Michna (electronic artist)

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Adrian Michna
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Michna performing at Movement Detroit, Michigan in 2009.
Background information
BornWestchester County, New York, US
Occupation(s)Producer, dj, musician
InstrumentsComputer, turntables, sampler, drum machine, synthesizer, trombone, vocals
Years active2000 (2000)–present
LabelsGhostly International
Websitemichnaofficial.com

Adrian Yin Michna is an American DJ and music producer, performing under the mononym Michna. He is currently based in Brooklyn and is signed to Ghostly International.[1]

Career[edit]

Michna started out his musical career as a trombonist, playing shows in New York at the Lion's Den and CBGB's.[2] In the mid-1990s he founded the DJ collective Secret Frequency Crew, who released their music via mail-order.[3] Michna signed with Ghostly International in early 2007[4] and in 2008 he released his debut album, "Magic Monday", which The Fader described as "genreless and timeless".[5] In July 2009, Michna released "Eggstra EP".[6] Then, in September 2012, Ghostly released the "Moving Mountains" EP.[7][8] On February 3, 2015 Ghostly will release Michna's sophomore LP "Thousand Thursday".[9] In late October, Michna will have a show at the Museum of Modern Art, where he will collaborate with sound artist Yuri Suzuki.[10]

Commissioned Work[edit]

Michna has created music for television, video games, and commercials.

Television[edit]

In 2013, "Swiss Glide" was licensed to HBO for 2 episodes of Mike Judge's Silicon Valley: season 1 episode 3: "Articles of Incorporation" [11] and season 1 episode 7: "Proof of Concept".[12]

Video Games[edit]

In 2014, Michna was commissioned to write 3 original songs for Sony's Hohokum Soundtrack. They are "Emerald Plateaus", "The Best Way Out Is Through", and "Increasing Ambition".[13][14]

Commercials[edit]

In 2014 Michna was commissioned to compose original music for Nike's release of the Lebron 12 shoe.[15] Michna's song "Triple Chrome Dipped" was used in 2014 for The Truth's TV Spot, "Response".[16]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • "Magic Monday" (2008)
  • "Thousand Thursday" (2015)

EPs[edit]

  • "Selections from Magic Monday" (2008)
  • "Eggstra" (2009)
  • "Moving Mountains" (2012)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "Biography: Michna". All Music. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "MICHNA: Magic Monday". The Milk Factory. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Secret Frequency Crew". Discogs. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Whitefield, Bryan. "Michna: Interview". Prefix MAg. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  5. ^ Kaylor, Hillary. "RCRD LBL: Stream Michna's Album". The Fader. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Michna Eggstra EP". Earmilk. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Wanted Exotic by Michna". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  8. ^ "Review: Michna". Resident Advisor. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  9. ^ Henry, Dusty. "Michna Shares New Song..." Consequence of Sound. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  10. ^ "Musical Collaboration". MOMA. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "Articles of Incorporation". IMDB. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  12. ^ "Music". HBO. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  13. ^ Rivera, Joshua. "How indie game 'Hohokum' lets players explore art..." Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  14. ^ "Ghostly Artists Soundtrack Upcoming Videogame". XLR8R. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  15. ^ "Nike". David W Merten. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  16. ^ "Truth Response Song". Ispot. Retrieved December 27, 2014.