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Mike Paradinas is µ-Ziq, pronounced, simply, “music”. He has released music under various appellations, among them “Jake Slazenger” “Kid Spatula” “Gary Moscheles”, “Tusken Raiders” and “Rude Ass Tinker”, and under his primary moniker as µ-Ziq has collaborated with one of the most visible leaders of the modern movement, Richard D. James (Aphex Twin) on the album Mike & Rich - Expert Knob Twiddlers.

µ-Ziq also owns and runs the electronic label Planet µ, which hosts a number of artists. Paradinas shows an uncanny knack at spotting the most innovative and interesting electronic acts from around the world, signing new talents such as Venetian Snares, Vex’d and Chevron. These days the label is moving in a dubstep direction and has arranged a cd from Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne “Flower” Hobbes

Planet µ soars to new heights, and many argue that it has taken Warp’s place in the drivers seat in terms of innovation and forward-thinking in electronic music. The label has taken a darker turn, with the rising popularity of , and .


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  • ynard

    µ-Ziq and Cylob literally saved my ass today, as I was able to get into a flow state and write a goddamn specification document for client in one day. Tried first death metal, stoner rock, even AFX and SQP felt too disruptive and/or interrupting that I wasn't able to get in the mood. But then these champions did it and I'm writing like the devil, lmao! \\o/

    18 May 2:04pm Reply
  • acclamationsun

    I heard there are people who stopped listening to µ-Ziq after year 2000 or so - but they love Lunatic Harness. New album is just a stone's throw from Lunatic Harness - tell them will you.

    14 May 6:52pm Reply
  • ynard

    The new stuff sounds surprisigly good! No wonder XT is most listened track - it kicks ass! Gotta add this peep back to my catalog I guess...

    28 Apr 8:38pm Reply
  • ironiroonman

    mu pssss

    4 Apr 5:17pm Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    Taikon is the most mesmerizing thing I've ever heard

    16 Mar 4:50am Reply
  • Xhi

    XTLP sounds great, although some of the best tracks were already on XTEP.

    9 Mar 11:55pm Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    Chewed Corners is really refreshing to hear.

    8 Mar 3:24am Reply
  • FirebearerDA

    New µ-Ziq tracks on soundcloud for free dl:

    25 Feb 9:45pm Reply
  • GeorgeGleixner

    My Christmas wish this year is for David Lynch to commission a film score from Mike.

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • acclamationsun

    Rediffusion is awesome, great beats, great melody.

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • acclamationsun

    Tango & Vectif, grimel0rd .... more of an industrial album, even more dreamy, amazing urban themes

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • m-saIami

    Yep that's my point of view too, Afuera :-)

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • grimel0rd

    where to go from Lunatic Harness?

    26 Sep 2014 Reply
  • lebital

    Autechre > µ-Ziq > AFX > Amon Tobim > Boards of Canada …or something like that.

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
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    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ZRFS

    in my opinion µ-Ziq sounds way better than Autechre. I didn't listen to their whole discography , but from what i heard i think µ-Ziq has batter production qualities. What do you think people? Of course the tastes are divided, but they are on the top of their genre, which is new for me, but i'm starting to love it. I want to hear more opinions :)

    17 Sep 2014 Reply
  • acclamationsun

    µ-Ziq is perfect this time of year.

    12 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Alec_Trevelyan

    If anyone has the the Sea (µ-Ziq Remix) WAV, I'd like to trade.

    27 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Xanthosss

    Taxi Sadness is a pretty a-okay track. Rest is rubbish(imo).

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • BrutalWarCry

    Fuck, Mike P has been on his game the past couple of years.

    11 Aug 2014 Reply
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