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MICHAEL MIND PROJECT – BIOGRAPHY
A House project, two producers, plenty of chart hits and the Women’s Soccer World Cup 2011: an international success story.
First things first: MICHAEL MIND PROJECT is not a solo project, but the name of one of the most successful German House and Dance producer duos since 2007. In the course of only four years, Jens Kindervater and Frank Bülles aka MICHAEL MIND PROJECT have placed ten singles in the German charts and also have a standing order for the Top 20 in the rest of Europe. This year, the two hip producers and DJs are bound to enter the Premier league with their newest hit “Ready Or Not”. The track is the FIFA mascot’s official song for the Soccer World Cup in Germany. With the strong Dance House hymn and US star Sean Kingston’s prominent vocals MICHAEL MIND PROJECT is about to seize the chart cup. Kingston, who had a veritable Billboard #1 with “Beautiful Girls”, ennobles “Ready Or Not” from FIFA hit to dancefloor killer, conquering international clubs starting with the stadiums.
Kindervater and Bülles, by then still known as “Michael Mind”, collected their first successes with the production “Blinded By The Light”. The track was number 1 for weeks on end in all Dance Charts and reached position 12 of the Media Control Charts. The follow-ups “Ride Like The Wind”, “Don’t Walk Away” and “Show Me Love” did not need to shy the comparison with the debut single: “Michael Mind” became one of the most heavily booked producing and DJ projects with performances on both live and TV stages worldwide. “My Mind”, the first album, was released in 2008 and apart from the popular hits also offered collaborations with scene heroes such as: Alexandra Prince, Michael Feiner, Sunloverz and Craig Smart.
With the release of the single “How Does It Feel” in 2009, “Michael Mind” was renamed MICHAEL MIND PROJECT. By using the additional “Project”, the fantasy nature of the name is emphasized – because until today many think that the protagonist really is a certain “Michael Mind”, not knowing that there are the two producers from Aachen behind it.
With the title “Delirious” MICHAEL MIND PROJECT in 2010 not only again presented their own composition, but also released the track autonomously after their split from the label Kontor. US singer Mandy Ventrice (collaborations with Ian Carey, Rick Ross feat. Kanye West among others) delivered brilliantly on lead vocals and Carlprit (among others Cascada’s “Evacuate The Dancefloor”) served world class Rap parts. The German DJ Homeaffairs and DJ Chris Kaeser from France produced remixes for the single, which caused quite a stir in the US as well. Tracks by MICHAEL MIND PROJECT are increasingly playlisted by MTV US and have been booked on the renowned ‘Clubland Compilation’ in the UK several times.
So it is only a question of time until MICHAEL MIND PROJECT will have infected the whole globe with their Dance House stunners: France (Top 20 twice), Italy (airplay no.1), Portugal (airplay no.1) as well as Benelux, Scandinavia and Spain have been avowing fans long since. Even style queen Kylie Minogue heated up the sold-out venues of her world tour with three tracks from the MICHAEL MIND PROJECT repertoire.
At the latest from the world cup summer 2011 on, everybody will jointly cheer goals to the sound of “Ready Or Not”, celebrate victories and carry the track euphorically to their favorite club afterwards. Because: “Ready Or Not” – MICHAEL MIND PROJECT is the sound of the year.
Michael Mind Project feat. Mandy Ventrice & Carlprit – „Delirious” (Track by Track Records 2010)
Michael Mind Project – „Feel Your Body” (Kontor Records 2010)
Michael Mind Project – „How Does It Feel” (Kontor Records 2009)
Michael Mind – „Gotta Let You Got” (Kontor Records 2009)
Michael Mind – „Love’s Gonna Get You” (Kontor Records 2009)
Michael Mind – “Bakerstreet” (Kontor Records 2009)
Michael Mind – „Show Me Love” (Kontor Records 2008)
Michael Mind – „Two, Three, Four” (Kontor Records 2008)
Michael Mind – „Don’t Walk Away” (Kontor Records 2007)
Michael Mind – „Ride Like The Wind” (Kontor Records 2007)
Michael Mind feat. Manfred Mann’s Earthband – „Blinded By The Light” (Kontor Records 2007)
Michael Mind – „My Mind” (Kontor Records 2008)
Michael Mind Project produced remixes for artists such as: 2-4 Grooves, Ace Of Base, Alexander Markus, Alexis, Basshunter, Bastian Bates, Belanova, Bronko, Cary August, Cinema Bizarre, Coin, Darius & Finlay, De Grees, De-Gress VS The Real Booty Babes, Die Atzen, Dr. Kucho, Edward Maya, Fentura, Frauenarzt & Manny Marc, Frida Gold, G&G, Glamrock Brothers, Guenta K., Ian Carey, Jansen, Jens O., John Silver feat. D’Argento, Dizzee Rascall, Sylver, Kindervater, M.A.D. Marc Lime & K. Bastian, Mario Lopez, Morandi, Picco, Rockstroh, September, Eric Hassle, Rosenstolz, Shaun Baker, Sunloverz, The Real Booty Babes and more.