Kommon (aka Mikael Delta)
Mikael Delta began his career as a co founder of the band Stereo Nova who caught MTV Europe’s attention immediately.
His first solo release came in 1994 entitled “The Picture”, under Belgian techno label R & S Records. The British Music Press gave him rave reviews on his second album “Blue Emotions”, released in 1999 by Glasgow Underground Records. In 2001, under the French label Distance Records he released “Halcyon Days”, an album that ended up in DJ magazine’s best albums of the year list and made him widely known as a producer.
In 2002 he released the album “Vulnerable”, under the same label, featuring the German electro–diva Billie Ray Martin and producing the hit single “I Am Not Keen”.
In 2004 he signed with the Greek electronica label Klik Records, releasing three albums “Dancing with an angel” (2004), “Deep inside” (2005) and “Timeless beauty” (2006). You’ll find his name on several remixes on labels such as Atal music; Defected and among them the memorable “Mikael Delta's Electronized Mix” on Timewriter’s “Room Of A Million Rainbows” for Plastic City. In 2007 Mikael Delta released Forbidden Poetry (EMI Greece). “Forbidden Poetry” received brilliant reviews by the Greek press and was hailed as the best album of his career so far.
At present, Mikael Delta is working on his new album, outtakes of which have already received outstanding reviews.
In 2010 he released by Klik Records his latest album “Tech me away”. This is a project with reference to Techno and Pop. In fact there was a collaboration with Billie Ray Martin and Etten.
In 2011-2013 he released by the German label Young Society Records a Techno e.p. (High Voltage) under the name Aron Breathe and “Walking naked” e.p. as Mikael Delta. In 2013 “Buddha Bar” released a CD compilation including “The last storm of words” song. In March 2012 OnePush Recordings released the 12inch “For those who have been chosen” remixed by Redondo and Jay Tripwire. Next e.p. “Save the blues” came out by Michalis Safras label,Tuna Recordings in 2013.
In March 2014 Mikael released “Staunch Hearts” by the Bristish House label Seamless Recordings and in April the Oldschool Techno e.p. “Emphasis” (Young Society Records).The same year “Café Del Mar” included “Water Mirroring” track in it’s CD Compilation series. Mikael’s latest album titled “Inner City Light” released in March 2015 by the Lithuanian label Cold Tear Records. The album charted on the 2nd place of bestselling Techno albums on Juno Techno Charts.
In October 2015 his album titled “Life Is Now” released by Inner Ear Records, received tremendous feedback, great reviews both in the music press and online and also had a huge support from Berlin’s Radio Stations.
As a matter of fact, apart from music production he has composed music for films and theatrical performances. The most recent film he composed the music for is “Strella” by Panos X. Koutras which met a great recognition in various film festivals all over the world (Panorama Berlin). In 2015 Mikael Delta is collaborated with Dimitris Papaioannou for the European Games Ceremony at Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.
Genre: minimal / house / tech house / techno / electronica
Hometown: Athens, Greece
Record Label: R&S Rec / Glasgowunderground Rec / Distance Rec / Young Society Records / Seamless Recordings / Tuna Recordings / Warner Rec / Emi Rec / Klik Records