Mickey Kojakis an electronic musician, producer and vocalist from Sydney, Australia.
Growing up in the spotlight of the Australian music scene, the young producer has taken his fanbase on an eclectic ride from late night club thumpers to slow jams filled with rich acoustics. An in-studio workaholic, his releases represent a great deal of behind the scenes work, often taking inspiration from new and old technologies or pieces of equipment that have lead him down a stylistic path.
Mickey released his bedroom-made banger ‘Feel My Pain’while still a teenager. Landing him extensive national radio play-listing rotation and his first record deal with local label Sweat It Out (Rüfüs, What So Not, Motez) -the track remains a certified club heater with PNAU rinsing it during DJ sets on their latest tour. Mickey released his debut EPAloneand set in motion his touring career, snagging the sunset set slot at Splendour In The Grass and a heaving late night rave at Groovin’ The Moo, before his own national headline tours. The release also received remixes from Sinden, as well as praise from dance legends Martin Solveig and Yolanda Be Cool.
In 2017, we saw his second EP release‘Surrender’ through Australian dance music mainstays Onelove, a huge tonal step forward, exploring a new range of sounds and styles. The lead singles ‘Save Your Breath’and‘Ghost’enjoyed national radio play listing, the latter of which premiered through tastemaker channel Majestic Casual. This was supported by a year of Australian touring, including his first national live tour in sold out theatres alongside Motez. The record has been streamed more than a million times domestically on Spotify.
2018 saw the beginning of Mickey’s partnership with newfound home away from home Alt Vision. Having already put out two heavily streamed covers of Daft Punk’s ‘Something About Us’and Mac DeMarco’s’Chamber Of Reflection’earlier in the year, Mickey’s fast-paced, high energy single ‘Get Out’ made an impression across the globe, being supported enormously by Sirius XM’s Alt Nation and Peru’s Doble Nueve. Off the back of this release, Mickey performed triple j’s Friday Arvo Mix and held a sold out performance of his new music at Sydney’s iconic Lansdowne Hotel.
Mickey backed this up with another stellar release in September with his indie-electronic banger “All That Acid”. The track was spunover 150 times on triple j, supported heavily across DSP’s and led to Mickey performing at two iconic Australian venues, Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory and Melbourne’s Worker’s Club. Not one to rest on his laurels, weeks later, Mickey released his first vocal collaboration with EDM powerhouse k?d on their track “Electronic Memories” which was featured on some of YouTube’s biggest music blogs including Proximity, Mr. SuicideSheep and Trap City.
The start of 2019 will see the release of the final single from Mickey’s forthcoming “Together” EP, featuring vocals from the singer of one of Australia’s most iconic bands, Bluejuice. You can expect many more collaborations of this nature in the year to come, both local and international as well as more standout singles, covers and remixes. Keep your ears to ground!