Prague, Czech Republic
MikkiM – producer, musician and DJ is a true pioneer in linking a great range of musical styles. His energetic music and uncompromising pumping dj sets and live shows are making people crazy all around the world. As a producer, he has already released three long-play albums, seven vinyls and numerous digital singles. For his second LP “Offbeat Rhapsody”, partly recorded in Jamaica, he was awarded the “Album of the year” with Czech Grammy prize in popular music awards. Following the soaring success of this album, he became the first Czech DJ to be invited to play at the world famous Glastonbury festival. His latest release, the album „Santiago“ was recorded during his stay in Cuba and you can look forward to his energetic, original electronic music mix with funky latino-american and ska/reggae combo-beats. It’s easy to hear how MikkiM’s innovative use of beat and bass is inspired by cultural influences from all around the world. Listen up!
LP’s aside MikkiM has also produced seven vinyl singles, musically ranging from reggae to jungle, including some harder dance music inspired by the freetekno scene. In his own invention of „skatek“ and the currently very popular raggatek you can hear the combination of hard techno beats with ska and reggae elements. It’s primarily because of the range of MikkiM’s own production that he can play at a party of literally any style – he can play sets of reggae, dub, jungle, drum’n’bass, breakbeat, tropical beats, house, electro, the above mentioned different hardtek styles as well as electroswing and balkan dance music. Starring every year at major European festivals, he has also headlined parties for crowds in the Americas. On his records and live shows he often collaborates with worldwide known artists including many legendary names from the music scene. He is also connected with a unique underground place, the famous Cross Club in Prague. Being one of the initial members, his studio and base of his label Big Bong Records is located couple floors above the club.
MikkiM’s discerning production can be heard not only as a DJ act but also as MikkiM Live Band. This formation rocks MikkiM’s original songs with live instruments. Bass and drums are operated by players of the famous N.O.H.A. band, vocals and trumpet by Dave Trumpeteer and MC Turner, sampling and turntables by local DJ legend Babylon Rocker and electric guitar by MikkiM himself. Live act can be followed by a DJ set accompanied by MCs on the mic.
MikkiM’s latest release, Santiago, is his third LP and drops February 2015. There are 14 lively tracks which were recorded during his stay in Santiago de Cuba. All songs on this album are characterized by original fresh mix of electronic dance beats and funky latino-american, groovy caribbean and upbeat ska/reggae rhythms, all melded and held together with stunning vocals by top-rated Cuban singers.The record is acoustic and electronic journey through the Cuban Caribbean and its big variety of different music styles is a true pleasure for fans of original dance music.
Santiago is released on a CD and digitally by Big Bong Records as well as on a limited edition of MikkiM branded flash disc with complete discography and special bonuses.