Micke on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 1pm PST 11/10/22
About Micke –
In 1998, Micke co-founded Liquid Lounge (now known as Liquid Lounge SoundSystem), with good friend & long-time business partner, Erik Johnson, known as EJ. Together they formed a DJ collective & promotion group, which was led by Contrast, Micke & EJ’s tag team name. As part of Contrast, Micke was regularly playing some of the most notable venues on the East Coast.
Micke gained notoriety as a sound & lighting tech for Primacy, a major venue owner in DC — most notably at Club Five and Nation — Micke’s hard work and dedication was recognized by Scott Henry, the founder of Buzz, who hired him onto his management team. Buzz was one of the most well known and influential weekly club events in rave history.
Thanks to Buzz, Micke’s talent was quickly noticed by some of the biggest names in Electronic Music including: Sasha, Hybrid, The Crystal Method, Tarantella & Redanka, Paul Oakenfold, BT, Judge Jules, Max Graham, Armin Van Helden, Dave Ralph, Deep Dish, PVD, Chris Fortier, Carl Cox, Scott Dixon, DJ Dan, Scott Henry, Charles Feelgood, DJ Keoki, and Donald Glaude to name a few…. and of course, Sandra Collins.
Micke earned a Buzzlife residency, putting him and his collective, Liquid Lounge, in regular main room rotation at Buzz. It was then that Sandra Collins noticed his skills, and requested Micke as her opening DJ whenever she played at Nation.
On top of an active performance schedule, Micke was grinding for Deep Dish and their online label site, Yoshitoshi Records, as Customer Service Manager & Assistant Music Purchaser, under the direction of Alex Whalen, General Manager of Yoshitoshi Records (Store) and Yoshitoshi.com. In 2006, Micke took a hiatus from performing to focus on honing his production skills.
Now, he’s surging back, hitting the scene heavy with original tracks & collaborations with such artists as Sandra Collins, Scott Dixon (Voyager), & Andy Woldman. He has continued to evolve his 20 year music partnership with EJ, as Temporal Mental, in parallel to his solo career. Micke represents District Ignition, Buzzlife Productions and Liquid Lounge SoundSystem, which are stables from his Washington, D.C. roots.
In late 2017, Micke’s collaboration with Sandra Collins began to shine. As of November 2018, Sandra & Micke have signed 9 original tracks along with 3 remixes across 4 different labels. These labels include: Perfecto Black, Pro B Tech Music, Stripped Digital, & Stripped Recordings.
Emerging in Washington, D.C. twenty years ago, in the prime of the rave era, Micke was a talented & bright, yet unknown artist in an overgrowing sea of bedroom DJ’s. In 1998, Micke co-founded Liquid Lounge (now known as Liquid Lounge SoundSystem), with good friend & long-time business partner, Erik Johnson, known as EJ. Together they formed a DJ collective & promotion group, which was led by Contrast, Micke & EJ’s tag team name.
As part of Contrast, Micke was regularly playing some of the most notable venues on the East Coast. Micke gained notoriety as a sound & lighting tech for Primacy, a major venue owner in DC — most notably at Club Five and Nation — Micke’s was recognized by Scott Henry, the founder of Buzz, who hired him onto his management team. Buzz was one of the most well known and in uential weekly club events in rave history.
Thanks to Buzz, Micke’s talent was noticed by some of the biggest names in the business including: Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, BT, Deep Dish, Voyager, Scott Henry, Charles Feelgood, Donald Glaude, and of course, Sandra Collins. Micke became a Buzz resident with regular, main room rotations. It was then that Sandra noticed his skills, requesting Micke as her opening DJ whenever she played at Nation.
While playing regularly, Micke also grinded for Deep Dish’s Yoshitoshi Records, alongside mentor, Alex Whalen. In ’06, Micke took time away from DJing to focus on his production skills. Now, he’s back performing & working with such artists as: Sandra Collins, Voyager, & Charlie May, in parallel to his solo production & performance career. In fact, as of Dec 2018, Sandra & Micke have signed 9 tracks along with 3 remixes across 4 different labels. These labels include: Perfecto Black, Pro B Tech Music, Stripped Digital, & Stripped Recordings.
In support of these releases, the duo started a national tour beginning in Spring 2019. – Micke is a affiliated with District Ignition, Liquid Lounge, & Buzzlife, WDC – Bookings: facebook.com/djmicke
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