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All things considered, it’s been a hugely productive year in the studio for Mike Candys. Following the internationally celebrated release of his three huge original singles already this year (All My Friends, Darkness and Wellerman) the enigmatic platinum-selling Swiss artist now continues his hugely prolific run of 2021 form, as he announces the release of his latest juggernaut cut, and one of the undisputed records of the summer – Vibe.
Out now via the inimitable S2 Records, Vibe sees the masked producer on the form of his decade-long career, as he delivers a peak-time main stage anthem brimming with pumping, hi-octane energy across its duration. Having topped the Beatport Main Stage Hype Charts within days of its release, the record has since been featured in some of the biggest Spotify editorial playlists including Mint, Main Stage, Beast Mode Dance, Dance Party, Hot New Dance and Bangers, to name a few.
We had a chance to speak with Mike from his studio in Zurich to catch up on the new record, the situation in Switzerland and his plans for 2021.
Hi Mike and a very warm welcome to Music Is 4 Lovers! How are you today?
Hi everyone, I’m fine, despite the bad weather in Switzerland.
Where are you based right now and what’s the situation like there now? Have things started opening up again?
I’m in my studio in Zurich, Switzerland. The situation in Switzerland (like almost everywhere in Europe) is still not great, some clubs and little festivals reopened, but the organisation is very complicated and hardly any headline acts are being booked.
You recently released your amazing new single ‘Vibe’. Can you talk us through the record and how it came about?
The track “Vibe” was kind of an experiment. My label told me, that they have a slot for a new Mike Candys release but I didn’t have my planned track ready at the moment. So I sat down an tried my best to create a pure energetic club track in a matter of few days. Suddenly everything felt right and I sent the track to the label. There was no reaction but “Ok, we’re gonna release it.” Few weeks later all of us knew that it’s probably gonna be my most successful track of 2021.
It’s a real festival track, made for big speakers. Did you have that in mind when you were creating it, and did you ever think events would be open again for its release?
I definitely thought about playing this track in clubs and on festivals, while producting it. But unfortunately there hasn’t been a chance for me to do so so far. But at least I saw some videos of other artists playing “vibe” on their live shows.
It’s been featured on multiple different Spotify playlists since its release a few weeks ago and has been going from strength to strength.
What are your hopes and expectations for the track over the course of the summer?
Looks like the track is really gonna go strong throughout summer. I’m very excited about that. We will see what’s gonna happen in Fall & Winter, but it could become one of my most successful tracks of 2021
What else do you have coming up over the course of 2021? Any exciting projects or touring you can talk to us about?
Since there’s no live events for me at the moment, I focus on producing a lot of new music. I deeply hope I will be back on stages around the world in 2022.
Any final words for our MI4L readers?
Hope you still enjoy my music and we will all meet at live shows again soon.
Mike Candys – Vibe is out now via S2 Records