8261 Woodbine Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

This is a 16+ event with 19+ fully lisenced VIP area. Doors at 11pm.

M.I.K.E. is Mike Dierickx. Formerly known as Dirk Dierickx?
He lives in Belgium around the area of Antwerp.
In 2000 he decided to change his real name from Dirk to Mike.
Mike quotes: "When I started to dj at the age of 16, i used the name Dj Mike as my artist name?later on it changed into my producers name M.I.K.E., and that's why I decided to make it my real name?"
He produces under the name M.I.K.E. , and also started to DJ under this alias. M.I.K.E is releasing records under the guises; Solar Factor, M.I.K.E, The Blackmaster, Return Of The Native, Plastic Boy ?and last but not least, Push.
As a dj,Mike?s style is very similar to the music he makes, techy- edged on a progressive trance tip. M.I.K.E is at the forefront of Europe's new sound, regularly topping charts in several leading countries.
The story began when an 11 year old boy discovered the potential of samplers and keyboards...
A kid who preferred knobs and backlight displays instead of playing in kindergardens.

At the age of 18, Mike handed his first demo tape to the Antwerp based record company, 'USA Import'. Shortly after, his first record, 'Vision Act' was released on the Atom label in 1992. Mike released a series of successful records before he signed up with Lightning back in 1996.
M.I.K.E's reputation shot through the roof, and although a commercial crossover had never been anticipated, in 1998 'Universal Nation' took the world by storm, winning several dance awards, and undoubtedly being recognized as one of the classic dance-records of the trance era. Pole positions in the worldwide dance charts were soon putting the Belgian dance scene firmly on the map.His Push follow up single, 'Strange World', destroyed hundreds of clubs across Europe, in the same vein as 'Universal Nation'.

This was followed by yet another blockbuster, 'The Legacy' once again topping all dance charts across Europe and entering the British National charts at #21. Over the years Mike received several music awards including best club singles and best dance-producer,and entered 6 times the national top 40 in the UK.
Mike also teamed up and did rmxs for Sinead 'O Connor,Moby,Mauro Piccoto,Bom Funk Mc's,Oliver Lieb,Ian Van Dahl?
This kind of success did not go unnoticed, as M.I.K.E. was asked to DJ at some of the best venues in the world, including: 'Gatecrasher' and 'Godskitchen' in the UK,'Fura' and 'Vel Farre' in Japan, 'Dance Valley ? and 'Trance Energy' in Holland,Spirit' and ?WMC? U.S. , from Australia?s Syndey and Melbourne to New Zeeland and the residency in Armada?s Amnesia club night in Ibiza?are a few to mention?
Mike still holds residencies in Godskitchen Birmingham and The Gallery in London.

Mike also produced a soundtrack for a Japanese movie and for ?Groove ?, a movie starring John Digweed.

In 1999 he decided to start-up his own label,and Scanner-Records was born?
The music stands for minimal electric dance.

Scanner's backcatalogue can be found on www.scanner-records.be
The label is currently onhold as Mike is concentrating on his new label Club Elite.

Mike teamed up for a fashionable new musical imprint called ?Club Elite ? with Armada Music.
The label will boost tech grooves and the better tech trance.
More info info can be found on www.club-elite-records.com.

And with the dawn of the ?electric global dance era.
you can expect to see M.I.K.E at the very front,leading the way.


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