With the emergence of labels like Hot N Heavy, Car Crash Set and dirtybird coming out the West Coast of the USA featuring UK based artists like Wachs Lyrical, Pasteman, Julio Bashmore and Breach - to name a few - its about time some of the locals got in on the action.
Throwback - Mike G [Car Crash Set]
One such artist is Mike G, who produces bass-driven tracks influenced by US and UK electronic and urban music but with sunny Los Angeles as a backdrop. This January saw his debut release Throwback come out via Car Crash Set plus a nice remix for Bristol based producer Admin.
Round In Circles (Mike G Remix) - Admin
We asked Mike a few questions this week and this is what followed...
HH: Tell us a little about yourself.
MG: My name is Mike Gorman and I'm 29 yrs old from Los Angeles, California. I have been DJing for about 6 years and producing for less than a year.
HH: With such a bright start to 2012, what's coming up next for you?
MG: I have my Boost EP forthcoming on Car Crash Set with remixes by DJ Sliink, Bosstone, and Admin on there - I'm very excited about it! Also have a single lined up to be released on Inna Riddim out of Australia, as well as a remix I did for Mak & Pasteman which will be on their Remix EP for Hot N Heavy. Finally, I have one tune confirmed to be on a forthcoming B.YRSLF Division compilation.
HH: Who are your favourite UK-based artists at the moment?
MG: My 3 favourite right now are Admin, Pasteman, and Girl Unit. I'll pick one favorite UK tune right now and that has to be Pasteman & Herobot's - 'Off the Chain'... I play it in my live sets quite a bit.
Mike has been kind enough to offer "Noob City" as an exclusive free download which can be found below alongside his great remix of Kingdom's "Take Me".
Noob City - Mike G
Take Me (Mike G Remix) - Kingdom
You can catch Mike G every week on RWD.FM as part of their Thursday night line-up which also includes Thefft and one of the Hush House crew.