MIRK; an edgy 7 piece alternative hip-hop powerhouse that seamlessly blends elements of Soul, R&B, Rap, Rock and Pop into a completely original, utterly unique hit making machine. Formed in Albany, NY in 2009 and led by frontman Josh “MIRK” Mirsky, MIRK has quickly established themselves as the MUST SEE live show in the region, starting with a sellout debut performance to mark the release of their album “LOVE”. Instantly recognizable hooks, 5 part vocal harmonies, world class sax and an unrelenting rhythm section have made their live show an explosive, dance heavy in-demand event. The Band has performed alongside notable artists such as J. Cole, Mr. Cheeks, Third Eye Blind, Fabolous, Red Café, French Montana, Badfish and more.
An already accomplished producer, Josh “MIRK” Mirsky has produced tracks for and worked with artists including Jay Z, Ciara, Yung Jeezy, Petey Pablo, Mickey Factz, Eamon and many more. In 2010 MIRK was recognized by Russell Simmons and given a celebrity blog on the site GLOBALGRIND.com. The SOURCE magazine said, “Mirk Music always comes correct – with soul, style, and bearing gifts…Mr. Cheeks! This team gets the “I’m focused man” award. The music, lyrics, and stage presence are equally sealed tight. If only Drake and Ryan Leslie could see this…they’d be jealous.”
MIRK’S upcoming sophomore release “GRIND” is further evidence of genre twisting excellence, and is completely self written/produced/recorded/mixed/mastered in house. Boasting 13 new songs and a wall of sound mix approach, MIRK has also worked with graphic designer Robert Simpson to create artwork inspired by the lyrics the female form for each individual track. A futuristic approach to marketing is taken with the introduction of the MIRKcard; a swivel USB flash drive in the shape of a credit card that contains mp3’s, videos, links and allows fans to access bonus materials at live shows via MIRK’s merch table, simply by uploading new content.
With the upcoming release of their sophomore album “GRIND”, MIRK has raised the bar yet again with an 8 video promotional campaign, including the single “Beautiful music” featuring Mr. Cheeks. A national tour is set to begin in March in NYC with the official release of “GRIND” taking MIRK to SXSW , the midwest and along the east coast. Stay tuned for their new album in 2014
Most recently, Josh Mirsky’s recent hip-hop single “Suspicious” featuring Mic Lanny & Knowle’ge was named a semifinalist out of 19,000 submissions in the International Songwriting Competition judged by Nasir Jones amongst many others.