MIKE Releases New Album Disco!
MIKE has released the new album Disco!, the album dropped today, and is is out via MIKE’s own label, 10k, accompanied by a self-directed visualizer shot by Chris Currence. Along with the news, MIKE is also announcing the Small World Big Love tour. From October 14th through the 29th he’ll headline 13 US shows, and from November 21st through December 8th he’ll headline 13 European shows. MIKE is also set to play at Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City on September 25th. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday at 11am ET.
Over the past year MIKE immersed himself in electronic and house music as well as bossa nova. He released two largely instrumental projects partially inspired by these new influences: BLP2020 “King of the Night” and BLP2021 “for ur own good.”
June 21, 2021
1. Evil Eye
2. alarmed! ft. Sideshow
3. Leaders of Tomorrow (Intro)
4. Center City
5. Big Love
6. Aww (Zaza)
8. Babyvillain (in our veins)
9. at thirst sight by Assia
10. Frogville (Mk Ultra)
12. World Market (Mo’ Money)
13. Crystal Ball
17. Spiral/Disco (Outro)
Small World Big Love Tour dates
9/25 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
10/14 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
10/15 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
10/16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
10/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
10/19 – Nashville, TN @ The Blue Room at Third Man Records
10/21 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
10/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
10/23 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
10/24 – Cleveland @ Mahall’s
10/26 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
10/27 – Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
10/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
10/29 – Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s
11/21 – Helsinki, Finland @ Kuudes Linja
11/22 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren
11/24 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Oceanen
11/25 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
11/26 – Berlin, Germany @ Burg Schnabel
11/27 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Exil
11/29 – Paris, France @ La Place
11/30 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
12/3 – Manchester, UK @ YES
12/5 – Glasgow, UK @ CCA
12/6 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
12/7 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
12/8 – London, UK @ Bussey Building
Born in New Jersey, MIKE moved to London with his mother before settling in The Bronx for the remainder of his later teenage years. Both regions have had an audible influence on the young rapper’s music – in England he was immersed in grime and the music of King Krule, and in the United States he was turned on to Earl Sweatshirt and MF DOOM. In New York, MIKE connected with several artists who had a similar ear and style, and formed a collective called [sLUms]. Consisting of Adé Hakim, Darryl Johnson, King Carter, Jazz Jodi, and DJ Mason, the group established a unique sound that created waves throughout underground hip hop circles across the country.
In 2017 MIKE released his mixtape May God Bless Your Hustle. The project perfectly captured a singular moment in a city where the only constant is change. With features from Standing on the Corner, Wiki, Mal Devisa, and more, as well as production from Ade Hakim, Tony Seltzer, and Austin Williamson of Onyx Collective, May God Bless Your Hustle was a snapshot of the sound of underground New York rap in 2017.
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