Sydney's Mike Kelly hit the decks with turntablist and clubber/raver friends in the early 90's driven by the city’s vibrant underground house and rave scene. As vinyl began to disappear from clubs, he’s developed some new ways to keeping his hands moving, with live drumming, and often combining his DJ sets with live musicians including violinist Dylan Naylor and vocalist Natalie Gauci.
His audio taste spectrum is a hybrid of house, tech, deep-house, techno, tribal, progressive, and related sounds. His mixing is energetic. Typically Mike aims for the hip, pushing the bass & rhythm to the front, whilst layering in hypnotic melodies, warm and meaningful vocals, and lush spatial sounds.
Mike's studio work includes solo tracks & collabs with Voltaxx, Thomas Penton, Ivan Gomez, Natalie Gauci, Andreas Giese, Eastnwest, Jean Philips, Sua Amoa, Unik, Paulini, Dylan Naylor on labels Sorry Shoes, Whore House, Baroque, Bilingual, Bedroom, Tactical, Twisted, Vamos.