Niko Marks, a writ er, producer and performance art isthas recent ly collaborat ed wit h Dj/producer, CarlosNilmmns t o complet e an EP ent it led "Lounge Chair".The album cont ains five select ions ofDeep/Jazzy/House and each one is layered wit h musicalcolor, beaut iful soundscapes and orchest ral element st hat cascade uniquely t hroughout . Aside from t hesmoot h int ro of "Obsession" t o t he melodic flow of"Elle Est Une Dansues a Minuit " t here are t wo t rackst hat feat ure Niko Marks on lead vocal, "HumanExpansion" and "Spacebabies Mixt ure Two" - remixedfrom t he original (Through Time and Cult ure). Thisproject was released April 13, 2012 and dist ribut ed viaCDBaby on t he U2XProduct ions imprint .Very soulful and deep EP wit h a fet ching atmosphere...great joint vent ure!" - Eve Whit e"Keep coming back t o t his one - t here is such abeaut iful Innervisions 70's keys feel. And t here ain'tnot hing demeaning implied by t he 70's allusion -despit e t he 3 day work weeks & power cut s I loved'em. In fact , in t hat respect , during t hese harsheconomic t imes t his album could be seen as verycont emporaneous. Tot ally aut hent ic real soul formodern t imes wit h a dash of sunshine. Love it ! : )" -Bluepoles Essex, Brit ain (UK)"Amazing st raight away." Collaborat ing wit h Niko Marks:)" - Mat t hew CollinsIn early t eenage years, Niko became inspired by art ist ssuch as St evie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Paul McCart ney,Elt on John, George Clint on, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau,Miles Davis, Chaka Khan and many ot hers.The next phase in his musical career led him t o t eam upwit h Michael Banks of Submerge, formulat ing aproduct ion t eam called Members of t he House. Theyreleased t racks such as "Summer Nit es" - writ t en byNiko and feat uring him on lead vocals and piano, as wellas “Share This House” and "Somet hing About You".Niko also collaborat ed wit h Michael Banks under t hegroup names, Unit 2 and 365 Black. This missionst emmed fort h t he high-spirit ed grooves, "Sunshine",released on Happy Records and "Keep Your Head Up"writ t en by Niko and Raphael Merriweat hers - feat uringNiko on lead vocals and keyboards and was released on430 West Records.
Furt her developing his writ ing and product ion skills, hebegan writ ing and producing on project s wit h Michael J.Powell of Vanguard Product ions, who produced forart ist s such as Anit a Baker, Rachelle Ferrell, TheWinans, Randy Crawford and more.In 1999 he produced a project called "Niko Marks & TheCit y Boy Players" t hat included some of his musicianfriends from Det roit - amongst t hem was his long t imecohort , Eddie "Flashin' Fowlkes. Niko Marks has alsoproduced for ot her labels such as Ideal, React , R&S,Planet E, Subject Det roit , Puzzlebox and Cit y BoyRecords.As a self-sufficient art ist , Niko cont inues t o writ e,produce and release cut t ing-edge music on t heU2XProduct ions imprint . He is also known for hisremixes which include labels and art ist s such as: YoreRecords, Puzzlebox, Tom Tom Club, Aux 88, BlackTokyo, Herschel Boone and more.When performing live, he is usually accompanied by abassist and a drummer. Toget her t hey an elect ronict rio who perform one of t he most eclect ic and diversedance set s.Lounge Chair - "Joint musical product ion wit h one of myfavorit e producers, Niko Marks. We focus more on t hemusical side t o dance music, focusing purely on souland jazz element s" - Carlos Nilmmns"Niko Marks is a heavyweight , musically speaking havingplayed in groups wit h t he likes of Mike Banks and Eddie"Flashin'" Fowlkes, Planet E, and released records onlabels like Planet E, 430 West , Cit y Boy Records and hisown label U2XProduct ions and a few ot hers as well." -Kazuumi Ishii, Elect ronic Music Dir, Japan