Coral Springs songwriter/singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist guy Mike Diaz was South Florida's first bona fide chillwave success -- although he might now shy away from the term. Whatever the case, he first scored national attention as Millionyoung last year when his nostalgic take on funky electronic pop dovetailed well with a certain blog-driven musical zeitgeist.
While his earliest compositions were loopy laptop works that sometimes ran in circles, he's widened his musical sweep this year, adding in his own nimble guitar work and beefing up his sound with additional live musicians. His new showcases will be a proving ground to see if he can distinguish himself from the rest of the 2k10 favorite pack. Millionyoung plays SXSW on Friday, March 18 at Malverde.
Here's his latest video, for "Replicants."