Meet Your DJ

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Michael Warkentin

In college, I became obsessed with the turntables. I formed my first band with my guitar-playing brother, Zach, where I scratched, rapped and produced albums while touring in a 6-piece band. 

I still produce and perform my own music under the name, FOTOGRAFFIK.

I created Dancin' Shoes in 2011 with the goal of bringing a higher quality DJ experience to Colorado. I've been an artsy person all my life, so lighting was a natural progression for me in creating

a heightened atmosphere.

I am an audio engineer and music producer by day.

For over 10 years, I have recorded and mixed everything from jazz and rock to hip-hop and pop, punk to voice overs and more at CCM Recording Studios.

I’ve engineered at both Red Rocks and Abbey Road Studios in London.

In my free time, I enjoy tackling DIY projects, seeing live music and comedy shows,

drinking Old Fashioneds, and hiking with my girlfriend and my dog, Misha.

Kevin Rauth

I feel like I've found my life's calling through a hobby. What started out as an interest in DJing to pass my free time, quickly turned into a spirited

career path that is full of fresh adventure.

 

I have worked hard to combine my technical expertise with night-club style mixing to deliver a performance with a wide range of qualities.

Clients can expect to have their event flow seamlessly and their dance floor packed. I listen to, and DJ, all kinds of music, with a special affinity for EDM, bass music, house, hip-hop, and pop.

 

Some might also describe me as a wiz at dance-floor and decor lighting, always eager to share my knowledge and creativity. Thinking outside the box with my client's vision in mind is definitely one of my strong suits. I also bring positive energy and a "how can I help?" attitude to every event I am a part of. 

 

In my spare time, you can find me DJing an after-party or at the top of a mountain with a board strapped to my feet. 

Iso Akpabio

"The crème of event entertainment!"

I’ve long-loved music, it's history and how it moves people and influences lifestyle. Growing up, I once broke my dad's record player while trying to mix because I thought they were turntables. I soon found myself doing A/V within my church, later joining the Youth & Mass Choirs and becoming a performance artist; winning awards and scholarships for Poetry Oration and Liturgical Dance.

 

I paid my way through college by DJing and have now matured to become a detailed, smile-filled Event Director with a well-rounded style and a global appeal.

 

From radio mix-show host and Morning Show Producer for the legendary WAMO-FM in Pittsburgh, PA, to Promotions Manager and on-air Producer for iHeart Radio's DC cluster of stations, I have gained a wide range of knowledge and appreciation for all sorts of music.

 

I will lead your event with the utmost class, clarity and confidence, while playing all of your favorite songs and only the best b-sides.

Cate Osborn

My background in music started at an early age with piano lessons and singing in choirs. I pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and have been teaching music in elementary schools for the past 8 years.

In recent years, I discovered my love for bass music and developed a desire to understand this completely different world of electronic music.

 

As a DJ, I love being able to craft sets with a wide variety of genres while incorporating my unique perspective as a classically trained musician and vocalist. I also love hip-hop and pop, and look to blend these genres into my sets, paired with my client's requests, of course :-)

Years of running my own concerts (audio engineering, public speaking, etc.) has helped me acquire the dynamic skills to rock weddings and private events. No matter the party, I can entertain 8-to-88 year-olds!

In my spare time, I love seeing live music and DJs, eating sushi and cuddling my cat, Donny.

Andre Johnson

Coming from a family of martial artists, I've always lived a life focused on discipline, hard work, and leadership. I've also helped my dad with his demonstrations since I was just 8 years old, which has helped me learn how to entertain a crowd. It's also encouraged my love of music and DJing.

 

Now with my 3rd degree blackbelt and over a decade of experience DJing, I've produced music and shows for night clubs, martial arts demonstrations, weddings, and private parties.

 

I've played some of Denver‘s hottest venues (Cervantes, The Black Box, Beta, The Church) and DJ'd for the likes of Paul wall and B.O.B, while opening up for Nappy Roots, Rusko and Grandtheft. I've been a resident DJ for multiple clubs, and have entertained crowds through my clever song blends and thoughtful approach to mixing.

 

I am outgoing and always bring a positive, endearing energy to every event I have the pleasure of rocking.

"Damn, that DJ made my day!"