There are three artists called Solis at least:
1. A fully fledged music producer and record label owner DJ.
2. A female singer/songwriter from Brazil.
3. SOLIS is a hardcore/sludge/metal 4-piece band from Melbourne, Australia. One of the members is also in the atmospheric black metal band Nontinuum.
1. Who: Michael Smith otherwise known as MK X is one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the North of England in recent years. Originally a Dj, but now a fully fledged music producer and record label owner, Michael has worked hard to build his reputation, and through hard work, dedication and honesty has gained respect and admiration from club promoters in his native UK and around Europe.
Style: Michael is a very versatile DJ who feels just at home playing a progressive house set to that of his preferred peak time trance style. As a DJ, Michael puts thought and precision into his mixing and his ability to read a crowd has not gone unnoticed by his peers;
"I played with Mr Smith in London and wow what a warm up" Alex MORPH
"Very talented guy who impressed me greatly behind the decks" Giuseppe Ottaviani
"A true gent and a fantastic Dj" John O Callaghan
Accolades: Originally a DJ Michael has been involved in the music industry since 2000 when his career began to take shape whilst promoting one of Newcastle’s leading trance and progressive nights Twisted Logic. Originally a night to give up and coming talent a chance to showcase their skills, the night became an overnight success and regular guests including John O Callaghan and Gareth Emery soon followed catapulting the brand into the limelight.
After a successful run of events that ended in 2002, Michaels career continued to blossom and with the help of a first place finish in a North East Dj competition in 2003 held at Newcastle’s premier night club Foundation, home to nights such as Shindig and Promise respectfully, gigs soon followed at some of the UKs most recognised venues including Goodgreef, Gatecrasher, Godskitchen & Digital Society.
Aswell as this, Michael continues to supply a steady stream of cutting edge productions under his Solis guise, all of which have been released on the world renowned ‘Infrasonic Recordings’ currently "One of the best labels in the world right now" (Armin van Buuren), along with picking up regular radio support from the world’s most decorated Djs and Producers including; Paul van Dyk, Tiesto, Markus Schulz and Above & Beyond.
To date Michael has had the pleasure of playing alongside; Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz, Giuseppe Ottaviani, John O Callaghan, Alex MORPH, Aly & Fila, Jon O Bir, John Askew and Activa to name a few, and with regular dates in his diary now coming thick and fast, a brand new residency set to kick off in 2011 for the mighty Digital Society NE, and tours dates confirmed with his Infrasonic brand, the future looks very promising for this fast rising, and extremely talented DJ/PRODUCER.
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