We recently wrote about mike by name’s eclectic artistry on these very same pages, praising his previous effort ‘Every Soul Is a Good Soul’: “The track is almost hypnotising, built on a wholesome and electronic-filled loop featuring a drum machine and a few synthesisers”. We stand by our words – mike by name is a creative you should keep an eye out for. Crucially, he’s unveiled a new record, ‘The Vibe Operator’, a stunning, playful, groovy and uplifting track, once again opening the road to a larger release, a sci-fi rock opera album of the same name.
From the single, the listeners can expect old-school funk and disco vibes, manifested mainly through the use of charming guitars and bouncy drum grooves, the perfect setting for such a feel-good number. Choruses open the sonic references a fair bit, delving into more poppy and indie stylings. It all showcases mike by name’s kaleidoscopic musical prowess, capable of jumping from genre to genre in the space of a section.
Describing the train of thoughts behind ‘The Vibe Operator’ (the larger album), the American talent explains: “The Vibe Operator is a fictional science fiction story that fuses live music, live theatre, and cinema in a modern fusion of mediums designed to subvert audience expectations and take them on a journey they’ll groove to and think about for days afterwards.”
Recommended! Discover ‘The Vibe Operator’ on Spotify: