Paces is U.S. born, Gold Coast resident, Mikey Perry. Following Paces first official release in 2013 Perry has quickly risen to the top of the Australian producer scene. Paces kicked off 2015 in typical swag-lord style, waltzing into triple j’s Hottest 100 at number 100 with his Tkay Maidza collaboration, Switch Lanes. This was quickly followed up by his hit single Nothing’s Forever, which featured vocals from Perth artist Kuka. Nothing’s Forever hit the top of the iTunes Dance charts after being added to full rotation on triple j in Australia & George FM in NZ. Off the back of this success, Paces hit the road with a sold out single tour and was tapped for official remixes for Years & Years, Tinashe, Alison Wonderland and Hermitude.
Now Paces is back with his latest release ‘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 and Sydney’s Oliver Tank to make Vacation a showcase of some of Australia’s brightest upcoming talent. The closing track on Vacation also features a surprise appearance from one of Australia’s best loved singers, with Guy Sebastian lending his vocals to ‘Desert’. It’s a departure from Sebastian’s usual sound that will surprise many with its pitched down vocals and co-written by Sparkadia’s Alexander Burnett.