MICKEY PEARCE (UK)
Mickey Pearce is one of the most remarkable producers to emerge from the UK in recent years. Always ahead of the curve, his tracks can be heard on the playlists of tastemakers including Jackmaster and Ben UFO.
Mickey Pearce’s DJ sets pull together wide-ranging styles into a percussive and physical racket that has laid waste to dancefloors around the world, and with recent releases on Ten Thousand Yen and Crème Organization’s Jericho One, it’s easy to see why he’s always one step ahead.
Gaining notoriety with remixes of Wiley and JME, Pearce has maintained a tradition of reworking and flipping other artists’ work. His take on Dat Oven’s Icy Lake was an underground hit in its own right, and his remix of Denzel Curry’s Threatz led him to work with Denzel on original material. His releases with Swamp 81 has defined a particular sound, with early releases Don’t Ask Don’t Get and his remix of Boddika’s Soul What paving the way for others to follow. Refusing to sit still, Mickey Pearce broke rank to release his Up West mixtape in 2014, followed soon after by the Instructions EP.
In 2015, Mickey Pearce led with the infectious Wam Barzz EP, featured on every specialist Dance music show on BBC Radio One and 1Xtra, alongside a collaboration with DVA for Hyperdub. His LP Michael, released in the summer of 2016, saw him exploring new territory; crafting a strange and melancholic landscape of beatless textures and leftfield House & Techno.