 26, 2015 (Alex Markow)

House DJ/producer legend Marc Kinchen, aka MK, has had a back-to-back festival schedule this summer and just dropped a remix of Aurora’s “I Went Too Far.” Check out his ten essential festival gadgets below via Coach Mag.

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
“If anyone from Bose sees this, I need to say thank you. A lot. With all the travelling [sic] I have to do, these headphones have saved my life. I never leave home without them. I call them my plane savers.”

O2 4G WiFi Hotspot
“I always bring my hotspot with me on the road and especially to festivals – the backstage area is notorious for spotty service thanks to the amount of people trying to get online at the same time. With my own WiFi hotspot I can stay connected for everything – downloading a new mix, live streaming, even sharing things during the show.”

Digital Audio Recorder
“Everyone always asks me to record my sets, so I use this. Then I can bang them up onto SoundCloud.”

iPad Pro
“This is an essential travel tool for me as I like to watch movies and take pictures and this is so lightweight I can bring it on the road. It’s small, but at the same time almost like a giant iPhone, with incredible hi-res quality. You have to get on that new retina resolution. Amazing.”

mophie powerstation 8X External Battery
“How else am I gonna keep all these gadgets charged up?”

HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset
“When I heard that this VR headset was coming out, I couldn’t wait to get it. It makes playing games so realistic. If you can’t find me, I am definitely tucked away somewhere, losing myself in 3D.”

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
“Man, this is going to make me sound like a total geek – two VR headsets! But I gotta tell the truth – after I am done with the HTC, you might find me with the Oculus Rift VR. Sorry, I can’t help it.”

“I love this thing, it’s such an awesome toy to have in my bag. Sometimes, after a show, I like to walk around the crowd and film them having a great time. Pure good vibes.”

USB Flash Drives Loaded With Songs
“Along with power strips, I carry a bunch of these just in case something goes wrong – power surge, drink falling on my laptop, any of the other 10,000 things that could happen. It’s become my safety net of sorts. As long as I have these, I can still play, keep the party going and make people dance.”

Roland TR-8 Drum Machine
“OK, so this hasn’t found its way to a festival just yet… This is a toy that brings me back to the sound of the 808. It’s in my studio waiting to break free. I have been thinking of bringing it on the road for a while now, so who knows when that may actually happen.”

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