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 GroovCast 005 : Mike Hoska : 21 Mar 08 iTunes Podcast | download | listen | discuss

For the last two decades that passed since his discovery of electronic music, Hoska is at it with a relentless passion for pushing boundaries. As luck would have it, Mike was in the right place at the right time. Growing up in South Florida, while cultivating his taste in the 80's for Miami bass and electro, his exposure to the already booming dj culture molded a young mind into a dedicated life of music. By the age of 12, he acquired a pair of turntables, a vast record collection, and a love for the synthesizer thanks to hand-me-down vintage gear from his father and brother. In The early 90's, after moving to Boston he gained recognition for his turntable skills, dj'ng and making beats for local hip-hop acts as well as competing in local competitions and national DMC championships. Still an experimentalist, but with a love for rhythm driven acid house and techno from Berlin and Detroit, Hoska’s true love had been rediscovered in dance music later through out the decade. More currently, in 2001 as a part time resident of the progressive artist community of AS220, Hoska was thrust into the epicenter of New England's electronic music movement. The next few years were somewhat of a blur, touring the country and holding down several residencies with his mates as Groovefire in DC, Boston, NYC, and Miami.

Stepping outside of today's laptop studios and the softsynth world, Hoska's productions are usually generated through his avid collection of analog synthesizers, hardware sequencers and modified vintage gear. His discography contains releases on Little Mountain (Holland), Porter House (Boston), Release Grooves (Toronto), NOSI (NYC), COZY (Providence), DeepBass (Spain), Witty (DC), and Morrison Recordings (Toronto). Hoska did a recent unofficial remix of Klein and MBO's classic "Dirty Talk" which received praise from original member Mario Bocaldo from the duo. Hoska also co-runs COZY, a record label out of Providence, RI signing local, national and international artists where the only requisite is to be original in any format.

Aside from his production and dj schedule he is on the development team and a demo dj for Numark ind, and Akai Professional, which has taken him from Europe to S. America. Charted several times recently on the exclusive Balance record pool and by some of the most reputable dj's in the industry in this over-saturated market, his tracks continue to find their way into dj sets across the globe.

Find out more about Hoska at:

Shine Shine (AC Slater Remix) - Boys Noize
Needy Girl (Lifelike Remix) - Chromeo
My Big Thing - (Original Mix) - Boza
WHYD4ML - (Stupid Fresh Remix) - The Loose Cannons
Get Doh (Bass Kleph Remix) - N'fa
The Bottom - Fukkk Offf
Kraftpunk (Donovan Remix) - Digiki
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Twocker Remix
Hammerfest - (Original Mix) - Aaren San
I am Somebody - DJ Mehdi/Patrick DB
Fool For Love (SebastiAn Remix) - Das Pop

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