Mike has been passionate about music since a very young age. He is a multi-instrumentalist who started off playing piano at the age of 7. He later was trained in saxophone, guitar, drums and voice. Mike studied Music Business with a concentration in voice at Illinois State University. While at Illinois State, he interned at a music venue called The Castle Theatre, where he learned a lot about how the entertainment industry functions. Mike has and continues to play in rock bands, where he has played shows for crowds of over 2000 people. After college, Mike worked at Willow Creek Community Church for 4 years, where he was on stage weekly, singing and leading thousands of students and adults.
Mike was drawn to DJing, because of his passion for music, performance and fun. Mike loves keeping the dance floor packed with music tailored specifically to your event! He takes pride in being able to read the crowd and switch up music on the spot, ensuring the party keeps going. Mike has been DJing for over 7 years and has DJed events and dances for crowds of over 1500! Mike wants nothing more than to make your day special by keeping the dancing going with music you love and by providing excellent MCing!
In the club scene he is known professionally as Daximus. He is a DJ, Record Producer, Vocalist, Songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist. Riley started playing the piano and drums as a kid. This is where he first shaped his love for music. In 2005 he started DJing after being exposed to Electronic Music and he hasn't looked back.
Riley got his start performing at nearby bars and house parties. Now he consistently DJ's in clubs in Chicago and other major cities, opening for headlining artists.
At weddings he knows how to get the party jumping by reading and understanding what the crowd wants. He is positive and easy to work with, and hopes that he can make your day as fun and memorable as possible.
If you are looking for someone to DJ your high school/middle school dance he is your guy. He brings the energy and makes sure that the party keeps going.