Mick Chillage

Mick Chillage

Real Name:
Michael Gainford
Don't let the title "Chillage" fool you into thinking Mick's music only ventures into the Chill out/ambient arena while some of his music lies comfortably within these genres he is also quite prone to a bit of techno, electro, IDM and deep house also..

Mick Chillage has been producing various strains of electronica since 1996 and is one half of Dublin based radio DJ's The Chillage Idiots who have been playing a wide range of music within the spectrum of electronica on Dublins XFM. His Influences are wide ranging from John Barry to Kraftwerk to Eno to Larry Heard & beyond.

Mick is quickly becoming one of the most prolific electronic artist in his native country of Ireland focusing mainly on CD album releases in recent times. His distinct sound combines atmospheric soundscapes and melancholic melody which he prefers to create from scratch rather than sampling someone else's work. So far Mick has released material on Pete Namlook's legendary Fax records in both solo and collaboration with Lee Anthony Norris as Autumn Of Communion. Mick released his debut CD album "Tales From The Igloo" in 2009 on Dublin based label Psychonavigation. Other labels he's released on are, Txt, Carpe Sonum, Anodize, Nice&Nasty and more.
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Mick Chillage Discography


PSY 031 Mick Chillage Tales From The Igloo(CD, Album, Ltd) Psychonavigation Records PSY 031 Ireland 2009 Sell This Version
Mick Chillage Night Works (Album) ...txt UK 2011 Sell This Version
PS 08/122 Mick Chillage FAXology(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PS 08/122 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Mick Chillage Early MC303 Tracks 1996 To 1998 Volume 3 (Album) Not On Label (Mick Chillage Self-released) Ireland 2012
Mick Chillage Early MC-303 Tracks 1996 To 1998 Vol: One (Album) Not On Label (Mick Chillage Self-released) Ireland 2012
MCMC02 Mick Chillage Early MC-303 Tracks 1996 To 1998 Volume Two(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label MCMC02 Ireland 2012
MCTH01 Mick Chillage Transitions(11xFile, Album, FLAC) Not On Label MCTH01 Ireland 2012
Mick Chillage Vaporized [Special Bandcamp Edition] (MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Mick Chillage Self-Released) Ireland 2013
Mick Chillage Surveying Wastelands (Album) ...txt UK 2014
Mick Chillage Reverie (Album) ...txt UK 2014 Sell This Version
Mick Chillage Tales From The Igloo Re-Told (Album) Psychonavigation Records Ireland 2014 Sell This Version
Mick Chillage Saudade (Album) Carpe Sonum Records US 2014 Sell This Version
Mick Chillage Distant Light (Album) Databloem, Databloem Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
Mick Chillage Pixels (Album) Anodize US 2014 Sell This Version
Mick Chillage Infinite Perspectives (Album) ...txt UK 2015 Sell This Version
Mick Chillage Zen Diagrams (Album) ...txt Ireland 2015 Sell This Version
AD1504 Mick Chillage Pixels II(CDr, Album) Anodize AD1504 US 2015 Sell This Version
AD1513 Mick Chillage Pixels III (CDr, Album) Anodize AD1513 US 2015 Sell This Version
Mick Chillage (M​)​odes (Album) Carpe Sonum Records US 2016 Sell This Version
Lorenzo Montanà + Mick Chillage Lorenzo Montanà + Mick Chillage - Deviazioni Cosmiche (Album) Carpe Sonum Records US 2016 Sell This Version
Mick Chillage Sky Gazing (MiniAlbum) Touched - Music For Macmillan Cancer Support UK 2016
Mick Chillage Paths (Album) Databloem Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
MCTXTUSB2 Mick Chillage Sonoluminescence (3xFile, WAV, Album) ...txt MCTXTUSB2 Ireland 2016
Mick Chillage Exulansis (Album) ...txt UK 2017 Sell This Version
txtmcbc001 Mick Chillage Sheltered (2xFile, FLAC, Album) ...txt txtmcbc001 Ireland 2017

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September 30, 2017
I've yet to hear anything amazing or essential from this guy, but perhaps I missed it because I'm not eager to invest 50 hours to listen to his full catalog. Mick Chillage is a modern ambient producer who, like most others, ought to focus more on quality and try to keep the quantity to a minimum.


January 4, 2017
edited 6 months ago
Chillage has both upped his "A" game and his catalog over the past few years, to the point where he's emerged as one of our little community's true treasures, the consummate artist working his magic across a breadth of labels and genres. His is a restless muse, comfortable forging machine-made vistas that alternately take in rugged, space-age electro, deepspace ambient, and all manners of electronic sturm und drang; what is particularly remarkable is his quality control, consistently revealing a seemingly endless array of new ideas, tinctures, and textures. And his workload shows no signs of slowing down: 2017 promises an expanding clutch of new works, all of which those into wholly imaginative, engaging electronica should handily embrace. The grass surely doesn't grow under this guy's feet.


January 21, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
Fantastic artist, prolific and consistent. Clean, engaging beats, and beautiful ambient music.
While Tales From The Igloo and FAXology are obviously crowd favorites, and deservedly so, Vaporized and Transitions are incredible.

Definitely gets stuck in your head.

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