Hailing from Birmingham, UK, Myke Forte (real name Mickel Leforde) is no stranger to Birmingham’s musical heritage and his city’s contribution to the scene. Starting out rapping over Ragga, Drum & Bass, and Garage, but he found a new affinity for production the first time he saw an Akai MPC2000.
Myke was originally a graphics student, until 2003 when his daughter was born; “I kinda left designing for a short time and that’s when I got into beatmaking on a more serious level,” he says. “After I felt cool about letting people hear my beats, I would go to open mic sessions just so I could play beats and rap to get a reaction. Overall I just love creativity, art, music, linking up with like-minded people and listening to their music.”
Myke achieved internet fame as a producer in the MySpace era for his participation in the infamous Louisden Beat Cyphers. He continues to be a prolific beatmaker with many beat tapes under his belt. Myke provided the cosmic Hip-Hop joint SynchronEyes for Highest Frequency Vol. 1.
“I love music like a family member, without it I have no finger prints.”Myke Forte
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