Swedish born DJ & producer Mike Perry and his hypnotic global dance hit 'The Ocean' cast its own wave over the summer music landscape. With over 375 million Spotify streams (March 2017) it was one of the most played tracks on Spotify in 2016, piercing the upper tier of the global chart as it became a Top 10 mainstay in more than 20 countries worldwide. The song reached #1 with 5x platinum status in Sweden, 3x platinum in Norway, 2x platinum in Finland, platinum in Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, Australia and Poland, Top 5 in Germany, Norway, Austria, Switzerland and other territories and notching gold status in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Denmark so far.
The track became a hit in Perry’s home country immediately after release, conquering the global charts in a mere two months without any major label support. With the follow-up single 'Inside The Lines' featuring singer Casso arriving just in time for fall, Perry became one of the most listened-to/shared artists in the blogosphere. Add to that a Top Ten Spotify smash in multiple countries including Sweden, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Hong Kong and more – the track did not stay unrecognized by global players like Tiësto, who supported ‘The Ocean’ throughout his tour stops in 2016, Kygo, The Chainsmokers and many more...
Praised for its chill atmospherics and no-frills assault on the senses, the song has leaped into 2016 music consciousness with the same unassuming ambience of its creator Perry. The up and coming DJ went the DIY route from the start. A passionate music lover ever since childhood, he went from being an engineer (cobbling a home studio together while he worked servicing car engines in his native Sweden) to becoming one of the year’s most sought-after global hitmakers, with a visceral attitude leading the way.
It is this attitude that ascended Mike Perry to new heights with his latest release ‘Talk About It’, instancing the ability to create a diversified spectrum of his musical output. The Swede’s expertise in production, reinvention and the sound popularizing his act is strikingly accurate to the modern mainstream and may very well be the next milestone in his peerless career.
Mike Perry: “It has a contemporary sound that is easily absorbed. I’m thrilled with the reaction and the opportunity to share my music around the world.” He fast became an in-demand part of the festival circuit, as well, with heralded performances at Summerburst, Tomorrowland and more, performing sold-out club shows all over Europe.
Add to that a superb remix for one of the world’s leading music groups, Maroon 5. Their track ‘Cold’ received a major makeover by Mike Perry alongside Hot Shade, giving the Original a new core. Other huge collaborations are in the works as well and will soon be announced.