Michiel van den Bos

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Michiel van den Bos
Birth name Michiel van den Bos
Also known as M.C.A., Mike Boss
Born (1975-05-23) May 23, 1975 (age 40)
Origin Rotterdam, Netherlands
Genres Electronic dance music, contemporary classical music
Occupation(s) Composer, musician, DJ
Instruments Keyboards, guitar, PC
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Straylight Productions
Website michielvandenbos.com

Michiel "M.C.A." van den Bos (born 23 May 1975)[1] is a Dutch musician who composes primarily for Epic Games and Triumph Studios. He began composing on the Commodore 64 and Amiga before making the transition to composing professional soundtracks for critically acclaimed video games such as Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex and Overlord series.[2] His most recent project is the soundtrack of Age of Wonders III.

According to an interview, his influences are LTJ Bukem, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Martin Galway, Underworld, Rob Hubbard, Jeroen Tel, Ben Daglish, Carcass, At the Gates, Insomnium, PFM and Artemis.[3]

Van den Bos is also an active indie/alternative DJ.

Video game credits[edit]


Taking the Fifth[edit]

Taking The Fifth
Taking The Fifth EP.jpg
EP by Michiel van den Bos
Released March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)
Genre Techno
Length 10:14
Label Repressure Recordings
Michiel van den Bos EP chronology
Taking the Fifth
Drifting Through Static

Taking the Fifth is the debut EP by Michiel van den Bos,[6] released in March 2014 under the alias Mike Boss.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Taking the Fifth"   04:42
2. "Nuclear Option"   05:32
Total length:

Drifting Through Static[edit]

Drifting Through Static
Drifting Through Static cover.jpg
EP by Michiel van den Bos
Released June 25, 2014 (2014-06-25)
Genre Deep house, progressive house
Length 21:23
Label Flipside Recordings
Michiel van den Bos EP chronology
Taking the Fifth
Drifting Through Static

Drifting Through Static is the second EP by Michiel van den Bos a.k.a. Mike Boss,[6] released in June 2014.[9][10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Aquatique"   07:23
2. "Drifting Through Static"   06:27
3. "Sewerclown"   07:33
Total length:


  1. ^ "Michiel van den Bos at Facebook: Info". Facebook. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gamemuziek voor het goede doel". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 1 April 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Naumenko, Michael (September 2012). "Michiel van den Bos - Interview". Game-OST. Archived from the original on 25 June 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Mason, Mike (13 January 2013). "— Review — Samurai Beatdown". Push Square. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Karmali, Luke (12 May 2014). "Original Unreal Tournament Composers On Board For Reboot". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Michiel van den Bos - Discogs profile". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Mike Boss - Taking The Fifth". traxsource.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  8. ^ "Taking The Fifth [Repressure Recordings]". Beatport. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  9. ^ "Mike Boss - Drifting Through Static". traxsource.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  10. ^ "Drifting Through Static [Flipside Recordings]". Beatport. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 

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