Michal Ho Beatport


Michal Ho, currently based in Zurich, Switzerland, began his production career in the joint research and development enterprise Samim & Michal, established 1995. In 1999 the duo met Jay Haze of TuningSpork; they quickly clicked and formed a fruitful relationship which birthed several EPs and remixes (for TuningSpork, Get Physical Music, Kindisch,Freizeitglauben and Stattmusik).

Michal’s 2005 solo debut, the Frisky EP, gained worldwide support from clubbers and DJs such as Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin and Steve Bug, to name a few. After two more solo EPs, Michal released his debut full-length Screw the Coffeemaker in 2007, further cementing his reputation not just with the international club community, but with the press as well: DJ Mag (UK) awarded 4.5 stars out of 5 and called it “modern techno dynamism. It’s something the minimalists should learn from.” The album spawned three singles and prompted a flood of requests for remix work.

Michal’s style can be best described as stripped-down, funky, pumping house – crafted with his ear on the new sounds, but ultimate respect for the old sounds. He has also been known to sneak into other genres, releasing on drum’n’bass labels Jerona Fruits and Social Studies, dubstep as Sub Version along with Jay Haze and Paul St. Hilaire for Soul Jazz Records, and even a pop-rock project Fakenoise with his frequent vocal collaborator Andrew Thompson AKA Jon Jon. It is undeniable that Michal Ho is a talented man, and his plans are simple and clear: keep doing music, all the while keeping his head up. Expect more solo work and crazy collabs!