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Electronic musician Mike “Sonic” Meengs has been producing his unique sound for nearly a quarter of a century. His fascination with recording noises and beats began in 1980 when he bought his first synthesizer and drum machine.

During the 80’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he recorded and performed his eccentric brand of catchy pop-oriented music, produced tracks for film/video, and worked with many of the up and coming performers living in the area. Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Maynard Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) are a couple examples.

However, it wasn’t until he moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1992 that he started taking full advantage of his musical talents. He spent the first six years playing keyboards in live bands and immersing himself in the new music/recording technologies that were becoming increasingly available. In 1997, he and guitarist Bobby De Vito recorded the ground breaking ambient electronic CD LVX Nova.

Taking early advantage of the internet, they did some serious online networking, and were rewarded with a record deal and world-wide distribution through BMG. “Sonic”, as Meengs was known to his friends, moved forward and never looked back.

He has since been featured in many publications, including Keyboard Magazine and The Weekly Planet, and his tracks have been used extensively on network television, including MTV, VH1, and ABC.

By fusing his old school knowledge with new computer technologies, he continues to create innovative music that you really have to hear to appreciate. Stirring melodies, impeccable drum programming, riveting electronic textures, and spot-on production have kept Meengs’ talents in high demand.

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  • maedecedeam

    This guy's work is top-notch. Keep an eye out for new tracks here.

    5 Aug 2008 Reply