Mike’s specialty has always been developing talent and helping newer artists unlock their sound. His contributions have been pivotal in launching numerous artists’ careers and propelling their early songs into the top 10.
Having started his career as an artist, Mike soon realised that his future did not lie in performing on stage but in producing music.
During the late 1990s, Mike was travelling to places such as Sudan, Mozambique, Kenya and Cambodia, recording traditional musicians in their native settings. With these recordings, Mike created a soundtrack for a global World Food Program campaign, which attracted the attention of numerous artists, including Badmarsh and Shri who invited Mike to produce their seminal album, “Signs”.
Back in London he produced rap duo Definition of Sound before meeting Beverly Knight and working with her on several records including the top 10 single “Shoulda Woulda Coulda.”
Mike’s first number 1 single came in 2000 when he helped relaunch Kylie Minogue’s career with the disco banger, “Spinning Around.”
His next number 1 was with Newton Faulkner’s “Dream Catch Me” the debut single from the album “Hand Built By Robots”. Next, Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay invited Mike to produce and mix his album ‘Dynamite’ and later 3 tracks from ‘High Times’.
Fast forward to 2011, Mike mixed and co-produced Alex Clare’s debut album “The Lateness of The Hour” from which the hit single “Too Close” was crowned 2x platinum and led a global campaign for Microsoft. Shortly after, Mike worked on records such as “Love Me Again” by John Newman, “Feel The Love” by Rudimental, “Eyes Shut” by Years & Years, “Ain’t My Fault” by Zara Larsson and “Heaven” by Emeli Sande, which he also co-wrote. These successes led him to becoming one of the most sought-after producer-mixers in the UK, working with Ellie Goulding, Zayn, Felix Jaehn, Labrinth, JP Cooper, Foxes, Gabrielle Aplin, Tom Walker among others.
Mike’s resume boasts a broad and diverse spectrum of genres ranging from alt hip-hop/UK grime to acoustic and folk/rock. Mike prides himself on the quality and detail of his work and opts to take on fewer records than most producers, allowing each record to reach a higher level of perfection.