Sinden - Got Me Moving (Mickey Kojak Remix) *Premiere*
Sweat It Out's new gun Mickey Kojak remixes a dance legend.
Sweat It Out circa 2014 continue pumping bangin' house music to the masses (we talk about it ALOT), and their recent signing - 19-years-young Mickey Kojak - is already killing it with his first single swiftly added to rotation on Triple J (listen HERE). Bass house don Sinden has also taken notice, and he's handed Mickey the keys to his new single, Got Me Moving feat. SYF, which we're very excited to premiere for you today. Check it below, along with a short interview with Mickey, on the verge of complete dancefloor domination:
INTRODUCING: MICKEY KOJAK
Tell us about about yourself?
My name is Michael Dable, I’m 19 and live in Sydney. I’m just under six feet tall, my first crush was on Nurse Joy from the original Pokemon series and I wish I could juggle. I also make music under the name Mickey Kojak.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
A lot of the tunes you’ll be hearing are house and techno driven. I love me some four/four beats, but I make all kinds of crazy shit. Lately I’ve been making a lot of gritty, industrial sounding hip hop and this acidic, slow-burning disco. I think its pointless to limit yourself to one genre, it stifles creativity. You can get so many fresh ideas just from expanding what you put in your ears and then when you take it that step further and start to make it, you can really see the benefits.
The writing process changes from song to song. I’ve never been one to do the whole drums, bass and melody thing. It’s not how my brain works. Because I play and listen to a lot of jazz, the strongest ideas I have are usually harmonic, so I’ll often start from there and progress around that idea. Inspiration can come from anywhere really. I feel like the best tunes are the ones that come about in the most unconventional of ways.
I’ve been writing lyrics a lot more lately as well, they’ve become a really important part of my music. Feel My Pain was the first time I had even thought about having vocals in my tracks and I couldn’t be happier with the result. There’s a huge change in mindset when doing this as well.
What do you do outside of producing?
I’ve just started studying Media Arts at COFA. I’d like to say that takes up a lot of my time, but it really doesn’t. I’m getting into video editing and the whole After Effects game, I want to have a good understanding of both audio and visual technology.
I also make it my mission to adventure and find really choice burgers. They are without a doubt the single most delicious thing you can put in your body. I would marry a burger if I could, although keeping a few mistresses like pizza and sushi...
Any shows coming up?
I’m keeping fairly quiet as far as gigs go for the time being. I’d like to have more material released before I go out and play shows. But having said all that... a few dates are being strung together for later on this year.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
I’m going to be working hard on my music and on especially hard on making a few different live shows which will all utilise different set ups. One thats
really portable, one with lots of gear and later down the track even with a couple of other musicians. There are a few artists I’ve been talking to about collaborations as well, thats always a good time.
Where can we hear more of your music?