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Background information
Birth nameDirk Dierickx, name change to Mike Dierickx in 2000
Also known asPush, M.I.K.E. Push, Solar Factor, The Blackmaster , Return of the Native, Plastic Boy, Retro-Active ..
Born (1973-02-20) 20 February 1973 (age 49)
Antwerp, Belgium
GenresTechno, Trance, Anthems, Melodic House
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ, Remixer, Composer, Songwriter
Instrument(s)Synthesizer, Drum programming, Engineering
Years active1992–present
LabelsFilth On Acid, FSOE, Armada Music, Bonzai Records, Push Forward
Websitewww.mikepush.com

Mike Dierickx (born Dirk Dierickx on 20 February 1973), and most commonly recognized under the aliases Push or M.I.K.E. Push, is a Belgian DJ and Producer. Best known for the song "Universal Nation", he has also released other club singles including "The Legacy" and "Strange World".[1] His style is primarily trance and darker [retro] techno.

Biography

Producing and DJing under the name M.I.K.E. Push, he has been releasing records under the guises: Solar Factor, M.I.K.E, The Blackmaster, Return of the Native, Plastic Boy and Push. In total, he has used over 85 different aliases throughout his career. As a DJ, Mike's style is similar to the music he produces, mostly progressive trance.

As an 11-year-old boy, he discovered the potential of samplers and keyboards, with his interest in electronic music developed further over the next years. At the age of 18, Mike handed his first demo tape to the Antwerp-based record company, USA Import. Shortly after, his first record, "Vision Act" was released through the Atom label in 1992. Mike released a series of records before he signed up with Lightning Records (Bonzai) in 1996.

Push became well-known and in 1998, Universal Nation won several dance awards, including a platinum award for selling over 25.000 vinyl units & Spotify streaming award, and is recognized as one of the classic dance-records of the trance era. His Push follow-up single "Strange World" was also a hit and played throughout hundreds of clubs all across Europe. This was followed by another release, "The Legacy", once again topping most dance charts across Europe and entering the British National charts at #21. Over the years, Mike received several music awards including best club singles and best dance-producer, France Media award, and entered the national Top 40 in the UK six times.

Mike also teamed up and produced remixes for Sinéad O'Connor, Moby, Armin Van Buuren, Bomfunk MC's, Ayumi Hamasaki, Bloodhound Gang, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

Push spawned six official albums: From Beyond, Electric Eclips, Global Age , Together We Rule The World , Neon Life and Scope.

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Sampler (musical instrument)

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Electronic keyboard

Electronic keyboard

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Antwerp

Antwerp

Antwerp is the largest city in Belgium by area at 204.51 km2 (78.96 sq mi) and the capital of Antwerp Province in the Flemish Region. With a population of 530,504, it is the most populous municipality in Belgium, and with a metropolitan population of around 1,200,000 people, it is the second-largest metropolitan region in Belgium, second only to Brussels.

Trance music

Trance music

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Remix

Remix

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Sinéad O'Connor

Sinéad O'Connor

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Moby

Moby

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Bomfunk MC's

Bomfunk MC's

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Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki

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Bloodhound Gang

Bloodhound Gang

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

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Discography

As Push

Albums

  • 2000 From Beyond (Bonzai Records)
  • 2002 Strange World Japan Edition (Avex Records)
  • 2004 Electric Eclipse (Bonzai Records)
  • 2009 Global Age (Armada Music)
  • 2018 Together We Rule The World (Mostiko)
  • 2020 From Beyond Album Sampler E.P. (Bonzai Classics)
  • 2020 Neon Life (Push Forward)
  • 2022 Scope (Push Forward)

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2]
1994 "Acid Hysteria" Singles only
1995 "Da Story"
"Blast Traxx"
1998 "The Real Anthem" Single only
"Universal Nation" 36 From Beyond
1999 "Cosmonautica"
"Till We Meet Again" 46
"Universal Nation '99" 35 Single only
2000 "Electro Fever" From Beyond
"Strange World" 21 Strange World
2001 "Please Save Me" (vs. Sunscreem) 36 Singles only
"The Legacy" 22 From Beyond
2002 "Tranzy State of Mind" 31
"Strange World" (2002 remake) Singles only
"Universal Nation 2002"
"Dreams from Above" (vs Globe)
"Strange World/The Legacy" 55
2003 "Universal Nation 2003" 54 Electric Eclipse
"Tranceformation" (vs Globe) 92
"Journey of Life" 86
2004 "Blue Midnight"
"Electric Eclipse"
"R.E.S.P.E.C.T."
2021 "Remind" Single Only
"In The Dark You Shine" (with Armin van Buuren) - From A State of Trance Forever
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As Plastic Boy

Albums

  • 2005 It's A Plastic World (Bonzai Records)
  • 2011 Plastic Infusion (Armada Music)

Singles

  • 1998 "Twixt"
  • 1998 "Life Isn't Easy"
  • 1999 "Angel Dust"
  • 2000 "Can You Feel It"
  • 2001 "Silver Bath"
  • 2003 "Live Another Life"
  • 2004 "Twixt 2004"
  • 2005 "From Here to Nowhere"
  • 2008 "Rise Up" / "A New Life"
  • 2010 "Chocolate Infusion" / "Exposed"
  • 2010 "Aquarius" / "Journey of a Man" / "We're Back To Stay"
  • 2011 "RED E.P"
  • 2016 "Now & Forever"

