Ask any punter in Perth who Micah is and chances are they were probably rockin’ out to one of his sets last weekend. Micah has earned himself the reputation of one of Perth's leading DJs, through his ability to get even the coldest of feet on the dance floor, his energy and enthusiasm behind the decks and through the burgeoning scene which has grown with him over the last decade.
Discovering a talent for a craft which he has come to live by, Micah embraced the DIY attitude of a young DJ fueled by a burning desire to create and run events where he and his mates could showcase their talents, delivering to a party hungry niche in the market. The early 90's saw Micah putting on small dance parties wherever he could find enough space or a venue that was willing to have him. Micah’s can do attitude saw his parties grow, one such effort culminating in a 2000+ free annual event in the Pine forests north of Perth. From 1997 to the year 2000 these underground parties became the highlight for many a punter, until the authorities stepped in.
Out of the Pines and into clubland, Micah and his mates embarked on a different approach, banding together to create what became known as the Awarehouse Crew. This ensemble were responsible for the increasingly popular Autophon nights held at Ambar Niteclub, continuing for good on two years. Whilst running and DJing at these night, Micah gained invaluable knowledge in reading the crowd, learning how to get the dance floor crankin’; and worked on fine tuning his skills and dexterity behind the decks. A relationship built on a solid foundation with Ambar saw him become their number one resident DJ over the ensuing 7 years.
Micah’s popularity with punters has been complemented over the years by his many accolades received, taking out Top Breakbeat DJ in the Perth Dance Music awards for the last 10 years, as well as being voted Western Australia’s number one DJ in the 2007, 08, 09, 10 INTHEMIX Top 50 awards.
Displaying a keen willingness to be an active participant in the community, Micah co-hosts the Beat Suite, a weekly night at the Velvet Lounge showcasing local talent, as well as hosting his own radio show, Monday Full Frequency alongside another WA local, Philly Blunt, on RTR FM 92.1 (3-5pm www.rtrfm.com.au).
Micah’s unabashed enthusiasm, energy and skills behind the decks have seen him become a Perth festival regular playing pretty much every festival that comes through Perth each year. Including over the years: Earthstomp, Global Dance, Sunshine People NYD, Innercity, Good Vibrations, Summerdayze, Two Tribes, Breakfest, Major Break and Parklife. December saw Micah earn himself a highly sought quite a long bio yeah after and well earned late afternoon spot on the seven time award winning Breakfest main stage, alongside the likes of Q-bert, Lee Coombs, Stanton Warriors and the Plump DJs. An opportunity that has breakbeat DJs the world over clambering for.
The last few years have seen Micah play across Australia and New Zealand and land in the UK and Europe playing at Fabric Nightclub @ The Plump DJs Headthrash night, Timbuk 2 in Bristol, The White House and Platform 12 at Canvas Nightclub London and at the legendary Supercharged night in Brighton. As well as a show across Europe.