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Having this attitude towards DJing and life in general and a very eclectic taste for different genres of music and of course the ability to keep a dance floor moving all night is why Mike Bless is becoming one of Southern Californias most up and coming, sought after DJ’s.
Having an American air force base in the small city of Baguio in the Philippines definitely influenced his parents musically in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Disco, funk, and Motown was instilled into his head since early childhood. A move to Los Angeles in 1988 during the early stages of hip hop is where music took over. Unlike most who jumped on the west coast wagon in the early 90’s his taste was definately bi coastal. With a love for Nas, Big L, Biggie, Outkast as well as the whole Death Row movement Mike Bless has a love for Hip Hop as a whole. Growing up in Southern California also exposed him to Electronic Dance Music. Los Angeles Raves in the late 90’s were very diverse and being able to hear House music, Drum & Bass, and see live Hip Hop and turntablism under the same roof became a very big part of his late teenage years.
The past few years he has brought his funky eclectic sets to high profile events such as XGames, ESPY awards, private parties for Manny Pacquiao, James Harden, and other professional athletes, Coachella, the MAGIC trade show, AGENDA, and events for FuelTV and his club sets have earned him guest spots at Rain Nightclub in Las Vegas, Drais Vegas and Hollywood, Icon in Downtown Los Angeles and many more playing alongside some of the best DJs around.