Where there is disco, there is Mickey.
I’ve harboured a quiet love for Mickey ever since the amazingly uplifting review of 1982 track Afrique Adieu by iconic French singer Michel Sardou. His bio says he’s been influenced by music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and today, and as well as providing us with tracks which sound out the very essence of disco, he adds in a little afrobeat into the mix, and my personal favourite, a heavy dose of the piano. A very modern take on all these elements, and crafted to perfection.
Ever since then every track or mixtape I’ve heard from him has made me smile, and smily happy disco is alright by me. Resident alongside Mustang at Libertine Supersport in Belgium AND he’s managed by Dirk De Ruyck, who we all know set up the Eskimo and Abracada labels, as well as discovering greats such as Aeroplane and Villa.
Since then I enjoy a monthly mixtape on his soundcloud page, and our relationship has been happily bumbling along, until I was reminded by Busy P’s Valentine’s Day mixtape how ggg-ggg-gggreat he is, when the tone of the mix lightened at 33 minutes in with the smooth disco explosion that is Tyson – Die on the Dancefloor (Mickey Remix). It makes me ggg-ggg-gggrin (and reminds me of a little classic we know and love).
TYSON-Die on the dancefloor-(Mickey Remix) by Mickey
Today he was kind enough to give us his latest work; a remix for Beni‘s Yeah out on the mighty Modular in March.
Download: Beni – Yeah (Mickey Remix)
So here we reach the happily-ever-after of the tale of my love for Mickey. I hope you feel the same.
Mickey makes me feel like this: