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New Residency!

Friday, March 24th, 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve last updated the site.  I’ve done quite a bit of traveling including Cuba, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand.  Back in LA, I’ve landed a new residency at The Bloc in Downtown Los Angeles.  Every Friday from 10:30am-2:30pm you can find me DJing for Food Truck Fridays.  Additionally, every Wednesday in April I’ll be here for a special Artisan Market event as well. For more info, check out!

Between this, a guest set at Prank and a few other gigs out here, Downtown LA is becoming a regular spot for me to play, so keep up with me @djmichaelbasic on instagram and at for all the latest info about where I’m playing next!

Where to Find DJ Michael Basic in 2015

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Looking to catch Michael Basic spinning at a club near you?  Here’s the current schedule!












New Residency: Club Crave – Palmdale CA

Sunday, March 9th, 2014



Last night I had the pleasure of rocking Club Crave in Palmdale CA.  The night went great and I was offered the opportunity to return every other month for the foreseeable future.  The crowd is fun, the staff is friendly, and the drinks are stiff.  I look forward to continuing this new relationship, and rocking many more parties here!  Look for another date sometime in May 2014!


Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The deal is finally done! The contracts are signed, the deposites paid, and flights booked. Myself and Ricky Rocks are headed to Taiwan!   We’re super excited to get out  to Asia and share our love of music with a whole new audience.  Taiwan hasn’t brought out a DJ/Drummer duo before, and we hope to bring them a show they won’t soon forget!


On July 12th we’ll be at Spin Dance Club in Taichung.  This all-new, dance club injects new life into Taichung’s nightlife scene with its two-level, classy interior–easily able to accomodate massive crowds–equipped with two bars, a high-end Turbosound sound system, and state-of-the-art video projection mapping technology. Local and foreign guest DJs play a mix of mostly electro, hip-hop and Top 40 dance music.



July 13th we head to Taipei to rock Club Myst.

Created in a partnership between Rama Thai and the Brown Sugar Entertainment Group, Club Myst has been very carefully planned in order to provide a clubbing experience like nothing else in Taipei.

The club itself sits on top of the ATT4FUN building in the XinYi shopping district next to 101. Myst is certainly one of the largest clubs in the area, boasting a huge stage and dance area, along with a lounge area and private rooms. However, though the size and location of the club is very impressive, Myst’s real distinction comes from the wrap-around patio section that comes complete with private booths, a separate bar and a full view of Taipei 101 and the surrounding area.

Opening Day – Crush Sundays – Baja Sharkeez Hermosa Beach

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Today is gonna be awesome! Once the weather starts to warm up (yes I know we’re in Southern California but people think anything below 70 is freezing here) Baja Sharkeez Hermosa Beach throws a weekly party called Crush Sundays, which starts at 4 and rages into the wee hours of the morning.  I’m fortunate enough to be doing the closing set tonight, and DJing alongside some great DJs who also happen to all be good friends of mine!  The cast of characters includes DJ Scotty Boy, DJ Ricky Jay, DJ Bling, and DJ Fam!  The boys from up north are bringing a party bus from Santa Barbara.  This is not an event to be missed!

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Just got done with a great weekend out in Ann Arbor, MI.  On Friday night I DJ’d at Rush Street with my man DJ Cubicle.  Rush is a restaurant/lounge that turns into a club at night.  Packed house, high energy crowd, and a live bongo player to take things to the next level.

On Saturday, I played Necto with DJ Hardy.  Necto is a bigroom large capacity venue.  Lots of house music mixed in with current top40 and hiphop.  Big EAW sound system, a stage with poles for the ladies to dance on, and a huge high energy crowd.

All in all, a great weekend!  I get out to this neck of the woods about once a year, and it’s always a blast.  Big thank you to everyone involved in bringing me out here.  Along with Dallas, Ann Arbor is one of my favorite places to gig out of town!

Crush Sunday at Sharkeez for Labor Day Weekend!

