Though the man already had quite a career on Galapagos4, we have to admit we only started paying attention to Mike Gao last year, because of the eighth release of All City Records’ Los Angeles series. Gao, beatsmith emerged from the fertile LA scene, shared his EP in the series with TOKiMONSTA. Although his daily work is in music producing applications and software (check his contributions to the Apple machinery here and here), Gao has also found the time to record his debut solo album (his previous efforts were always collaborations). Combining his technical skills and his taste for crooked beats and bright atmospheres, Mike Gao comes up with “Sun Shadows”, an album that will be out on 12th April via Machina Muerte Huh What &Where (digital) and (vinyl). If the nine tracks on the album seem a little short to you, watch out for news from Project Mooncircle: the German label will be the next destination for the beats of this musical engineer.