Mike Monday – Biography
From countless underground club hits to his two genre busting albums, Mike Monday has consistently stood apart from the crowd. As rhapsody.com says:
“To call something unclassifiable is the oldest trick in the artistic playbook and it’s an even hoarier cliche in electronic music, which derives so much of its energy from classifications. But the U.K.’s Mike Monday has actually earned the tag.”
Since completing an Oxford University music degree in 1994 he’s become an integral player in the electronic music scene. The labels he’s released music on reads like a who’s who: Om, Get Physical, Buzzin Fly, Simple, Freerange, and continues to perform all over the world with a tour of Australia in October 2010. Collaborations with Andy Cato from Groove Armada, Will Saul, and his own huge discography have ensured his enduring popularity.
And he shows no sign of slowing down with his latest project: 10 tracks 10 weeks. Through mikemonday.com he is writing and releasing a free track every Monday for 10 weeks from July 19th 2010. These tracks will make up his third solo album.
A revolutionary way to write and release an album, its an experiment on his creative process and the internet as a means of distribution. A labour of love, this site is for the first time in his 16 year career allowing him to get closer to his audience:
“I’m inspired by the creative possibilities of connecting directly with my fans with no intermediary, label or distributor. The web site will allow me to do that. I can’t wait to see where it takes me.”
With the buzz that his 10 tracks 10 weeks web site project has created, and the massive creative impetus it has given him, he is planning to repeat it next year with no less than three further 10 track albums in the pipeline for 2011.
More quotes about Mike Monday
“Too much fun to put into words…it’s an experience that can only truly be felt…the mark of a genuine talent in the field of electronic music” – Pop Matters
Not a week goes by in dance music when you don’t hear someone new trying to imitate Monday’s trademark sounds” – IDJ
“By turns goofy and gorgeous, his music is sure to bring a smile to your face (and a swivel to your waist)”. – Philip Sherburne