Cool DJ Big Ones aka Michael Alexis is a DJ/Producer originally from the city of Boston.
From his humble beginnings in life, he has been constantly exposed to music in one form shape, or fashion. Born to West Indian parents in 1973, Afro -Caribbean rhythms immedeatly filled his young mind, along with the thriving sounds of; Jazz, R&B, Disco, Garage, Funk, Rock, and Hip-Hop. He was definitely born at a great crossroads for music, one that wopuld unknowingly shape his life's path.
Circa 1980, Michael began a lasting love for the diversety of The Arts. Starting with B-Boying and Popping, he soon learned to paint Graffiti, and by his early twenties was an accomplished Dancer and Aerosol Artist.
During the late 80's Michael noticed a trend towards more violent behaviors in music and distaste for those who choose to B-Boy.
It was at this time House Music hit the airwaves and changed Michael's life forever. He began to seek out more House oriented functions where he could actually dance and not be a wallflower. At the Loft, he noticed in a House Club it was all about the music itself, the quality of it's play and the positive forces within it.
He soon built a collection of House Music inclusive of all it's contributing factors, and while attending training to become a Union Ironworker, Michael saw an opportunity to take his artistic skills to a new and unexplored level, DJaying!
This brings us to the present, where Michael is known as Cool DJ Big Ones from Boston to Miami and several parts in between. His ultimate goal is to become nationally and internationally known for producing music, and being one of the most outlandish jocks ever.
He is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
Some of Cool_DJ Big Ones accomplishments include; United Roots, a gathering of minds spirits, music and harmony. 10/98 - 02/99, Big Ones Cool_Runnings, His first mixed CD, released in the summer of 2000, 09/00 Club Vertigo CD release party for Big Ones Cool_Runnings, 01/09/02 Guest appearance Phoenix Landing Cambridge, MA.
Summer 2002 the release of Grainy Days Volumes 1 & 2.
2001-2003 Alternating Resident at Mercury/Milky Way Lounge & Lanes in Jamaica Plain Boston, Spring 2003 The Party for Peace featured Disc Jockey, May 2003 - March 2004 a resident Disc Jockey at Feel a weekly dance party at The Brookline Community Center for the Arts, March 2005 performed at the Druid Pub Inman Sq. Cambridge, MA, March 2005 performed at Utopia Boston, "The Birthday Jump-off!!!", January 2006 guest DJ at Redline in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, November 2006 to September 2007 AUDIO STUFF, a weekly radio show on www.cyberjamz.com,
New York Performances;
Slap N' Tickle @ Club Sin-Sin, L.E.S. Manhattan, NY April 13, 2009, Soulgasm @ Club Sin-Sin, L.E.S. Manhattan, NY May 13, 2009, The Funk Box w/t Resident Tony Touch@ Sullivan Room, Manhattan, NY June 21,2009, Just Vinyl@ Mixx Lounge June & July of 2009, The Funk Box w/t Resident Tony Touch@ Sullivan Room, Manhattan, NY, January, 31st. 2010
Michael is currently working on several production projects, as well as a new social networking website also titled Audio Stuff.