Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mike is an American music producer-singer-songwriter. Growing up taking piano lessons at only 5 years old and listening to his dad's classical music 8 tracks, he realized at an early age that music was a passion. It wasn't until the teen years when those classical 8 tracks turned into a huge enjoyment for jazz, electronic music & hip-hop that included A Tribe called Quest, EPMD, De La Soul, Eric B & Rakim, Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow, Run DMC, and Beastie Boys. He lived most of his life in Michigan and then to college where he started learning music theory, production, audio engineering, and diving into other genres of music that included the likes of Radiohead, The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Tool, Nirvana, The Cure, Pink Floyd, and Alice in Chains.
Mike ultimately relocated, perfecting his musical talents in Philadelphia, PA. It was here that he furthered his education in music production, audio engineering and began work as a DJ. He also attended countless showcases, lessons, and classes of various genres to hone his unique style of music. After discovering the limitless world of music production & all the avenues possible, Mike began working hand-in-hand with many talented musicians across the country. Now, looking to further his career as a solo artist, Mike is releasing his third studio album in three years, his most focused and talented material yet. With such a wide range of influences, Mike is changing the game with a jazz & hip-hop fusion with heavy undertones of electronica, classical, cinematic, and downtempo. Continuing to grow, doing different things, and epic creation is what this music is all about and it continues to inspire a new brand of conscious, underground music.
As founder of up-and-coming record label and music production company, MidRidge Music Group, more exciting things are on the way! Join the mailing list for additional details (only major news-no spam), lots of free music, and follow on favorite social media networks.
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