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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Mylo - Destroy Rock N Roll

MYLO004A 1999 graduate of philosophy, psychology & physiology at Brasenose College, Oxford, Mylo quit studying for a philosophy Ph.D at UCLA to return home and produce music.

He released his debut album, Destroy Rock & Roll in 2004, on the Breastfed Recordings label, which he co-owns. Mylo produced the album in his own bedroom, on an Apple Macintosh G4.

MYLO002He has provided remixes for the likes of Scissor Sisters ("Mary") and The Killers ("Somebody Told Me"). One of his notable works is a remix of Kylie Minogue's #2 UK hit "I Believe in You" in 2004 which appeared on the single.

His biggest chart success to date came in autumn 2005, when the single Dr Pressure, a mash-up of his own song Drop The Pressure and Miami Sound Machine's Dr Beat (originally created by mashup artists Phil n' Dog before being released by Mylo), peaked at No.3 in the UK singles chart, following previous top 20 hits he had had such as Drop the Pressure (No.19), Destroy Rock & Roll (No.15) and In My Arms (No.13) during late 2004 and 2005.

MYLO001His last single 'Muscle Car' was the follow up to the highly successful 'Dr Pressure' was a big hit on the UK and European dance charts and club scene, reaching no. 1 on the UK Dance charts in November 2005, but only reaching a very disappointing no. 38 in the UK top 40 singles chart. The video that went with the single courted controversy as it featured two Chinese spies (British actors Bruce Wang and Alex Liang) inventing an electronic fly to spy on American president George W. Bush. Bush was shown involved in drug and alcohol fueled threesome with two prostitutes. Mylo himself does not appear in the video.

MYLO003In an interview with the Star Newspaper, Mylo said, “We got lots of people pitching to do videos with cars in them, for obvious reasons. And then there was this one about George W Bush going on a bender, so it kind of stood out. It wasn't hard to decide. I was living in Los Angeles when Bush stole the election in 2001. It was very depressing. In the four years since then, he's proved to be even more stupid and dangerous than I feared at the time. I felt that I'd already had a satirical pop at American fundamentalism with my track 'Destroy Rock & Roll', but not everybody interpreted it that way."

Live at club London Dundee 13/05/06 LINK FIXED

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