When you talk about a city filled with all types of culture and influence Chicago is definitely a melting pot best known in the nation as the epitome of such. A young Dj Mike Caliber formerly known as “Dj M80” started his knowledge of music early in a record collection owned by his parents that contained everything from soul, jazz, and blues. A product of a family filled with Dj’s, Mike began practicing at the age of 13 when he bought his first pair of turntables. The first records he ever bought were 2 12” inch singles from The Notorious Big. His biggest motivation like many others came early from the movie “Juice”. “This movie was my friends and I growing up and of course I was the aspiring DJ”. His daily routine consisted of wake up, practice, and after school practice for almost 2 years before he got his first gig, a mansion party filled with underage drinking and pure chaos. That was the night he realized that Djing parties was what he truly wanted. Throughout college he honed his ability to play for the most diverse parties and earned a chance to play for Warner Brothers Records’ Street Basketball Events.
Early events found Mike Caliber under the age of 21 playing in clubs around Downtown Chicago building his buzz as a Dj/Producer. Early Club residencies included the Hidden Lounge and Shadow Bar which helped Mike learn what it would take to go to the next level while spinning alongside some of the city’s top Deejays on any given night.
Fast forward 10 years later and bare witness to Mike Caliber a premier Night Life and Event Dj. Mike has produced music for television for the E! Channel and Big10 Network. Beginning in late 2015 along with media personality Anabri Smith, Mike co-hosts Chicago’s highly talked about Radio Show, “The Mike Caliber and Anabri Morning Kickoff”. Their morning show is a breath of fresh air for Millenials looking for the latest entertainment news, gossip, and Sports talk. It has had guests from all corners of the entertainment industry including comedians, pro athletes, national recording artists, and all in between.