Label: Ghostly International
Genre: Electronic
Online: Artist Website


Hailing from Kalamazoo, MI, Dykehouse (born Mike Dykehouse) went on to record IDM-styled tracks in the mid-90s before attending art school. Mike Paradinas' (Mu-Ziq) Planet Mu label compiled many of Dykehouse’s collected works for his debut album, Dynamic Obsolescence, earning him a place among the international electronic community; simultaneously leading to a slot at the inaugural Detroit Electronic Music Festival. After hearing Dykehouse’s brilliant cover of the Wire (via My Bloody Valentine) song "Map Ref. 41° N 93° W" (which later appeared on Ghostly’s Idol Tryouts compilation), Mike was brought on to join Ghostly International’s summer 2002 Idol Tryouts tour. Dykehouse continued to expand his musical vocabulary, combining shoegazer, pop, funk and IDM into a sum-is greater-than-its-parts mix. With a setup that is solely bedroom/computer/guitar, he operates in a hermetic world of craftsman-like focus, venturing out to perform karaoke around his native Ann Arbor. His debut full-length for Ghostly, titled Midrange, is due in early 2004, preceded by a 7" single.