Mickster didn’t just get his name because of his DJ-ing skills, but also from his Chilean/Dutch background. That’s where his signature sound comes from, something he describes as Hip-hop meets Latin. Born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but has been travelling through Central America with his parents since the age of 5 years old. They made a stop in Belize for a year and that’s where he started listening to early 80’s black music and typical Latin American music. When he came back to Amsterdam he kept on listening to these genres but when he got his first Ice-T tape, it was all Hip-hop.
For other people it’s hard to put a label on his style, because you don’t get the usual things that you would expect in clubs. He likes to surprise crowds with club bangers from different genre’s after each other in a fast pace. If it’s good he will play it. This success formula doesn’t only work in Holland, but he has rocked countries like Turkey, Surinam, Belgium and Chile in the same fashion.
If you haven’t been to his parties maybe you know him from opening for international artists like Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, The Game, Nas, 50 Cent, Don Omar, Wisin y Yandel, Redman, Papi Sanchez, Xzibit, The Clipse, The Sugar hill Gang, Saigon, Paul Wall.
Not only does Mick DJ at parties, but he also organizes events like Funkmode (Soul/Funk), Discotheka (Eclectic House), West Up (West coast Hip-hop) and works as host for the Gemengd Zwemmen evening at the Melkweg in Amsterdam.
On the production side of the music industry, Mick’s working hard under the radar, making beats and remixes for companies like the BBC for instance.
Edited by Plakband on 21 Nov 2009, 18:11
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