DJ, Producer, Former Professional Race Car Driver MAK J on Love This City TV Follow MAKJ: www.twitter.com/DJMAKJ Biography Mackenzie Johnson, better known as MAKJ, uncovered a passion for mixing and DJ'ing at only 15 years of age while living overseas in China as a professional racecar driver. The teenager soon grabbed hold of his first set of Technics 1200 Turntables and the rest was history. As a 17-year-old, Johnson made his way back to the United States with a unique outlook and greater ambition than ever before. The insight Johnson acquired abroad gave him incredible local momentum; Johnson found himself repeatedly invited to DJ countless local university and community college events in his home town of San Luis Obispo, CA. It was at this age that MAKJ also received priceless DJ'ing tutelage from one of the best in history, the late great DJ AM himself, who trained MAKJ in the art of scratching over the course of several one-on-one lessons. Honing and perfecting his skills over the past several years, MAKJ has DJ'ed at premier venues all over the U.S. including Avalon, The Hollywood Palladium, XS, Ruby Skye, Pacha, and Liv, and has also toured and played extensively all over North America and globally. He also performed at the 2013 Ultra Music Festival in Miami and has earned himself a slot on the Main Stage at the inaugural TomorrowWorld event in Georgia. Johnson's creativity and diversity as an artist have now carried over into the field of original production, where his works have deservingly awarded him much critical acclaim and positive praise. His originals, edits, bootlegs, and remixes have received immense support from renowned artists such as Hardwell, Tiesto, Afrojack, Porter Robinson, Chuckie, Avicii, Laidback Luke, Nicky Romero, Michael Woods, Nervo, Bingo Players, Sander Van Doorn, W&W and many others. With the support of these greats in his pocket, MAKJ is now thriving as a producer; he has a slew of new tracks slotted for release over the course of 2013, including releases on Hardwell's Revealed label, The Bingo Players' Hysteria Records, Sander Van Doorn's Doorn Records, Michael Woods' Diffused, and Robbie Rivera's Juicy Music. He has also released several official remixes on mega-dance label Ultra Records. Additionally MAKJ hosts a weekly radio show on Clear Channel's Evolution channel which can also be heard on 101.7fm in Boston and online via iHeartRadio. At only 23 years of age, Mackenzie Johnson has achieved an almost unfathomable amount of success. His dedication to his craft and ambition to surpass any and all competitors will further propel MAKJ higher than he could ever have imagined.