M A R I N A


Biography


What exactly is a true woman of the nineties? We immediately think of a successful career woman-sexy, confident, and creative, able to balance her work with family, with the possible help from a few nips, tucks, and dyes here and there.

MARINA is just that. The dyed-blonde, feline, pop-songstress is relentless. She is a poster-business owner,
poster-mommy, poster-babe, and a poster-talent. She has noticed that the music her kids are listening to,
i.e. dance music, is of the same breed as the music she danced to at the raging Studio 54 back in the day.
As a result, she's chosen Europop as her medium. It communicates clearly and cross-generationally. It's on
the radio. And it's honest.

MRK Records is exactly what she and her husband/business partner Roy Kamen needed to create in order to
suit MARINA's diverse talents in production, songwriting, and musicianship. MARINA is a violinist, a keyboardist,
a classically trained singer, a dancer, a choreographer, and more. Her gift is being able to take a genre like
Europop and conform it to create songs that express a story, with diverse orchestration, and the promise
for an astounding live performance.

"Generally speaking, the only world where a woman is allowed to be a storyteller is in folk and rock music!", MARINA explains. "Sometimes dance music doesn't cross over because it's pigeonholed as fluff."

MARINA is propitiously nurturing her sound, and has produced several of her singles so far with MRK Records.
By a twist of fate, she was introduced to keyboardist Tony Marinello, formerly of the legendary Bobby O's camp
(Divine, Pet Shop Boys, The Flirts, Shep Pettibone, Jellybean Benitez, etc.), who now acts as associate producer
on many of her projects. Her first single, "Ti Amo" (with Flambe), a cover of the famous Italian love song,
was released on Valentine's Day 1997, marking the launch of MRK Records.

Her subsequent releases "Do Ya Wanna Dance?" (featuring rapper Kraze), "The Silent Night", and "Rocket To Your Heart",
have received considerable attention and established MRK in the world of Europop. Next on the MRK agenda was a no-holds-barred 3-title project called the Dream Lover EP, including MARINA's "Dream Lover", "Um-Lotty-Da", and a
cover of Jewel's "Foolish Games" (featuring an extra-special string arrangement a la MARINA). The EP was
released in late January 1998.

Marina started dance at 4, added violin and piano at age 7, and then went on to study opera and violin at the
prestigious Manhattan School of Music. She pursued a career as a singer/dancer/actress, supplementing her
income by teaching aerobics at Body Design By Gilda. She met her partner for life, recording engineer Roy Kamen,
at The Music House, a major music/audio production studio in NYC. Soon the two launched their own studio,
Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc., which opened in 1987. Over the years, Marina has written, cast, and produced
thousands of commercials, often doing voiceovers and jingles for companies including Snicker's Ice Cream, Footlocker,
Coty Stetson, Cherry Coke
and VH1. This unique opportunity allows Marina to work with some of the best studio
musicians, singers, and actors that New York City has to offer. The best part is at the end of the day; she
goes home to her three beautiful children, ages 6, 8 and 13.

Marina released a single called "Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves", in January 1999.
"Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves" is a cover of an Eurythmics song.

Marina finally released her debut album entitled "Um Lotty Da" on December 1, 1999 (Internet release) and on January 15, 2000 (Record Stores).

On July 1, 2000 Marina released an album called "Under Her Covers". This album contains classic songs in pure Marina style.

In 2001 Marina released a single called "Mumbo Jumbo", an album called "The Mixes" was also released.

2003: Has a high-nrg fitness show called "Sing Off The Pounds".

The Singles

Title: Ti Amo
Released: Valentines Day 1997
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.

 
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track A2.
Track B2.

CD Tracks
Ti Amo (Radio Mix)
Ti Amo (Ballad)
Ti Amo (Euromix)
Ti Amo (House Anthem)

Vinyl Tracks
Ti Amo (House Anthem)
Ti Amo (House Anthem Instrumental)
Ti Amo (Euromix)
Ti Amo (Euromix Instrumental)

 
4:10
4:39
7:47
8:38

 
8:38
6:52
7:47
7:40

Title: Do Ya Wanna Dance feat. Kraze
Released: June 01, 1997
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.

 
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track A2.
Track B2.

CD Tracks
Do Ya Wanna Dance? (Retro Disco Radio)
Do Ya Wanna Dance? (Eurobeat Radio)
Do Ya Wanna Dance? (Tribal Club Anthem)
Do Ya Wanna Dance? (House Mix)
Do Ya Wanna Dance? (Retro Disco Extended)
Do Ya Wanna Dance? (Eurobeat Extended)

Vinyl Tracks
Do Ya Wanna Dance? (Retro Disco Extended)
Do Ya Wanna Dance? (Eurobeat Extended)
Do Ya Wanna Dance? (Tribal Club Anthem)
Do Ya Wanna Dance? (House Mix)

 
4:01
6:39
6:06
4:37
6:55
6:39

 
6:55
6:39
6:06
4:37

Title: The Silent Night
Released: November 11, 1997
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.

 
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track A2.
Track B2.

CD Tracks
The Silent Night (Radio Mix)
The Silent Night (Extended Radio)
The Silent Night (XXX Mix)
The Silent Night (House Mix)
Rocket To Your Heart (Radio Mix)

Vinyl Tracks
The Silent Night (Extended Radio)
The Silent Night (House Mix)
The Silent Night (XXX Mix)
Rocket To Your Heart (Extended Mix)

 
4:17
8:34
7:35
5:42
3:39

 
8:34
5:42
7:35
6:17

Title: The Dream Lover EP
Released: February 10, 1998
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.

