MDR Selects – Mikael Delta

MDR Selects, a series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. 

For this edition we travel to Greece! Mikael Delta is one of the most prolific and influential artists in Greece and one of few to make his name internationally. With releases in France, Belgium, Germany and the UK, this talented musician surprised foreign media by simply declaring his origin. Greece’s booming electronica scene certainly owes a lot to this true pioneer!

Mikael has just released his new album ‘Elation’ on Inner Ear Records. Inner Ear is currently Greece’s leading indie music label, home to both very famous Greek artists and new local bands. For a small indie label, they have achieved major successes in a short period of time, such as local media awards, graphic design awards for album artwork and exceptional media reviews. Here’s what Mikael had to say about his selections:

“Since I was a little boy, I knew that music would never betray or abandon me. In my own life experience, music has been an enlightening force which gradually unfolded deeper parts of my being and my spirit. I was only 13 years old when I had my first records and cassettes from bands such as The Sex Pistols, Bauhaus, New Order and Yazoo. The tracks from this playlist are just some of the most inspiring music I used to listen to. Or rather, I experienced them on a more profound level as a listener and musician. These different genres shaped my perception of the nature of music and empowered my spiritual journey (I am a Reiki master teacher).

God has given us music to manifest the universal harmony and to develop our emotional and spiritual growth. It doesn’t really matter what kind of music I’m listening to, from string quartets  to dubstep wobble bass lines, there is always the ability to monitor my inner world through rhythms and sounds. It is not just the sound it is something more; it is the core of the whole creation.

“Music is called a divine or celestial art, not only because of its use in religion and devotion, but because of its fineness in comparison with all other arts and sciences. Music prepares the soul to realise the Infinite.”