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Biografie Mike Kelly
Born in Sydney, Mike first hit the decks with turntablist and raver friends in 1993. Initially driven by Sydney´s vibrant underground house and rave scene. His audio taste spectrum is eclectic, his mixing energetic, his style a hybrid fusion of progressive, house, tech, tribal, and related sounds. Musically he attempts fusion in orgy, as hypnotic melodies interweave; bass-lines propel the energy forward; sensual-spatial environments encompass the air; romantic imagery warm the soul, and his turntablist skills heighten the intensity.
In Australia, Mike has headlined Mardi Gras Party 7 times as well as at his main residency (Indulgence), and numerous other residencies at top Sydney hotspots until his relocation to Germany in 2005. MK also created his own club nights and managed club & outdoor events for up to 8000 guests, and regularly toured around Australia.
In 2005, Mike moved to Germany on a musical exploration tour. He followed only the sounds which penetrated deeper than his ears. Mike's sound and mixing styles developed extra dimensions (spatiality, deep sensuality, and smooth precision). In this voyage of sound he sought a travelling community of bohemian future-music lovers...and found them.
Within 6 months, he was brought in as resident of both Germany´s top progressive club Greenkomm, and a deluxe boutique event in Brussels, Naughty.
Mike now performs widely across Western Europe, Australia, and even Israel at premier events like Infinita Festival, and Space Of Sound (Madrid), Amnesia (Milan), Love Parade (Dortmund), Gorgeous & Gay Village (Rome), Circuit Festival (Barcelona), and Hustlaball (Berlin).
PRODUCTION: Since 2008, Mike commenced production with Jean Philips. Jean Philips & Mike Kelly productions (full info below) have been supported by Tiesto, Andy Moor, Groove Armada), Hybrid, Ivan Pica, Markus Schulz, Lisa Lashes, Mike Hiratzka & D:Fuse, Behrouz, Jaytech, Thomas Penton, Christian Cambas, Raveline magazine and lots more.
RECORD LABEL: In 2009, Mike teamed up with Jean Philips and Katrin Willms to create their own record label „Sorry Shoes“ which is now celebrating its 25th release! Support has been amazing for this boutique label. Fans of Sorry Shoes include, Axwell, Chus, Roger Sanchez, Fedde Le Grand, Joachim Garraud, Hernan Cattaneo, and lots more!
MEDIA: Whilst studying music production and media, Mike presented radio shows on Sydney radio 2SER, BEAT and OUT FM. More recently his DJ sets have been featured on premier Australian dance music sessions MIX UP and THE CLUB (Triple J). In 2010, catch Mike´s weekly radio show Sorry Shoes Radio broadcast on www.sceen.fm (Frankfurt), www.live1.fm (Brazil) and Ibiza Global Radio (Ibiza). You can read Mike´s monthly music and dance culture page in The Box magazine (Germany).
- Greenkomm (Cologne)
- Furball (Amsterdam)
- UC (Frankfurt)
- Indulgence (Sydney)
- Mezzo Giorno (Antwerp)
- Hustlaball (Berlin)
- Gorgeous/GayVillage (Rome)
- Loop 38, Lotus Club (Zurich)
- CAB, Walkgroup (Paris)
- GMF/Weekend Club (Berlin)
- The Angel, Space Of Sound/FSM events (Madrid)
-Kit Kat Klub (Cologne)
DJ MIX CD RELEASES:
-Sorry Shoes THE LONDON GLOBAL DANCE FESTIVAL Compilation 2010
-Jean Philips & Mike Kelly "Tisgo (There Is Something Going Off)" (Sorry Shoes, 2009)
-Jean Philips & Mike Kelly "On Demand" (Plastic Fantastic, 2009)
-Nacho Chapado & Sergi Vila feat Alhena Bay "Show Me Your Love" (jean philips & mike kelly stripped remix) (Guareber Records Spain, 2010)
-Nacho Chapado & Sergi Vila feat Alhena Bay "Show Me Your Love" (jean philips & mike kelly stripped instrumental) (Guareber Records Spain, 2010)
-Ismael Rivas "Clothes Off" (jean philips & mike kelly remix) (Plastic Fantastic, 2010)
-Bedrud - Sie Ist Elektrisch (jean philips & mike kelly remix) (Rotfenstermuzik, 2010)
-Miguel Rendeiro "Journey" (jean philips & mike kelly remix) (Sorry Shoes, 2010)
-D:Fuse & Hiratzka "In Suspense" (jean philips & mike kelly remixes) (Lost Angeles Recordings USA)
-Taylor Square ft Katarina "Something In The Air" (jean philips & mike kelly remixes) (Flashpoint Dance Australia/Sorry Shoes, 2009)
-MDX "Moment Of Confusion Between Man & Dog" (jean philips & mike kelly durchgetanzt mix) (Long Distance Recordings Australia, 2009)
-SKJG "Capanema" (jean philips & mike kelly remix) (Kingdome Kome Cuts Germany, 2009)
-Exit Earth "The Sun" (jean philips & mike kelly remixes (Sorry Shoes Germany, 2009)
-Alex Rodriguez "Funk You" (jean philips & mike kelly remixes (AU Records Portugal 2009)
And coming soon, the new release from Jean Philips & Mike Kelly, plus remixes for Miguel Picasso & Rebekka Brown (Bedroom Muzik), David Berna & Javier Rodriguez on Ivan Pica´s imprint, and Unik (AU Records)!
Visit www.beatport.com or www.junodownload.com , www.masterbeat.com , iTunes music store to buy, or check out www.myspace.com/sorryshoes for more info on Sorry Shoes releases.