Michael Upton

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  • New album: Jet Jaguar
  •                     ‘New Album’ is where a band or artist answers some questions about their latest release. Up next is electronic producer Jet Jaguar aka Michael Upton, who has just released his fifth solo album ‘Grounded’. When/where was the new album recorded? Grounded was written and recorded […]

  • The Eighth Note: Michael Upton (AKA: Jet Jaguar)
  •                 ‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians. A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music. Today’s guest is a man of many musical sides, Michael Upton. Who […]

  • Jet Jaguar EP Release Party at Caroline
  •   It’s a mystery just how Karori based electronic producer Michael Upton, aka Jet Jaguar, has remained such a well-kept Wellington secret for what is now two decades. Since 1996 he has released four albums as Jet Jaguar, two albums as his Montano side project and over a dozen EPs and remix collections featuring remixes […]

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  • Jet Jaguar

    ‘Jet Jaguar’ was born and raised in Wellington. Taking his name from a Godzilla movie, Jet Jaguar has been making music since 1991, when he was inspired by a friend’s Mum’s midi setup! In real life he is downbeat electronic producer Michael Upton, releasing under this name since ’96. Also part of Montano, Malty Media, and more…

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  • Malty Media

    Electronia/ambient side project of Jet Jaguar. On the Angryrabbit label…

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  • Montano

    Shanan Holm (Octif) and Michael Upton (Jet Jaguar) are this ambient music duo, whose music is mostly sourced from a field recording per track.

    Shanan Holm & Michael Upton have been writing electronic music for more than a decade, meeting when both contributing tracks to Obscure’s ‘Skankatronics’ compilation in the mid-‘90s.The name came from a sign on the buzzer of Shanan’s Melbourne flat & suits the location-based concept behind the project ~ a fully collaborative effort with all tracks written together in the same room at the same time.

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