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In the year 1990 Michael Prior aka ‘DJ Extreme’ embarked on his Journey into clubland at the tender age of 15. With only a few months practice and a virgin touch on the 1200’s he had landed his first residence at a local club named “Moonroom/Eclipse”. He quickly became very skilled and found himself in the limelight as a dynamic young DJ. His first gig would be a memorable journey for local club goers.
Within the next few years he held residences at top notch venues around the GTA and graced the decks at many other venues while building a wide repertoire of fans along the way. During this time various mobile DJ companies had approached Mike to work and play special occasions, commercial and large corporate events throughout Ontario.
By 1995 DJ Extreme had gained enough knowledge and experience, that he obtained various jobs with sound & lighting company’s running the sound and lights at concerts, which led him to a ‘Live to Air’ spot on Energy 108fm at Palazzo Nightclub. From then on, he was a fans choice throughout Mississauga, Toronto, and The Durham Region Club scenes.
The Guvernment, The Docks, System Soundbar, Cherry Room, X-It, and Brooklyn are just a few of the clubs that DJ Extreme has graced, all the while holding residences with internet radio shows such as djshows.com, and 1groove .com, His sound has been heard by many. Mark Oliver, Addy, Brad Goldfinger, Terry Kelly, Mat C, Jello, Deko-Ze, and The Bassbin Twins (Live Set) are amongst some of the DJ’s he’s played alongside. He has as well, Headlined for such acts as DJ Jazzy Jeff, and The Rascals, and an extensive array of other Artists/Producers and DJs alike.
Approaching his 1998 diploma in Audio Production/Engineering from Trebas Institute, his face appeared in various publications such as Klublife Magazine, Chart, Eye Weekly and currently ranked on the djlist.com as well as other internet ranking systems. At the same time his ear for production grew and he delved into writing his own tracks, developing his own unique and overall crafted sound. On a local setting he’s been a 10 year member of the GTA’s highest rated DJ Pool ‘Spinners’. Associated with CANCON and SOCAN, submitting charts and feedback to various labels for print and radio are just a few of the responsibilities and benefits.
To this day, DJ/Producer and mixologist DJ Extreme has ripped up dance floors all over Ontario for 18 years with his energetic sets. The name reflects his passion and dedication to music lovers abroad. The ability to pilot a set, and steer the crowd into overdrive has been witnessed and enjoyed by thousands, which makes him stand above. Powerful funky baselines, Sweeping Filters, and Huge Build-ups with seamless mixes keep the public wanting more. Influences such as James Brown, Donna Summer and Depeche Mode are a few of which reflects his sound. As a skilled musician and artist, the past decade of nitelife, and then some, has been devoted to the future release of his debut album, ‘Sinful Bliss’. A collection of prime-time club anthems, with uplifting build-ups, and driving basslines is soon to be released by the alias of ‘Low End Theory’
He has, and will continue to fulfill music lover’s needs on the dance floor, at the studio, or at home, and leave memories solid for years to come.