Monday, August 27th, 2012

So Labor Day Sunday I’ll be DJing the last Crush Sunday of the season at Baja Sharkeez Hermosa Beach! I’m super excited about this…considering that other headlines of Crush Sundays this summer have included DJ Splyce, Scotty Boy, Spryte, Sex Panther and more!  I’m looking forward to an amazing day!  Come join me, Sunday, September 2nd, I’ll be on the turntables from 6-10pm!

Live Set From The Federal Bar

Friday, June 8th, 2012


Here’s a recording of last night’s set in 3 parts.  You can hit the play button next to each part to stream it right from here, or download the mixes from those links.  Additionally, if you hit the orange Subscribe To My Podcast button at the top right of the site, you’ll get this, and many other mixes, automatically downloaded to your itunes each month for free!  What could be better.

Part 1:

Toni Tone Tony – I’ve Been Thinking Of You
Beyonce vs. Ernest Raglin – Work Out My Number
Brandy – I Wanna Be Down
India.Arie – There’s Hope
Aaliyah – If Your Girl Only Knew
John Legend – Used To Love You
Boyz II Men – Jezebel
Hi Tek feat. Jonell – Round and Round
Janet Jackson – Got Til It’s Gone
Floetry – Butterflies
Eddie Brickell – What I Am
Mary J Blige – Love No Limit
Common feat. Chantay Savage – Reminding Me (Of Sef)
Patrice Rushen – Remind Me
D’Angelo – Devils Pie
Lauryn Hill – All My Time
SWV – It’s All About You
Groove Theory – Tell Me
Eric Benet – Loving Your Best Friend
Jamie Cullum – Frontin’
Red Astaire – Follow Me

Part 2:

Tribe Called Quest – Like It Like That
Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push (SB Jazz Remix)
Davina – I Can’t Help It
Maxwell – Ascension
R Kelly – Step In The Name Of Love
Musiq Soulchild – Just Friends
Sunshine Anderson – Heard It All Before
Raphael Saadiq and Q-Tip – Get Involved
Jill Scott – Golden
Beyonce – Summertime
Aaliyah – Rock The Boat
Mary J Blige – Family Affair
Stephen Marley feat. Mos Def – Hey Baby
Dwele – Find A Way (G1 Remix)
Jurassic 5 feat. Dae Matthews – Work It OUt
Digable Planets – Rebirth Of Slick
Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It
Bobby Caldwell – Open Your Eyes
Common – The Light
Eric Sermon – Music
Tom Scott – Today
Pete Rock and CL Smooth – T.R.O.Y.
De La Soul – Ring Ring Ring
Slick Rick vs. Paul Simon – 50 Ways to Kill Your Lover

Part 3:


Lucy Pearl – Dance Tonight
Mariah Carey – Fantasy
SWV – So Into You
Donell Jones – You Know What’s Up
Koffee Brown – After Party
Omarion – Entourage
Pharrell feat. Kanye West – Number One
Musiq Soulchild feat. Swizz Beatz – Anything
Robin Thicke – When I Get You Alone
Kraak and Smaak feat. Ben Westbeech – Squeeze Me
Ben L’Oncle Soul – Seven Nation Army
Mike Posner – Rolling in the Deep
Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Us3 – Cantaloop
Adele – Rumor Has It
Mark Ronson – Stop Me (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
Goldfish – Fort Knox
Cee Lo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City

Crush Sundays with DJ Splyce and DJ Hardy

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012


I’ve been a resident DJ at Baja Sharkeez in Hermosa Beach for a couple years now, and it’s been great!  Every summer, Sundays get MASSIVE at Sharkeez since the beach crowd is out in full force.  They set up a stage, co2 blasters, the works! This coming Sunday will be a very special one, as my good friend DJ Splyce headlines an event that will include both myself and another friend of mine DJ Hardy from Ann Arbor Michigan.  House music by the beach, amazing tacos, stiff drinks, a beautiful beach crowd, what could be better!  Hope to see you all there!  Check out the event by clicking here!

San Diego!

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Tonight I’ll be DJing at Sway in San Diego for their 1 year anniversary.  Thanks to the homie Mark Cena for hooking it up!  This’ll be my first time playing in San Diego since 2009!  Gonna be a good one!!!