It was clarinet lessons and Eazy E that thrust Morphingaz into a world of jazz music and rap. A wide eyed Sydney bred 12 year old yearning for adulthood through the words of Ice Cube’s gangsta fairytales mixed with the bouncy boom bap beats of Public Enemy. Micky became addicted to the genre of hip hop and so he formed his first high school rap crew Illegal Substance. They released their debut opus Off Da Back Of a Truck during the summer of 93/94; The golden era of hip hop.
Micky continued to explore his chosen instrument, the turntable. He combined rap with DJing and scratching and in ‘98 he invaded the UK to continue his musical journey through drum n bass, broken beats and turntablism. He earned a spot on the premier UK rap radio show Homegrown presents The Real Deal Rap Show ! Here, a reinvented turntablist, Mickey Morphingaz laid down the beats for the cream of UKs rap scene and eventually toured with a Californian MC named Aphletik. Together they shared stages with Public Enemy, Gangstarr, James Brown, Mos Def and many more. Morphingaz was simultaneously involved in a project fronted by jazz and pop songwriter/producer Mocky. (Producer Matt Corby, Jamie Lidell) Together they formed a studio partnership and occasionally criss-crossed Europe performing alongside Grammy nominated Chilly Gonzalez (Daft Punk collaborator), Jamie Lidell and Feist during their rise.
After 7 years in Europe, Morphingaz boomeranged back to Oz to launch his own solo sketches, Me…U – The Business Card EP, which was constructed in various studios throughout the UK and Europe. The liner notes suggested “everyone knows that turntablism is the future of music” ; This was the case for Morphingaz, as he was invited to add turntables and beats to various new projects in Australia. Now, after years of travel and uprooting, Micke is ready to release his follow up record “Moi Aussie : The Immigration Application Collaboration Compilation” which is an insight to his last 2 decades of beat making, collaborating and his favourite finished songs.
The next album is called ” Moi Aussie : The immigration Application Collaboration Compilation” as it is a journey through Micke’s wide travels and projects, culminating decades of productions, beats and co-writes.