“We are going to lock you in here,” said the owner of the venue as he handed me the keys and his staff positioned the air conditioning unit that had just arrived. I had been asked to set up my turntables in a small hidden room located past the restrooms, through a few doors and down a long corridor. No one was going to find me here, not ABC and especially not the audience of 200 people for whom I would be DJ’ing for the next 4 hours.
Due to a miscommunication with the event planning no live music performance was going to be legally tolerable. Unless of course it was impossible to find where the live music was coming from.
By the time the air conditioner showed up I was already an hour into the set and had made the decision that this was going to be a mega mix. I would try to play as many songs as possible to keep myself entertained. Usually I don’t like to do this because I think that many DJ’s mix songs too quickly and don’t let their audience fully enjoy each song.
There are advantages to DJ’ing from a locked room away from the audience. There are no distractions, just my art and a lot of silly dancing. No requests, no audience feedback, no people coming up just to chat about whatever. This is somewhat similar to being a lonesome bedroom DJ but then totally different when you know there is a huge crowd listening to the mix.
Over the 4 hour set I had the occasional visitor to my secret DJ closet, the event and venue staff telling me that it was sounding great. The manager of the venue shared that a few guests had inquired where the music was coming from. Overall the event was a success and a one of a kind experience that I hope never happens again when I DJ in San Diego.
Thank you to Pacific San Diego Magazine and their awesome staff for always having me out to play their events!
Starting with the SanDiegoHouseMusic EDM party at Analog Bar on Friday
then Saturday night at SPIN with three legends in house music, Mark Farina, Doc Martin and Halo
also be sure to check out upcoming dates at awesome venues like Searsucker and Burlap
If you are interested in attending these events, contact me, my guestlist is always open to you and your friends!
SanDiegoHouseMusic brings Electronic Dance Music back to Analog Bar this Friday, July 15th
Get ready for another rocking party from SDHM!
Catch 3 legends in house music along with strong local support all in one night
with opening sets by
upstairs terrace with Halo & Paul Najera
Massive Sound / 3 levels of Music / Rooftop Patio / Afterhours till 4am
More dates coming up…
Friday, July 22nd @ Burlap with DJ Misha and Jason Whitmore on live sax // Starting 10pm
Saturday, July 30th @ Searsucker with DJ Misha // Starting at 10pm
Saturday, August 6th @ Eden in Hillcrest // Daytime set 12 – 4pm
Friday, August 19th @ Analog Bar // for the SanDiegoHouseMusic EDM Party
Summer is approaching fast…
It’s a time for fun in the sun, celebrating good times and jamming to house music.
Thinking of having a party?
I’ve recently made upgrades to my mobile DJ equipment and now have the ability to take the dance party anywhere!
If you’re planning a party or event, contact me, because I would love to provide the music.
On the horizon…
Searsucker – San Diego Gaslamp District
It’s extraordinary to see that with great vision, dedicated hard work and a bit of luck, a great thing can happen. Searsucker, is not only an amazing restaurant, but is also growing in popularity as a new downtown night spot.
I love that Searsucker embraces house music and allows it to create the perfect atmosphere and mood for an elegant nightlife experience.
Next: Friday, May 29th
DJ Misha with Jason Whitmore on Live Saxophone
[pic caption]: Jason Whitmore playing live saxophone at Searsucker
Pacific San Diego Magazine
Last month I played at a Pacific Magazine wine tasting event at the Envy Nightclub in the Ivy Hotel. The event was a huge success and the publishers, David and Simone Perfloff, have since asked me to be the resident DJ for Pacific Magazine’s promotional events.
Stay tuned for more cool happenings around San Diego. Be sure to “Like” Pacific Magazine on Facebook and join the email newsletter on their website to learn about future events.
PacificSD Facebook Page
[pic caption]: with David and Simone Perloff at a Pacific Magazine event
Analog Bar – San Diego Nightclub
Last weekend I worked at Analog Bar with SanDieogHouseMusic.com and was really impressed with this venue. It’s a great place for a DJ, since special attention was given to both the DJ booth and the sound system. It’s also a fantastic place for getting down on the dance floor with a big room sound and sweet lighting. I look forward to working more at Analog Bar in the upcoming months.
Next: Sunday, June 5th 3-6pm
DJ Misha -ALL VINYL SET for ANALOG SUNDAYS
[pic caption]: DJ MC rocking the house at SanDiegoHouseMusic.com Launch Party
Eden – Hillcrest Nightclub
If you want to blow off your work week, I’ll be DJing at Eden this coming Friday, April 29, from 5-8 p.m.
Come down, enjoy some Happy Hour drinks and get your weekend started off right!
I’ll be DJing at Eden regularly, so keep checking back for future date on the events page.
Contact San Diego DJ about your event or party and get a fast reply 🙂
I will be DJ’ing an upcoming event hosted by Pacific Magazine at Andaz Hotel’s new wine bar on Friday, March 25th from 5-8pm
Next to the honorable mention of my name, the editors of the mag also say: “The dude still plays vinyl!”
🙂 It’s true! Even in the world we live in today, where DJ music is moving fast towards the digital realm, I still play some vinyl records. My reasons? The aesthetics feel of handling vinyl and the quality of analog sound could never be matched or replaced by any software or digital file. Plus… I just love it!
Click over to Pacific Magazine to read their latest issue at pacificsandiego.com
A few pictures performing at Searsucker during the lounge and dinner hour and after was San Diego local DJ Frankie M and Jason Whitmore performed on live saxophone. Thanks to everyone for coming out and the support.
Saturday, February 26th Searsucker
Lounge & Chill beats by
Evening beats by
Frankie M &
Jason Whitmore on live saxophone
House music, Trip Hop, Downtempo, Chillout, Deep House, Disco Funk and more awesome music all night long
Searsucker upgraded their DJ booth!
Now the turntables and mixer are set inside of a nice wooden frame and positioned closer to the crowd. The DJ booth may still change locations inside the venue but already the vibe and crowd / DJ connection is more intimate. Here are a few shots from the evening, including Chris Clemo DJ’ing the opening set and close ups of the new DJ booth area.
Friday, February 11th
House music all night long.
Deep, Tech, Funky, Electro, Vocal and Progressive
FREE ENTRY. NO COVER
Just mention you are on DJ Misha’s Guestlist at the door
21+ / 9pm – 2m / Gaslamp San Diego
visit Searsucker San Diego!
The venue is not a night club and calls for a diverse music mixdown. I will be played mid and downtempo music, with some funk, hip hop beats and a little of deep house. Sexy, elegant and ecletic beats to set the vibe right.
Overall I am looking forward to beginning something new in the Gaslamp at a venue that is doing something DIFFERENT!
Hope to see you this Thursday at Searsucker!
BTW… their food is AMAZING!