Illuminate -MakJ & Paris+Simo 7.26
Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM - Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 3:00 AM (EDT)
ILLUMINATE presents MakJ & Paris+Simo.
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Mackenzie Johnson, better known as MAKJ, uncovered a passion for mixing and DJ’ing at only 15 years of age. While living overseas in China as a professional racecar driver, the teenager grabbed hold of his first set of Technics 1200 Turntables. As he experimented with the new equipment, Johnson also took advantage of the countries in which he was living and travelling, and critically studied the technical nuances and styles set before him in the most popular overseas clubs. No longer would DJ’ing be just a hobby for MAKJ; it soon turned into a thriving career path. As a 17-year-old, Johnson made his way back to the United States with a unique outlook and greater ambition than ever before. The insight Johnson acquired abroad gave him incredible local momentum; Johnson found himself being repeatedly invited to DJ countless local university and community college events and concerts. It was at this age that MAKJ also received priceless DJ’ing tutelage from one of the best in history, the late great DJ AM himself, who skilled MAKJ in the art of scratching over the course of several one-on-one lessons. Honing and perfecting his skills over the past several years, MAKJ has DJ’ed at some of the premier venues in the country including Playhouse, Avalon, Dim Mak Studios and Supperclub in Hollywood, Marquee, TAO, and Tryst in Las Vegas, The Grand in San Francisco, Pacha, Lavo, Governor's Island, and 1OAK in New York, LIV and Wall in Miami, plus recent shows in Hong Kong, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, San Diego, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas. He also performed at this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami and performed on the 2011 IDentity Festival in Boston, Washington, and New York. He has played direct support to greats such as Avicii, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Aoki, Morgan Page, Bingo Players, Bassjackers, Wolfgang Gartner, Paul Oakenfold and more, and headlined a stage at Ultra 2013 in Miami. Johnson’s creativity and diversity as an artist have now carried over into the production field and his works have deservingly awarded him much critical acclaim and positive reception. His originals, edits, bootlegs, and remixes have received immense support from renowned artists such as Hardwell, Tiesto, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, R3hab, Chuckie, Avicii, Laidback Luke, Nicky Romero, Michael Woods, Nervo, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and many others. With the support of these greats in his pocket, MAKJ is now thriving in the realm of original production; he has a slew of new tracks slotted for release over the course of 2013, including releases on Hardwell’s Revealed label, The Bingo Players’ Hysteria Records, Nicky Romero’s Protocol, Michael Woods' Diffused, and Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Music. He has also released several official remixes on mega-dance label Ultra Records. Additionally MAKJ hosts a weekly radio show on Clear Channel’s Evolution channel which can also be heard on 101.7fm in Boston and online via iHeartRadio. At only 22 years of age, Mackenzie Johnson has achieved an almost unfathomable amount of success. His dedication to his craft and ambition to surpass any and all competitors will further propel MAKJ higher than he could ever have imagined.
Paris & Simo
As electronic music continues to explode throughout the world, a new generation of young producers is taking the scene to places it’s never been and Paris & Simo are leading the charge. The 21-year old duo from Montreal, Canada was formed in 2010 and has already earned support from some of the biggest DJs in the industry including Tiesto, Bob Sinclair, Hardwell, Max Vangeli and many others.
Their massive productions have earned them a reputation for excellence in the studio as they continue to release hit after hit. Hardwell was quick to sign their original track “Monk” to Revealed Recordings at the end of 2011, and Tiesto shortly after followed his lead by choosing their remix of his single “Work Hard Play Hard” to be an official release on Musical Freedom. They rounded out 2011 with “Aura”, a collaboration with Mark Mendes that reached #13 on the Beatport progressive house charts via his label Starter Records and then came back for their second release with Starter in 2012 called “Aztec”.
No strangers to the decks, Paris & Simo have played alongside such acts as Dirty South, Sebastian Ingrosso, Sander Van Doorn, Nicky Romero, Chris Lake and many more. 2011 saw them take part in Resolution Quebec and open the stage for Deadmau5 & Skrillex to a roaring crowd of 6,000 people. And when Insomniac Events launched their first ever Discovery Project for the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival, Paris & Simo were identified by the promoters as some of the most promising rising talent in the world and they were selected to play at the renowned festival which drew over 345,000 attendees over the weekend. Now, with all eyes on them and a slew of new tracks to continue the momentum, Paris & Simo are taking giant steps into the future of EDM and pushing house music to new levels.
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