In a world filled with dj’s and producers, not many of them can say they have been doing it for over 18 years. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, then 16 year old “Michael” was exposed to underground raves, turntables, and of course lots of vinyl records. Alternating interests in different music scenes over the years, his main motivation, always being to “move people”. Growing up watching dj’s such as Z-Trip, Marcus Shultz, and others eventually move away from his hometown had inspired him to do the same. Now, seven years later he is currently living in San Francisco and working as a full time dj. Holding several residencies around the city from the DNA Lounge to Qbar to working with The W Hotel. You can often find him providing the soundtrack for nights out (Bootie), after dinner drinks (W Hotel), corporate events (LinkedIn) or opening for some of the hottest acts coming to SF (London Grammar, Jacques Lu Cont). Not to mention out of town gigs such as LA, Phoenix, Denver, Anchorage, and more.
After a few years of living in the city he started to focus on production. His first attempts were making Disco House for labels such as Solid Bump and Stardust Records. This resulted in several releases charting on Turntable Lab and Beatport, he later switched gears and started working with live Indie Bands. Now for the past year and a half MyKill has done fresh remixes for bands such as Midi Matilda, Fun. (with Party Ben), Goldroom, 8th Grader, The Holy Coast and many more. These remixes have become his most successful works to date, gaining popularity on many blogs (Gotta Dance Dirty, etc) and even hitting the Top 5 of Hype Machine several times. He now looks towards the future with his first solo EP to be released in 2014. Titled “Long Time Listener, First Time Caller” this album will be all original material including collaborations with various guest vocalists.
Whether it’s Indie Dance, Nu-Disco, House, or any other underground style, MyKill likes to keep things melodic, emotionally moving, funky, and fun. His success is based off a deep knowledge and understanding of music, crowds and knowing how to play a room or a time slot correctly. With a balance of what is expected and what is unexpected, while always keeping things interesting. MyKill is set to make waves in 2014 as he expands his fan base and keeps working with other talented musicians.
Top 10 Hype Machine Charts “Day Dreams” remix #5 in April and “We Are Young” remix #6 in May 2012, “Day Dreams” remix #3 February 2013 Goldroom Remix reached #3 in October 2013
Top 10 Best Selling Nu Disco Releases on Beatport August 2011
Top 10 All Time Best Selling Releases on Turntable Lab Digital (Pleasure & Pressure Vol 2)
Top 10 Most Active tracks on House Of Disco 2012 (Bobby Caldwell Edit) Releases on labels Solid Bump, Stardust Records, and Fench Records.
Multiple blog postings, write ups, interviews, and press (sfweekly, XLR8R, Gotta Dance Dirty, etc)
Radio play on Live 105 FM Subsonic and Soundcheck shows.
Additional spins on C95 FM Seattle, 99X Atlanta and KGOT FM in Anchorage, AK.
Appeared on House Nation 98.1 FM NOW
Radio plays in several European, Canadian and Austrailian Radio shows (KISS FM and more)
Performed at various corporate events for companies like LINKEDIN, Flurry, and more.
The Holy Coast
Ghosts Of Venice
A B & The Sea
Dj support from: The Knocks, Viceroy, Goldroom, Cosmo Baker, Poolside, Worthy, Walter Sobcek, Adam 12, Ghosts of Venice, Larry Tee, K. Flay and more!