Originally started his musical journey in 1989 formally named Mike D'vinyl, learning this art by playing Drum & Bass Jungle, US House and UK Garage alongside life long friend and fellow DJ, Dominic H. House music influences back then were record labels such as Mood II Swing, Strictly Rhythm, TuffJam, Public Demand and Nervous Records. I learnt my skill on SOUNDLAB BELT DRIVE :( then Technics 1210s Hallelujah, the vinyl collection is large spanning over years of US House & Garage and DNB.
The biggest influences that started this love affair of being a disc jockey were Brockie, Nicky Blackmarket, Fabio, Carl Brown, Matt Jam, Daniel Ward, Mystic Matt just to name a few. I spent a lot of time listening to Pirate Radio itching to make an appearance on the FM dial, getting myself involved in both DNB and House & Garage.
Mikey spent every Saturday afternoon guaranteed purchasing vinyl only in shops such as Rhythm Division, Blackmarket Records and Boogie Times, just to get hold of them crisp biscuits in time for his prime time slots on Magic & Passion FM.
Growing up in the 80s and we all know 80s & 90s music was the best era, Mikey followed the likes of Michael Jackson, Del a Soul, Onyx, Snoop Dogg & Tupac, Outside of dance music Rap was the only thing I ever loved and still do today.
Pirate radio had a massive impact on my life from carrying them heavy record boxes into studios the size of a box, to performing live on air for many of London's top pirate radio stations, nothing beats 2 turntables a phone line and listeners enjoying what you do, while meeting some of the best to grace the decks and touch the microphones.
Today I am still fully engaged and influenced, rolling in the circuit, gaining more knowledge, advice and building friendships, so I have to mention MC CKP who has been a monumental tower of guidance. Mikey also discovered recently an actual bloodline family member - Pay as you go's MC Plague. The world Is small.
Former DJ & Presenter on the following radio stations UK and Worldwide:
RISK FM / MAGIC 90.2 FM / TOUCH FM 94.0 FM / CHICAGO FM / PASSION 91.8 FM
PHATBEATS.NET / WORLD DANCE RADIO / SOHRADIO.FM - Souled Out House Radio USA
Afro Soul London / Dejavufm.com / Princess Eyes Promotions / London Something Live
Former Sound Engineer for Eskimo Noise on following UK events:
Cookies & Cream, Pure Silk, Labyrinth, Sunnyside Up, World Dance and Telepathy.
*DJ on producer Jeremy Sylvester's / URBAN DUBZ
*DJ on RSH Radio Studio House – Italy / Guest Appearances.
After 30+ years doing what I love - we are just gonna keep it rolling - Sound of the Underground...