Biography - April 2012
Mikael grew up in small towns in Sweden, where he started producing EBM in the late eighties, when he got tired of that he started to release Industrial / Dark Ambient using different pseudonyms on labels as Staalplaat, Cold Spring, Dark Vinyl and more.
After that period he got more interested into sound research and minimalism, which also led to a couple of CD releases on labels as Staalplaatin to name a few. In 2000 he became more focused on bringing his experiences and sound from the pure minimal scene into a more club context, so he started to work with minimal techno sounds, which immediately resulted with releaseson Force Inc. in Germany. From there on until now he's released over 50 12" Ep's, numerous albums and remixes ..The last years he has been playing live around the world at clubs such as Panorama Bar, Fabric, Weekend, Watergate, Fuse, OttoZuts, Cargo, Brancaleone, Avalon and many more. Now he's releasing his music on labels as Clink, Dumb Unit, We Are, Lick MyDeck, Amam, Adjunct, Sunset Diskos and Hallucination Ltd. Recently Camea and Damian Lazarus licensed his tracks for their new mix CD's
Between 2000 to 2007 Mikael ran the record label Mitek. Mitek's aim was to produce and promote upcoming Swedish talents in thefield of electronic music. In the years Mitek produced 22 records with different kinds of electronic music, from avant-garde to club. In the summer of 2006 he also started his new label "Sunset Diskos". This label is purely for club music and deep, funky minimal tunes are the aim here. With artists such as himself, [a]pendics shuffle, agaric & Bulgur Brothers, Pheek and Franco Cinelli. Now he is released by Kindisch/Get Physical [DE], Clink [US/DE], Spectral Sound [US], Amam [IT], Minisketch [ES], Adjunct [US], LickMy Deck [UK], Sounderground [UK] ,We Are [SE], Sushitech [UK], Thema [US] and others, with more exciting prospects on the waysoon. He has licensed tracks for Fabric mix CD's (Audion & Steve Bug), Clinkology by Camea, Get Lost 3 by Damian Lazaruz, James Holden, Tanja Vulcano, Steve Bug, Agoria, Joris Voorn and more. His music is heavily played by DJ's such as John Digweed, Matthew Dear, MANDY, Tiga, Alexkid, Loco Dice, Mirko Loco, Richie Hawtin, PacoOsuna, Joris Voorn, Steve Bug, Claude Von Stroke, RicardoVillalobos, DJ T, Mr C, Ryan Elliot, Jeff Samuel, Tanya Vulcano, Davide Squillace, Marco Carola, Dinky, Butane, Jeff Milligan, Dubfire,tINI, Troy Pierce, Magda, Ryan Crosson, Mark Henning, Miss Fitz to name a few.
Mikael also records under the names Vita, The Skull, Men in Slippers (w. [a]pendics. shuffle) and Bulgur Brothers (w. AndresTilliander & Johan Skugge).