From the tender age of 10 Mikael started this journey by learning to play a variety of instruments including bass, guitar, drums and piano. Heavily fascinated and triggered by the house music boom that eventually had reached Sweden in the late 80s, his first steps as a young song writer were heavily inspired by the sounds of Inner City and S´Express. At the same time he also discovered the funky soul and jazz sounds of the 60s and 70s and these are all influences that still can be heard in his eclectic approach on dance music - inspired as much by Albert Ayler and Roy Ayers as Derrick May or Underground Resistance.
Stockholm based Mikael Nordgren, aka Tiger Stripes has slowly but surely built up a solid international career as a prestigious and well sought after underground producer, remixer and DJ. As Tiger Stripes he has travelled the world playing his deep techno and futuristic tech house. His music has been released by heavyweight underground labels, like Desolat, Drumcode and Cajual and he has collaborated with legends like Kerri Chandler, Adeva, Leroy Burgess and Jerome Sydenham.
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