Sporsmaal2, pronounced Sporsmaal two is a UK electronic music artist whose genre he describes as follows : Melodic breakspaz’n bass electronica but we can also describe it as electronica, Drum'n'bass, breakcore or as music for films. He is also the inventor of the ‘String Machene’ a unique hand-crafted musical instrument, a "drone" instrument. It has 6 tuneable strings with an electric motor for each one. Sporsmaal2 is signed to the label Tegleg Records.Sporsmaal2, alias Mick Robinson is an artist who originally started playing music in 1989 as the guitarist for Timothy, an indie pop guitar band touring the UK who had a vinyl release. After the inevitable break-up of Timothy, he got together with the bass player Paul Betts and formed “the Universal 39 concept live at the synphonia bluegrass tribute concert”, an experimental studio based project.
After that he played homemade electronics in Speedneedle, fronted by the legendary Mark Robinson (no relation).
Disillusioned with popular forms of music, he craved a deeper understanding of sound art which led him to pursue higher education and gained a degree in phonic art at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside in Hull. This opened up new doorways and new audiences for his music.
During this course, he met Dan Cross, the founder of Tegleg Records (named after Mick's dog Integrity). Tegleg Records promotes musicians working in electronic, digital music and phonic, sonic art. During those three prolific years as a student he played as himself in many venues, art galleries, museums, clubs or pubs. He was privileged enough to take part in the first live Internet streaming event at Hull Time Based Arts, linking with New York City, USA.
He moved to Leeds and made music for short films. The most successful of which, “Moose” directed by the author Susan Everett, was short-listed for the BAFTA nominations in the digital shorts category.
When he went back to Hull and played a few gigs as himself, Sarah Johns (now Mr Beasley)proposed her vocal talent and they formed U39C, "a bloke with a computer and a girl with a microphone".
After a year in Aberdeen, where he played as Sporsmaal2 for the first time at Dr Drakes, just before its doors closed forever, he took a break from live performance, and retreated into his studio, he developed new sounds and a new style. He also spent some time teaching himself programming and developed his own sound software such as the Blakboard Synth.
Nowadays living in the north of France, he is heavily involved in Tegleg Records, working together with Dan Cross DXN and Keith Bianchi KeifyB. Their live event in August 2010 at The New Adelphi Club in Hull, was a mashup of twisted beats, warped soundscapes and humorous wordplay, with Tegleg’s own brand of playful humour, and can be seen on YouTube.
He also created the Android app, Tegtracker pro, in November 2011.
Leg N Bass Collection (Dead Jackson version), 2009
Monkey Feet, 2011
Sponic Mesh, Tegleg Records, 2003
Sponic Mesh 2, Tegleg Records, 2008
45 Drums, Breaks & Dubstep (unmixed tracks), Brazilian House Grooves, 2009
Drums Breaks & Beats, Dark Gadgets Recordings, 2009
Remixes for Houston Bernard
Remix for Tidy Kid
Remix for Jake Hook
Remix for How to Destroy Angels