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Good Guy Mikesh

From another world

German DJ and live artist, Good Guy Mikesh usually collaborates with fellow countryman Filburt in the studio. The duo has released original productions and remixes on prominent labels such as Liebe*Detail, Compost, and Permanent Vacation. In his first solo work in close to four years, Good Guy Mikesh has landed his latest EP From Another World on Maceo Plex’s Ellum Audio.

Maceo Plex (aka Maetrik) took great interest of both artists after hearing their original production Freddy. So much so that Maceo decided to produce his own edit. After Plex made a demo request, Good Guy Mikesh delivered with three original tracks including Place of Love, a collaboration with Filburt that ended up getting the full Maceo Plex edit treatment.

The Maceo Plex (MP) edit of Place of Love featuring Filburt combines Moroder-esque disco pulsations with heavy strings and natural keys, creating an emotional journey to a serene, yet elevated destination. On Patrol drops down into a slow and low riding groove, adding coarse electronic soundscapes and ambiance into the break. Holy Day starts out with the feeling of a live drummer. Good Guy Mikesh again uses his expressive expertise, adding soaring pads and gritty synths that carry the track deeper in to the abyss.