Michiel was born in The Netherlands on the 22ND of July 1981 as Michiel Eduard. As a youngster he was influenced by his parents. His father who came from Medan, Indonesia in the late fifties was the drummer of the rock band The Tarantula’s. Michiel’s mother is a classic piano teacher based in Leiden, Netherlands.
At the age of 7 Michiel started practicing Violin and Drums and joined the music scene in 1999 as International HipHop RnB DJ by the name DJ Mikey. In the year 2003 he was signed by Broadcast Design Indonesia where he left in 2004. Michiel stopped DJing in 2006 and continued as producer singer-songwriter.
Refresh Productions was established in 2010. The first single and video clip was produced in 2010, together with Abdee Negara, guitarist of the Indonesian rock band Slank and Ivanka, Slank’s bassist. “Laki Laki Paling Gila”, written by Michiel, was released in July 2011 on iTunes.
In 2013 the video clip of “Jalan Setapak” was made in Medan, Indonesia and is also available on iTunes.
The latest hit single “Ku Ingin Kau” was released in October 2014. The video clip has been made in Jakarta. Currently Michiel is working on a new single together with Indonesian rock legend Hengky Supit who will play his part on guitar. The song is titled “Buktikanlah”. The video clip will be made in Amsterdam.
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