Australian-born, Germany based musician and producer Michael Mortlock celebrates the release of Hold My Hand - featuring Tasmanian-based singer / songwriter PARKER.
Dresden / Berlin based Australian artist Michael Mortlock switches effortlessly between visual arts and original music works. Much of his time, during the ten years he has been based in Europe, has involved photography, video and graphic design for a variety of other musicians including Mogli, Rey&Kjavik, Len Faki, Clemens Christian Poetzsch and Sven Helbig.
Michael took a lot of his early musical inspiration from the European Electronic music scene, so after early releases of house and techno music via the Australian based Long Distance Recordings label, Michael’s relocation to Germany (and for some on the north coast of Portugal) – opened up the scope of what he could see and do artistically. Now, with the establishment of his own independent label andflows, MORTLOCK releases his new single Hold My Hand, featuring PARKER. It's the first release of many new singles featuring vocals by Tasmanian-based singer / songwriter Tash Parker - and the first official release from Mortlock to feature vocals.
The two have been busy over the past few years experimenting with various styles and have come up with a unique string of collaborative works. Most of these were conjured up via sessions online while in isolation, and in-between having both delved deep in to their emotional worlds of love, distance and soul-searching.
Featuring sonic landscapes layered with a dreamy vocal from PARKER, who has also released many solo works under the name in recent years, Hold my Hand marks the first of these upcoming singles. It’s also a lead-up to Mortlock’s EP’s title track Deep Water, due for release in May.
Drawing on inspiration from the likes of Four Tet, Logic1000, Moderat and Massive Attack - Hold My Hand pulls us in to an intimate and electric world of passionate, spaced-out synths and a fast paced heart-beat rhythm.
Pre-Save Hold My Hand - Out on all digital services 18th March 2022.
Australian born, Germany based musician Michael Mortlock has been composing music since he was a teenager in his makeshift bedroom studio. In 2008 his demos were discovered by Ministry of Sounds' very own Mark Dynamix, who signed him to his independent label Long Distance Recordings where he released his debut EP, a blend of Techno and House music.
Heavily influenced by the European electronic music scene, he relocated from Sydney to Berlin in 2010 were he continued to experiment with his favourite styles of music.
After many years of self-growth, transformation and experimentation, Mortlock's style of composition has changed along with him. He is currently developing several new EP's as well as his debut album of multi-genre inspired electronic music, incorporating his love of piano and film soundtracks with electronic soundscapes.