Mike City

Mike City (born Michael Flowers)[2] is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for producing the singles "I Wish" for Carl Thomas, "Heard It All Before" for Sunshine Anderson, "Full Moon" for Brandy and "One Woman Man" for Dave Hollister.

Mike City
Birth nameMichael Flowers
Also known asMikey Dan (as background vocalist)
BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.[1]
OriginCharlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
GenresHouse, deep house, R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsKeyboards, synthesizers, drum machine, wurlitzer, drums, bass
Years active1995–present
LabelsIchiban, Intersound, Soulife, BBE
Associated actsDave Hollister, Carl Thomas, Sunshine Anderson, Lalah Hathaway, Donell Jones, Danny J Lewis
Websitetwitter.com/mikecity

CareerEdit

He became a mentor of Anderson's after a friend discovered her singing a song by Lalah Hathaway in the cafeteria line at North Carolina Central University.[3]

He earned the moniker "Mike City" because he was an avid listener of the house music group Ten City.[2] Initially a songwriter, City became a singer by trade and later a producer after needing an outlet to use the songs he wrote.[2] He started out playing drums and bass, but switched to keyboards after graduating from high school in 1987.[2]

Flowers is also the founder and CEO of Unsung Entertainment, Inc.[4] He is also a member of Iota Phi Theta fraternity, a predominantly African-American national fraternity. He was initiated at Alpha Epsilon Chapter at North Carolina Central University in Spring 1988.[5]

He is noted for production on Brandy's albums Full Moon and Two Eleven.[6][7]

In 2015, he began a new music project called Lewis City alongside British house and garage producer Danny J Lewis. In 2017, he released his house music inspired second album The Feel Good Agenda, Vol. 1.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • City Life (1998)
  • The Feel Good Agenda, Vol. 1 (2017)

Production creditsEdit

02. "Keep On Lovin'"
04. "One Woman Man"
01. "Outside In/Inside Out"
03. You Make Me Feel
13. I Live Here Now
06. Playing with Fire
12. No Place Like Home
12. Cross My Heart
06. Make It Alright
12. Forever Yours (2004)
04. The Happy Song
05. Hands On U
14. Where Do We Go
01. How Many Times
03. Your Favorite Song
05. Better And Better
16. Like It Was Yesterday
09. Last Night
11. I'm Grateful
09. I Think I Love U
07. Extravaganza
09. Get This Money
08. That's Why I Love You
10. When U Hurt
05. Dem Haters
05. Spend the Night
09. Lust or Love
04. Don't Fuck wit 'Em
06. Hugs and Kisses
  • KeAnthony – A Hustlaz Story (2008)
12. It's Okay
12. It Wasn't Me
07. "Street Shit" (featuring Glasses Malone)
10. The Finer Things in Life
01. Lay With You (featuring Faith Evans)
03. Close to You
07. Serenading
06. Nightlife
07. Shut Up
06. Always Love You
13. My Heart (iTunes bonus track)
02. Writing on the Wall
05. It's Not The Same
09. Sweet Love
TBR. B'Day ft. Trina
TBR. B'Day (Remix) ft.Warren G
05. "What Profit"
11. "Special"
04. Touch Me
07. Sometimes
15. Music
03. Backup Plan
11. Right in Front of Me
  • Maysa – Blue Velvet Soul (2013)
13. This Much
03. Give It
02. Extraordinary
14. Paradise
04. Trouble with Love

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With Producer Mike City". youknowigotsoul.com. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e Bouwman, Kimbel (February 3, 2009). "Interview with MICHAEL 'MIKE CITY' FLOWERS, producer for Usher, Rihanna, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton". hitquarters.com. Hit Quarters. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Sunshine Anderson". vervemusicgroup.com. Verve Music Group. Archived from the original on November 9, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Songwriting & Song Pitching Service for Songwriters & Music Publishers". songquarters.com. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "NC Central University Alumni Association Newsletter" (PDF). nccubaltimore.org. North Carolina Central University. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 11, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  6. ^ "Mike City – credits". AllMusic. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Mike City". discogs. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Rare Gems: Rell "Say It Aint So" & Musiq Soulchild "Say It Aint So" (Produced by Mike City)". youknowigotsoul.com. You Know I Got Soul. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  9. ^ "Dwele- Greater Than One". iTunes Store. Retrieved August 22, 2012.

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