Marcus Intalex

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Marcus Kaye
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Born Marcus Julian Kaye
14 July 1971
Died (aged 45)
Manchester, England
Nationality British
Other names Marcus Intalex
Occupation DJ and Record producer
Years active 1991-2017
Known for

Pioneer of

Drum and Bass
Notable work 21
Home town Burnley, Lancashire

Marcus Julian Kaye (1971/1972 – 28 May 2017) better known by his stage name Marcus Intalex, was a British drum and bass artist who additionally made house and techno music under the pseudonym Trevino. Between 1993 and 2000 he co-hosted the drum-and-bass radio show Da Intalex on Kiss 102 FM in Manchester. Kaye was the founder of the Soul:R, Revolve:R, and Birdie recording labels, and was active as a DJ, record producer, and touring artist from 1991 until his death in May 2017. His albums included the 2007 release FabricLive.35 and the 2011 release 21.

Early life[edit]

Marcus Kaye grew up in Burnley, Lancashire, England.[1]


Kaye began as a House DJ in 1991[2] under the name Marcus Intalex, before becoming known as an early adopter of the UK Drum and Bass sound in the city of Manchester.[3] In 1993, Kaye and fellow DJ Mark XTC started the Drum and Bass radio show Da Intalex on Kiss 102 FM in Manchester, which they co-hosted until 2000.[1] Kaye was called a "pioneer" of the movement by the Manchester Evening News,[4] and also played a part in the development of the "Intelligent Drum and Bass" scene.[5] As a DJ, Kaye toured globally.[6] He was also one of the first artists on the Hospital Records music label,[7] as well as the founder of the recording label Soul:R,[8] which he managed.[9] He was also a cofounder of the label Revolve:r.[10]

Kaye eventually began DJing House and Techno music again and touring under the new pseudonym of Trevino,[3] after his favourite golfer Lee Trevino. In this spirit he also named a new House and Techno label for his personal love of golf, naming the label Birdie.[11] In addition to his DJing and recording career, Kaye was the founder, resident DJ, and promoter of the Soul:ution series of Drum and Bass parties at Band on the Wall in Manchester,[12][13] as well as the weekly "Guidance" series of club nights.[14] In 2013 he became the namesake of the Marcus Intalex scholarship at the Manchester MIDI School.[2]


Kaye's first single was released in 1994, entitled "What Ya Gonna Do".[14] Later in his career, he released three albums under the pseudonym Marcus Intalex. The first was FabricLive.35 in 2007, a mix compilation through the FabricLive series released by Fabric Nightclub in London.[15] The second was 21, which he released on his Soul:R label in 2011,[16] named in celebration of the 21st year of his career.[14] In 2016, he had another album release, RA.EX309 Marcus Intalex under the Resident Advisor label. In addition to his albums, as of 2014, he had released fifteen LPs under the name Marcus Intalex and ten further under the pseudonym Trevino, the latter focusing on house and techno.[4] Kaye also released tracks with Mark XTC under their collective name "Da Intalex", a moniker taken from the name of their 1990s radio show.[17] He has also released many remixes which include Better Place by 4 Hero (2001), Just A Vision by Solid State (2006), Faceless by Commix (2007) and LK by DJ Marky and XRS (2007).


Kaye died at the age of 45 on 28 May 2017 in Manchester, England.[8][18]


  1. ^ a b Matthew Sutton (6 September 2013). "Da Intalex - What Ya Gonna Do". DnB 365. 
  2. ^ a b Greg Scarth (28 August 2013). "Interview: Trevino". Attack Magazine. 
  3. ^ a b Henry Northmore (17 April 2013). "Marcus Intalex Launches New House and Techno Identity: Trevino". The List. 
  4. ^ a b Seamus Quinn (28 October 2014). "Marcus Intalex randomly presses buttons". Manchester Evening News. 
  5. ^ Peter Shapiro (1999). Drum 'n' Bass: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. p. 63. 
  6. ^ "Touring scenes: Marcus Intalex / Trevino". Resident Advisor. 3 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Sean Griffiths (1 August 2016). "Label Focus: Hospital Records". Mixmag. 
  8. ^ a b Rob McCallum (28 May 2017). "Marcus Intalex aka Trevino has died". DJ Magazine. 
  9. ^ Ash Blewer (18 October 2016). "S.P.Y and the infiltration of underground Drum and Bass". The Sun. 
  10. ^ Clare Welsh (28 May 2017). "Marcus Kaye, the Manchester producer known as Marcus Intalex and Trevino, has died". Fact Magazine. 
  11. ^ Becca Frankland (6 March 2016). "Trevino Interview: Golf greens and city scenes". Skiddle. 
  12. ^ Becca Frankland (17 March 2016). "DJ Marky Interview: Paulistano player". Skiddle. 
  13. ^ Jimmy Coultas (20 September 2013). "Marcus Intalex Interview: Some of the older stuff will never be bettered". Skiddle. 
  14. ^ a b c Todd Fitzgerald (28 May 2017). "Tributes paid to leading figure of Manchester's music scene Marcus Intalex". Manchester Evening News. 
  15. ^ Dave Rinehart (7 August 2007). "Marcus Intalex - FabricLive.35 (Review)". Resident Advisor. 
  16. ^ Robin Murray (28 May 2017). "Drum 'N' Bass Producer Marcus Intalex Has Died". Clash Music Magazine. 
  17. ^ "Da Intalex Discography". Discogs. 
  18. ^