Move Forward Music & Highline Present
Mix Master Mike, DJ Precision & Mista Sinista (X-Ecutioners), DJ Esquire
Named as “the world’s greatest DJ” by USA Today, Mix Master Mike’s status as a premier, award-winning DJ and producer has allowed him to maintain his rank as an influential musician, and become a household name.
Grammy Award winner Mix Master Mike’s many accomplishments include a 3 time consecutive win of the DMC World title, a win of the 1992 New Music Seminar DJ Battle (where he became the first West Coast DJ to win the title of World Champion), and being inducted into the Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 with the Beastie Boys. His skillful, hard-hitting scratch work has rightfully earned him the status of a pioneer in the hip-hop and DJ communities.
Recently, Mike has been found opening for the Vancouver Winter Olympics, joining the official Emmy’s orchestra with the legendary Michael Bearden (Lady Gaga's/Michael Jackson's music director), creating music that has been featured on major television networks (i.e. producing the theme music for Teen Titans Go on Cartoon Network), performing on Yo Gabba Gabba, producing the theme music for the FIFA World Cup, working on Andra Day's Grammy nominated album, "Cheers to the Fall”, and more. In 2016, he was invited to the White House by former President Barack Obama to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors 36th Gala honoring Herbie Hancock.
2017 started off with a bang for Mike as he is getting ready to launch an arena tour across the US opening up for Metallica. Mix Master Mike is also trailblazing the VR world with his Virtual Reality project, “Magma Chamber”, which has been winning awards internationally, including the 2017 VR Fest Award for “Best Animated VR Music Video” and two awards from Vega Digital Awards. “Magma Chamber” is being recognized as one of the best and most innovative videos in the VR world. As a result of all the attention “Magma Chamber” has received, Sir Richard Branson extended an invitation for Mix Master Mike to attend the Extreme Tech Challenge awards at the famous Necker Island.
From his early days in the Bay Area until now, Mix Master Mike has always been looking for new ways to create art that challenges the status quo, keeping his brand relevant and exciting for older fans and millennials alike.
The youngest member of the legendary X-ecutioners crew, Queens native DJ Precision is one of the most respected turntablists in the world. He is known for his rare ambidexterity, intense beat juggling skills and his efforts to progress and push the envelope in the art form of Turntablism. Since his humble beginnings as a local party DJ in the mid 90s, Precision now holds 6 national battle titles. He is a 4x DMC USA Champion, having won two of these titles just this year in both showcase and head to head categories. In 2012, he placed runner up at the DMC World DJ Championships. His battle background and overall DJ experience have led to his traveling the globe touring with the X-ecutioners as well as artists like Lord Finesse (DITC) and Brother Ali. He has also opened for Black Eyed Peas, Ludacris, and Kanye West just to name a few. When he's not touring or battling, you can find him teaching Turntablism and Mixing courses at Dubspot DJ School in NYC.
As an 11 year old , Mista Sinista’s first influence was the sound of his father (a DJ) spinning old breaks in his house. Naturally interested in the art form, the Hip-Hop sounds of Mr. Magic and Kool DJ Red Alert (on New York’s WBLS and KISS FM), soon captivated the Queens, NY youngster. In February of 1986, Mista Sinista finally saved up enough to get a set of his own Technics turntables, and spent the next few years practicing religiously. Mastering the aspects of scratching and mixing was an obsession, as the young deejay honed his skills. In the summer of 1991, Sinista met Dr. Butcher, a legendary Hip-Hop deejay, who was also from Queens.
The Mista Sinista’s debut album, “Heartfelt” is scheduled in the near Future. This LP will showcase Mista Sinista’s creativity and ability to experiment, successfully, with several genres of music. According to Mista Sinista, “There will be something on it for everyone, and the project itself will be heartfelt”. The album will feature joint efforts with some of Hip-Hop’s best emcees and DJs, as well as several cross-genre music collaborations. Look for this seminal release to further raise the bar and to push turntablism toward new heights of creativity.
Sinista will be touring the U.S in the near future , including judging and showcasing at several U.S. DMC battles. He will soon be starring in the Cable TV series “ESPIA” in which he was cast in a lead role as a club DJ. Most recently, Mista Sinista just returned from touring with Lauren Hill in Europe, he has also collaborated on various projects with artist such as Jean Grae and Porchelina. Look forward to continued success and more amazing tracks from this talented DJ/Producer...
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, DJ Esquire has over 20 years of DJ experience consisting of radio shows, live DJ performances, various club and lounge residencies and countless competitions across the USA, Canada and Europe.
DJ Esquire is a 2x DMC USA Champion and has been nominated for “Turntablist Of The Year” at the 2014 Global Spin Awards. Esquire finished in the Top 5 at the 2013 DMC World DJ Championships at the Indig02 Arena in London, England. He’s also the 2012 DMC USA Battle for Supremacy Champion and 2012 IDA USA Champion. He proudly represented the USA at the 2012 DMC World DJ Finals in London, placing top 4 in the world, and at the 2012 IDA World Finals in Poland in December, placing 6th. Esquire is now endorsed by Ortofon and Reloop, and is also one of the premiere Corporate Event DJs in NYC with events for MTV, HBO, Maxim Magazine, and Details Magazine under his belt. During his time on the road, Esquire has performed on the same bill with acts such as Jay-Z, Coldplay, Run-DMC, Kanye West, Metallica, Pearl Jam, and DJ Tiesto just to name a few.
Spanning his 14+ year DJ battle career, DJ Esquire is a 5X National DJ Champion with title wins in DMC, ITF, IDA and Gong DJ Battle competitions. Esquire has also secured a teaching slot with Scratch DJ Academy where he teaches aspiring tablists the art of DJing. Back in 2004, Esquire grossed over $15,000 in cash and prizes from his battle victories and performed dates on the SXSW (South by South West) Festival. In the summer of 2005, Esquire performed with the Mountain Dew And 1 Mixtape Tour spanning 30 cities and returned in 2006 for another 25 city stint. Esquire also starred in a Toyota Yaris commercial ad that was shown across the U.S. Recently, Esquire made an appearance on VH1’s reality show “The Gossip Game” and completed 3 successful European tours, performing at various clubs/lounges in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Croatia, Hungary and Poland.
Most recently, Esquire has expanded his role into the world of production. His works have been featured on the "Daily Delivery" TV show airing on the FNTSY Sports Network and as a co-contributor on the 7" record "Fresh Pizza Slices", released on the Battle Ave label.
You can catch Esquire at various events around NYC and overseas as well as teaching aspiring DJ's at Scratch DJ Academy in NYC (www.scratch.com).