Midnight Conspiracy: Making Moves And Mixtapes
Recently, I was able to catch up with Mikul Wing from the DJ/Producer trio Midnight Conspiracy while they drove across the country. Both Mikul and Louis Kha stopped by Neon Liger in Gainesville, and they destroyed the dance floor. Their fresh approach to slaying on the decks definitely had the hottest party in the G soaking wet and begging for more time.
Their style was technical, but there’s a playful side to these kids. Dropping party favorites and tracks we’ve never heard, the biggest surprise came at the end of the night when a lead up of Bloody Beetroots’ Warp 1977 dropped into the best rick roll of my life.
Their sense of humor set them apart in a scene full of people who take themselves too seriously. After all, it’s about good times and posi vibes, right?
Mikul had good things to say about Gainesville, and compared it to some of the crazier nights on their tour. He spoke of their set at the Alabama Music Box in Mobile that went into the early hours of the morning.
“I think the later nights people tend to get more insane, like everyone getting up on stage and dancing,” he said.
These guys definitely have a full skill set when it comes to throwing a killer party. They began organizing parties in their home base Chicago, before forming Midnight Conspiracy.
The blog they founded, Members Only AV, threw a party with production duo, La Dolce Vita, and many loft parties ensued after. Their big party-throwing break came when French music duo Justice ended up at their after party with SO ME dropping a set during the night.
Their fan base formed in the wake of this epic night. Since then, their parties have hosted the talents of Le Castle Vania, Designer Drugs and Soulwax. Check their blog Members Only AV for information about upcoming events.
Shortly after the success of these parties, Mikul, Louis and Graham Geren came together as Midnight Conspiracy. In the following months, they released their remix of Chromeo’s Night by Night and began playing all over the country.
“We kept the all seeing eye as our logo [...] We definitely have some sort of a darker imagery,” Mikul said when discussing the Midnight Conspiracy concept.
Mikul ran a small gallery and screen printing company prior to immersing himself in DJing and party throwing. This, as well as his background in graphic design, has had a major influence on the group and their clothing company, Dead Fame. So far, the company makes several different t-shirts, but they have larger plans for it in the future.
These guys differentiate themselves from others in the scene by sheer amount of projects. They founded a blog, produce music, tour all over the world, run a clothing company, throw some of the biggest parties in Chicago and have plans to tackle as much as they possibly can. Can you say full-fucking-throttle?
“It’s just, for anything to work, you’ve got to go into it 100 percent,” he said. These guys are extremely motivated and failing just doesn’t seem like an option for them.
“It’s the drive to keep doing it almost, the high when you take it to the next level.”
Midnight Conspiracy has a couple mixtapes coming out soon, and the last leg of their tour where they’ll be returning to Gainesville to open for Steve Aoki at the Vault on January 12th. Check their Facebook, Twitter and blog, Members Only Av for updates about big things in 2K11.
Here’s their most recent mixtape for your listening pleasure.