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Mike Gao is a Los Angeles-based producer, professional music technologist and PhD candidate. Whilst continually spreading and building new sounds Gao separates his time between the studio and UC San Diego’s lecture halls. With notable releases on Alpha Pup, HW&W, and All City Records UK, Gao has been taking his work from the studio to the stage.

An introvert living in an extrovert’s industry, Gao pushes the conventions of hip hop, bass music and beats with his deft approach to music composition. He often collaborates with like-minded musicians such as Ta-ku, Mr. Carmack and Tokimonsta.

In addition to this, Gao is an audio scientist who has created his own iOS apps (PolyPlayground and VocalBeater) and plugins under the name Migamo.