Mike Monday has been involved in and around the dance music scene since
'94, when, after completing a music degree at Oxford University, he decided
to move to London and started writing with Andy Cocup (a.k.a. Big C and now
Groove Armada ).
Their first offering was Fatback Boogaloo 'Wide Open Spaces' on the now
sadly defunct Skinnymalinky imprint, one of the late '90's top progressive
With the success of this single Mike and Andy teamed up with a few other
like minded bods to form Beat Foundation (Skinnymalinky / VC records),
gaining praise from all corners of the music industry with singles
including the seminal 'Save Me' and 'Foundations'. They also took their
live show to all the major clubs in the UK & Europe including Ministry of
Sound, The End, Lakota and many more. With The Beat Foundation Mike had a
major hand in remixing Bizarre Inc, Art of Noise and Delacy.
Always keen to write with new partners / artists Mike also recorded as
Distant Drum Simeon Friend, remixing tracks for East West, Positiva, and
Perfecto amongst others.
Since Distant Drum, Mike has produced consistently for Steelfish Records
and his own label MM records where his last single 'Love Paranoia' received
multiple plays from Pete Tong (Radio 1), Seb Fontaine, Jon Digweed, Boy
George (Galaxy Network) and other big jocks in the clubs.
In 2001 Mike signed to Whoop! Records and is now managed as an artist by
Whoop!'s sister company Mix Management. Apart from completing massive
remixes of Hard Attack's - 'Very Contemporary' and Motherlode's - 'Sin-nuh'
for Whoop! His first single 'Can You Play Bass?' was Essential New Tune /
VIP tune in September 2001 with key DJ / radio support from Seb Fontaine
off one acetate! Mike's reputation has also grown in 2001 through his
remixing for other labels, with his style appealing to a wide variety of
jocks. He has remixed for EMI, Hooj Choons, Spot On, Mercury, Manifesto,
SOG, Whoop!, Star 69, Additive and more.
This year Mike has also been working with DJ Gordon Kaye with their project
'Autokat', being signed by the highly respected Deep Dish Yoshitoshi label
in the USA. They have also completed a few remixes for Yoshitoshi too.
Another current collaboration is with Darren Emerson (ex-Underworld). He
worked with Darren on the massive Hatiras - Spaced Invader remix. Mike has
also started working with Andy Cocup (Groove Armada) on new material and
has recently remixed Schmoove as JJ Dancefiends on the DIY label.
DJing is another way that Mike can channel his great knowledge of music. In
2001 he has regularly played for Whoop It Up (Whoop!'s own club night ),
Fabric, 333 and various other venues in and around the UK. Abroad he spun
at this year's Miami Winter Music Conference for the Whoop! party at Shadow
Lounge. Mike also holds a weekly residency at the Retox bar, London. For
2002 Mike has been taken on by Represents for his DJing skills, ensuring a
busy year on the world DJ circuit.