Los Angeles Magazine Best Club DJ 2011
(thee) Mike B, born and raised in Los Angeles, got his DJ start in late 90’s New York City while working for the legendary Stretch Armstrong at his label Spit Inc. Mike’s early residencies included fabled NY venues like Twilo, Limelight, Cheetah, NV, Butter and more.
He returned to LA in 2003 to make a run at his own home town. It all really came together in 2006 with Banana Split, a weekly Sunday night at club LAX, with local favorites DJ AM and Steve Aoki. The party lasted 3 years and changed the face of music and parties in Los Angeles, some might even say worldwide, playing host to DJs like Diplo, Justice, MSTRKRFT, Zombie Nation and many more.
Over the last few years, Mike has been traveling, playing world class venues such as Fabric (London), Social Club (Paris), Villa (Berlin) and even doing sets at large festivals like Landstreff (Stavanger, Norway) and Audiotistic (Los Angeles).
Mostly known for his ability to change up the vibe constantly, Mike is a regular at LA’s best parties such as The Do-Over, Dance Right, and Dim Mak Studios and still travels to NY often to play at spots like Le Bain or SubMercer; and of course holds residencies in LA at Cheap Pop and Dim Mak’s weekly Sunday night pool party, Cannonball at Drai’s.
He is currently in the studio working on original tracks and remixes with his many collaborative projects including: Camo UFOs with Nate Day, Graveleaf with Omar Doom, Fifteenth with Sammy Bananas and Pools with DJ Morse Code. All with an already impressive discography of releases and remixes on labels like Mad Decent, Fool’s Gold, Spills, Bigfoot and more.