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One of the creators of DTS (Desert Trance Society) and a pioneer of Trance music in Arizona, Michael has been a part of many aspects of the electronic music industry. Spinning for over six years now, he has performed with musical acts from all around the world. Artists such as Alice Deejay, Orbital, Moby, Nostrum, Captain Tinrib, DJ Taucher, Dave Ralph, Mars and Msytre, Paul Van Dyk, Electric Skychurch, Uberzone, The Advent, and many more. Either as a headliner or supporting act, Michael never disappoints his audiences. Well known for his high-energy music as well as his commanding stage presence, his goal is to expose the US to a relatively unheard style. His sound focuses more on underground German trance artists (Cybertrance), playing many records off labels such as Time Unlimited, Deep Blue, EDM, DJs Present, Fog Area, Aqualoop, and tons of others. Going for an epic emotional ride, Michael likes to keep the beats hard while the synth lines carry the listener away.
In 1998 the Desert Trance Society was born. A like-minded group of people coming together to push the many sounds of Trance music and the environment they would experience it in. DTS has hosted various types of events from small intimate desert gatherings to large-scale warehouse massives. He participated in the shaping of each event; often found working all aspects of it as well. This was the forum he would help create to launch his success. The Desert Trance Society is a very well respected promotional group in AZ, and has a great track record of throwing very successful parties.
As the years went by the rise of DTS helped Michael solidify a place in the AZ local scene. Playing almost every major event in town he steadily built his following. In 2000 he was nominated as Best Local DJ of the Year by the local publication, New Times. This also marked the beginning of Michael playing more regularly in club environments. He has performed at the much-acclaimed Kind nights at Club Freedom, with several other club appearances around the valley, including the new craze of Ibiza Foam parties, Club DV8, and 104.7 KISS FM after-hours. He has also played events in Phoenix, El Paso (Texas), Rocky Point (Mexico), Tucson, San Francisco, and many desert locations around Arizona. He is now holding a new Saturday night residency at Club 702 Downtown in Phoenix.
Michael released his first cd in 1999 titled Frequency Received, next came Life Light and Trance Generator V 2.0 followed shortly. His newest release is Michael and Citrik present “Endorphin Express” in stores now. Evolving with the music and his fans taste, his style can vary set to set. Playing a wide range of sounds including hard kick drums, hoovers, acid lines, epic melodies, intense builds ups, and futuristic synths, the beats dont stop coming. Pushing the limits of trance music and taking it one step further. Let Michael guide the dance floor as your spirits rise and your hands will follow.