Mike is one of my music friends from my hometown in Rotterdam.
He has been involved with music for a really long time, especially Trance I can always count on him to be willing to have a fun conversation revolving around music. Recently Mike has reached a beautiful milestone in music, and in honor of that we did a little interview and Mike is providing a free download of his mix to share with all of you.
Please enjoy the conversation we had below. This way you can all get to know him a little better and see how much passion Mike has for music.
I really wanted to add the pictures we took together several years back when we went to Hardwell in the Netherlands. But unfortunately neither myself or Mike can find them anymore.😞
Mike has a radio show where I used to help now and then to share the tracks he was playing on Twitter. Fun memories 😊
Below enjoy our conversation, questions and answers.
Smily: Mike how often is your radioshow again?
Mike: The show is the first and third Saturday each month from 4 PM till 6 PM Dutch time on http://www.lazerfm.com
Smily: Talk some about yourself that I can share for the article.
Mike: It’s always so difficult to just talk about yourself 😅
Smily: Just talk the way we always chat. About your love for music and how you started with everything.
Mike: I’ve always really liked music. Especially house music. For example thee was Dario G and Mauro Picotto and also Gigi D’Agostino but that was pretty commercial/mainstream and played on the radio. Back then you could watch the videos on TMF andere the Box. And whenever there was a party I used to think how fun it would be if you could be the one to decide what music was played. I didn’t really know the whole concept of DJ or mixing back then.
In early 2000 I discovered Tiësto after hearing some hits like lethal industry, flight 643 and suburban train but that was about the extent of my knowledge.
Smily: Do you remember when you started getting actively involved with music and mixing?
Mike: Yesssss for my 15th birthday my parents gave me a DVD that could also play MP3 files. And my Dad made a CD that included a 1 hour set of Tiesto.
After that I started searching for more music and found underground trance that hardly anyone had heard of. I also found the first ever Tiesto concert on mp3 and played that set to death. I can’t count how many time I listened to it. When a DVD was released and I bought it I saw what a DJ could do, I knew then that I wanted to do that too.
So I bought a mixer that had 2 CD Players with a tterrible pitch haha. But it taught me to mix. After a few years I was able to buy the real deal. That’s when I could really practice.
In 2007 I started a small podcast and in 2009 I started at lazerfm.
And now I am 455 shows along and I can easily say I have recorded about 900 hours of music just for the shows. In a positive way.
Smily: Really fantastic what you have reached with your love for music. .Tiësto was especially a big inspiration for you right?
Mike: At that time he seemed to always know how to pick the right tracks and adjusted to the crowd. He would play things that were completely new and different from all the other DJ’s and I really admire that.
Smily: I really love the trance mixes you always send me. Would it be okay if we share a special download link with everyone of your milestone show?
Mike: Yes of course!
Gratis download link:
Lovely people our conversation was so nice and natural that I left it the way it was. This conversation was in Dutch and I have translated it in English so many more of you can enjoy this article and download. A conversation between friends that live music.
Enjoy the music and download and say thank you to.@mikeferrum
Much love see you all soon ❤😘💗🌈 Smily