Mikey B

Originating from Leeds, Mikey B began his journey as a music producer in late 2008, creating his own brand of electronic music right from the get go. Mikey’s sound drew influence from an array of styles of electronic dance music, utilising elements from genres such as UK Garage, Bassline and House. Fast forward to now and Mikey B has amassed a global following and respect from A List names across the Bass & Garage scenes such as My Nu Leng, Matt Jam Lamont, DJ Q, Holy Goof, Zed Bias, Skepsis & loads more. This was summed up by Holy Goof adding his track ‘Wanna Be Me’ to FabricLive 97. Since then his reputation has accelerated at a startling rate.

A consistent release schedule of self released material made up of both solo projects and collabs with the likes of Sammy Virji and label releases on the likes of Crucast (‘Back Around’ gaining 600k streams in 2019), paired with a stacked touring schedule performing at flagship Festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown and Outlook as well as headline shows all over the UK and Europe has lead Mikey to become an in-demand artist with around 50,000 Spotify listeners a month. These figures come as no surprise that Mikey is also gaining regular airplay and appearances across 1Xtra, Rinse FM and Kiss FM.

For his debut on 1Forty it gave him an avenue to try make something a bit more outside of his usual scope of bass. Mikey wanted to make something completely experimental that still maintained his values of his music being atmospheric music with deep meaning yet keeping that energetic bass driven vibe. The outcome was ‘Tribal’, a collab with Sketchi which released on 1FBSS004 in October 2019.