- OriginLondon, UK
- GenresUK Garage
Mike Delinquent is into his 13th year in the music industry, following a suggestion 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), Timbaland ft Missy (Cop That S**t), 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 in 2010.
Having forefathered 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. Fittingly, it was the first Garage record to receive national radio attention since his own “My Destiny” from only a few years before.
Upon spinning various MDP remixes on her Radio 1 show, Annie Mac referenced Mike to be “bringing garage back’. 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 his profile further 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”.
The MDP has also had the honour of filling in for DJ EZ several times on Kiss radio too. These stints resulted in Mike being the first specialist presenter to be approached for the Kiss Radio network’s newest sister station Kiss Fresh.
2014 saw Mike expand his remix repertoire to the internationally known J-Lo, Nicole Scherzinger and Little Mix while releasing his final two singles with Champion Records featuring the Grime Godfather, Wiley (“Wiggle”) and Terri Walker (“Tension”).
A national CD compilation “Garage Nation” was also released by Warner featuring Mike in collaboration with Matt Lam Lamont, peaking at No10 in the iTunes Chart.
Mike launched own imprint Zeus Sound in 2015 geared towards pushing not only his own material, but of other up and coming producers too. It is a monthly podcast, label and club event focused 100% on new music. The Shadow EP was some of Mike’s most honest Bass driven work to date, created while he was in a dark place, with music soundtracking and helping him through that period of time. His remix duties were sought after once again by U.S group Fifth Harmony (“Worth It”).
2016 has so far seen Mike come firing out of the blocks, working with Formula Records at the legendary Fabric nightclub, as well as DJing at Eskimo Dance, and firmly holding his own as a leading Bass music Producer/DJ. He continues to be very much a regular at Kiss FM’s club events and has already performed in Prague too at a night which Mike described as “best crowd he’s ever played to.”
A collab with Top Boy actor and So Solid member Ashley Walters, (‘Fools’) sets the MDP up for a wave of new releases this Autumn.
A collection of Mike’s tracks from 2011-14 plus some exciting new tracks ft Scrufizzer, Mz Bratt and C4 are to be released on an album via Champion Records in early October plus a new venture with Dice Recordings is to follow soon after. The MDP is ready to take things to the next stage.
- 24/02Freak featuring Big Narstie – Leeds Club Mission, 8-13 Heatons Ct, Leeds LS1 4LJ
- 25/02Sidewinder Festival feat Big Narstie Bowlers Exhibition Centre (BEC), 116-118 Monton Road, Eccles, M30 9HG
- 25/02Sub Zero presents Big Narstie Sub Zero, Essex University, Colchester CO4 3RE
- 16/03Craig David & Big Narstie – Following My Intuition Tour – Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 2EQ
- 18/03Craig David & Big Narstie – Following My Intuition Tour – Liverpool Echo Arena, Kings Dock, Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4BX