Influences: Mike Simonetti

There are few who contest as much right to be able to cite their influential tastes as that of the New Jersey originator Mike Simonetti, a producer and disc jockey who has worked under a variety of guises across many years.

Influences: Mike Simonetti

There are few who contest as much right to be able to cite their influential tastes as that of the New Jersey originator Mike Simonetti, a producer and disc jockey who has worked under a variety of guises across many years.

There are few who contest as much right to be able to cite their influential tastes as that of the New Jersey originator Mike Simonetti, a producer and disc jockey who has worked under a variety of guises across many years. As a label boss he has been involved in a spectacular array of projects having founded 2MR, Troubleman Unlimited and Italians Do It Better - he has has seen a wealth of music come and go. Mostrecently he has turned his attention towards production and his own musical ingenuity which has been well received and released on the likes of Correspondant, Opal Tapes, Harsh Riddims, Public Release and more. 

The end of last month saw him release an assortment of his own works recorded between 2006 and 2013 which was released on his own 2MR imprint. Now seemed just right to ask him to take stock of what lead him along his merry path...

See below as he picks music by Agnostic Front, Kate Bush and more...


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Stevie Nicks Wild Heart

This is the greatest video on Youtube- and i am 100% serious in that proclamation. I cant remember exactly how i found this, but i think it has something to do with me looking for Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac drum machine demos in like 2010 or something?? It has since become a sort of viral thing… When i first saw this video, i probably played it 10 times in a row. The story goes this is Rolling Stone cover shoot with Annie Liebovitz, and Stevie was chatting up the makeup person, and the instrumental demo start playing, and she starts singing the chorus over and over with a backup singer off camera. Its just the chorus, yet it feels like an entire song.. Its that good.. The version that came out years later on her solo album was pretty awful. This version though, is perfect.

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