Mike Delinquent is into his 10th year in the music industry, having been asked by the Arts Council to quit his job in a phone shop to make music professionally full time. This ended up being a life changing move for Mike, who followed his music dream initially by co-founding production act Delinquent.
Following countless remixes, notably Usher (Caught Up), Ciara (1,2 Step) Natasha Bedingfield (Single), Taio Cruz (Come on Girl) and a top 20 Uk chart hit with “My Destiny” feat Kcat, Mike decided to go solo and produce under the name Mike Delinquent Project.
Having already played a major part innovating the ‘bassline’ sound which took the UK by storm between 2003 and 2008, Mike began offering his own take on the classic UK Garage sound, beginning with a remix of DJ Fresh’s “Gold Dust”. However, it was the remix of Wretch 32’s “Traktor” in late 2010 which received the plaudits from industry peers & djs alike.
Upon spinning various MDP remixes on her Radio 1 show, Annie Mac mentioned Mike had been ‘bringing garage back’ and consequently Mike had re-ignited his reputation as one of the industry’s most sought after remixers. Successful remixes of Ms Dynamite’s “Neva Soft” Sneakbo’s “The Wave” amongst others, raised profile and later resulted in Mike penning a 1 album deal with independent label Champion Records. Singles “Out Of Control” (ft Kcat & Donae’o), “Step In The Dance” ft Lady Leshurr, & “Mama Said” ft Kcat & Mikill Pane were released between 2011 & 2013. Mike also linked up with U.S RnB legend Usher for a 2nd time, remixing “Numb”.
While Mike continues to pen his eagerly anticipated debut album, 2013 has seen the re-branding of his own label Mindset Dance, with Kcat’s “Take You To Heaven” being it’s lead release in the summer.
The MDP has also had the honour of filling in for garage legend DJ EZ a few times on Kiss radio too. These stints have resulted in Mike being the latest addition to the Kiss network’s newest sister station Kiss Fresh, with an upfront Underground House & Garage show taking place every Friday at 7pm.
His excellent 2013 has resulted in a killer 2 step mix of 2011 XFactor winners Little MIx’s new single “Move”, approved by Simon Cowell’s Syco label ..
The best is certainly yet to come for this North London based producer, who returns with his own material in early 2014.