MikeyyAustin is a 22 year-old hip-hop/soul artist and bandleader from Lansing, MI. Mikeyy's new project, "Midnight Stereo" expresses his artistry and mind in a way that hasn't been seen before.
Combining authentic soul, live instrumentation, genres such as funk and jazz, "Midnight Stereo" aims to provide a refreshing sound that is both new and reminiscent of past musical era's.
With Illect Recordings, Ess Be, at the head of production, the duo challenges each other to express oneself in the most creative way possible, while making music that all ages, races, and spaces can enjoy.
One of the biggest expenses to create this project is the engineering side of it. Our final recordings, mixing, and mastering. We aim to do all of this at Rustbelt Studio in Royal Oak, MI, with the legendary "Piranha Head".
The idea of Midnight Stereo is nothing new. I have been working on this LP for over a year now. The first glimpse of Midnight Stereo was the self-titled single, released in June, which was followed by a music video for the song. The live instrumentation, vocals, genre blending and style of the song is a good indication of where this album is heading.
Risks and challenges
Being an artist that is 100% independent, we tend to put out music that's "good enough". This can usually be due to a lack of resources and money. Although I am very proud of the music I have put out in the past, I truly believe in this project and each individual song.
Our goal is break past "good enough" in all areas of this project, and create something memorable and to create something that best represents us as artists' and people.
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