What do great DJs and great dance tracks have in common? In the case of DJ MIKE MENEFEE,
they’re both shaped in the same place: The studio.
“I played the trumpet and French horn back in middle school – but it was the studio that really hooked me,” Mike says. He now works as a recording engineer and studio producer when he’s not DJing. “By high school, I’d started producing my own hip-hop tracks. And I still am to this day!”
Mike’s experience collaborating with artists and creating strong studio mixes means he’s got a solid instinct for what makes a set of songs work technically. But it’s the human side that keeps him going as a DJ.
“I love filling dance floors, bringing smiles to faces,” Mike says. “My favorite part of every event is putting together a setlist that’s going to create the right atmosphere. And seeing guests’ reactions when that song they love comes on? There’s just no better motivation!”
As a hip-hop producer, Mike’s a natural fit for clients looking for an emphasis on club and hip-hop music. But he has a real soft spot for 90s throwbacks, Motown hits and classic funk jams, too.
“Those throwbacks have such feel-good vibes,” he says. “And they’re the types of tunes all ages can get down to.”
Mike never strays too far from music: When he’s not behind the DJ booth or in the studio, you’ll catch him shooting music videos or doing promo work for local independent artists. To find out if Mike’s still free for your event, call Backthird at 630.264.2366 – or just click here.