Mix of the week – Metalheadz with Mikal

This weeks mix of the week comes from Mikal who recently released his superb new LP, ‘Metalwork’ on Goldie’s Metalheadz label. The mix was a guest slot album show on Rinse FM.

Previously dubbed the “silent assassin” of the Metalheadz camp by Goldie himself, Mikal’s music has always been characterised by quality over quantity. The Swedish born, now Bristol-based producer, has the ability to keep his head down in the studio only surfacing when he’s satisfied and fulfilled with his sonic creations, something he’s held in high esteem for throughout the genre.

His second album on Metalheadz is aptly titled ‘Metalwork’ and it comes four and a half years after ‘Wilderness’ which was labelled “precision-engineered drum & bass” by Juno. Just like the first album, ‘Metalwork’ contains 16 exceptional tracks, from the opening track ‘Journey Into The Reverb’ which comes dubbed out and perforated with amen snippets, to the tumultuous temperament of ‘Breaks & Pads’ which is an instant Metalheadz hit and a linchpin to the whole project.

“When I signed him I knew the potential he had in him. He’s worked very hard at perfecting his craft and I’m very happy to hear it. His inversion of DnB culture has always excited me, the dub element is something that resonates with me as a missing part to the puzzle in the Headz camp” – Goldie

We hope you enjoy this incredible mix compiled by Mikal.

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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.