b. Michael Langelaan, 1975, England. This ascendant producer and remixer, now signed to the EMI Records imprint, Additive, began recording in a bedroom studio. He studied Audio and Video Systems at Salford University in Manchester, England, before assembling his home studio with the proceeds of a part-time job. He sent a tape of one of his tracks to the UK magazine, Future Music which attracted the attention of Steve Long, now of Inferno Records. Long wanted to add vocals to the track, but this did not transpire. Nevertheless, Long put Langelaan in touch with Kevin Robinson (head of Additive/ Positiva Records) where he was signed for singles and album work. His first single for Additive was the critically praised ‘The Root Of Unhappiness/Obsession’, which was notable for its heavy use of synthesised string melodies. He then remixed the Additive single ‘The Wave’ by Sosa and has since completed more than 21 remixes, including DJ Sakin And Friends’ two hits, ‘Protect Your Mind (For The Love Of A Princess)’ and ‘No Man’s Land’. Lange provided the radio edit for the first of these two, which became a UK number 4 hit in 1999, memorably using some of the score of the Mel Gibson film Braveheart. Lange has also remixed the Ruff Driverz hits ‘Arolla (Dreaming)’ and ‘La Musica’. Judge Jules named Lange as his favourite remixer of the moment, but Langelaan plans to scale down his remix projects in order to work on his own material, including a debut album for Additive.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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