Mike ‘Misiu’ is a producer and DJ who has been a devoted part of the underground scene in London and beyond for many years. Wildly passionate about DJ culture, record production (and records in general), Mike has a deep love for the craft and an almost evangelical dedication to the artform. From modest beginnings he has ended up producing tracks that have found their way into the record boxes and playlists of some of the most celebrated DJs around the world.
After a run of highly sought after vinyl only Disco rework EPs, including the infamous ‘Nobody’s Got Time’ edit on Secret Squirrels (as played by the likes of DJ Harvey, Artwork, The Idjut Boys and Seth Troxler amongst others), Mike went on to release an EP on the respected New York label Razor n Tape. The EP was supported by DJs as varied as Danny Tenaglia, Disclosure and Crazy P and the digital release went on to be one of the top ten bestsellers in the Traxsource and Juno end of year charts.
Hot on the heels of this release came another EP under the pseudonym Loose Change, this time for the label Pleasure Unit. The release was a favourite of ‘balearic mafia’ DJs such Bill Brewster, Nancy Noise and Kenny Wisdom. The EP featured in the annual DJ History ‘Furtive 50’ – a list of favourite tracks of the year chosen by esteemed DJs and luminaries from the scene.
Still producing music that is as devoted to the dancefloor as ever, Mike has a number of releases lined up for this year along with the launch of his own label. He also continues his prolific output of remixes and versions specially for his (and select others) DJ sets – have a listen to his unreleased re-work of Prince’s ‘Head’ for an example of dancefloor-devastating edit action. Another side project Club of Jacks alongside Max One also continues to put out limited edition vinyl EPs for the House/Garage end of the underground.
Mike’s incendiary DJ sets over the years have moved crowds across continents, from the UK to Ibiza to South America to Asia. An intuitive and versatile figure behind the decks, he mixes a broad range of music including Disco, Deep House, Garage and Electronic grooves with his own special remixes and versions – to create something unique and memorable every time he DJs. Check out his fantasy NYC themed set for Razor n Tape or his podcast for Soultronic to get an idea of his sound and creativity on the 1s and 2s.
As much dedicated to the art of throwing a party as enjoying one, Mike is co-creator of the Cut the Rug parties which have been taking place in an assortment of lofts, basements, warehouses and ‘haunted squats’ around the east end of London over the last decade. As one of the resident DJs he has played alongside a gaggle of stellar guests over the years such as Paramida, Bill Brewster, Marcus Marr, Gop Tun, Ray Mang and Pete Herbert.
Other gig highlights have included spots at Electric Elephant Festival, Secret Garden Party, Low Life and numerous exotic party dens of London town. A unique, principled and most importantly fun DJ – Mike always brings the party!
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