The first incarnation started out as a weekly radio show on Friday nights on Xpression FM in Exeter in 2002. Upon moving to Bournemouth in 2006, Mike worked on the news team at Fire Radio alongside producing an hour mix show every Thursday. 

In 2007, breakbeat legends Aquasky handed the Friday night 'bass music' show to Mike Swaine, and Bass & Breaks in it's present incarnation was born. 

After graduating from Bournemouth in 2009, Mike set up Pulse Syndication to take Bass & Breaks to new audiences across the world and onto iTunes. 

Bass & Breaks currently airs on over 80 stations worldwide with a potential audience of over 4 million. 

Mike warming up for Skrillex at Building Six in London


For over 15 years Mike has been involved in the music one way or another. 

Studying Radio Production at Bournemouth University, Mike then went onto be a music plugger for leading agency, DigiDJ, promoting the likes of Jay-Z & Kanye West, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Chase & Status, Skrillex, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Dr Dre, LMFAO, Tinie Tempah, Gorillaz and Bobby Womack. 

While heading up the A&R team for DigiDJ, Mike helped with the early careers of Kryder, Dexcell, Just Kiddin and international producer, Madeon. 

After DigiDJ, Mike worked as label manager for Artillery Recordings, working with Affinity, P.E.S.T, CutWires, Gravity Ghost and Echo Park. 

Mike currently works for bndr Music, a new start up tech company and record label.


Mike has played alongside Skrillex, Jack Beats, Pendulum, Chase & Status, Stanton Warriors, MistaJam, Eddy Temple Morris, Danny Byrd, Soul Of Man and Dirty Sanchez. 

He has also held residencies at Alexandra Palace, The Dogstar (Brixton), Gremio De Brixton, and The Old Fire Station (Bournemouth).

In 2013 Mike was invited to warm up for Skrillex, Koan Sound, Jack Beats and 12th Planet on the final stretch of his European Tour at Building Six at the O2. 

In 2014 Mike hosted the Temple Of Boom on Friday night of Secret Garden Party, culminating in a headline set to 3000 people before My Nu Leng.