McKlain. Sound and Music. Chiptunes, 80s, ambient, electronica and noises since 1995.

About Me

Born and raised in Málaga (home of the Costa del Sol), in Spain. I'm a kid of the 80's, and I grow up listening to all the 80's electronic music that played on the radio and tv and to the tunes that my Amstrad CPC played through it's little speaker.

I started making computer music in 1995, thanks to the wonders of Scream Tracker 3 by the Future Crew. A few years later came the revolutionary Impulse Tracker and finally Propellerhead Reason, wich is my DAW of choice.

In 2011 I started using Arkos Tracker to compose chiptunes for the Amstrad CPC and since that happy accident I've made the music and sound fx for a few demos and games for the Amstrad CPC and the ZX Spectrum. I'm also the resident musician and one of the founding members of 4Mhz. We develop new videogames for retro and modern platforms.

80's synth music has always been in my mind and in my heart, and making new music inspired by that era is one of my passions. I also love making other kinds of electronic and experimental music and also releasing ambient music through my alter-ego MCK55.

I do websites (like this one) for a living since 1999 and I have a passion for the retro computer scene, the making of new productions for old computers (mostly making the music and sound for them) and also for the demoscene, since I watched Second Reality on my first PC (A 486DX2 machine).

You can hear my music on the main streaming services like spotify, apple music, amazon music, tidal, deezer or youtube music and support me directly by buying it on bandcamp. You can find me on twitter and you can contact me there if you want to.

Enjoy your stay.
John McKlain.