Milosh

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Milosh
Cropped image of Milosh standing onstage, holding microphone
Milosh performing in 2018
Background information
Birth nameMichael Milosh
Born1976 (age 46–47)[1]
OriginToronto, Canada
GenresElectronic
Occupation(s)Musician
Labels
Member ofRhye
Websitemilosh.bandcamp.com

Mike Milosh, known professionally as Milosh, (born 1976)[2] is a Canadian electronic musician from Toronto, who is currently based in Los Angeles, California.[3]

Career[edit]

Milosh started learning classical cello at age three,[4] later taking up drumming. He studied jazz and vocals at university.[5]

The Los Angeles-based record label Plug Research released two of Milosh's albums, including 2004's You Make Me Feel and 2006's Meme. In 2008, he contributed the track "Then It Happened" to the Ghostly International/Williams Street album Ghostly Swim, which was released as a free digital download. Later that year, he released his third record, iii, with Plug Research in the US and Studio !K7 in the EU. In 2009, he collaborated with Paul Pfisterer on the album New Territory.

In 2010, Milosh formed the band Rhye with Robin Hannibal, and they released their debut album, Woman, in March 2013. Milosh released his fourth solo record, Jetlag, in November 2013, on his own label, Deadly. In July 2017, Rhye issued a single titled "Please", and Milosh announced on social media the release of a second album later that year. In February 2018, Rhye released a follow-up to Woman, titled Blood.[6]

Sexual abuse allegations[edit]

In March 2021, Milosh was accused of grooming and sexual abuse by his ex-wife, Alexa Nikolas. She alleged Milosh began grooming her for a sexual relationship when she was 16 years old and he was 33, and that during their marriage, he assaulted her.[7] In August 2021, Nikolas filed a lawsuit against Milosh for sexual battery, gender-based violence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.[8] In February 2022, Nikolas released court documents against Milosh.[9] Nikolas dropped the lawsuit against Milosh in March 2022. [10]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • You Make Me Feel (2004)
  • Meme (2006)
  • iii (2008)
  • Jetlag (2013)

with Rhye[edit]

with Paul Pfisterer[edit]

  • New Territory (2009)

Contributions[edit]

Compilation appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhye Gets Down to Business".
  2. ^ "The Vibes Still Run Deep in This Topanga Canyon Artist Compound".
  3. ^ Mistry, Anupa (November 21, 2013). "Milosh Furthers the Ominously Erotic Soft-Soul Revolution on 'Jetlag'". Spin. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "ALBUM REVIEW: Milosh – Jetlag". Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  5. ^ "drinking with mike milosh of rhye". July 10, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "With Rhye's new 'Blood,' Mike Milosh is stepping out of the shadows". Los Angeles Times. February 2, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  7. ^ Shaffer, Claire (March 16, 2021). "Rhye Accused of Sexual Abuse, Assault, Grooming by Ex-Wife". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  8. ^ Strauss, Matthew (August 25, 2021). "Rhye's Michael Milosh Sued by Ex-Wife for Sexual Battery, Gender Violence, and More". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  9. ^ "Zoey 101' Alum Alexa Nikolas Shares Detailed Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Ex Michael Milosh, Alleges the Musician 'Preyed' on Her When She Was a Minor". OK Magazine. February 2022.
  10. ^ "Nickelodeon Star Alexa Nikolas DROPS Assault Lawsuit Against Ex-Husband Following Claims She Made It up". May 27, 2022.

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