We got a chance to catch up with the Legendary DJ Mighty Mi of High and Mighty. He’s currently the Music Director and Resident DJ at Wynn and Encore venues.
Fire Poo: You’re from New York City. How was the transition from New York to Vegas for you?
Mighty Mi: I’m actually from Philly but lived in NY for 13 years after college. There was a lot of culture shock moving from NY to Vegas but professionally it was something I had to do at the time.
FP: How did you hear about Fire Poo and what are your thoughts on the event?
MM: I heard about it from some of my Vegas DJ friends and from the creator himself = the all mighty Cheapshot.
FP: How did you get the gig of becoming the Surrender Resident DJ and Music Director?
MM: I was referred by another DJ named Justin Hoffman who at the time was the resident DJ at Tryst (also in the Wynn).
FP: We heard some stuff went down at the battle last month. Tell us about what went down with DJ Premiere’s set at Surrender last month.
MM: Primo played 2 great sets at Surrender. The first was an old school set and the second he kept it current with all the new bangers.
FP: You were the founder of Eastern Conference Records. What made you want to start a record label and what entrepreneurial advice do you have to DJs out there who are considering starting a business on their own like a record label?
MM: Well Eon and myself started the label in 1996. Scary that that was 16 years ago. The record biz actually still existed back then so its a totally different ball game now. Back then, we were pressing our own vinyl, making our own t – shirts, and booking our own shows. The game has completely changed obviously in the digital era. I would say if your an aspiring artist who wants to break into the music biz, don’t expect immediate results. Accept that it may take years to fight thru all the crap thats released daily on the net. But if its truly your calling, you will achieve whats meant to be.
FP: Do you have any interesting stories from touring the world back from your High and Mighty days?
MM: Lets see…..we were touring with Eminem in Europe and they once shut down McDonald’s for us. That was pretty special
FP: You put Beetlejuice from Howard Stern on one of your album covers. What was it like when you met him?
MM: A first hand look into the dark world of the Beetle entourage.
FP: How do you like your hot wings?
FP: Plug all your websites and social media links as if you were about to lay down a verse on B-Boy document 99! (Websites, Twitter, Friendster, etc.)
Interview by Stubbs