In 2008, he became widely known in Switzerland with the song La Serenaissima. In 2009, Candys found success after collaborating with Jack Holiday in a remix of the Faithless song Insomnia, which reached the top 10 in various European singles charts.
His third single, People Hold On, is ranked fourth in the 2010 European club charts and was followed by Together Again, which helped him to become internationally recognized. In 2011, he again reached the top of the charts with One Night In Ibiza, a track that contains elements of 1990s eurodance, alternating between female vocalist Evelyn Zangger and rapper Patrick Miller.
The song is an answer to Welcome to St. Tropez by Swiss DJ Antoine and Timati. In March 2012, Mike Candys released 2012 (If The World Would End) that became immediately a top 10 hit in German speaking countries. It is so far his most successful single