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Lempo AKA Mike McGuinness is a Manchester-based house music producer and DJ. Best known for his 8-year residency for Bitch Events as well as previously presenting radio shows on Unity Radio FM and Cheshire FM.
Lempo’s success has seen him tour the world, performing shows for major club brands including Ministry Of Sound, Cream, Pacha, The Warehouse Project, Sankeys and more. A seasoned pro on the white isle of Ibiza and a regular fixture on the UK festival circuit. Lempo has had the honour of supporting household names such as Snoop Dogg, The Prodigy, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Rudimental, Disclosure, Steve Aoki and Skrillex – to name a few.
In 2010 Lempo was voted Manchester’s number one DJ in a vote open to the public on The DJ List. Over the years support from industry peers has come in the form of Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Kissy Sell Out, Claude Vonstroke, Eric Morillo, Laidback Luke and Roger Sanchez – with productions gaining plugs on the world’s biggest electronic music stations such as BBC Radio One, Capital FM, Rinse FM and Kiss FM.
Lempo can always be found in the studio working on his own productions. He has signed material with many prestigious recording labels including CR2 Records and his own Applique Music imprint which launched in 2011.
Collaborations with artists such as house legend’s K-Klass and Dirtybird’s Will Clarke, along with featured vocals from the likes of American rapper Princess Superstar and Canadian MC Flipside have boosted Lempo’s credentials with many successful chart positions under his belt.
Chart placements include “The Best Times” with Brazilian chanteuse Angelita Jimenez which reached #2 on Trackitdown and #3 on Traxsource in 2010. “Jack in Boots” featuring vocals from Nancy Sinatra was placed at number #13 in The Music Week Club Chart and #36 on Beatport in 2011, while “Boston Boogie” (collab with Will Gold and Japwow) became his first #1 as it hit the Trackitdown top spot, peaking at #24 on Beatport in 2012. “Playboy Bunny” (collab with Artful) featuring Hollyoaks star Ashley Taylor Dawson on vocals was #1 on JunoDownload and #54 on iTunes in 2014. In 2015 “Woo Yeah” scored Lempo his second JunoDownload #1 and peaked at #82 on Beatport, followed-up by the summer hit “Making Love” featuring a vocal from X-Factor Holland finalist Barry James Thomas – going straight in at #1 on JunoDownload, #20 in the Music Week Club Chart and #32 on Beatport.