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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CYN001 Mike Shannon - The Focal Point album art Various Pulse Matrix Various - The Focal Point(12") Cynosure CYN001 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
Mike Shannon - Datafields album art Sunaj Assassins Datafields Sunaj Assassins - Datafields Cynosure Canada 2000 Sell This Version
CYN006 Matt Thibideau Sound Of The Falling Tree Matt Thibideau - Velvet Bleu(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Cynosure CYN006 Canada 2002
Mike Shannon - East / West EP - Vol. 1 album art Various Onom Lights Various - East / West EP - Vol. 1 (EP) Itiswhatitis Recordings Canada 2002 Sell This Version
CYN007 Tim Strokes Rees Festivus Tim Strokes Rees - Festivus(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Cynosure CYN007 Canada 2002
Mike Shannon - EP 1 album art Various Shogun Various - EP 1 (EP) Pacific Technics US 2003 Sell This Version
Mike Shannon - Focal Point Vol. 2 album art Various El Efecto Manana Various - Focal Point Vol. 2 Cynosure Canada 2004 Sell This Version
Mike Shannon - Starchy Roots album art Various Vicarpe2 and 5 more… Various - Starchy Roots Next Door US 2004 Sell This Version
Blank 001 Mike Shannon - The Essential Blank Dirty Grind EP 1 album art Various Swap El Final Various - The Essential Blank Dirty Grind EP 1(12") Blank Records Blank 001 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
Mike Shannon - State Of The Union 2 EP: Fist Of The North Star album art Various Blind Love Various - State Of The Union 2 EP: Fist Of The North Star (EP) Spectral Sound US 2005 Sell This Version
ONITOR 48 Mike Shannon - Stadtmusik Toronto album art Various Irreversible Various - Stadtmusik Toronto(12") Onitor ONITOR 48 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
3EEP 066 Mike Shannon - The Great Lakes Sound EP One (Techno From The I94 - 401 Corridor) album art Various Skip Lunch Various - The Great Lakes Sound EP One (Techno From The I94 - 401 Corridor)(12", EP) Third Ear Recordings 3EEP 066 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Complot004 Mike Shannon - Swap New Edits album art Various Swap 10 Various - Swap New Edits(12") Complot Complot004 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
ASB-01 Mike Shannon - Assembling 1 album art Various Pimp Limp Various - Assembling 1(12", EP, Smplr) Assemble Music ASB-01 Portugal 2015 Sell This Version
LIZM14 Mike Shannon - Lessizmore 10 Years #3 - Forever Never More album art Various Talking About Various - Lessizmore 10 Years #3 - Forever Never More(12") LesIzmo:r LIZM14 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
HB011 Mike Shannon - 8 Years Of Love EP album art Various Gratiot Avenue Various - 8 Years Of Love EP(12", EP) Half Baked HB011 Germany 2018 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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