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DJ Mickey Breeze

St Paul, MN
Though he is just 17 years old, DJ Mickey Breeze already has over 10 years of musical experience under his belt. He started playing instruments at age 5 and has experience in playing trumpet, drums, piano, violin and cello. At age 8 he began producing music electronically, and by age 10, DJing seemed like the logical next step that combined production with the knack for live performance he picked up as a musician.

Unlike some DJs who just press play, Breeze uses a drum pad controller to add percussion and transitions over the top of the tracks he plays, as well as create entire beats, adding a unique live performance layer to his DJ sets. His sets include everything from hip hop to EDM, from R&B to lo-fi beats, and as a musician himself he likes to work in his own edits, remixes and original productions.

Breeze has had some very high profile gigs as a DJ, including playing at the SXSW music festival, the Twin Cities Pride Festival (for his third year), the Tostitos Cantina Bowl during the Super Bowl LII festivities, Twin Cities Dilla Days, the St. Paul Winter Carnival, the 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair and opening for Zuluzuluu. He also serves as the house DJ for the local Minneapolis TV show Candy Fresh.

As a producer, Breeze has scored a short film for the artist Shuree Rivera, produced a track for the Twin Cities hip hop artist Niles, and won the 2017 beat battle at the electronic music school Slam Academy (where he gained a scholarship enrollment shortly after, and is working on his Ableton certification.), as well as Twin Cities' Dilla Days Beat Batch Wars (currently the 5 time reigning beat
battle champion of the Twin Cities). He is also a teacher for the Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project. In addition to his musical pursuits, Breeze has a bit of entrepreneurial streak: he created and sold a t-shirt and hat line.

Breeze’s accomplishments would be impressive if they had been achieved by someone ten years his senior, but the fact that he has done so while not even of legal age to enter several of the clubs he has played at makes what he has done that much more remarkable. With the experience of a veteran DJ, musician, and producer under his belt before he’s even received a high school diploma, Breeze’s future is looking incredibly bright.
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