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Mikey Thunder

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Thunder spins a genre blending, bassdriven-partyrock-electrocrunk-futurefunk.With 16 years in the game, he's mastered the art of improvisation with an uncanny ability to work with and rework the...

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Thunder spins a genre blending, bassdriven-partyrock-electrocrunk-futurefunk.With 16 years in the game, he's mastered the art of improvisation with an uncanny ability to work with and rework the vibe of the party with precision.  Mikey learned his chops in the diverse music scene of Burlington Vermont where he gained a love and appreciation for all types of music and immersed himself into DJ culture In the fall of 1999, Mikey relocated to the mountains of Jackson Hole where he was soon kidnapped by Michael Franti and Spearhead for the Stay Human Tour.  After opening for Spearhead in Jackson Hole, Thunder was handpicked by Michael Franti to open the rest of the tour where he mixed beats into their sets during set break and scratched with their beatboxer, Radioactive.

After the Spearhead tour Mikey relocated to Boulder and continued to pursue his musical career.  He has shared stages with some of the biggest names in hip hop and electronic music including Jurassic 5, Digable Planets, Del The Funky Homosapien, Arrested Development, Guru, Big Daddy Kane, Blackalicious, Crown City Rockers Lyrics Born, People Under The Stairs, One Self, The Alkaholiks, Dead Prez, Jedi Mind Tricks, M.O.P., The Clipse,  Live Crew, Swollen Members, Method Man, Redman, Z-Trip, JBoogie, Fort Knox Five, Bassnectar, Glitch Mob, Anasia,Panty Raid, Vibe Squad, Prefuse73, Random Rab, Alex B, Savoy, Particle, Boombox, Disco Biscuits, and the End of Tour After Party for Jack Johnson & Ben Harper at Red Rocks.  At that time Thunder also was an Atari playing stuntman DJ in the band Sonar. The band shared the stage with the Wailers at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the String Cheese Incident, and played Hightimes Magazines SXSW party, and the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.

In the fall of 2009 Mikey joined the Pretty Lights team,opened for over 30 shows on their tours and performed cuts on the Making Up a Changing Mind EP,released in 2010.Thunder is currently Pretty Lights Music's DJ.
His favorite place to play is during sunrise on a old Chinese junk pirate ship by the trash fence on an ancient seabed drinking champagne and eating bacon with friends.