MICHAEL A. PARKINSON

A distinct, unique voice and humble character describes the artist Maikal X. He was a member of "Postmen", the best selling hiphop/reggae group ever in The Netherlands.

Maikal X was born Michael Parkinson, hence Maikal and the X reflects all that he’s known for. Even though Maikal X lived all his life in The Netherlands, having a Curacaolenian mother and Guyanese father made it almost impossible for him to lose the Caribbean feel for music.

Maikal X started out as a break-dancer at the age of 6 and later discovered his singing abilities. At the age of 17 Maikal X started touring in The Netherlands and Belgium with the famous Dutch formation Gotcha!

From 1998 Maikal X then known as Rollarocker / Shyrock enjoyed critical and commercial success with the group “Postmen”. They had a string of hit singles such as “Cocktail” and “You Wait” taken from their hit debut album “Documents”. After winning several prizes (Silver Harp, Heineken Crossover award) and releasing 3 albums, Maikal X left the group in 2004.

In 2008 Maikal X signed with the independent label Rock ’N Vibes, the same label responsible for the success of Ziggi, one of Holland's best Reggae artists. Maikal X hit the studio with producer Mr. Rude to record new solo material to pursue his solo career. In June 2010 his long-awaited solo debut album "Genesis" was released.