Mikey Backpack
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Mikey Backpack

Long Beach, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Long Beach, CA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Pop Indie




"Beat Lab Releases (July 26)"

Mikey Wiener AKA Mikey Backpack is a recent alumni but has been making music and producing for a few years now. His "She Love" EP is 4-tracks of 80's dance nostalgia firmly placed in a modern context with catchy vocals and the funkiest of bass lines. Perfect for those summertime good vibrations, get out in the sunshine and hit play. - Beat Lab Academy

"Mike Penthouse 2017"

"As both a bearded Mike and purveyor of modern synth music, I feel well qualified to vouch strongly for Mikey Backpack's quality." - Mike Penthouse, 2017 - Mikey Backpack

"New Music Discovery - 11.09.17"

US producer channels David Byrne with his latest minimal-synth record - Mystic Sons

"New This Month"

The EP hones in on Mikey's signature style that blends danceable melodies with upbeat lyricism. You can tune in to the words or tune out and just feel the vibes.

Modern Man opens with a nostalgic anthem hailing back to "the Good Times!" that's sure to put a smile on the listener's face. The second track takes a turn to a synth-filled indie jam reminiscent of LCD Soundsystem. In track three, Mikey sings about an odd visit from a neighbor over a funky hip-hop beat. Finally, the EP ends on a high note with "2 Step Memory," that calls back to the opening song with good-feels and major danceability. - Beat Lab Academy


Still working on that hot first release.



Mikey Backpack is an independent musician living in Long Beach, California. After graduating from Chapman University he apprenticed as an audio engineer under the mentorship of Producer Brian Frederick at 3Pt. Studios.

In early 2017 Mikey wrote, recorded and produced his first Indie EP 'She Love' while taking the Beatlab Academy Certification course in Eagle Rock, CA. The songs on this release all share themes of relationship ups and downs, and the impacts we have on the people we share our lives with. His style has been said to remind listeners of David Bowie, the Talking Heads, the B-52s, the Killers, and LCD Soundsystem. He aspires to impact people's lives as positively as the aforementioned artists with his music and reflect on the times just as well (hopefully even better).

His most recent single 'Wonders' expresses the beauty and pain inherent to uncertainty. While writing the song he was finishing up his classes at Beatlab Academy and realizing that with or without a plan, there is no right answer, and nowhere in life to go but forward.

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