Mike McGuinness, best known by the stage name Lempo, Grammy shortlisted DJ, producer and writer. His career began in 2006 with residencies at the now legendary Sankeys and Venus nightclubs in Manchester. Further residencies followed in Liverpool, Leeds and London. In 2010, Lempo was voted Manchester's number one DJ on 'The DJ List'. Lempo is no stranger to broadcasting, having presented his own radio show on Cheshire FM, Global Radio and Unity Radio FM between 2007 - 2014. Lempo has since switched from the airwaves to Mixcloud and gained a cult following with his monthly 'Twisted Melon' mix-tape series (Sponsored by V-Moda) which is syndicated to Cafe Mambo Radio and Data Transmission Radio. Lempo's success has seen him perform for global club brands including Ministry Of Sound, Cream, Pacha and The Warehouse Project. A seasoned pro on the white isle of Ibiza and a regular fixture on the UK festival circuit - having had the honour of supporting household names such as Fatboy Slim, Steve Aoki and Swedish House Mafia.
Lempo can always be found in the SupaEarth studio working on his own material. His productions have gained several commercial sync placements, with 'Hi De Ho' being featured on Channel 4's 'Heston's Fantastical Foods' TV show (UK) and 'Cowabunga' featured on a series of TV adverts for Channel 7's 'The X-Factor' (Australia). In 2016 his single ‘Goinout’ was shortlisted for ‘Best Dance Track’ in the 59th Annual Grammy Awards with a first round ballot nomination.
Over the years support from industry peers has come in the form of Claude VonStroke, Danny Howard, Eric Morillo, Laidback Luke, Pete Tong and Roger Sanchez - with productions gaining plugs on the world's biggest electronic music stations such as BBC Music, Capital FM and Kiss FM. Lempo has signed material with many prestigious independent recording labels, most notably, CR2 Records, Todd Terry's In House Records and his own Applique Music imprint which he founded in 2011. Collaborating with artists such as K-Klass (EMI), Mark Hill (Artful Dodger), Nick Hussey (Defected), Ruff Diamond (Universal) and Will Clarke (Dirtybird), along with a diversity of featured vocalists, including Ashley Taylor Dawson (Hollyoaks), Barry James Thomas (The Voice), MC Flipside (Toolroom), Nancy Sinatra (RCA), Princess Superstar (Warner) and Roland Clark (Strictly Rhythm). Lempo's production credits gained the attention of label A&R's home and abroad, leading to remix commissions for Snoop Dogg's 'Let Me Hit it' on L.A. Imprint, Docka Records, General Levy's 'Move' and Dawn Penn's 'You Don't Love Me (No no no)' - both for London based, Big Mix-Up Records. Lempo can boast an impressive consistency for chart placements - having had a hand in over twenty number one sellers across the digital download stores and three Music Week Top 20's.