Stereo Mike is the first Greek artist to ever win an MTV Award and the first to perform at SXSW festival. With three critically acclaimed solo albums, six VMA nominations and an MTV Europe's Favourite Act nomination, he is undoubtedly one of the most recognised forces in European Hip-Hop.
Born and raised in Athens, Mike started his musical journey on piano performing in blues and rock bands, but soon found himself experimenting with beats, synths and poetry. By 18 he reached the UK to study Music Production, before embarking on a sound-engineering career specialising in Hip-Hop. His original work brought about interest in the UK and he soon signed his first independent contact releasing his debut album Satiri Nomades in 2005. The innovative DualDisc release of his first two singles - coupled with two groundbreaking music videos - saw his work being licensed to Universal Music and a Best Hip-Hop Video nomination followed in 2006.
A number of major offers met his increasing buzz in 2007 and he chose EMI for his forthcoming album trilogy XLI3H-ANELI3H-KATALH3H. In the following two years, XLI3H produced four successful singles, an MTV Best Greek Act award, four VMA nominations (including Best Hip-Hop Video, Video of the Year & Artist of the Year) and an MTV Europe's Favourite Act nomination, as well as collaborations with local legend Haris Alexiou and London’s Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra. Mike toured extensively and supported international acts such as Busta Rhymes and De La Soul. One of his forthcoming singles - Peraia Mou - became the modern anthem for the Olympiacos sports team, leading to two live appearances at Piraeus Basketball Stadium.
In 2010, Mike got nominated for Best Duet, extended his live shows to London and accepted the position of Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Westminster. He released his follow-up album ANELI3H in 2011 and then created Rapcore outfit SchiZm receiving sponsorship from Red Bull for their debut single Akoma. His collaboration with legendary group Imiskoumbria led to him joining their Imiz Biz collective in 2012, just as he started working on his follow-up record. In 2013 he became the first Greek artist to ever perform at South By Southwest festival. Mike is now working on album KATALH3H and a documentary from his trip to SXSW, funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. XLI3H has just been included in Sonik's 30 Best Greek Hip-Hop albums of all time.