Mike Shannon (CA)

In the 10 years since Mike Shannon started making a name for himself on the international electronic music scene as a DJ, producer and label owner, he has proven that it’s not just his music that makes him such a valuable asset, but his total dedication to the cause.

Shannon’s career began through DJing and clubbing in the Detroit-Toronto axis, and in 1999 this led to the formation of his own label Cynosure. A couple of years later, he teamed up with Jeff Milligan on the more experimental Revolver Canada imprint. Both labels have since developed into highly respected and trusted sources, subsequently raising the profile of Canada’s electronic music scene with producers such as Akufen and Deadbeat. Alongside his many singles, he has released three albums to date on some of techno’s most notable labels: 2002’s Slight of Hand (Force Inc.), 2005’s Possible Conclusions to Stories That Never End (~scape), and 2008’s Memory Tree (Plus 8).

Nowadays a resident of Berlin, this year Mike Shannon returns to Montreal to celebrate Cynosure’s 10th anniversary alongside the festival that helped propel him to international notoriety.

NOCTURNE 3: Bounce le Monde

Metropolis 30/05/2009

In the 10 years since Mike Shannon started making a name for himself on the international electronic music scene as a DJ, producer and label owner, he has proven that it’s not just his music that makes him such a valuable asset, but his total dedication to the cause.

Shannon’s career began through DJing and clubbing in the Detroit-Toronto axis, and in 1999 this led to the formation of his own label Cynosure. A couple of years later, he teamed up with Jeff Milligan on the more experimental Revolver Canada imprint. Both labels have since developed into highly respected and trusted sources, subsequently raising the profile of Canada’s electronic music scene with producers such as Akufen and Deadbeat. Alongside his many singles, he has released three albums to date on some of techno’s most notable labels: 2002’s Slight of Hand (Force Inc.), 2005’s Possible Conclusions to Stories That Never End (~scape), and 2008’s Memory Tree (Plus 8).

Nowadays a resident of Berlin, this year Mike Shannon returns to Montreal to celebrate Cynosure’s 10th anniversary alongside the festival that helped propel him to international notoriety.

WORKSHOP 3

McGill University Residence 04/06/2004

DEMO DERBY PANEL PARTICIPANTNot only is Mike Shannon a first-rate producer‚ his acclaimed 12' releases over the years are proof of that - but he has also built an irrefutable reputation as one of Canada's most respected and well-known techno/house DJ's. With over 10 years of DJ experience under his belt, including the operation of his renowned 12' record label, Cynosure Recordings, he is recognized as one of the central figures in Canada's emerging electronic music scene. In 2003 Mike's sights aimed to the end of the world and he relocated to Santiago, Chile. A new musical direction was born in the South as Mike began to work on his new down tempo project. After 5 months of touring South America and a volley of new releases Mike returned to Montreal to continue his work in the studio.

WORKSHOP 1

McGill University Residence 02/06/2004

DEMO DERBY PANEL PARTICIPANTNot only is Mike Shannon a first-rate producer‚ his acclaimed 12' releases over the years are proof of that - but he has also built an irrefutable reputation as one of Canada's most respected and well-known techno/house DJ's. With over 10 years of DJ experience under his belt, including the operation of his renowned 12' record label, Cynosure Recordings, he is recognized as one of the central figures in Canada's emerging electronic music scene. In 2003 Mike's sights aimed to the end of the world and he relocated to Santiago, Chile. A new musical direction was born in the South as Mike began to work on his new down tempo project. After 5 months of touring South America and a volley of new releases Mike returned to Montreal to continue his work in the studio.
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