Michael 'Mikey J' Asante
Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante (Music Director/Lead Composer)
Michael is a producer, composer, singer, dancer and DJ who is at the forefront of the UK urban music scene. Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director of Boy Blue, who are an Associate Artist at the Barbican, he is a leading UK producer of live events.
Recent releases include George the Poet’s Wotless with production and musical direction for George’s sold-out Search Party tour, and engineering and production on Kano’s critically acclaimed album Made In The Manor (Mercury Prize and BRIT nominated, and winner of the MOBO Best Album Award) with whom Michael has collaborated extensively on the albums Home Sweet Home, London Town and 140 Grime Street. Mikey is currently collaborating with the new Sony/Plan B signing Ryan De La Cruz.
Past production credits include Delilah’s Inside My Love (From The Roots Up), Raleigh Ritchie’s Stay Inside, Mikey J and the female All-stars, Estelle’s Back to Love remix and Mz Brat’s Get Dark. Michael has produced music for television, theatre and film including Boy Blue’s Olivier Award nominated production Blak Whyte Gray, The Five & the Prophecy of Prana, Olivier Award winner Pied Piper: A Hip-Hop Dance Revolution, Touch and Legacy as well as the UK box office hits Street Dance 3D and All Stars.
In 2012, Michael worked closely with Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy, director Danny Boyle and musical directors Underworld, creating musical compositions for the Frankie and June say thanks Tim… section of London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.