Mike Pickering

Accrington-born house-music DJ, musician, and producer.

He was a principal DJ and key-player during the acid-house heyday of the Hacienda nightclub in the late 80s (he is often cited as the man who brought New York to Manchester) and worked as A&R at Factory for a time.

As a musician he founded Quando Quango and the successful chart-act M People.

He later resurrected Deconstruction Records and A&R-ed for Columbia Records.

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