From the San Francisco Bay Area, Mike Frugaletti was brought up in the electronic music scene when it was at its pinnacle, during the mid 90’s. San Francisco was throwing everything from map point parties in secret locations to giant massives and the music was thriving with talent. Beginning as a spectator and b-boy, Mike was able to cultivate many relationships and witness countless sets from epic djs. This ultimately led him to a life of music.
Within a few years of DJing, he assumed various residencies around the San Francisco Bay Area, at well known and unique venues such as the Top, and the infamous Kit Kat parties at the Endup, run by Marc Jellybear. This party was a staple in SF, playing host to such headliners as Mark Grant, Kevin Yost, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Miles Maeda and more. Mike resided over the decks at the DHP (Deep House Project) residency at Wish Bar for 4 years, making it a very well known Friday night stop. Among various other gigs rampant in the Bay, Frugaletti was able to make a name for himself as a dj, playing tough, jacking, rhythmic sets along with some very talented and well known DJs. Mike has been lucky enough to travel and play in various cities and countries around the world, such as Barcelona, Amsterdam, Munich, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and well throughout the U.S. such as Las Vegas, NYC, Chicago, LA and Hawaii. In early 2000, Mike partnered up with Stompy co-owner Deron Delgado to start the house imprint Good Family Recordings, which brought to light artist Joey Youngman, releasing his first 3 tracks on Good Family 001 and Good Family 002. Once the vinyl hit the stores, the label earned quick success and was able to release more solid music from talented DJs such as Da Sunlounge, No Assembly Firm, Jacob London, DJ Freestyle, Thomas Sahs, Natural Rhythm, Bobby Valentine, Slum Science, Jamanta Crew, Leon Louder, Jason Hodges and many more. Mike provided various remixes for the label, under the moniker Triple Jack along with Delgado. He has since released music in vinyl and digital formats on such labels as Tango, Lunatic Jazz, Union Recordings, Serial Sickness, Blockhead Recordings, Greenhouse, Tastie Music, Lo Kik Records, Juiced Music, 11hrz, Mercado Parcelo Music, CHFM Records, 10inch Dog and others. His releases have drawn support from Mark Farina, Gramaphondzie, Blacksoul, Tommy Largo, Miles Maeda, Phil Weeks, Justin Harris, Joshua Heath among others.
Currently splitting time between San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Frugaletti has had the opportunity to play at some great venues in South America, including the D-Edge in Sao Paulo, Manga Rosa, Vegas, Car Wash, Felts Club, Disco Club, Tapioca, Kiwi, Target Club, Tango, OO, Club 69, Fosfobox, Roxy Club, Festival Universo Paralelo 2008, Brazilian Fashion Cruise, The Rio Music Conference, Rio+20 events the Brazil Foundation Gala Rooftop Afterpary, among others.
Currently, he has formed new musical project in Rio de Janeiro dubbed the Botafogo Social Club (www.botafogosocialclub.com), which along side his 4 partners from the United States, UK and Brazil, produces parties and events throughout Rio de Janeiro, hosting a mixture of funk and soul, house, rare groove, Brazilian funk, breaks and Brazilian music. The events have taken off in the last 2 years and have been supported by major Brazilian artists, including icon queen of Brazilian soul, Elza Soares. The crowning moment for the Botafogo Social Club came in March 2012, when they were lucky enough to book legendary music collector/ DJ Gilles Petereson.
Mike is currently in the process of releasing his first album made alongside wife/ DJ Vivi Siexas and Brazilian producer Plinio Pfrofeta on Warner Records called “ Geracao da Luz”, due to release in July/ August 2012.
current releases on:
Chicago House FM Records
Warner Records Brazil
10 inch Dog Records