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Michna

Born Adrian Michna, DJ/producer Michna combines instrumental hip-hop, electro, and IDM. Starting out his musical career as a trombonist on the N.Y.C. circuit, playing ska music in the Lion's Den and CBGB before he was old enough to get served at the bar, in the mid-'90s he moved to Miami and founded the enigmatic DJ collective Secret Frequency Crew along with Matthew Brown and Matt Friedman. Their song "Miami Eyes" became a favorite among the underground DJ community and caught the attention of Diplo. In need of beats for his forthcoming album, Diplo enlisted Michna (then going by the name DJ Egg Foo Young) to produce some of his tracks. From there, Michna was bitten by the producer bug and dialed in the frequencies behind the boards for a number of albums, including Bonde do Rolê's With Lasers and Secret Frequency Crew's own debut. Ghostly International head honcho Sam Valenti became a huge fan of Forest of the Echo Downs' laid-back trip-hop vibe, and after listening to some solo demos, he invited Michna to join the Ghostly roster. Michna moved to Brooklyn and released his debut LP, Magic Monday, in 2008, featuring artwork by his friends in the Miami art collective Friends with You. He issued two EPs, Eggstra in 2009, and Moving Mountains on 2012. Michna produced music for films, commercials, and video games (including Hohokum), DJ'd on the side, and released his second Ghostly album, Thousand Thursday, in 2015. ~ Jason Lymangrover

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