Catching up with... Kai Martin
Who Are You?
I am Kai Martin - a lover of music and people. I have been singing and enjoying music since I was a little girl. My influences include my parents, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Bill Withers, Roberta Flack, George Benson and Luther Vandross. I love music sung with depth and true emotion. My first love is soul and R&B music, but I'm happy to have found dance/house! I have a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work. I enjoy helping others, particularly children and families. I also support women during labor and birth as a doula. It is important to make a difference in the world!
What Have You Done?
I sang on a track called 'Fallin' with a Danish group called Filur in 2002, and it went to #3 on the dance chart in Denmark then. From there I recorded the lovely Affirmation album with Solu Music in NY. Singles include 'This Time,' 'It Ain't Love,' 'Can't Help Myself' and 'I Feel.' I connected with Chris Brann (Ananda Project, Wamdue Music) in Atlanta last year, and am a featured vocalist on 2 tracks on Ananda Project's new Fire Flower album: 'Universal Love' and 'Stay As You Are.' Heather Johnson and Terrance Downs are featured too. The 'You Are My Star Mix' of 'Stay As You Are' is on the Chocolate Soul III Compilation CD with such great artists as Raheem Devaughn, Anthony David, Rebirth and Kindred The Family Soul.
Where Are You Going?
I have been writing quite a bit and have been collaborating with various producers. I am working on a solo album now, combining dance, R&B, jazz and even some latin music. Look out for some singles later this year! I'm open to all kinds of collaborations as well.
Can We Stay In Touch?
You can find me at www.myspace.com/kaimartin. Please visit my page keep in touch!