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*Due to some uncontrollable circumstances, one of our guests will not be able to make it. We look forward to having Micke in the Tree House in the near future and when he is 100%. In his place Solid, from IKP, will be joining us with his unique style and sounds. FTC is always happy to collab with our IKP Fam because you can always expect nothing but the best from all of us. We apologize for any inconvenience as we try to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thank you for understanding.

Live and direct from the Tree House Studio, FTC is serving up our unique menu of funky grooves and dynamic beats to inspire your mind, move your body and soothe your soul.

This week’s guests both recently played at FTC’s “Roots” party deep in Green Ridge State Forest in May and we are delighted to have them in the Tree House Studio.
Emerging in Washington, D.C. twenty years ago, in the prime of the rave era, Micke was a talented & bright, yet unknown artist in an over owing sea of bedroom DJ’s. In 1998, Micke co-founded Liquid Lounge (now known as Liquid Lounge SoundSystem), with good friend & long-time business partner, Erik Johnson, known as EJ. Together they formed a DJ collective & promotion group, which was led by Contrast, Micke & EJ’s tag team name. As part of Contrast, Micke was regularly playing some of the most notable venues on the East Coast. Micke gained notoriety as a sound & lighting tech for Primacy, a major venue owner in DC — most notably at Club Five and Nation — Micke’s was recognized by Scott Henry, the founder of Buzz, who hired him onto his management team. Buzz was one of the most well known and in uential weekly club events in rave history. Thanks to Buzz, Micke’s talent was noticed by some of the biggest names in the business including: Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, BT, Deep Dish, Voyager, Scott Henry, Charles Feelgood, Donald Glaude, and of course, Sandra Collins. Micke became a Buzz resident with regular, main room rotations. It was then that Sandra noticed his skills, requesting Micke as her opening DJ whenever she played at Nation. While playing regularly, Micke also grinded for Deep Dish’s Yoshitoshi Records, alongside mentor, Alex Whalen. In ’06, Micke took time away from DJing to focus on his production skills. Now, he’s back performing & working with such artists as: Sandra Collins, Voyager, & Charlie May, in parallel to his solo production & performance career. In fact, as of Dec 2018, Sandra & Micke have signed 9 tracks along with 3 remixes across 4 different labels. These labels include: Perfecto Black, Pro B Tech Music, Stripped Digital, & Stripped Recordings. In support of these releases, the duo start a national tour beginning in Spring 2019. – Micke is a liated with District Ignition, Liquid Lounge, & Buzzlife, WDC – Bookings: facebook.com/djmicke
“Purveyor of deep, infectious dance grooves and a feel-good atmosphere.”
That’s how Habitude describes himself as a DJ. Never afraid to go too deep, his emotive musical selections are his own therapy. Having grown up on his eclectic combination of funk music (George Clinton, Morris Day), European electronica (Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream), synth-infused 80s/90s music (Depeche Mode, VNV Nation)… all which became infused with his own love for both hip-hop and video game music, Habitude ended up with quite a mixed spectrum of musical influence. Today, this translates into sets where he picks apart and infuses together all the pieces of this music that he loves best: beautiful synth work, ethereal backdrops, brooding basslines, and a lot of vocal hooks… all on top of a pronounced foot-shuffling tech house beat.
A very active member of his local community and state, Habitude is no stranger to the ups-and-downs of a small-city music scene. Though he loves playing in nightclubs, festivals and special events, his love for music goes beyond the spectrum of mixing tunes. As a DJ, producer and promoter, he has found plenty of ways to express himself musically.

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