Mike Steele

Mike Steele

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Biography

Mike Steele (Steeletoeboots)

Mike Steele aka (Steeletoeboots), originally from the Caribbean
island of St Thomas, moved to Chicago in the summer of 1994 and
was immediately drawn to the thriving House music scene. Working
at the legendary Gramaphone Records music shop for over three
years, he received an invaluable education on the past, present
and potential future sound of House music. It also provided the
opportunity for him to experiment and fine tune his craft of mixing
and EQing, as well as learn some of the skills from the worlds most
talented DJ's and producers. This education has since made it
possible for Mike to personally contribute to the ever-growing global
House movement.

He has played at all the premier clubs in Chicago including: Shelter,
Metro/Smart Bar, Red Dog, Karma and Zentra, as well as over 3
dozen other night spots throughout the windy city. When not playing
at these venues, Mike's talents have allowed him the opportunity
to play records in Western Europe, the Caribbean, Canada and
many cities throughout the United States. Past achievements also
include regular guest appearances on Chicago radio 92.7fm to help
promote the underground House movement through the late night
airwaves. Mike has also held a weekly residency for over three years
on Chicago radio station Q101fm's Sonic Boom show, and has also
been one of a select few to make regular appearances on the XM
Satellite radio station The Move, XM Ch. 80.

When he is not traveling, mixing at a club, radio broadcast, or
promoting upcoming events, he is usually having fun mixing vinyl
and cd's in his studio or creating his own beats from a vast library
of sounds and melodies. Mike has released material on his own
Steeletoeboots and Lacquer Crackers Music imprints. He has also
had the opportunity to work closely with Berlin based producer Jesse
Rose and the UK's producer Atlantic Fusion on the More Than One
LP. Released on Front Room Recordings (2006). UK DJ Yousef
has also used Mike's Big Johnson's track on his 2005 mix cd for
International DJ Magazines Sessions Series Vol.1.

Chicago flavored House, and dubby-funky House with a twist of Disco
are just a few ways to describe Mike Steele's unique sound. His

sound is constantly evolving, making each of his sets special. Mike's
seamless mixing style motivates a room to a point where you think
you've had enough, but then all of a sudden... there's more! Mike
Steele's music is a relentless Energizer; it keeps going & going &
going.

DISCOGRAPHY
1. Double Play Ep- Steeletoeboots Music
2. Pick it Up Ep- Steeletoeboots Music
3. Gonna Find Me Ep- White Label
4. Sunnyside funk Ep- Lacquer Crackers Music
5. Sugarmen Ep - Dubbtown Recordings
6. Shake Your Pants Ep - Lacquer Crackers Music
7. Gonna Find Me Rmx. Ep - Lacquer Crackers Music
8. Boys in the Hudd Ep - Hudd Traxx

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION & CREDITS
1. 'Does not Compute' appears on Ministry of Sound's Sessions mix
cd. Mixed by Mark Farina (2006
2. 'Big Johnsons' appears on International DJ Magazine's Sessions
Vol. 1 mix cd. Mixed by Yousef (2005)
3. Atlantic Fusion, Jesse Rose and Mike Steele: 'The Conversation'.
(Taken from the More Than One LP.) Front Room Recordings (2006)