Chicago house producer Mike Dunn, has been DJing and producing music for over twenty years. Hailing from Englewood in Chicago, he grew up listening to his parents record collection, before falling in love with soul, funk, disco and later house and hip hop.
Mike started out DJing at the block parties that took place in and around Englewood in Chicago, playing disco, funk, soul and prototype Chicago house tracks.Word soon spread about his talents and Mike started to get booked for various clubs in and around Chicago. It wasn’t long before he Mike got the production... [read more]
bug, resulting in his first release in 1987, “Dance You Mutha” on Westbrook Records. More house and techno productions followed, with Mike often working under various aliases, such as MDIII, MD Connection and QX-1 to name a few. With Mike also DJing with such people as the legendary Ron Hardy, Larry Heard, Armando to name a few…
Other tracks soon followed in Mike’s trademark chicago house/acid and hip house style. With tracks such as ‘Let It Be House’, ‘Magic Feet’, ‘Phreaky MF’ as well as the underground house anthem ‘ God Made Me Phunky’, (originally released on nitestuff in 1994 and most recently re-released by Defected records in the UK).
A brief break from house music, led Mike to have a brief fling with his other love, hip hop. Mike moved his attentions to hip hop, becoming the first person to get a joint venture deal via P Diddy’s Bad Boy Records. During Mike’s hip hop period he produced artists such as Public Announcement and Syleena Johnson (including the hit single, ‘Tonight i’m gonna let myself go’).
Mike never stopped producing house tracks during his flirtation with hip hop, so it didn’t take long for him to find his groove again, and releases on such prestigious labels as Traxx, DJ International, Sub Urban and Clone.In 2007 Defected records licensed ‘God Made Me Phunky’ (remixes by Harry Choo Choo, Izmabad, Aaron Ross & Groove Assasin) as well as 2 singles, ‘The congregation Vol 1’ and ‘The congregation vol 2’ .
Mike launches his eagerly anticipated, Black Ball Muzik label this year, expect the usual Mike Dunn club traxx and some deep and soulful house productions…Don’t worry, MD’s not forgotten his old school roots, he’s still producing and recording vocals for tracks, working that old school chicago house vibe…
Check out Mike Dunn live from the Dungeon, every sunday 10pm-12 UK /4pm until 6pm (cst) on pressure radio. Mike continues to DJ throughout the US and Internationally, with his energetic dj style, guaranteed to get the party jacking.