|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Stockholm - Go Bang!||3||Audio||2005||Ibadan|
The talented producer and multi instrumentalist Mikael Nordgren is a living proof of how global the whole dance music phenomena has become since it all started back in the days. Raised not in some urban capital area, but in a small village in the midst of rural Sweden, Mikael had to search harder than most people to find the music that eventually would have him release cutting edge dance music on prominent labels such as Wave, Ibadan, King Street, Slip ´n´Slide and Raw Fusion. You can thank the house music diaspora for that...
From the tender age of 10 Mikael started this journey by learning to play a variety of instruments including bass, guitar, drums and piano. Heavily fascinated and triggered by the house music boom that eventually had reached Sweden in the late 80s, his first steps as a song writer were heavily inspired by the sounds of Inner City and S´Express. At the same time he also discovered the funky soul and jazz sounds of the 60s and 70s and these are all influences that still can be heard in his eclectic approach on dance music - inspired as much by Albert Ayler and Roy Ayers as Derrick May or Underground Resistance.
Nowadays Stockholm based and recording under his aliases Tiger Stripes, D´Malicious and 12th Floor gives Mikael the opportunity to release stuff ranging from heavy tech house sounds to percussive afro house, as well as some discofied broken beats thrown in the mix.