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Digital Arts Festival
FIRA MONTJUÏC BARCELONA / 8-9 NOV 2024
00:00:00
µ-Ziq MIRA 2024

Friday 08

µ-Ziq + ID:MORA

LIVE AV

30 YEARS SHAPING THE IDM GENRE

Mike Paradinas has become one of the very few artists working with electronics to produce a recognisable and personalized sound while at the same time mixing far-reaching experimentalism with accessibility through infectious melodies and rhythms. He will join us at MIRA 2024 performing a LIVE AV show with visual artist ID: MORA

Mike Paradinas, known as μ-Ziq, is a pioneering electronic music producer and founder of Planet Mu Records. With a career spanning over three decades, his innovative sound blends IDM, jungle, and ambient influences. μ-Ziq remains a significant force in electronic music, continuously pushing boundaries and shaping the genre’s evolution. He released influential albums like “Tango n’ Vectif” (1993) and “Lunatic Harness” (1997), which helped shape the IDM genre.

20 years ago Mike launched his own independent record label ‘Planet Mu’ releasing material by Venetian Snares, Remarc, Vex’d, Machinedrum, Kuedo & Jlin amongst many many others, including some of his own projects ‘Kid Spatula’ & the ‘Slag Boom Van Loon’ collaborations with Jochem Paap (aka Speedy J). Now over 350 releases old, Planet Mu has become one of the mainstays of the electronic music scene along with Ninjatune and Warp records, gaining more respect with every year that passes.

The artist in charge of the accompanying visuals is ID:MORA, pseudonym of Jan Moravec, a visual artist from the Czech Republic, whose form of expression is based on videosampling, that is, video images recycled and reassembled, to be shot through Vj software. These images, dynamic and changing, follow a clearly provocative, critical and shocking aesthetic.