Mike Skinner (GB)
Mike Skinneris the man behind the musical phenomenon that was The Streets for ten years. In that time he won an Ivor Novello, a Brit, and changed the sound of UK music forever. Now that he has retired the moniker of The Streets, Mikecontinues topush things forward with his genre bending DJ sets.Reflecting his love of cutting edge sounds, Mike's musical selections are as eclectic as his production capabilities. From screwed down house to old skool hip hop via drum and bass bangers and peppered with his own, up the minute refixes, and classic tracks, Skinnernever fails to ignite the party spirit.Having built up a huge online fanbase for his Skinimixseries of podcasts, there has been great demand to bring Mike's DJing skills into the clubs. Mike's personality as both an entertainer and a musical trendsetter has never been bigger. 'Original Pirate Material'was recently adjudged the album of the decade by The Guardiannewspaper and similar accolades were afforded both 'OPM'and 'A Grand Don't Comefor Free'by the NME.Two of Skinner's protégé's from his record label The Beats, Professor Greenand Exampleare now tearing up the charts in their own rights and his production talents have resulted in hits for such luminaries as Kano, Giggsand numerous remixes for people as varied as Ellie Goulding, Bloc Party, Sparks, Major Lazerand Benjamin Francis Leftwich.All these production skills, and Mike's talent for spotting new musical movements early are firmly embedded in every DJ set.
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