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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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  • GeorgeGleixner

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

    17 Nov 8:34am Reply
  • acclamationsun

    Rediffusion is awesome, great beats, great melody.

    26 Oct 10:14pm Reply
  • acclamationsun

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

    20 Oct 10:42pm Reply
  • m-saIami

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

    7 Oct 8:44pm Reply
  • grimel0rd

    where to go from Lunatic Harness?

    26 Sep 9:48pm Reply
  • lebital

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

    24 Sep 3:32pm Reply
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    21 Sep 12:56am 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 7:54am Reply
  • acclamationsun

    µ-Ziq is perfect this time of year.

    12 Sep 7:54pm Reply
  • Alec_Trevelyan

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

    27 Aug 8:10pm Reply
  • Xanthosss

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

    20 Aug 7:40pm Reply
  • BrutalWarCry

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

    11 Aug 4:44am Reply
  • Afuera

    Quite crazy, if those Somerset Avenue Tracks were produced between 1992 - 1995 then they surely were ahead of their time..

    3 Aug 2:53pm Reply
  • MilenLoktionov

    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
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