Mike Delinquent, one of the staple names in the current UK producer & DJ scene, is into his 14th year in the music industry. He initially followed his music dream by co-founding production act Delinquent.
Following countless remixes, notably Usher (Caught Up), Ciara (1,2 Step) Timbaland ft Missy (Cop That S**t), and a top 20 Uk chart hit with "My Destiny" feat Kcat, Mike decided to go solo and produce under the name Mike Delinquent Project in 2010.
Having forefathered the 'bassline' sound which took the UK by storm between 2003 and 2008, Mike began offering his own take on the classic UK Garage sound. His remix of Wretch 32's "Traktor" in late 2010 received plaudits from industry peers & djs alike. Fittingly, it was the first Garage record to receive national radio attention since his own “My Destiny” from only a few years before.
Upon spinning various MDP remixes on her Radio 1 show, Annie Mac referenced Mike to be “bringing garage back’. Consequently, Mike had re-ignited his reputation as one of the industry's most sought after remixers. Successful remixes of Ms Dynamite's "Neva Soft”, Sneakbo's "The Wave" amongst others, raised his profile further and later resulted in Mike penning a 1 album deal with independent label Champion Records. Singles "Out Of Control" (ft Kcat & Donae'o), "Step In The Dance" ft Lady Leshurr, & "Mama Said" ft Kcat & Mikill Pane were released between 2011 & 2013. Mike also linked up with U.S RnB legend Usher for a 2nd time, remixing "Numb" which became a Top 40 hit in several countries across the world.
The MDP has also had the honour of filling in for DJ EZ several times on Kiss radio too. These stints resulted in Mike being the first specialist presenter to be approached for the Kiss Radio network’s newest sister station Kiss Fresh.
2014 saw Mike expand his remix repertoire to the internationally known J-Lo, Nicole Scherzinger and Little Mix while releasing his final two singles with Champion Records featuring the Grime Godfather, Wiley ("Wiggle") and Terri Walker ("Tension").
A national CD compilation "Garage Nation" was also released by Warner featuring Mike in collaboration with Matt Lam Lamont, peaking at No10 in the iTunes Chart.
Mike launched own imprint Zeus Sound in 2015 geared towards pushing not only his own material, but of other up and coming producers too. It is a monthly podcast, label and club event focused 100% on new music. The Shadow EP was some of Mike’s most honest Bass driven work to date, created while he was in a dark place, with music soundtracking and helping him through that period of time. His remix duties were sought after once again by U.S group Fifth Harmony (“Worth It”).
2016 saw Mike come firing out of the blocks, working with Formula Records at the legendary Fabric nightclub, as well as DJing at Eskimo Dance, and firmly holding his own as a leading Bass music Producer/DJ. An album release followed via Champion Records entitled "Bridging The Gap" seeing previous releases with Wiley, Lady Leshurr and Donae'o being re-issued with newer offerings alongside Scrufizzer, C4, and Daniel De Bourg.
Mike has moved into 2017 re-inventing the live DJ set as it as known, claiming the title of being "the only Guitar-Playing DJ in the country".
What started simply as an experiment, has turned into a regular feature of Mike's live performances, building a direct close rapport with his audience in the process.
Live gigs at sold out venues in Amsterdam, Prague, London's Scala & the 02, and the legendary Rainbow Venues in Birmingham have seen the MDP continue to solidify his main stage status whilst bringing something completely unique to each show.
The year looks even more promising as Mike releases an EP in March called "The Catalyst EP" (Zeus Sound) and calls on P Money, Olivia Louise, Flirta D and Scrufizzer for collaborations.
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