Michael Willis, AKA DJ MadMike, is a professional party rocker based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Michael has worked as a DJ, event planner, and nightlife marketing consultant for the last 10 years. He has held multiple residencies, and worked as the entertainment director at various nightlife establishments in the Mid-Atlantic region. Known for his unique mixing style, he accredits much of his influence to performers such as Mix Master Mike, GirlTalk, C2C, DJ AM, and other pioneers in the open format and mash-up sub-genres.
Growing up in a theatrical family performing in front of a crowd came easily for Michael, from his first leading role in the preschool production of “Caps For Sale”, to being one of Maryland State Theatre’s highest awarded students. While still in High School, Michael continued to blaze his own trail becoming one of the DC theater scene’s youngest sound designers, and lighting programmers. Michael’s passion for performance and theatrical design soon merged with his love for music when he found a new creative outlet through DJing.
Working with diverse crowds and various genres of music each week acts as a clean canvas for Michael to create his high energy version of art. Michael specializes in creating High energy mixes for runningmixes.com, where his mixes have gained over 30,000 plays internationally over the past year. Working steadily at the top clubs in Pittsburgh for the last 7 years, Michael has shown that he has the energy, enthusiasm, and talent to keep crowds coming back to get crazy time and time again.
On the private event front Michael is an established wedding DJ and event planner with Modern Era Weddings who has garnered over 50 five-star reviews in the short 5 years he has been working in the private event sector.