Tranquility Bass started life as the duo of Michael Kandel (born 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA - died May 17, 2015, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Illinois, USA) and Tom Chasteen. After the first three EPs for their own imprint Exist Dance the duo parted company and the label went on hiatus. Kandel went to Lopez Island to record what would become "Let The Freak Flag Fly" and Chasteen went to Arizona where the Skull Valley project was born.

By the time both musicians reappeared on the scene in 1997, Tranquility Bass had become Mike's solo project, while Tom, back in LA now, managed a resurrected Exist Dance.

As a solo project, Tranquility Bass, now riding on the slightly larger imprint Astralwerks, saw Kandel releasing Freak Flag and several 12"s, all the while gathering a larger following than ever before.

Known affectionately by friends and family as 'Uncle Mike', Mike Kandel's music has been variously categorized as ambient house, trip hop, and funk rock.
50361 Tranquility Bass - Techno Ambient  Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 album art Various They Came In Peace (Sea Of Tranquility) Various - Techno Ambient Vol. 1 / Vol. 2(2xCD, Mixed) Fairway Record, Automat (3) 50361 France 1994 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - Sampling The Future album art Donald Glaude La La La (Fatboy Slim Mix) Donald Glaude - Sampling The Future (Comp) Thrive Records US 1997 Sell This Version
GQ 2 Tranquility Bass - The CD-ROM That's Also A CD album art Various La La La (Fatboy Slim Remix) Various - The CD-ROM That's Also A CD(CD, Enh, Mixed) GQ Magazine GQ 2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Tranquility Bass - Vacation Music album art Tha Roman They Came In Peace Tha Roman - Vacation Music(2xCass, Mixed) Not On Label (Tha Roman Self-released) none US 1999 Sell This Version
VTDCDX352 Tranquility Bass - Bar M The Album: A Truly Balearic Pre-Club Experience album art Lucci* & Buff* Cantamilla Lucci* & Buff* - Bar M The Album: A Truly Balearic Pre-Club Experience(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Virgin VTDCDX352 UK 2000 Sell This Version
001 Tranquility Bass - Chill Out Trip Hop album art DJ Zorkin Cantamilla DJ Zorkin - Chill Out Trip Hop(CD, Mixed) Bombtrack Recordings 001 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
ED-CD-003, EDCD-03 Tranquility Bass - Future's Past album art Bombshelter DJ's*, Emile* And Radar (2) They Came In Peace and 2 more… Bombshelter DJ's*, Emile* And Radar (2) - Future's Past(CD, Comp, Mixed) Exist Dance, Exist Dance ED-CD-003, EDCD-03 US 2001 Sell This Version
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MOSUS5005-2 Tranquility Bass - The Chillout Session album art Various Cantamilla Various - The Chillout Session(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound MOSUS5005-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Tranquility Bass - Good Music Cuisine - Ristorante Nujabes album art Nujabes Cantamilla Nujabes - Good Music Cuisine - Ristorante Nujabes(Cass, Mixed) Hyde Out Recordings none Japan 2002 Sell This Version
9641-2 Tranquility Bass - More Trance 2007 The Hit-Mi Party II album art Various Oceanic Various - More Trance 2007 The Hit-Mi Party II(CD, Comp, Mixed) TBA 9641-2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
none Tranquility Bass - LateNightTales - TheDecadeBox album art Various Soldiers Sweetheart and 1 more… Various - LateNightTales - TheDecadeBox(27xCD, Comp, Mixed + Box, Ltd, Num) LateNightTales none UK 2011 Sell This Version