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Barely into 2018, and Midland is making big moves. After serious success with his first label Graded and, subsequently sub label Regraded, he’s adding a third to his growing empire. Intergraded will focus on releasing music from up and comers that have, over time, been sent to Agius and caught his attention. The first release on Intergraded is various artists EP that will showcase the works of newcomers Peach, Jay, Webstarr and Body In The Thames. The four-tracker is out on February 23rd.
Harry Agius, aka Midland, has been at the forefront of UK house music since he arrived on the scene in 2010. He is far from your average house DJ, dabbling in the realms of techno, disco and garage, creating tracks that transform dancefloors all around the world. Not only is Midland an extremely talented producer, but he is also a highly skilled DJ. Delivering his diverse taste with a flawless mixing technique, he has made a name for himself with sets that ooze class and distinction, but also get the party going. From boat parties and festivals to regular appearances at Berlin’s Panorama Bar and London’s Fabric, he has given countless unforgettable moments to innumerable people.
After collaborating with Ramadanman and Pariah in his early years, Midland came out with Trace on AUS Music in 2013 – a breakthrough track full of dark, warped sounds and hard-hitting vocals. Later that year he launched his record label, Graded, with the release of Archive 01 and Realtime, both of which became seminal tracks on dancefloors that year. In 2015 he delivered his Double Feature EP which comprised of a pair of warm and disco-flavoured house tracks. The EP was released on his newly-launched ReGraded imprint, which was also home to one of the stealthiest hits of that year – Hubie Davison’s ‘Sanctified’.
Midland’s DJing prowess has also led to popular entries for mix series such as Resident Advisor, Beats in Space and FACT, which have since become cult classics. In 2016, his entry for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix went on to earn him Essential Mix of the Year. Later that year, he released Blush on his Graded label and Final Credits on ReGraded. ‘Final Credits’ was named Mixmag’s song of the year in 2016 and truly defined that summer’s sound. 2016 was full of accolades and success for Midland – his biggest year to date – and he has continued to juggle his busy schedule of DJing, producing tracks and label duties in 2017.