2015 was a big year for Mikey Perry AKA Paces, waltzing into triple j’s Hottest 100 at number 100 with his Tkay Maidza collab, ‘Switch Lanes’. This was quickly followed up by his hit single ‘Nothing’s Forever’, which featured vocals from Perth artist Kučka. ‘Nothing’s Forever’ hit the top 30 of the iTunes charts after being added to full rotation on triple j. Off the back of this success, Paces hit the road with a sold out tour across the country and was tapped for official remixes for Years & Years, Tinashe and Hermitude. Paces then took a step back into the future with his tropical jam single ‘1993 (No Chill)’ featuring the vocals of UK-born, Adelaide-raised Jess Kent, which hit the #1 most played spot on triple j in January.
In March this year Paces released his debut LP ‘Vacation’. Vacation is a 13-track journey through Paces’ world of tropical beats and forward thinking pop. Paces has worked with a plethora of Australian and international talent on his debut LP, with vocals coming from as far as Brazil (‘Cafuçu’ featuring Bonde do Rolê), Baltimore (‘Work Me Out’ featuring Rye Rye) and Canada (‘Payday’ featuring Maurice Moore). Closer to home, Paces has tapped local vocalists such as Reija Lee, Esther Sparkes, Oliver Tank and a somewhat unexpected appearance by Guy Sebastian to make Vacation a showcase of some of Australia’s brightest talent.
2016 was without a doubt the breakout year for Paces. His first entry into triple J’s Hottest 100 was followed up with his highly successful debut album Vacation. The core team around Paces including the man himself discuss the journey of this successful debut album including the writing and collaboration process, touring strategy, release strategy, […]