As M.I.K.E. and later on M.I.K.E. Push

Albums

  • 2005 Armada Presents: Antwerp '05 (Armada Music)
  • 2006 The Perfect Blend (Armada Music)
  • 2007 Moving On In Life (Armada Music)
  • 2013 World Citizen (ID&T - High Contrast Recordings)

Singles

  • 1999 "Futurism"
  • 2000 "Sunrise at Palamos"
  • 2001 "The Running Night"
  • 2002 "Ice Cream" (vs John '00' Fleming)
  • 2003 "Turn Out The lights"
  • 2004 "Totally Fascinated"
  • 2004 "Pound" (vs. Armin van Buuren)
  • 2004 "Intruder" (vs. Armin van Buuren)
  • 2004 "Dame Blanche" (vs John '00' Fleming)
  • 2005 "Massive Motion"
  • 2005 "Fuego Caliente"
  • 2006 "Voices From The Inside"
  • 2006 "Salvation"
  • 2006 "Strange World 2006"
  • 2006 "Into The Danger"(with Andrew Bennet)
  • 2007 "Changes 'R Good"
  • 2008 "Nu Senstation"
  • 2008 "A Better World" (with Andrew Bennet)
  • 2010 "Art of love"
  • 2011 "Back in Time"
  • 2012 "Coleurs Du Soleil" (with Maor Levi)
  • 2013 "Elements Of Nature" (vs Rank 1)
  • 2013 "Canvas"
  • 2014 "Astrolab"
  • 2015 "Zenith" (vs Rank 1)
  • 2016 "Quadrant"
  • 2016 "Chiffon"
  • 2016 "Pretention"
  • 2016 "Circa"
  • 2016 "Estivate"
  • 2016 "Night Shades"
  • 2017: "Sonorous" [Who's Afraid Of 138?!]
  • 2018 "Freysa" (as Cosmo Kid)[3]
  • 2019 "Somewhere Out There" (as Cosmo Kid)[4]

As Solar Factor

  • 2001 "Deep Sonar"
  • 2002 "No Return"
  • 2002 "Urban Shakedown"
  • 2004 "Fashion Slam"
  • 2005 "Global Getaways"
  • 2005 "The Rising Sun"

As Project M.C.

  • 2010 "Kontrol" / "Crossing The Sun"

Retro Active

  • 2020 "Here Once Again" vs. DJ Ghost

Remixes

  • Art Of Trance: "Madagascar" (Push Remix)
  • Cygnus X: "The Orange Theme" (Push Remix)
  • Mauro Picotto: "Back To Cali" (Push Remix)
  • Moby: "In This World" (Push Vocal Mix)
  • Rio Klein: "Fearless" (Push Remix)
  • Sinéad O'Connor: "Troy – Phoenix From The Flame" (Push Remix)
  • Sunscreem: "Exodus" (Push Remix)
  • The Space Brothers: "Everywhere I Go" (Push Trancendental Remix)
  • Yves DeRuyter: "Music Non Stop" (Push Remix)
  • Robert Gitelman: "Things 2 Say" (M.I.K.E. Remix)
  • The Gift: "Love Angel" (M.I.K.E. Remix)
  • Armin Van Buuren: "In And Out Of Love" (Push Trancedental Remix)
  • Arnej: "They Always Come Back" (M.I.K.E. Remix)
  • Ramirez Vs. Nebula: "Hablando" (Push Remix)
  • Ayumi Hamasaki: "Boys & Girls" (Push Remix)
  • Ayumi Hamasaki: "Carols" (Push Remix)
  • Psy'Aviah: "Ok" (M.I.K.E. Remix)
  • Lange: "Kilimanjaro" (M.I.K.E. Remix)
  • Bloodhound Gang: "Clean Up In Aisle Sexy" (M.I.K.E. Push Remix)
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Diplo feat Deb's Daughter: "Hey Baby" (M.I.K.E Push Remix)
  • Cherrymoon Trax - "The House Of House" (M.I.K.E. Push Remix)

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Armin van Buuren

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Rank 1

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Cygnus X (music group)

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Mauro Picotto

Mauro Picotto

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Moby

Moby

Richard Melville Hall, known professionally as Moby, is an American musician, songwriter, singer, producer, and animal rights activist. He has sold 20 million records worldwide. AllMusic considers him to be "among the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, helping bring dance music to a mainstream audience both in the United States and the United Kingdom".

Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki

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Psy'Aviah

Psy'Aviah

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Lange (musician)

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Bloodhound Gang

Bloodhound Gang

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are a Belgian–Greek DJ duo composed of brothers Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios. They were ranked No. 1 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs list in 2015 and 2019, and were ranked No. 2 in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020.

Diplo

Diplo

Thomas Wesley Pentz, known professionally as Diplo, is an American DJ and music producer. He is the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer, a member of the supergroup LSD with Sia and Labrinth, a member of electronic duo Jack Ü with producer and DJ Skrillex, and a member of Silk City with Mark Ronson. He founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as co-founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent. His 2013 EP, Revolution, debuted at number 68 on the US Billboard 200. The EP's title track was later featured in a commercial for Hyundai and is featured on the WWE 2K16 soundtrack.

Source: "Mike Dierickx", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 26th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Dierickx.

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References
  1. ^ "Biography: Push". Dance Vibes. 5 November 1999. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "Freysa by M.I.K.E. Push and Cosmo Kid on Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Somewhere out There - Single by M.I.K.E. Push on Apple Music". iTunes Store. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
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