• Balearic

Sibson is Mikey, the man behind the secretive Elevator Edits imprint. He started out playing punk records in the sticky basements of his hometown, Leeds, in 2010, honed his craft at selector parties in the capital and is currently between Berlin and London with his music blog 45turns, the Balearic Ensemble label and a monthly show on Threads Radio.

His sets, drawing on percussive rarities, cosmic stompers, hair-raising rock & roll and jazz-flecked disco curveballs, have seen him do several trips around Europe as well as acclaimed sets on radio stations like Le Mellotron in Paris, Red Light in Amsterdam, Kiosk Radio in Brussels and Radio Raheem, Milan.

Mikey also runs London’s Elevator East bash, an underground gathering of heads that offers the chance to hear eclectic, no-holds-barred selections from trailblazing new talent and legends alike. Previous guests include Leo Mas, Sean Johnston, Nancy Noise, Don Carlos, Chris Coco, On The Corner Records, Ric Piccolo, Pardonnez-Nous, Nik Weston and Pabels.

2020 would have seen a South American trip with dates at Lollapalooza Argentina and Montevideo’s Phonotheque among others, but 2020 had other plans. Instead Sibson has been laying low, working on his productions and trying to figure out where home is.