Working for Ace Hotel has shaped my career for almost 20 years. I started on small projects at the Seattle location in the late 90's, began programming music for Palm Springs soon after it opened, and quickly took over the rest of the properties. I've also been throwing parties at all of the Ace hotels--everything from intimate dinners to dance riots. What a treat it was to be here at the first ever ground-up build in Chicago. Big thanks to Smilebooth (full gallery here) and Asrai Garden.
I travel a lot and always buy music on the road. I always listen to music on the road as well. Once a year, I take the best of the best of all of my discoveries and begin the daunting task of puzzling them all together into a cohesive DJ mix. This is the hardest creative work I do all year, and it is the thing I am most proud of. Enjoy. --Michael
DJing in 2017 took me all over the globe and provided lots of wonderful experiences. Here are four live recordings from some of those events.
We're kicking off 2018 right with some new videos from our crew. Check them out!
BRING ME TO ITALY AND I'LL MAKE SHIT POP OFF! the first 45 mins - hour or so is classics, the rest is all over the damn place. this was an interesting group... mix of cute, hip, kids from seattle mixed with family and friends from jersey... kinda the sweet spot if you ask me... pop alongside 80's alongside lesser know bangers and a healthy sprinkle of classics... this is a dance party monster... this wedding went OFF. shouts to Kate Kipley, Al, the person who lost their wallet, and nobody singing along to biz markie ¯\_(ツ)_/¯