Who's feeling overdue for some grown-and-sexy chillwave romance?
This South Florida native is sure to help you shake it down
with his under-the-radar hooks and sentimental melodies, backed by the kind of
drum machine beats that made the 1980s so lovable.
Growing up in a Coral Springs cul-de-sac not unlike every other one in the tri-county area, Mike Diaz cultivated a music alter ego that he named MillionYoung.
It all started as a personal project in his bedroom. But
when he uploaded some songs to the internet, catching the
attention of music bloggers everywhere, Diaz's hobby got an upgrade. His first EP, Sunndreamm, was a big hit with the hipster crowd in 2010. With upbeat yet brokenhearted dance tracks such as "Youthless" and "Mien," it wasn't very hard to fall in love with the Million Young sound.
Since those early days, he's snagged a deal on Old
Flame Records while also recruiting a full band to help him flesh out the pretty nuances. And together, Diaz and crew have put together a new collection of songs titled Replicants. These tunes give off a slightly more beachy
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feel than the older MillionYoung stuff. But there's still that same lo-fi, nostalgic vibe.
Come out and support South Florida's favorie suburban-youth-turned-internet-rock-star next Friday. It'll make you feel grown, sexy, and a lil' romantic.
MillionYoung. With Sumsun and resident DJs Lolo, Ray Milian, Nitebloom, UVS, Run Sevim Run, and others. 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, at The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. No cover before 11 p.m. and $10 after. Ages 21 and up.