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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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  • llllII

    Chewed Corners is chewing me obliquely.

    16 Jul 4:36am Reply
  • MilenLoktionov

    http://waqs.bandcamp.com/

    14 Jul 7:20pm Reply
  • acclamationsun

    Well, ambient music is a spectrum. Mu-ziq is on the other side as dark ambient, and is on the other side as drone. It's more like ambient techno, which I call post-techno. Have you heard Strawberry Fields Hotel? Then you can see what I am talking about in regards to light.

    11 Jul 7:28am Reply
  • honkynut

    @acclamationsun: "Ambient of course means light" No it doesn't you silly crab-stick. Try "existing or present on all sides" or "surrounding on all sides" or more specifically to music: "music intended to serve as an unobtrusive accompaniment to other activities (as in a public place) and characterized especially by quiet and repetitive instrumental melodies" I would contest, even though there's a lot more "light ambient"music; "dark ambient" is more certainly also a thing.Quite a number of drone artists would fall into this category.

    16 May 5:55am Reply
  • acclamationsun

    Duntisbourne - A profound example of ambient music. Ambient of course means light, and these tracks are bright and weird. Please try Strawberry Fields Hotel again.

    30 Mar 6:52pm Reply
  • no-thanks

    That picture is amazing.

    5 Feb 11:40pm Reply
  • urizen81

    Somerset Avenue impresses me more and more with each listen. Such a joyous and uninhibited collection of early tunes.

    27 Jan 10:40am Reply
  • Rezzo64

    Don't forget Tickly Flanks.

    15 Jan 3:39am Reply
  • canklebracelet

    I think Twangle Melkas is the coolest name for a track possible.

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ivanonti

    Wouldn't it be pronounced Moosic?

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • didi_hu

    http://digforfire.net/?spm=a1z1s.6659509.0.0.gWUUna&p=7526

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • acclamationsun

    Warmest greetings to all µ-Ziq's fan base. I am the team leader for the Chicago street team. Currently, µ-Ziq has 3.1 million plays and we want to reach 4 million by mid-year of 2014. That means, start listening. If I may suggest, the track "Phi*1700 [U/V]" has been getting noticed here in Chicago and people are amazed the song is 20 years old. Yet, it stands up to the modern scene. We are always saying, magazines like Rolling Stone are going to say µ-Ziq is their pride & joy but not until the year 2019. Help us reach 4 million. -Ken Williams

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • bullfroggreen

    *Somerset; Bilious Paths a close second.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • bullfroggreen

    Sonerset Avenue Tracks just may be my favorite.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • m-saIami

    Weakling Paradinas is lovely

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • zaqzax

    it is BRAINDANCE !

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • m-saIami

    Same with me InKursion !

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • RaggaR

    The more i listen to Chewed Corners the better it gets. Such an addicting album and it also reminds me of vaporwave music!

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • RVeldhuis

    Never really listened to µ-Ziq before, but the Somerset Avenue Track sound amazing. They sound so fucking good, first time listening it and I think this could just throw Selected Ambient Works out of the window.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • InKursion

    some of somerset ave. tracks' have that sound palette that just hits you right in the 90's feels.

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
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