The Road Chief began as a DJ alias for former Emeralds man, Mark McGuire, and an outlet for his tribute songs to Roger Troutman. Since then it has grown to incorporate a wider range of unsung urban greats from The Controllers and Kashif to Mikki Bleu and Luther Vandross.
The Road Chief’s debut full-length, All My Love, was written when Mark was living in LA and working on a film score. About that chapter he says, “while we'd work, I’d get little breaks during the day and just drive around North Hollywood smoking weed and listening to the early mixes of the tracks. Those days for me were all about bright, sunny midday vibes, glass sparkling water bottles, coconut milk shampoo, sunscreen smells and the leather interior of the car getting hot in the sun.”