Real Name:
Mike Shannon
Canadian DJ/Producer who founded Cynosure Recordings and Haunt Music. Mike is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
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none Mike Shannon - Freeway Volume 2 Number 4 Winter 1992/93 album art Various Tun Various - Freeway Volume 2 Number 4 Winter 1992/93(Cass, and) Improvised Music Association none US 1992 Sell This Version
NT014CD Mike Shannon - Necessary Pieces 2 album art Tyler 'T-Bone' Stadius* Deep Blue and 1 more… Tyler 'T-Bone' Stadius* - Necessary Pieces 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) Nordic Trax NT014CD Canada 2000 Sell This Version
Mike Shannon - DE9 | Closer To The Edit album art Richie Hawtin Slacker Jack Richie Hawtin - DE9 | Closer To The Edit M_nus US 2001 Sell This Version
Complot003 Mike Shannon - SWAP album art Various Swap10 Various - SWAP(CD) Complot Complot003 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
ISBCD-5108 Mike Shannon - Silver Label album art Various Danny Wallpaper Various - Silver Label(CD, Comp) ISBA Music Entertainment Inc. ISBCD-5108 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
Mike Shannon - Destroy Minimal album art J16 Valence J16 - Destroy Minimal (Comp) Resist Music UK 2006 Sell This Version
Mike Shannon - We Love The Sound Of Sundays At Space Ibiza album art Joris Voorn Under The Radar (Rozzo Mix) Joris Voorn - We Love The Sound Of Sundays At Space Ibiza Mixmag UK 2010 Sell This Version
3930891, MAM 113 Mike Shannon - La France Chante Elvis album art Various His Latest Flame = Sa Grande Passion and 1 more… Various - La France Chante Elvis(CD, RM) Magic Records (2), Magic Records (2) 3930891, MAM 113 France 2011 Sell This Version
Mike Shannon - Watergate 10 album art Marco Resmann The Road To Guaruja Marco Resmann - Watergate 10 Watergate Records Germany 2012 Sell This Version
Mike Shannon - The Focal Point V album art Various Bathtub Tiki Bar and 7 more… Various - The Focal Point V (Comp) Cynosure Canada 2017 Sell This Version

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July 30, 2005
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Over the last ten years Mike Shannon has been at the vanguard his craft using a lurid sense of personal aesthetic that has made him a luminary in the Canadian electronic music scene.

Raised in Kitchener Ontario, Mike began mixing records at fifteen with incisive extrapolations of acid house and techno before branching off to other elements of the electronic genre that manifest as diamond-edged production skills.

Using the vehicles of techno/ house, and emotive elements that transcend and subvert the periodic table of known musical genres; he began to network with other artists and founded Pulse Productions.

Over the course of the next few years Pulse Productions would grow from sporadic occurrences of small multi-media events for local artists, to the weekly Phunktion parties, which brought to Kitchener's Club Abstract entities such as Spencer Kincy, Boo Williams, Panty Tec, Traxx, Slam, and Kevin Yost to name a few.

In 1999, he was offered a residency at Techno Fridays at Industry Nightclub in Toronto. That same year he launched Cynosure Recordings, a label designed to serve as a platform for like-minded producers and artists adept at eliciting the emotional response of the listener by virtue of their uncompromising ethic towards a high artistic, yet accessible standard.

In its 6 years of existence, Cynosure has released singles by artists as Mossa, Deadbeat, Bucci, and a few singles of his own. By 2000, with Cynosure quickly gaining a reputation for cutting the throat of the mundane sound that has been prevalent in the auditory landscapes both at home and overseas, Shannon embarked on his first European tour with Jeff Milligan.

The pair's highly individualized mixing and sonic presentation left a favorable impression on European audiences and by 2001, Shannon caught the attention of the Force Inc. Music Works imprint, which signed his full-length debut, "Slight of Hand."
That year Mike and Jeff would formally partner on the operation of Jeff’s imprint Revolver Canada. Mike and Jeff both relocated in Montreal to begin working closer with the core of the prolific Cynosure and Revolver artist roster.

In 2003 he relocated to Santiago, Chile and began to work on a down-tempo project. After 5 months of touring South America, and working with other music pioneers as well as firing off a volley of new releases Mike then returned to Montreal to continue studio work on other forthcoming emanations.

With a long stint in Spain in the planned Mr. Shannon begins yet another phase in another setting seeking only to undermine the mediocre mindset that afflicts music, life and spirit.

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