Marvin Tontiwachwuthikul Chan, better known by his stage alter-ego Merv xx Gotti, is the singer of WCMA-nominated Canadian hip-hop/R&B duo Samurai Champs, and Artistic Director of TRIFECTA, a Saskatchewan based arts & cultural festival and artist collective.

He holds a BASc in Software Systems Engineering and is currently completing a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies, researching agile software development methodologies in application to the independent arts.

His pursuits in community building have received coverage from Noisey, Gigwise, Exclaim!, and The Line of Best Fit and he continues to work to establish “The New Sound Of the Prairies”.