DJ Die Young on UnheardUv
Producing original tracks and tweaking remixes to perfection, Boston’s DJ Die Young (née Jamie Michalski) has come a long way in the last seven years.
From starting his career his with gigs at Sweet 16 parties and high school dances in Amesbury, MA, to taking residence at three prominent local events (Basstown, Solid! and Make it New). Since the beginning of 2008, he’s opened for major acts like Robyn, Lifelike, Alan Braxe, Drop The Lime,The Field, Robyn, Pan-Pot, Gui Boratto and Diplo, and now uses his residences as a platform to test out new mixes with a knack towards peak time energy.
“I’ve always loved 80s pop since my mother played it to me to get me to go to sleep when I was a little kid, “ Die Young says.
And although his DJ name may seem morbid, it actually comes from the 80s song “Don’t Let Me Die Young” by Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor. What usually comes off the 24-year-old’s table today is French Touch, House, Electro and Minimal — party music. He’s good with a sequencer, a keyboard, midi triggers and lately, the tambourine.
“I can play the drums, but only if the tempo is pretty slow and you don’t ask me to do a lot of fills. I can keep time pretty well though.”
Fans of Low and Slowdive would certainly be proud.
Lately, there’s been an eruption of talent in Boston, the city that hovers between the sonic skyscrapers of New York and Montreal — and one in which you’re not just a DJ for spinning records. Personality and developing productions skills are a major part, as well as getting involved with local promoters, photographers and other types of artists.
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