DJ Magic Mike

DJ Magic Mike

Biography

DJ Magic Mike (born Michael Hampton) from Orlando, Florida is one of the most pivotal Miami bass producers, and the first platinum selling recording artist from Orlando, Florida.

Magic Mike made his debut in the world of Miami Bass productions when he met Miami based producer/rapper Rod Whitehead (of Pryme Tyme fame) in 1986. Rod enlisted Mike as a DJ for his upcoming projects on Miami's Suntown Records, but after Mike reviewed the deal offered by label owner Edward Meriwether, he left the label, project unfinished. Shortly after while performing cuts on the radio, he received a call from Beatmaster Clay D to add cuts on an upcoming project for rappers MC Cool Rock and MC Chaszey Chess. This resulted in his first recorded work, Boot the Booty. However, Mike often found himself in the producer's chair by default while working with Clay D, and always remained uncredited. During this period, he also was called into Vision studios to add cuts to songs he had no creative input on, such as Chilla Frauste's Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose and Popular Demand's Don't Clock Me.

After realizing his back-breaking work for Clay D and Vision Records was not getting him the money nor fame he deserved, he returned to Orlando and landed a solo deal with the then unknown Cheetah Records, releasing his first batch of solo singles in 1988. Those led to a full length album in 1989 entitled "DJ Magic Mike and The Royal Posse", which featured many guest crews and rappers all based on his production and turntable antics. His following album Bass is the Name of the Game in 1990 saw the Miami Bass genre reach a zenith both creatively and commercially.

Much like most other Miami Bass producers, Magic Mike's music was never exclusively Miami Bass, but also aimed for the traditional Hip-Hop market. Eventually, he teamed up with MC Madness as his primary rapper during his more Hip-Hop oriented days, although there was no exclusive deal for this, and Mike continued on, collaborating with artists such as Sir Mix-a-Lot and Techmaster P.E.B..

Despite his history with Miami Bass and his overwhelming catalog of straight ahead Hip-Hop, he's also made a mark in the Florida breaks scene, including a track titled "2001" while alongside D.J Infinity and the 2005 single release "Cowbell". A compilation featuring instrumental versions of many of his hits was published by Mo Wax.

Magic Mike currently plays every Friday Night at Blue Martini in his hometown of Orlando, Florida and House of Blues at Downtown Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Florida every Sunday. Magic Mike also continues to tour across the United States of America, as well as internationally.

Discography

DJ Magic Mike And The Royal Posse

DJ Magic Mike And The Royal Posse

Cheetah Records 1989
D.J. Magic Mike - Bass Is The Name Of The Game

D.J. Magic Mike - Bass Is The Name Of The Game

Cheetah Records 1990
Vicious Base Featuring DJ Magic Mike - Back To Haunt You

Vicious Base Featuring DJ Magic Mike - Back To Haunt You

Cheetah Records 1991
D.J. Magic Mike & M.C. Madness - Ain't No Doubt About It

D.J. Magic Mike & M.C. Madness - Ain't No Doubt About It

Cheetah Records, RM Records 1991
T. Isaam & DJ Magic Mike - Southern Hospitality

T. Isaam & DJ Magic Mike - Southern Hospitality

Cheetah Records 1992
DJ Magic Mike - Bass: The Final Frontier

DJ Magic Mike - Bass: The Final Frontier

Magic Records 1993
DJ Magic Mike - This Is How It Should Be Done

DJ Magic Mike - This Is How It Should Be Done!!

Magic Records 1993
DJ Magic Mike Presents Cheetah's Bassest Hit

DJ Magic Mike Presents Cheetah's Bassest Hit

Cheetah Records 1993
DJ Magic Mike & The Royal Posse - Represent

DJ Magic Mike & The Royal Posse - Represent

Magic Records 1994
DJ Magic Mike - Bass Bowl

DJ Magic Mike - Bass Bowl

Magic Records 1994
DJ Magic Mike - Bass Is How It Should Be Done

DJ Magic Mike - Bass Is How It Should Be Done

Cheetah Records 1995
DJ Magic Mike & Techmaster P.E.B. - Back In Bass

D.J. Magic Mike And Techmaster P.E.B. - Back In Bass

Newtown Music Group 1996
D.J. Magic Mike - Don't Talk Just Listen

D.J. Magic Mike - Don't Talk Just Listen

Cheetah Records 1996
DJ Magic Mike - Cheetah Foundations Of Bass Volume No. 1

DJ Magic Mike - Cheetah Foundations Of Bass Volume No. 1

Cheetah Records 1996
DJ Magic Mike - The Outer Limits Of Audio Fidelity

DJ Magic Mike - The Outer Limits Of Audio Fidelity

Cheetah Records 1996
DJ Magic Mike & Quadmaster Uno - Bad Boys Of Bass

DJ Magic Mike & Quadmaster Uno - Bad Boys Of Bass

WRAP Records 1998
D.J. Magic Mike & Techmaster P.E.B. - Gods Of Bass

D.J. Magic Mike & Techmaster P.E.B. - Gods Of Bass

NMG Entertainment 1998
Techmaster P.E.B. And D.J. Magic Mike - Gods Of Bass

Techmaster P.E.B. And D.J. Magic Mike - Gods Of Bass

Newtown Music Group 1998
Vicious Base Featuring DJ Magic Mike - The Ghost Is Back

