Having spent most of his professional music career behind either a computer screen a mixing desk or pair of turntables, the Athens based producer has been putting in work since the mid 90s in seminal labels like Nice Up!, True Thoughts, Cookin Records, Pork Recordings, Shadow Records, Instinct Records.
Blend Mishkin composed and produced music for internationally renowned Reggae, Dancehall and Hip Hop artists such as Tippa Irie, Screetchie Dan, Jamalski, Gappy Ranks, Skarra Mucci, Carlton Livingston and has a large collection of remix work for bands and artists like Ward21, Luciano, Dub Pistols, Mr. Williamz, Max Rubadub, Rukus, DJ Spooky and Wax Tailor and his music has been blessed with prominent radio play from the likes of David Rodigan (BBC1Xtra), Andrew Weatherall (NTS), Toddla T (BBC Radio One) and Seanie B (BBC1Xtra).
While his music is garnering international recognition Blend Mishkin benefits from a consistently busy DJ and live -alongside his band “Roots Evolution”- schedule throughout the European Festival circuit with performances at Boomtown Fair(UK), Uprising Festival (Slovakia), Overjam Reggae Festival (Slovenia), Exit Festival (Serbia), Ozora (Hungary), Gampel Open Air (Switzerland), One Love Festival (UK) and Neversea Festival (Romania).
His 2015 international released/acclaimed album ‘Survival Of The Fittest’, perfectly steps the line between classic authentic roots with modern style reggae and dancehall, featuring a full live band and an international cast of artists including Gappy Ranks, Exco Levi, Skarra Mucci and Suga Roy.
Released through London’s ‘Nice up! Records’ the album hit stores in July 2015 and having been fully embraced by the worldwide reggae community, sold out of its first pressing within a two short months.
‘United Reggae’ managed to strike a chord when it wrote in a recent review: “A great reggae album driven by a man of enormous musical energy” while also adding that “putting an album like Survival Of The Fittest together takes the kind of dedication that can only come when a person believes that what they are doing is worth it all – and believe me, it is”.
Meanwhile, renowned reggae blogs like ‘Jaheire’ and ‘Forward Ever’ acknowledged Survival Of The Fittest as the ‘Album of the year’ and the album’s cover, designed by Chouette Design, won 9th position for ‘The best record cover 2015’ through www.artvinyl.com acclaimed poll.
In 2006 Blend Mishkin co-founded ‘Cast-A-Blast Recordings’ which along the way has enjoyed the success of many projects/releases including the infamous ‘Palov & Mishkin’ collaboration and within the labels productive 10yr span have also released eleven albums alongside numerous singles and remixes for vocalists and producers on the global scene.
“Wildfire”, his latest work, features a nine piece band: Roots Evolution, live in the studio lacing the backdrops for a great cast of guest vocalists such as Gappy Ranks, Skarra Mucci, Carlton Livingston, Jay Spaker, Teacha Dee, BNC tHE Disco Vampire and more.
Who knows where this next chapter will lead.
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