DJ’ing since 1990 and Producing music since 1991, Martin Ikin previously known as; DJ Mayhem, Indigo, Soul Purpose, Migrant.. and loads more, has spent his life releasing records on many labels and under many aliases. Including, Defected, Nervous, OFF, Get Physical, Exploited, Zrecords, 3Beat, MOS, SwingCity, Hed Kandi, Soulfuric, Sony, Island, Atlantic..etc etc.
Martin's remix credentials include names such as Mariah Carey, Jamiroquai, Joey Negro, MAW, Grant Nelson, Hardsoul and many more...
Trained studio engineer and jazz pianist Martin stepped away from producing and engineering for others and launched his own label Soul Purpose Records in 2003, as a stable for his own productions.
2005 saw Martin adopted his label name "Soul Purpose" as his DJ & Production/Remix moniker, dropping the old school "Mayhem" tag from the early 1990's
Now Djing & Producing using his real name for the first time ever! Martin kicks of with a Monster release on Andre Crom's OFF Recordings. Watch out for lots of brand new music coming from Martin on some of the biggest labels in the game including more on the mighty OFF Recordings.
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.