At a Glance
Born and raised in Toronto, Mike Viggiani began producing hip-hop music under the name Mikey Bingo. Mike was introduced to music at a young age by his father – an avid record collector and talented guitar player. He went on to hone his skills at Trebas Institute where he studied Audio Engineering and Music Production. It was at that time that Mike realized his love and passion for music production. Specializing in Hip-Hop music, Mike has gone on to produce for various records, most notably Carry on Tradition by Vinnie Paz. The album debuted at number twelve on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. He followed that up with a well received, full length collaborative LP with Philadelphia emcee Burke the Jurke called Know Alternatives, where he handled all aspects of production and arrangement. His YouTube and Soundcloud contributions have combined to net over two million plays and continue to climb. More recently, Mikey contributed music to the UFC superstar, Conor McGregor's "Mac Life" docuseries. He also combined efforts with New Jersey emcee, William Cooper to produce a song entitled, "Pale Horse Rider." This song featured The Voice's contestant Autumn Turner, and was the first Hip Hop release to coincide with a book release by decorated author Mark Jacobson.
Growing up in Toronto, Mike learned to embrace the realism within Hip Hop culture. It was here where Mike was introduced to DJ Premier, Dipset, Just Blaze, Dr. Dre and various other musical influences. Collecting records at a young age introduced him to a wide range of sonic possibilities, propelling him to produce and emcee in The Heretics and AKT3. After sharpening his skills in engineering and production, Mike was ready to focus on a sound that drew influences from his city, but at the same time would separate him from the pack. He is currently working on production for established artists, while continuing to work alongside up and coming independent artists.
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