It’s not just my resume that sets me apart from the competition. DJ’ing is one of the purest sources of happiness in my life and it’s my honor to share that with clients and their friends and family that join the celebration. DJ’ing still is and will always be the best of times. - DJ Mickey D
Music has always been a driving force in my life. Legend has it, I was practicing MJ's moonwalk (glove and all) when I tumbled down the stairs and earned myself that nice shiner. Fast forward to my early teens and there I am, a funky fresh 7th grader rocking the junior high dance. After that, I played any gig I could score. It didn’t matter what the job was, once I experienced the rush of bringing smiles to people’s faces through music, I was hooked.
My love affair with electronic music and DJ culture began at a Moby show. I taught myself how to spin the old school way with a pair of turntables and a crate of records. I became known in the local scene, playing parties around the northeast and even throwing a few of my own. In 2003 I moved to Florida and attended Full Sail, earning degrees in recording engineering and business management.
After graduation I relocated to NYC and that’s when the real hustle began. An opportunity to tour with Jay Z lead to opportunities to work with Hall & Oates and Mary J Blige. It was with Mary that I would work my way up from instrument tech to stage manager to tour DJ. While my hectic travel schedule caused me to put mobile DJing on hold, I still booked occasional weddings, fundraisers for family and friends and landed some of the highest profile (house music wise) gigs of my career including opening for Nic Fanciulli and Derrick Carter at Sullivan Room NYC.
Life is what happens while you’re making plans! I soon found myself married and working for ABC and Firehouse Productions. With a steady schedule, I’m able to get back to my roots and revitalize my mobile DJing and could not be happier.
Tour DJ for Mary J Blige's Liberation Tour
Opened for Jay Z at the world famous Hammerstein Ballroom
Opened for Daryl Hall & John Oates on NYE
Opened for house music legend Derrick Carter