Mike Cruz’s skills on the ones-and-twos and his understated charm have led him to play gigs all over the world - from Jamaica, Bermuda, and the Bahamas, to back in LA at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery where he played for James Franco. He has also played private estates, launch events, the Oh Joy! brunch for Target, Steven Alan in Los Feliz, an Ashley Paige runway event at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, poolside at the Standard Hotel Sunset, an HBO curated event at Marvimon, the legendary “Doin’ In the Park,” and held down a residency with Nosaj Thing at the renowned "Crosby," just to name a few.
Mike's college radio show on KUCI 88.9 FM was revered by the underground & had the unique distinction of being one of the only Hip Hop radio shows at the time to have Bloc Party, of Montreal, Broken Social Scene, Tim Kasher, The Notwist, Cut Copy, LCD Soundsystem, and Ratatat on its playlists. Being exposed to so much music & interviewing artists including The Jungle Brothers, People Under the Stairs, & Justin Bua has guided his career and given him a unique perspective. We are so stoked to call him a friend, collaborator, and colleague... all of us here at the Flashdance couldn't feel more lucky.