Myles MacInnes (born 10 May 1978, Broadford, Isle of Skye, Scotland), better known by the stage name Mylo, is a Scottish electronic musician and record producer.
Early life and education
MacInnes was educated at his local high school on the Isle of Skye and, after successfully gaining admission and a scholarship, George Watson's College, a private school in Morningside, Edinburgh. After completing his Certificate of Sixth Year Studies, with one course in chemistry and four in mathematics, MacInnes gained admission and matriculated to the University of Edinburgh. MacInnes had no plan after high school and initially wanted to lay bricks in Australia, but he was unable to obtain a visa.
At the University of Edinburgh, MacInnes studied mathematics, taking second-year mathematics classes in his first year. Submitting an open application, he then applied to study mathematics and philosophy at the University of Oxford and was allocated Brasenose College. In 1999, MacInnes graduated in Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology with a first-class degree.
MacInnes then commenced studies for a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles but returned after one year of studies to produce music.
Mylo released his debut album, Destroy Rock & Roll in 2004, on the Breastfed Recordings label, which he co-owns. He produced the album on a computer in his own bedroom.
He has provided remixes for Scissor Sisters ("Mary"), Amy Winehouse ("Fuck Me Pumps"), The Knife ("You Take My Breath Away") and The Killers ("Somebody Told Me"). One of his works was a 2004 remix of Kylie Minogue's #2 UK hit, "I Believe in You", which appeared on the single that peaked at #3 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. His biggest chart success to date came in the autumn of 2005. This was when the single "Doctor Pressure", a mash-up of his own song "Drop The Pressure" and Miami Sound Machine's "Dr. Beat", peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart. The single performed well in the U.S., especially on the Hot Dance Airplay and Hot Dance Club Play charts, where it jointly made the Top 10.
"Muscle Car", the follow-up single to "Doctor Pressure", was a hit in the UK and European dance charts, reaching #1 on the UK Club Chart in November 2005, and #38 in the UK Singles Chart. The video that accompanied the single courted controversy as it featured two supposed Chinese spies - actually played by British actors Bruce Wang and Alex Liang - inventing an electronic fly to spy on the American president, George W. Bush. Mylo did not appear in the video.
In 2005, Mylo released a DJ mix titled Mylo's Rough Guide to Rave, and was released as a covermount CD in Mixmag.
He contributed a song, "Mars Needs Women", to the War Child compilation album, Help!: A Day in the Life, released in September 2005, and was also featured on the Canadian compilation album, MuchDance, released in November 2006. In 2006, the track "Otto's Journey" was used in a television commercial for Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing, which featured Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan at home improvising a salad out of green beans, blackberries, and potatoes.
BBC Radio 1 played a world exclusive of a track by Mylo on 23 January 2009. The title of the track is unconfirmed, however Radio 1 referred to it as 'I'm Back', because, as Annie Mac stated, "he (Mylo) sent it to us with the file titled I'm Back". The same month, he released another DJ mix album cover mount in an issue of Mixmag, this time it was called The Return of Mylo, which contained his new song "Wings of Fire".
Mylo's success has been a catalyst for a burgeoning dance music scene in the Isle of Skye. He headlined the Isle of Wedge Festival in 2010, held in Broadford. Acts such as Niall Munro and Niteworks cite him as an influence. His brother Hector is songwriter and guitarist for the band Injuns.
- Destroy Rock & Roll (2004) #26 UK
- Destroy Rock & Roll (re-release including "Doctor Pressure") (2005) #31 UK, #10 US Top Electronic Albums
- Mylo's Rough Guide to Rave (2005) Mix album free in Mixmag.
- The Return of Mylo (2009) Mix album free in Mixmag.
|"Drop The Pressure"||#19||#41||#3||#3|
|"Destroy Rock & Roll"||#15||#25||#13|
|"In My Arms"||#13||#22||#25||#38|
|"Dr. Pressure" (Vs. Miami Sound Machine)||#3||#5||#12||#10|
|"Muscle Car" (feat. Freeform Five)||#38||#26|
Mylo tracks have appeared on the following compilation CDs:
|2004||New Wave Disco||"Otto's Journey"|
|2004||Ministry of Sound: The Annual 2005||"Drop the Pressure"|
|2004||The Best Club Anthems 2005||"Drop the Pressure" (Club Mix)|
|2005||Azuli presents Miami 2005||"Destroy Rock & Roll"|
|2005||The Album: Music from EMI||"Destroy Rock & Roll"|
|2005||Ministry of Sound: The 2005 Annual||"Drop the Pressure"|
|2005||Help!: A Day in the Life||"Mars Needs Women"|
|2005||Pepsi's More Music: Volume 7||"Destroy Rock & Roll"|
|2005||The Best Club Anthems 05 Vol.2||"In My Arms"|
|2005||Luftkastellet Vol. 3||"Muscle Car (Reverso 68 Mix)"|
|2005||Ministry of Sound: Chillout Sessions 5||"Valley Of The Dolls"|
|2005||Clubland 7||"In My Arms"|
|2005||Clubland 8||"Drop The Pressure"|
|2005||Ministry of Sound: Chillout Sessions 6||"Need U Tonite"|
|2005||Ministry of Sound: Chillout Sessions 7||"Sunworshipper"|
|2005||Ministry of Sound: The Annual 2006||"Doctor Pressure"|
|2005||Now That's What I Call Music! 62||"Doctor Pressure"|
|2006||The Chillout Session||"Musical Car" ('05 Mixdown)|
|2006||Cream Summer Annual||"Drop The Pressure"|
|2006||The Brit Awards 2006||"In My Arms"|
|2006||WILD Summer 2006||"In My Arms (Tocadisco Mix)"|
|2006||Ministry of Sound: The 2006 Annual||"Doctor Pressure"|
|2006||MuchDance 2007||"Mars Needs Women"|
|2007||Fabric Live 33 Mixed By Spank Rock||"Drop The Pressure"|
|2007||Bugged Out! Classics||"Drop The Pressure"|
|2009||Mixmag Presents: Disco Balearica||"MacRobiotic"|
|2009||Ministry of Sound Anthems II||"Drop The Pressure"|
|2010||Mixmag Presents: The Return Of Mylo||"Wings Of Fire"||Mixed by Mylo|
|2010||ATB Sunset Beach DJ Session||"Emotion 98.6"|