wiZard

wiZard

 Dallas, Texas, USA
BandEDMHip Hop

Biography

Mike McDonald (a,k,a wiZard) is a genre-blending producer and guitarist from Dallas, TX. His unique combination of glitchy hip-hop beats, funky basslines, and live guitar has earned him a loyal regional following that is growing by the day. When asked about why his sound has won over audiences, McDonald replies “I think it’s appealing to
people because it not only has that bumping synth-driven glitch-hop beat, but it also has that guitar element, and I think that people are still really drawn to the sound of a sailing guitar lead.”
A guitarist since grade school, McDonald grew up playing in jazz combos, funk bands, and rock groups; but his real passion was production. He built a small studio in a garage and began recording local bands and toying around with synthesizers and drum machines. wiZard migrated into electronic music after realizing it was the perfect medium for him to explore his wide array of influences and integrate them into a sound that was truly his.
Since stepping on the scene little more than a year ago, wiZard has shared the stage with Michal Menert, Gramatik, Big Gigantic, Two Fresh, Murph (from STS9), Signal Path, Alex B, The Polish Ambassador, Bass Science, and Zeds Dead. wiZard is currently at work on his debut EP, titled “Keep Calm and Carry a Wand.”