November 2019 DJ

DJ Michael Duretto

Michael Duretto is considered by many to be one of the nations most respected, experienced and technically gifted DJs. Subjectivity aside, Michael won the West Hollywood Best DJ award in 2000 and was, again, nominated for Best DJ in 2001. Michael held the prestigious role as late night resident DJ for the legendary private membership night club, Probe in Los Angeles, for six continuous years. The next year and a half, he held the highly sought-after position as resident late-night DJ at LA circuit favorite, Icon, followed by a one-year residency at The Factory in West Hollywood.

Michael Duretto is no stranger to the national circuit as he has been privileged to headline some of the nation’s most honored events. Some Main Events to his credit: Motorball (Detroit), Vision @ Avalon (Los Angeles), Steel Party (Pittsburgh), Cherry Jubilee (Washington, D.C.), Halloween Masquerade Ball (New Orleans), L.A. One (Los Angeles), Hearts Ball (Chicago), Rites of Spring (Alabama), Labor Day L.A. (Los Angeles), White Party Sunset T-Dance (Palm Springs), Tom of Finland Butch Ball (New York), Altitude Pike Mountain T-Dance (Whistler), “Voyage 2” Pride (Atlanta), Splash (Austin), Alchemy (New York), Viva Las Vegas (Las Vegas), Hell Ball Morning Party (San Francisco). Add to his resume The Pavilion (Fire Island), Aftershock (San Francisco), SBNY (New York), Pier Dance (San Diego), Sanctuary (San Francisco), Resolution Pride (San Diego), Fresh @Ruby Skye 2nd Anniv. (San Francisco).

He has worked with performers such as “Sunscreem”, “Grace”, “Jennifer Holiday”, “Happy Clappers”, “Vernessa Mitchell”, “Lisa Frazier”, “Jeannie Tracy”, “Lonnie Gordon”, “Pat Hodges” RKM and “Pepper Mashay” to name a few. Through the years he has had the opportunity of headlining with exceptional DJ’s such as Susan Morabito, Warren Gluck, Buc, Abel, Manny Lehman, Phil B, Robbie Leslie, Lydia Prim, Michael Fierman, Mark Tarbox, Neil Lewis, Darrin Arrowood, Roland Belmares, Bryan Pfeifer, and Peter Rauhofer.

Michael’s first CD, EVOLUTION, was nationally released in April 2000 by Trax Recordings. It soon became evident that he would find himself back in the studio as record store demands for EVOLUTION grew. EVOLUTION TWO was released in April of 2001. Michael has received much praise for his creativity and originality on this project. In addition, Michael’s “White Party 2000” CD was in the top 5 selling Circuit CD’s for 2001 per the Party List CD sales through Amazon.com.

Michael officially retired from DJing in 2005, but in 2019, he came out of retirement to play in select, special events.

FITD is beyond excited to have his incredible energy and epic music gracing our event on November 2nd.

Check out his podcasts and recording from recent Reunion events here on Podomatic: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/mikeduretto