One of Chicago’s hottest DJ’s started in 1983
mixing Chicago style house music. After 4 years
of mixing at various “basement” house parties
and making mix tapes for his friends, phatmike
then moved to New Orleans. In 1987 he picked
up the trade of mixing Hip-Hop and R&B. In 1993, Phatmike was asked to supply mixes fo r Chicago’s
WBBM 96.3 FM radio station. At the time B96
had a show called “The B96 STREET MIX”
which gave lesser known DJs a chance to
showcase their talents. Thanks to listener
response, Phatmike aired over 10 mixes in a 3
month period. The B96 radio show was followed
in early 1994 by the Univ. of Iowa’s radio show
called the “Saturday Night Hip-Hop Show”.
During the 5 month period in which this show
aired, over 35 Phatmike mixes were heard.
In the summer of 1995 Phatmike was offered his
first BIG party, by the Live Entertainment
Group–THE BIG BEACH BASH at the North
Beach Club. The party teamed Phatmike with
another one of Chicago’s Top DJs, Pharris
Thomas. Later that summer Phatmike opened
and closed a party for one of the Top DJs in the
world, DJ Kid Capri, at the “Def Comedy Jam
In August of 1998 Phatmike took his musical
talents back to New Orleansand rocked a party
at The House Of Blues, along with Pharris
Thomas. The crowd loved the musical mixture
supplied by the Chi-Town duo.
In May of 1999 Phatmike was invited to rock
“The 2nd Annual Kevin Hardy Party” in Jacksonville , Florida, which boasted a party at
Kevin’s House, a beach party & a party at Club
H2O. That weekend Phatmike supplied music for
over 13 hours.
In October of 1999 Phatmike was invited to Indianapolis , Indiana for the famous “Circle City
Classic”, where he supplied music at Planet
Hollywood for a Goodtime Production party.
In May of 2000 Phatmike was invited back to Jacksonville , Florida for the 3rd Annual Kevin
Hardy Party. Where he rocked along side of
Jacksonville ’s local DJ Dr Doom of 92.7 the
BEAT & New York city’s own DJ Clue. 2003 proved to be a banner year for Phatmike. In
May, he appeared in the “Hey DJ” section of
Plugged magazine which featured one of Chicago’s hottest celebrities, Kanye West.
Phatmike was rewarded for his hard work in
August of 2003 when he became the first
Chicago Mixshow DJ for XM radio. Phatmike
supplied “The City” XM channel 67 with 59
minutes of yesterday & today’s joints blended,
twisted, sliced & diced several times a week.
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In September of 2003 Phatmike was honored to
be inducted into the Tech.Nitions. Out of 10
possible picks, Phatmike was selected 9th.
Phatmike can be heard locally in many Chicago
nite clubs and via internet at djphatmike.podomatic.com & Mixtapemike.podomatic.com
Phatmike also has 15 mix CDs to his credit. He
also has also completed promotional mixes for
“Wesley’s Shoes & Apparel” & “Krew Sports”.
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