contact & bookings
dj mike speed
i live in yorkshire near leeds. i've been dj'ing since about 1986. started off in a youth club playing all kinds of stuff, but early acid house, hip house and classic british hip hop kept appearing in the mix, this is when i started to collect 12" vinyl with my twin brother, there was the odd bit of cheese added at times!
in the late part of 1991 i started at local pirate radio station wacky fm,
i played 9 while midnight every friday night and also dj'ed with my brother on a sunday morning. we transformed wacky fm in to a all dance music station nothing like this was being played like this in our area, a longtime before the likes of kiss fm yorkshire. i also played
a regular show on sister station unique fm in huddersfield. i was
mainly playing oldskool hardcore, jungle, rave, early techno and some commercial dance.
i mixed on belt driven decks until i bought a pair of technics in 1995.
my music tastes were changing around this time too, delving in to more uplifting house & and the harder piano tunes after starting to
go to the ark nights in leeds. in 1996 i got a slot in a club, eruptions, playing alongside some great dj's including steve lugi, leeds gallery veteran until 1999. my music was getting harder, playing the very early hard house sounds & uplifting house, developing in to a funky hard house / hard house sound with the odd bit of edgier harder trance.
i pretty much kept this style until around 2003 doing the odd club gig and loads of house party's. in 2003 i decided to start collecting the oldskool tunes in digital format & the odd bit of vinyl still. i know do mainly house party's & concentrate on doing good classic sets & radio. i also keep up to date with all kinds of different trends of electronic music & dip in to all kinds of different styles. i'm in to all kinds of music technology, including tracktor & ableton live. i've also started mixing digitally too but still mix with vinyl.
i play sets from my collection of early 90's oldskool, the harder the better, techno, hardcore, jungle, acid, rave, piano, uplifting house
& early techno, i even dip back in to my hard house and trance vinyl
on a regular basis 1995-2003ish. also keep up to date with things
often dropping a newer set. this keeps my radio shows fresh & varied.
Also dj'ed on Renegade Radio for 4 years & Phatt 100Fm in Huddersfield for 2 years. Back to the radio soon. i've also got back in to the oldskool scene and help with a night in leeds, rejuvenation and bagged myself a few sets. Also Quench in leeds & Sound also in leeds
a bit about myself, i'm a freelance designer, i live with my fiancee sarah & my young boys, daniel & bobby.
played at rejuvenation @ the beaverworks in leeds, playing a euphoric classics trance set.
played after the ibiza ledgend
alex p, catch the set on my soundcloud
i celebrated my 100th show
on renegade radio.
new studio cd length mixes