On episode 007 of the Wedding Safari Podcast, we had the pleasure of interviewing Brooklyn, New York’s premier Celebrity DJ - MikeMusic. Since the age of 8 years old, his inclination for music was undeniable. His parents supported and recognized this and thus his myriad of instruments from drumsets, to guitar, to keyboard to trumpet became a mainstay in his life.
1:49 First Getting Started
2:02 Blessed and Musically Inclined
5:30 "Mike from the Block"
7:30 Business side of Djing
8:22 Demand respect
8:40 Change coarse
10:44 "Listeners Message"
13:33 Knighted - Mike Music
13:58 Capturing Audiences
14:36 Took a Chance
16:06 Attracting clients
18:08 How important is Networking
19:52 Genuine friendships
20:21 Life becomes Network
24:10 Lessons Learned
25:00 Prep is Key
32:22 Networking through your Craft
35:00 Change perspectives
36:37 What would you tell the young MikeMusic
Fast forward to 9 years later at the age of 17 Mike Music was officially born. “Knighted” MickMusic by his counterparts, from the very beginning his style was different.
The story behind his moniker is as unique as his varied musical tastes. He toured with a merengue band as a trumpet player. In the Latin music industry, many musicians are known by their first name followed by their instrument. However, he often filled in for other band members as a keyboardist, bassist and Latin percussionist. He was soon dubbed by one of his band mates as “MikeMusic” because he “could play everything.” The name endured and is now synonymous with his talent to deejay a multitude of genres.
Offering unforgettable experiences by taking party goers through a culmination genres, his style was different, yet undeniable. Recognizing that his instrument is the music, not the speakers, equipment and turntables, changed his perspective on the industry as a whole.
While continuing his pursuit of deejaying, MikeMusic attended some of the most prestigious institutes for musical training in New York City, including Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts. And under the tutelage of professional musician Dr. Aaron Flagg, he was able to further surpass his natural talent on the trumpet as a student at The Julliard School.
Set out to change the perception of what a real DJ is, MikeMusic will discuss branding, defining your niche’, the importance of networking, lessons learned, the business side of the DJ industry and paving your own lane.
As a purveyor of eclectic beats and soul tapping sounds, he instinctively knows the perfect soundtrack for any celebration.
To witness MikeMusic on the turntables is to take a ride through his mixed spectrum of musical influences. He’s an experience,” a bold yet accurate summation of over a decade of rocking parties. Tune in. We are certain you won’t want to turn the station.
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Social Media: @iknowmikemusic
Milton Lawrence Jr-
Editing was done by Willis Aybar- WillisAybar@gmail.com
Summary by Tyra Johnson Brown- firstname.lastname@example.org
Music- Scrapbook by Silent Partner
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