Binary Finary, MIKE Push, Trinitro
Binary Finary are a British trance act originally comprising Matt Laws, Ricky Grant and Stuart Matheson, who were later joined by Sasha Vatoff who acts as DJ and live performer. They are best known for the dance hit single "1998", especially for the Paul van Dyk and Gouryella remixes, which charted in many countries. The song was remixed numerous times under the title of the year the remix was produced ("1999" and "2000" etc.), many of which were popular. In the UK, "1998" reached a peak position of #24 in the UK Singles Chart whereas "1999" reached #11. It was covered by Indie group Peace in the song, 1998 (Delicious).
On 1 May 2006, they released a collection of 16 tracks written over their eight-year sabbatical under the general title The Lost Tracks. This album is available only for download. Binary Finary are also featured in a Shiny Toy Guns song, "When Did This Storm Begin?".
On New Year's Eve 2009/2010 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne at Sensation, they launched the 'Binary Finary LIVE' show, using original material and re-makes of classic dance tracks.
Producing and DJing under the name M.I.K.E. Push, he has been releasing records under the guises: Solar Factor, M.I.K.E, The Blackmaster, Return of the Native, Plastic Boy and Push. In total, he has used over 85 different aliases throughout his career. As a DJ, Mike's style is similar to the music he produces, mostly progressive trance.
As an 11-year-old boy, he discovered the potential of samplers and keyboards, with his interest in electronic music developed further over the next years. At the age of 18, Mike handed his first demo tape to the Antwerp-based record company, USA Import. Shortly after, his first record, "Vision Act" was released through the Atom label in 1992. Mike released a series of records before he signed up with Lightning Records (Bonzai) in 1996.
Push became well-known and in 1998, Universal Nation won several dance awards, and is recognized as one of the classic dance-records of the trance era. His Push follow-up single "Strange World" was also a hit and played throughout hundreds of clubs all across Europe. This was followed by another release, "The Legacy", once again topping most dance charts across Europe and entering the British National charts at #21. Over the years, Mike received several music awards including best club singles and best dance-producer, and entered the national top 40 in the UK six times.