 
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track C1.
Track D1.
Track D2.

CD Tracks
Dream Lover (Radio Mix)
Foolish Games (Radio Mix)
Um-Lotty-Da (Radio Mix)
Dream Lover (Extended Club Mix)
Dream Lover (The Dream Velvet Mix)
Dream Lover (Galaxy Love Mix)
Dream Lover (Brutal's Groovin Vocal Mix)
Foolish Games (Extended Club Mix)
Um-Lotty-Da Extended Club Mix)

Vinyl Tracks - double pack
Dream Lover (Extended Club Mix)
Dream Lover (The Dream Velvet Mix)
Dream Lover (Galaxy Love Mix)
Dream Lover (Brutal's Groovin Vocal Mix)
Foolish Games (Extended Club Mix)
Um-Lotty-Da (Extended Club Mix)

 
4:11
4:04
3:24
7:12
7:01
6:27
7:46
7:05
6:48

 
7:12
7:01
6:27
7:46
7:05
6:48

Title: Totally Fabu
Released: July 07, 1998
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.

 
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.

CD Tracks
Totally Fabu (Original Club Mix)
Totally Fabu (Lil' Big Dub)
Totally Fabu (Santana's Slammin' Mix)
Totally Fabu (a la Mode Mix)

Vinyl Tracks
Totally Fabu (Original Club Mix)
Totally Fabu (Lil' Big Dub)
Totally Fabu (Santana's Slammin' Mix)
Totally Fabu (a la Mode Mix)

 
6:52
5:10
9:55
6:14

 
6:52
5:10
9:55
6:14

Title: Um-Lotty-Da
Released: September 15, 1998
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.

 
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.

CD Tracks
Um-Lotty-Da (Original Radio Edit)
Um-Lotty-Da (Silky Smooth Vanilla)
Um-Lotty-Da (Mechanized Mix Radio Edit)
Um-Lotty-Da (Original Radio Extended)
Um-Lotty-Da (Silky Smooth Vanilla Extended)
Um-Lotty-Da (Mechanized Mix Extended)

Vinyl Tracks
Um-Lotty-Da (Silky Smooth Vanilla)
Um-Lotty-Da (Rios-Mayfield Mix)
Um-Lotty-Da (Marina vs. Trujillo Mix)
Um-Lotty-Da (Mechanized Mix)

 
3:24
4:02
4:05
6:49
5:43
7:11

 
5:45
5:21
5:20
7:13

Title: Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
Released: January 21, 1999
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.

 
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.

CD Tracks
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (Sisters Radio Mix)
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (Roc & Presta Radio Mix)
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (PMS Radio Mix ?)
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (Bounce Factory Radio Mix)
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (Sisters Extended Mix)
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (Roc & Presta Ext. Mix)
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (PMS Extended Mix)
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (Bounce Factory Ext. Mix)

Vinyl Tracks
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (Radio Club Mix)
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (PMS Mix)
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (Roc & Presta Club Mix)
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (Bounce Factory Mix)

 
5:00
4:18
4:00
3:58
7:23
6:52
8:00
10:27

 
7:24
8:00
6:54
10:28

Title: Mumbo Jumbo
Released: 2001
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Mumbo Jumbo (Radio Mix)
Mumbo Jumbo (Performance Mix)
Mumbo Jumbo (Extended Mix)
Mumbo Jumbo (Alternate Mix)
Mumbo Jumbo (Accapella)
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The Albums

Title: Um-Lotty-Da The Album
Released: December 1, 1999 (Online) - January 15, 2000 (Record Stores)
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Dreamlover
Um-Lotty-Da
Stay Away Too Long
Limit of Love
She Knows You're Lyin'
Strut
Gotta New Love
Love Is A Way Of Life
Kyrie
Try Some Love
Best Friend For Life
Um Lotty Da (Silky Smooth Vanilla Mix)
4:07
3:11
4:40
4:05
3:22
3:45
3:36
4:07
5:42
4:07
3:35
4:03


Title: Under Her Covers
Released: July 01, 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Foolish Games
The Last Song
Ti Amo
Do You Wanna Dance? (with Kraze)
Fly
Rocket To Your Heart
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (with Hazell Dean)
Shame, Shame, Shame
Get Up, Stand Up
Ti Amo (Ballad Version)
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Title: The Mixes
Released: 2001
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
Track 14.
Trance I
Totally Fabu (R. Santana/Anthony Acid)
Totally Fabu (Leonard Trujillo)
Totally Fabu (A la Mode/T. Marinello/MARINA)
Totally Fabu (Original Club Mix-M&M)
Sisters Are Doin' For Themselves (Rios/Mayfield)
Sisters Are Doin' For Themselves (Roc/Presta)
Sisters Are Doin' For Themselves (PMS - T. Marinello/MARINA)
Dreamlover (Brutal Bill)
Dreamlover (Velvet Mix/T. Marinello/MARINA/Madden)
Um Lotty Da (Rios/Mayfield)
Um Lotty Da (Leonard Trujillo)
Um Lotty Da (Mechanized Mix - M&M)
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I n f o r m a t i o n
Biography © MRK Records 1997-2004
Discography © Niklas Adolfsson and MRK Records 1998-2014
Additional information © Niklas Adolfsson 1999-2014

Thanks to Roy Kamen at MRK Records for all his help and for the promotion cd's.

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