Mick Chillage

Real Name:
Michael Gainford
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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 Dublin's 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 artists 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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Albums

PSY 031 Mick Chillage - Tales From The Igloo album art Mick Chillage Tales From The Igloo (Album) Psychonavigation Records PSY 031 Ireland 2009 Sell This Version
PS 08/122 Mick Chillage - FAXology album art Mick Chillage FAXology (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PS 08/122 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
LOU01 Mick Chillage - Night Works album art Mick Chillage Night Works (Album) ...txt LOU01 UK 2011 Sell This Version
MCTH01 Mick Chillage - Transitions album art Mick Chillage Transitions (Album) Not On Label MCTH01 Ireland 2012
MCMC01 Mick Chillage - Early MC-303 Tracks 1996 To 1998 Vol: One album art Mick Chillage Early MC-303 Tracks 1996 To 1998 Vol: One (Album) Not On Label (Mick Chillage Self-released) MCMC01 Ireland 2012
MCMC03 Mick Chillage - Early MC303 Tracks 1996 To 1998 Volume 3 album art Mick Chillage Early MC303 Tracks 1996 To 1998 Volume 3 (Album) Not On Label (Mick Chillage Self-released) MCMC03 Ireland 2012
MCMC02 Mick Chillage - Early MC-303 Tracks 1996 To 1998 Volume Two album art Mick Chillage Early MC-303 Tracks 1996 To 1998 Volume Two(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label MCMC02 Ireland 2012
MCBCR02 Mick Chillage - Vaporized [Special Bandcamp Edition] album art Mick Chillage Vaporized [Special Bandcamp Edition] (MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Mick Chillage Self-Released) MCBCR02 Ireland 2013
MCBC05 Mick Chillage - Surveying Wastelands album art Mick Chillage Surveying Wastelands (Album) ...txt MCBC05 UK 2014
SEIZE-V Mick Chillage - Saudade album art Mick Chillage Saudade (Album) Carpe Sonum Records SEIZE-V US 2014 Sell This Version
DB053-2014, DB053 Mick Chillage - Distant Light album art Mick Chillage Distant Light (Album) Databloem, Databloem DB053-2014, DB053 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
PSY 096 Mick Chillage - Tales From The Igloo Re-Told album art Mick Chillage Tales From The Igloo Re-Told (Album) Psychonavigation Records PSY 096 Ireland 2014 Sell This Version
TXT11 Mick Chillage - Reverie album art Mick Chillage Reverie (Album) ...txt TXT11 UK 2014 Sell This Version
AD1405 Mick Chillage - Pixels album art Mick Chillage Pixels (Album) Anodize AD1405 US 2014 Sell This Version
none Mick Chillage - Pixels II album art Mick Chillage Pixels II (Album) Anodize none US 2015 Sell This Version
MCTXTUSB2 Mick Chillage - Zen Diagrams album art Mick Chillage Zen Diagrams (Album) ...txt MCTXTUSB2 Ireland 2015 Sell This Version
TXT 26 Mick Chillage - Infinite Perspectives album art Mick Chillage Infinite Perspectives (Album) ...txt TXT 26 UK 2015 Sell This Version
AD1505 Mick Chillage - Pixels III  album art Mick Chillage Pixels III (CDr, Album) Anodize AD1505 US 2015 Sell This Version
SEIZE-XXIV Mick Chillage - Deviazioni Cosmiche album art Lorenzo Montanà + Mick Chillage Lorenzo Montanà + Mick Chillage - Deviazioni Cosmiche (Album) Carpe Sonum Records SEIZE-XXIV US 2016 Sell This Version
TM32 Mick Chillage - Sky Gazing album art Mick Chillage Sky Gazing (MiniAlbum) Touched - Music For Macmillan Cancer Support TM32 UK 2016
DB2CD072 Mick Chillage - Paths album art Mick Chillage Paths (Album) Databloem DB2CD072 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
SEIZE-XXII Mick Chillage - (M​)​odes album art Mick Chillage (M​)​odes (Album) Carpe Sonum Records SEIZE-XXII US 2016 Sell This Version
MCTXTUSB2 Mick Chillage - Sonoluminescence  album art Mick Chillage Sonoluminescence (3xFile, WAV, Album) ...txt MCTXTUSB2 Ireland 2016
none Mick Chillage - Exulansis album art Mick Chillage Exulansis (Album) ...txt none UK 2017 Sell This Version
txtmcbc001 Mick Chillage - Sheltered  album art Mick Chillage Sheltered (2xFile, FLAC, Album) ...txt txtmcbc001 Ireland 2017

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Reamonnt

Reamonnt

July 22, 2020
I like his stuff I find it interesting and it takes me to places, allows me to drift into an ambient daze and away from the shitty covid buzz. He releases a lot but that gives you a variety to choose from.
Articuno

Articuno

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.
ubikman

ubikman

January 4, 2017
edited over 4 years 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.
DoctorAbdul

DoctorAbdul

January 21, 2015
edited over 5 years 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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