Biography

Michael Knead Portrait

Michael was born in Southern Germany in 1979. He enjoyed a thorough education in classical music and from an early age music became a central part of this life. In the 90’s he developed a deep interest in electronic music, right at the point when the genre became popular but was still uncharted territory. During this period Michael worked as a DJ and gained his first experiences of performing on stage. In 2010, as a natural progression, Michael became a music producer and has enjoyed some early success with his productions. Since 2013, his technological and acoustic knowledge has resulted in opening his own mastering service. Around the same time Michael started to focus on playing electronic music live – in a similar fashion a Jazz musician does. His signature sound is created using Samples, Drumcomputers and field recordings seamlessly interwoven with the sound of Hardware Synthesizers and other instruments played by hand. Michael creates open minded electronic music with a very human touch. His tracks and performances fit best into these genres: Electronica, Minimal House, IDM and Chillout Music. He also collaborates with musicians and artists from different fields.

Live Performances

  • Art & Antik, Stuttgart
  • Café Galao, Stuttgart
  • Contain’t, Stuttgart
  • Freikonzert, Stuttgart
  • Freies Radio für Stuttgart
  • Frisky Radio (www.friskyradio.com)
  • Kulturmenu Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart
  • Komme Was Wolle, Stuttgart
  • Lange Nacht der Museen, Stuttgart
  • Outer Rim, Stuttgart
  • SEMF (Stuttgart Electronic Music Festival)
  • Wintergarten (ex Suite 212), Stuttgart

Discography

  • Michael Knead – Springtime Rain (free track)
  • Michael Knead – Inner Voices EP, Tales From The Inside, Germany
  • Anton Sword – The Air (Michael Knead Remix), Detox Rec., Detroit / USA
  • Michael Knead – Rainbow Coloured Picture, Baroque Rec., UK
  • Michael Knead – Golstaub EP, Tales From The Inside, Germany
  • Michael Knead – What If – Babylon Rec., UK
  • Knead And Sting – Shattered EP, Tales From The Inside, Germany
  • Michael Knead – Nova EP, Tales From The Inside, Germany
  • Michael Knead – Concentrated Measurements, Baroque Rec., UK
  • Michael Knead – Plastic Empire, Detox Rec., Detroit
  • Michael Knead – State Of Mind, Baroque Rec., UK
  • Michael Knead – Advanced Chemistry, Babylon Rec., UK
  • Michael Knead – Born Electric, Detox Rec., Detroit
  • Michael Knead – Hyper Real, Detox Rec., Detroit
  • Michael Knead – Plastic Empire EP, Detox Rec., Detroit
  • Rob Macson – Inferno (Michael Knead Remix), Detox Rec, Detroit
  • Michael Knead – Slick (Drum & Bass), Cosmic Core
  • Michael Knead – Liquid Plastic EP, Detox Rec, Detroit
  • Michael Knead ft. Alexander Sting – Singularity, Detox Rec, Detroit
  • Michael Knead – Conversations II, IDMf Netlabel
  • Michael Knead vs. lucky one – Higher, Cosmic Core