Vicious Base Featuring DJ Magic Mike - The Ghost Is Back

NMG Entertainment 1999
DJ Magic Mike - The Journey (Era Of Bass Part 1)

DJ Magic Mike - The Journey (Era Of Bass Part 1)

Mo Wax 1999
DJ Magic Mike - Magic's Kingdom

DJ Magic Mike - Magic's Kingdom

Restless Records 2000
D.J. Magic Mike & M.C. Madness - Twenty Degrees Below Zero

D.J. Magic Mike & M.C. Madness - Twenty Degrees Below Zero

Cheetah Records 2008
DJ Magic Mike - Bass Is How It Should Be Done

DJ Magic Mike - Bass Is How It Should Be Done

Cheetah 2008
DJ Magic Mike - Beyond The Magic

DJ Magic Mike - Beyond The Magic

Elektro Aktive Music 2012
DJ Magic Mike - Cheetah's Bassest Hits

DJ Magic Mike - Cheetah's Bassest Hits

Cheetah 2016

Compilations

Ghetto Style DJ's Bass
  • Drop The Bass

Various - Ghetto Style DJ's Bass

Luke Records 1994
Bass In Da Hood
  • Stomp And Grind

Various - Bass In Da Hood

Vision Records 1995
Music From And Inspired By Black Spring Break The Movie
  • Monkey Pop (Raise The Roof)

Various - Music From And Inspired By Black Spring Break The Movie

South Boy Records, Xenon Entertainment Group 1998
D.J. Magic Mike Presents Bootyz In Motion
  • Work It Out

Various - D.J. Magic Mike Presents Bootyz In Motion

Jake Records 1998
D.J. Deep And Techmaster P.E.B. - Slowed Down Bass
  • Uh Huh

D.J. Deep And Techmaster P.E.B. - Slowed Down Bass

Jake Records 1998
Booty Phat Classics
  • Drop The Bass

Various - Booty Phat Classics

Lil' Joe Records 2001

Production

DJ Magic Mike And The Royal Posse
  • All Tracks

DJ Magic Mike And The Royal Posse - DJ Magic Mike And The Royal Posse

Cheetah Records 1989
D.J. Magic Mike - Bass Is The Name Of The Game
  • All Tracks

D.J. Magic Mike - Bass Is The Name Of The Game

Cheetah Records 1990
D.J. Magic Mike & M.C. Madness - Ain't No Doubt About It
  • All Tracks

D.J. Magic Mike & M.C. Madness - Ain't No Doubt About It

Cheetah Records, RM Records 1991
Vicious Base Featuring DJ Magic Mike - Back To Haunt You
  • All Tracks

Vicious Base Featuring DJ Magic Mike - Back To Haunt You

Cheetah Records 1991
T. Isaam & DJ Magic Mike - Southern Hospitality
  • All Tracks

T. Isaam & DJ Magic Mike - Southern Hospitality

Cheetah Records 1992
D.J. Magic Mike & M.C. Madness - Twenty Degrees Below Zero
  • All Tracks

D.J. Magic Mike & M.C. Madness - Twenty Degrees Below Zero

RM Records 1992
DJ Magic Mike - This Is How It Should Be Done
  • All Tracks

DJ Magic Mike - This Is How It Should Be Done!!

Magic Records 1993
DJ Magic Mike & The Royal Posse - Represent
  • All Tracks

DJ Magic Mike & The Royal Posse - Represent

Magic Records 1994
DJ Magic Mike - Bass Bowl
  • All Tracks

DJ Magic Mike - Bass Bowl

Magic Records 1994
D.J. Magic Mike - Don't Talk Just Listen
  • All Tracks

D.J. Magic Mike - Don't Talk Just Listen

Cheetah Records 1996
DJ Magic Mike & Quadmaster Uno - Bad Boys Of Bass
  • All Tracks

DJ Magic Mike & Quadmaster Uno - Bad Boys Of Bass

WRAP Records 1998
D.J. Magic Mike Presents Bootyz In Motion
  • Work It Out

Various - D.J. Magic Mike Presents Bootyz In Motion

Jake Records 1998
Vicious Base Featuring DJ Magic Mike - The Ghost Is Back
  • All Tracks

Vicious Base Featuring DJ Magic Mike - The Ghost Is Back

NMG Entertainment 1999
DJ Magic Mike - Magic's Kingdom
  • All Tracks

DJ Magic Mike - Magic's Kingdom

Restless Records 2000
DJ Magic Mike Presents More Bootyz In Motion

Various - DJ Magic Mike Presents More Bootyz In Motion

K-Tel International 2000