Planet Mu / Gobstopper. Uk
Perhaps best-known internationally as the Planet Mu Records-signed producer and DJ, London’s Mr. Mitch, aka Miles Mitchell, is more than he appears. A unique artist, he defines his music by his own personality rather than deferring to a scene consensus. A minimalist at heart, Mitchell specializes in detailed sound and melody in space, but remains ambitious in his scope, launching out from roots in instrumental grime.
This is clear especially on his second album Devout – the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut LP, Parallel Memories. As Pitchfork accurately described Devout, “From its gentle textures come a calm centeredness, from its soft words a sense of strength.” And The Wire noted, “Mr. Mitch’s productions are as fastpaced, tight and spirited as his DJ sets.” Or as Mixmag simply said, “It’s a gorgeous record, from start to finish.”
As the founder of fast-rising record label Gobstopper Records and co-founder of the club night Boxed, Mr. Mitch is also a curator and auteur at the forefront of one of the most forward-thinking sounds in club culture, also encompassing ambient and experimental electronic music. Between his own music and the music he champions, he is a reliable incubator of a music scene dedicated to re-thinking and expanding what UK club music means.