Thin geezer, fat tunes: Micky’s a proud entertainer. No chin scratching, no anoraks, no mean n’ moody bullshit; just proper, wholesome fun. Revisit any of his mixes or releases from the last 25 years – especially the hugely influential bassline-heavy Urban Shakedown material with Aphrodite – and you’ll hear his sense of musical mischief instantly. That intoxicating party spirit that brought us to drum & bass in the first place; Micky’s never lost focus of the free-for-all creativity, the audacious low-end cheekiness, the unashamed vibes.
Naturally, he takes this fun seriously. Whether he’s behind the decks or, more recently, behind the desk, he’s something of a card carrying perfectionist. As co-owner of premier talent hub the Urban Agency, he takes pride in developing his company’s talent-touting roster. As a label manager he ensured the output on his imprints Urban Shakedown, Urban Takeover and Finn People was an essential staple of all the biggest DJs. And as a promoter he’s chapters ahead of the rest… His Sunbeatz rave holiday package concept drove drum & bass to Ibiza several years long before the current wave of white isle bass takeovers.
Business-aside, Micky’s still very much the entertainer; having teased floors with his incendiary selection since 1987, DJing has taken Micky around the globe many times over… Often by private jet. From the US to the Ukraine, Brazil to Bulgaria, there’s no territory he hasn’t smashed a dance in. Now, with more business commitments, the slots on Micky’s schedule are strictly limited and are highly sought after from promoters in every corner of the drum & bass loving world.
You’ll be pleased to hear he’s been seen lurking around the studio again too. His collaborations with Majistrate and Erb N Dub over the last five years have refuelled his passion for wholesome, bass-charged production mischief, and he’s back behind the mixing desk with his long term partner in grime Aphrodite. With several very special projects lined up for the near future, Micky’s still very much the entertainer… And still very much at the forefront of the scene he’s helped shape.