Connecticut-born Michael Mayo’s passion for music became evident early on. At the tender age of 14, young Michael started crafting his music. With only a 2000s-era announcer microphone and a small laptop – a reward for his tireless efforts at an after-school program – he began recording. The equipment might have been modest, but his talent shone through unmistakably.
Seeing Michael’s burgeoning potential, his brother presented him with a high-quality microphone. This gift marked a significant turning point. With this upgrade, Michael delved into adding his vocals to his tracks, captivating listeners with his genuine sound.
2012 was a landmark year for Michael, as he launched his debut song. This release was a prologue to an illustrious music career that would see him produce four remarkable albums. In 2017, his distinctive style grabbed the attention of the iconic Cirque Du Soleil, leading to his invaluable contribution to their celebrated ‘Volta’ project.
Michael’s musical journey soared to new heights in 2019. A remix of one of his tracks went viral on YouTube, amassing a staggering 750,000 listens. Yet, it was his evocative song “Hope” that truly resonated, racking up over 600,000 streams on YouTube alone.
Collaborations soon followed, with industry stalwarts such as Woo York, NAZAAR, C Y G N, Michael Roman, Subfer, Erik Nyxx, and PIXELORD, eager to work with him. His sound found its way to 15 editorial playlists, and his open approach to music led to a mind-boggling 10,000 remixes by over 9,000 artists.
Balancing high school with a rapidly rising music career had its challenges. Yet, even amidst his academic commitments, Michael was turning heads in the music world. Numerous artists and DJs were keen to collaborate, recognizing the raw talent this high-schooler possessed. After a series of unforeseen events, Michael had to momentarily step back from his music. It was a challenging period, where his passion and determination were put to the test. But as with all great artists, adversities only fuelled his fire.
Emerging from this hiatus, it was clear that Michael Mayo was poised for a comeback — and what a resurgence it was. Not only did he dive back into music with renewed vigor, but he also expanded his horizons. Michael ventured into other avenues, making his mark on the sets of HBO Max shows and even starring in a national Google Chrome commercial.
His latest album, “Oye,” is a testament to this triumphant return. It’s not just an album; it’s a statement, amassing over 100,000 streams on Spotify and showcasing his indomitable spirit.
Today, Michael Mayo is not merely on the cusp of greatness; he is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. As he continues to navigate his journey, every note and lyric is a step towards solidifying an already impressive legacy.