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Mick Chillage

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Born Derby England 1968. Family return home to Dublin 1974… Parents are both heavily into traditional irish music. Mick makes no connection what so ever with this awful racket & from an early age is exposed to John Barry’s soundtracks… Pink floyds on the run, The radiophonic workshop’s Dr who soundtrack & Vangelis’s “Chung Kuo” to name but a few… The early eighties was a bleak period for mick as he is forced to listen to his older brothers taste in music due to the lack of income & not owning his own music system…Dodgy metal bands like Saxon, Judas priest, Motley crud : ) etc were played at ear bleeding levels in the shared bedroom… Mick’s brother once found a hidden cassette of The pet shop boys “Please” & warned him that if he ever found that synthesized homosexual shit in his cassette deck that he would be murdered… The late eighties improved somewhat for Mick as he left school & became employed, he was now able to purchase cassette albums & vinyl releases every week… His favorite artists at this time were Kraftwerk, Prince, pet shop boys, Cabaret voltaire, the the, Public enemy & of course early detroit techno & acid house which were just arriving into europe at this time. Then came along stakker’s “Humanoid” & his music buying habits changed forever…

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