Best recognised as long time vocalist with London electronic duo Groove Armada, writing and performing songs such as Lightsonic, Soundboy Rock and the 2001 International smash hit Superstylin. Mikey is also known for his collaborations with the legendary Reinforced Records working with artists such as Four Hero, Tek 9, Tom and Jerry and Code 071. His second to none MC skills evolved from a soundsystem beginning back in the day with Young Champion and also led him to record tracks with Ursula Rucker, Capitol 12 12, Nasty P, Benny Page and Capital A and a live band upbringing that continues today with The Matta.
Ali has worked with numerous bands, most prominently in the Punk and New Wave scenes. In the early days Ali wrote and recorded material with guitarist East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys), Mental Detour and spent seven years on the San Francisco circuit before forming Fully Loaded in Edinburgh with Fritz Van Helsing, Johnny Walsh, Jamie Dargie and Robbie Bullen. Also a prominent player on the Edinburgh club scene working with Andy Ford (Rogue Records) before going on to record with United States of Mind.
As well as recording his own solo material he has written and recorded material with legendary Scottish songwriter Dougie MacLean. and also toured the U.S with ex Beta Band members The Aliens. His mighty bass lines are pivotal to the Matta sound.