Mike Misiu Bio.

I’m a London based producer/DJ and founder of the label Heads High — an outlet for my productions and collaborations under various aliases. The label releases limited edition vinyl EPs and occasional digital versions over at headshigh.bandcamp.com

I also co-run the Club of Jacks label and production outfit (alongside Max One), another vinyl oriented affair concentrating on House and UK Garage — clubofjacks.com

Then there is an ongoing affiliation/love affair with New York label Razor n Tape for which I’ve done a number of tracks and remixes and an EP for. 

Before that came several notorious edit records, releases on Pleasure Unit, Low Life, Bastedos and Star Kicker and other private press projects.

Since cutting my teeth as a DJ back in the mid nineties I’ve been lucky enough to play at some stellar events and locations over the years from international festivals to secret chateaux parties.  I also co-ran the Cut The Rug parties which were held in various lofts, basements, apartments and “haunted squats” around the east end of London.

Originally hailing from the West Country I’ve now spent a long time calling East London home after some brief sojourns in more exotic locations such as Costa Rica, Sydney, Ibiza and… Margate 🙂

The Misiu bit (“Me-shoe”) was a nickname which ended up sticking but there have been various daft and now-archived production aliases over the years.

It was back in 1992 when I first tried wiring up my Nan’s old hifi turntable to a second hand Realistic mixer and began my DIY DJ apprencticeship.  Trying to make beats came soon after, much to the dismay of my neighbours.

Skip to the present day and I’m still producing music that is devoted to the dancefloor and no doubt still annoying my neighbours.

When not indulging in solo stuff I’m also one half of Club of Jacks – a project alongside long time collaborator, sometime back2back DJ partner and brother/wife in music Max One. We release limited run vinyl EPs and occasional digi bits on a House & Garage tip. Check out some of our recent releases below.

Previous happenings have included…

Doing edits >> here is the man/myth DJ Harvey playing my edit of Nobody’s Got Time @ Dekmantel



Doing reworks… an EP for Razor n Tape in the summer of 2016.



An EP under the moniker Loose Change for the Pleasure Unit label.



The No Smoking on the Moon edit, this time done with Andy from Bad Passion/Not an Animal for Bastedos. Cosmic smoking-ban disco cut up gracing dancefloors from Burnley to Burning Man.



Un-authorised/un-released (some might say un-necessary) re-work of Prince’s Head which was jammed out with JBY one funky afternoon.



I still enjoy a good mix and occasionally I’m even allowed out to DJ 🙂

Cast your ears over the playlist of DJ sets below or for an archive of mixes old and new shimmy over to the all singing all dancing Mixes page.




For an insight into the fun and chaos of my party promoting days have a click around the Cut the Rug website – a time capsule of the events me and Ola did between 2008 and 2018. They took place in an assortment of lofts, basements and “haunted squats” around the east end of London including the infamous Lift (versions 1 & 2) and Designers Block.

As resident DJs we played alongside a gaggle of stellar guests/disco reprobates over the years such as Paramida, Bill Brewster, Marcus Marr, Gop Tun, Ray Mang and Pete Herbert.

Footage from inside the fabled Lift venue in Hackney shot just before the last party there.



For bookings, promos, general enquiries/ranting and raving:

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