In 2004 Rolanoid was featured on the soundtrack of the stylish BBC TV series Dreamspaces alongside Daft Punk, U2 and The Chemical Brothers.
In 2006 "Freaky Drum" exploded on MySpace with Rolanoid racing into the top 5 alongside major dance artists Paul Van Dyk, Basement Jaxx and Moby. Attracting over 16 000 fans and rave comments (including from Utah Saints, Mark Moore, Etienne De Crecy & Mike Koglin) soon brought the attention of several record labels offering to sign Rolanoid which he declined preferring instead to remain independent at the time.
The explosion of electronic acts Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and New Order onto the scene in his early teens sparked an instant desire in Michael Dodds to start making
electronic music. He soon immersed himself in an ever-growing collection of second-hand synthesizers and beatboxes
which would soon become sought-after vintage classics. He later adopted the name Rolanoid in reverence to
his early electronic music gear including the now legendary Roland TR-808 beat box.