SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #219 : MYLO

Edited from wiki:-

Myles MacInnes, better known by his stage name Mylo, is a Scottish electronic musician and record producer.

Mylo released his debut album, Destroy Rock & Roll in 2004, on the Breastfed Recordings label, which he co-owns. He produced the album on a computer in his own bedroom.

He has provided remixes for Scissor Sisters (“Mary”), Amy Winehouse (“Fuck Me Pumps”), The Knife (“You Take My Breath Away”), The Killers (“Somebody Told Me”), Sia (“Breathe Me”) and Moby (“Lift Me Up”). One of his works was a 2004 remix of Kylie Minogue’s No. 2 UK hit, “I Believe in You”, which appeared on the single that peaked at No. 3 on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart. His biggest chart success to date came in the autumn of 2005. This was when the single “Doctor Pressure”, a mash-up of his own song “Drop The Pressure” and Miami Sound Machine’s “Dr. Beat”, peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart. The single performed well in the US, especially on the Hot Dance Airplay and Hot Dance Club Play charts, where it jointly made the Top 10.

“Muscle Cars”, the follow-up single to “Doctor Pressure”, was a hit in the UK and European dance charts, reaching No. 1 on the UK Club Chart in November 2005, and No. 38 in the UK Singles Chart. The video that accompanied the single courted controversy as it featured two supposed Chinese spies – actually played by British actors Bruce Wang and Alex Liang – inventing an electronic fly to spy on the American president, George W. Bush – Mylo did not appear in the video.

In 2005, Mylo released a DJ mix titled Mylo’s Rough Guide to Rave, and was released as a covermount CD in Mixmag.

He contributed to a song, “Mars Needs Women”, to the War Child compilation album, Help!: A Day in the Life, released in September 2005, and was also featured on the Canadian compilation album, MuchDance, released in November 2006. In 2006, the track “Otto’s Journey” was used in a television commercial for Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing, featuring Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan.

BBC Radio 1 played a world exclusive of a track by Mylo on 23 January 2009. The title of the track is unconfirmed, however Radio 1 referred to it as ‘I’m Back’, because, as Annie Mac stated, “he (Mylo) sent it to us with the file titled I’m Back”. The same month, he released another DJ mix album cover mount in an issue of Mixmag, this time it was called The Return of Mylo, which contained his new song “Wings of Fire”.

There’s not been any music released for a long time. A couple of years back, Mylo spoke to the media and said he was on the comeback trail and hinted that legal reasons were behind his extended absence. He also informed a Scottish tabloid that his label had passed on Calvin Harris at the outset of his career, a decision the tabloid described as the dance scene equivalent of Decca Records passing on The Beatles. Given that Harris is now reckoned to have a personal fortune approaching £100m, I’d reckon that Mylo has had a few sleepless nights over that past few years.

mp3: Mylo – Drop The Pressure

Lots of swearing on this one. You’ve been warned.

JC

One thought on “SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #219 : MYLO

  1. Love this record, together with Stage Invader by Linus Loves also released on Breastfed. Don’t play them too often nowadays, but from time to time I still do and for the genre I think they rock.

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