Michael Brun ()
Michael Brun spent his childhood on the sun-drenched Caribbean island of Haiti. Born to a Haitian father and Guyanese mother who valued the love of music, his musical background stretched from the percussion-heavy Rara and Afro-groove music of his native Haiti, to disco and synth pop. He has played guitar and piano from a young age, and took up DJing and EDM production as a hobby at 16 while on the path for a career in medicine. After years of hard work and experimentation, 21 year old Michael had been fortunate enough to receive continuous support from some of the most well-respected names in the industry, including Axwell, Kaskade, Dirty South, Sebastian Ingrosso, Tiesto, Avicii, Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren, Alesso, Otto Knows, and Afrojack. His releases on Phazing Records garnered critical acclaim in 2012, with 'Rise', 'Burn Forever' and 'Synergy' all charting in the Beatport Progressive top 15, while 'Rift', his collaboration with label head and mentor Dirty South, sat at the top 3 Beatport overall charts for almost 2 weeks. With the success of his music endeavors while a pre-med student at Davidson College, Michael, with the support of advisors and faculty at the college, decided to take a one year leave of absence at the end of his sophomore year in 2012 to pursue his music career. In 2013, he delivered remixes for a handful of the biggest names in the industry including Calvin Harris, Alicia Keys & Maxwell, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin and Dirty South, while his debut EP, 'Gravity', shot straight to #2 on Beatport's overall charts upon its release in September 2013. Now officially signed to It's Better Management and William Morris Endeavour, with exciting dates as both a solo artist and a member of the Phazing Records family, it is safe to say Michael has had a breakout year in 2013 with only more to come in 2014.
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