Detroit, United States

Textbeak has been making and DJing dark electronic music for many years now. Influenced by artists like Coil, Cabaret Voltaire, and Skinny Puppy, in the late 80s he began making music with whatever he had on hand in projects with long-time friend Todd Sines (Peacefrog, 7th City, Background, Planet E). In 1991 Mike moved to Columbus, Ohio with Todd and joined up with Titonton Duvante (Residual Records) and Charles Noel aka Archetype (Ongaku, Black Nation) to start B/Re (Body Release). In 1994, his band Bath was signed with Jevan Records (owned by gothic band Lestat) and recorded at Noise with producer Kramer (Shimmy Disc, Bongwater, Low, Galaxie 500). In 1998 he began to release solo works as Textbeak on labels such as Dark Daze (Carlos Peron of Yello), Moon Sounds (Dallas), Lasergun (Savas Pascalidis in Berlin), Tundra Dubs (San Francisco), and others. In 2011 he began TXTBK's CHVяCH XV BяXK3N 7ANGvAG Radio which has become a staple of the dark electronic scene and featured mixes by Ph