Michael ‘Mikey’ J Asante Visiting Artist

Michael ‘Mikey’ J Asante

Renowned producer, composer and DJ, Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante’s career history is firmly etched in the UK Black music industry – working behind the scenes with some of the most important artists of the past 20 years. As a producer, he’s worked with artists including Delilah, Raleigh Ritchie, Estelle and George the Poet. Mikey has worked extensively with Kano, including engineering and production on the critically acclaimed album Made In The Manor and the albums Home Sweet Home, London Town and 140 Grime Street.

When he’s not in the producer’s seat, Mikey also composes for television and theatre. His recent work includes Tree, a Kwame Kwei-Armah and Idris Elba creation for MIF19Clotilda: Last American Slave Ship, a National Geographic documentary special, the BBC documentary The Three Lives of Michael X, and a collaboration with Brian Eno over two series of Netflix’s Top Boy.

Mikey is co-founder and co-Artistic Director of hip hop dance theatre company Boy Blue, established in 2001 with Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy. Boy Blue is also an Artistic Associate of the Barbican, London.