"In a fast-moving digital music industry where the release of throw-away music has become a daily occurrence, it’s sometimes hard to sort the contenders from the pretenders. Californian Justin Michael is all quality, however, and in the space of five years has lead the charge as the latest in a long and prestigious line of West Coast producers championing the sounds of quality music.
Able to seamlessly transition between musical genres but retaining a true love of and dedication to House music, the newly-signed Ultra Records artist, DJ, producer, remixer, engineer and owner of Hermosa Recordings has in 2009 continued his meteoric rise. Recent releases on London’s acclaimed house and event brand MN2S (‘Take Me To The Sky’), the evergreen Soulfuric Deep (‘Deep Is All I Know’) and Swiss producer Jamie Lewis’ Purple Music, (‘Change Is On The Way’, a collaboration with Dutch DJ-producer Born To Funk and Maiya) have kept Justin’s name on the lips of DJs and dancers alike and seen him tour extensively throughout the US, Europe and Asia.
With productions and remixes set to drop on friend Miguel Migs’ Salted Music and Ibiza’s Seamless Recordings, Justin’s love of all musical styles ranging from Rock and Pop to Hip Hop and R&B continues to evolve.
His discography reads like a veritable who’s who of world House. Since making his production debut in 2004, Justin has released on celebrated imprints including DJ Roog’s Hardsoul Pressings, DJ Spen’s Code Red Recordings, Look At You, Delecto, MoD, Pesto, Jask’s Thaisoul, Kaskade’s Quiet City, Richard Earnshaw’s Duffnote Recordings and Las Vegas’ Swank Recordings, on which he released his critically-acclaimed debut LP ‘Everything’ in 2007.
It has been home-grown releases on his own burgeoning Hermosa Recordings imprint, however, that have really set tongues wagging, and proven Justin is equally as comfortable with his A&R hat on as he is behind the decks. Since launching in 2005 the label has showcased upfront vocal bombs from some of music’s most established names alongside emerging talents, and in doing so expanding Justin’s reach internationally.
As the northern summer heats up, the exclusive Ultra artist now sits alongside world-famous dance artists including Deadmau5, Armin Van Helden, Axwell, David Guetta, Eric Prydz, Roger Sanchez, Fredde Le Grand, Tiesto and Paul Van Dyke as one of music’s most in demand personalities and, from his base in Los Angeles, is sitting pretty at the top of the global house heap." Article source: Justin Michael on Facebook.