Mike aka Urban Jedi, after getting into Electro around 84 hearing a Streetsounds album on a friends boombox he was hooked, he first started playing vinyl in 1988 round his mate’s house dropping Electro and Hip-Hop vinyl for bedroom mixes and learning his trade. Taking the bus into Newcastle to visit Hitsville and Volume Records became his main places to pick up his beats. Within a year, he was playing out at his own events at local club, Tojos in Stanley.
In 2011, he released his Nu-Electro music, and the response was fantastic, the songs were soon chosen by Binalog Productions and placed on a compilation.
N-Ter and the Cro-bot Crew also picked Urban Jedi’s tracks for various compilations, and they became well renowned in the Electro scene.
Working with Diamond Back Kid, they co-released an EP called ‘The Disconnect EP’ in 2013. He also had clear vinyl copies pressed up of the now hard to find and sought-after Urban Jedi v Leeroy ‘The Droids You’re Looking For’ EP.
Highlights of his producing work was when his track ‘Journey To Jupiter’ was released on the French label Melodies Souterraines and got played on a Radio 1 Essential Mix by Electro DJ Helena Hauff.
His Jedi Mind Trax show has been on Global Funk Radio since 2010 and on Method Radio since 2020 and is a staple monthly show for all Electro heads.
Now signed to Freddy Fresh’s label Analog Records based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Urban Jedi will be releasing a new digital EP in the very near future, watch this space!