“I lost out on my shot at The Master Chef to an aerial dancer. At least I know it wasn’t about my cooking.”
DJ Mike | Mike Mariano
Mike is one of the original Remixologists and cofounder from back in the day—seriously, he trained Simon and Tristan when they used to spin all the parties at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from The Wharton School, and a Masters in Urban Spatial Analytics from the Graduate School of Design, and still uses them today.
A true Renaissance man, Mike’s an economic and statistical consultant by day, but spends most of his spare time doing things like singing with The Orpheus Club in Philadelphia, bowling, cooking, and baking—in fact, he was an audition finalist for The Master Chef. He’s a classically-trained musician and has played piano in concert at the Phillipine Consulate and Steinway Hall in New York.
Lucky for his RMXTS clients, Mike discovered DJing in college instead of joining an a cappella group like he’d planned. He’s spun parties for more than 20 years, playing clubs in Philly, New York and Asia, for clients like The Who, as well as weddings, events, birthdays and anniversaries.
Philadelphia born and raised, Mike lives in Society Hill with his wife Stephanie, and their beloved cat, Mia.
– Guilty pleasure playlist in the car: Disney (and more than a few tracks from High School Musical)
– Was a professional bowler for a year, and has rings from bowling a perfect game … or four.
– Loves to bake a cake – name the occasion!
Go to “Oh Sh*t!” Song: BE FAITHFUL by CROOKLYN CLAN FT. FATMAN SCOOP