Mikooshka is a musician and producer from Toronto, Canada.
He combines programming, sampling, and live instruments to create a modern musical sound.
Mikooshka, aka designer Mike Simpson, likes to mix up his music – we’ve got left-field beats, a little electronic rock, reggae/dub, punk/funk, hip-hop and world vibes thrown into the mix.
He has collaborated with musicians from varied genres including John T. Davis (blues/jazz), Jeff Simpson (rock/classical) Paul Schedlich (rock/indie), and singers / performance artists Grey Coyote and Ulysses Castellanos.
In 2009, he released Construct Deconstruct Reconstruct which featured the spoken word rap track (and video) “Coconut Radio.” The 5-song EP will soon be available as a free download.
In fall 2014, Mikooshka will release “Streets are for People,” an EP that features tracks “Alright Kids / The Night Kids,” and “Streets are for People.”
New Track – “Streets are for People”
This is a preview of a tune that will released with a video during summer 2013. Genre: Electronic Rock, Breaks, Drum’n’Bass
Alternate Mix – “Streets are for People”
This is an alternate approach to this tune – considering using something like this for the video. Genre: Electronic Rock, Dubstep, Breaks, Drum’n’Bass
Classic Track – “Ashanti”
This is the lead track from my album “Construct Deconstruct Reconstruct,” released in early 2009. Genre: House, Downtempo, Afrobeat
Video – “Coconut Radio featuring Ulysses Castellanos”
This is a video and track that features the spoken word performance (freestyle) of Toronto performance artist Ulysses Castellanos. It was released in 2009 shortly after I put out the “CDR” album.
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