Michael McPherson, better known as M-Squared, is internationally renowned as one of the world’s finest DJ/Producer’s. He was crowned America’s #1 DJ by winningthe Red Bull Thre3style USA Championship and is the first DJ to win the coveted title. Millions have witnessed his electrifying live performances on Viacom’s hit TV series ‘Master of the Mix.’ While headlining DJ sets in hotspots like Vegas, Miami, Dubai, LA, New York City, and Paris, he has also toured the world as the official DJ for Grammy winning superstar Kelly Rowland. He has amassed a list of high-profile clients that includes iconic fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, NBA superstar Lebron James, NBC/Universal, The Grammy’s, Diageo, iHeart Media, the Fuse TV Network and many more. He has collaborated with and earned notable endorsements from legends like Questlove, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Irie and Z-Trip.

the scene:
who: M-Squared w/ special guests DJ Logan Dakota & Dotti J
when: Fri, Apr 21st • 12am
where: Wall Street Plaza
how: Free Admission • 21andUp only

the conversation:
You’re making a return to the FMF MainStage, it’s been a few years since you shared the stage with Lupe Fiasco and crew. What has been happening on the live circuit, any crazy parties/fests you have rocked lately?
M-Squared: Yes, Thanks for having me. Excited to be back rocking the FMF stage again this year! I’ve been in studio working on new tracks, touring and focused on my residency with NBCUniversal CityWalk which has been amazing.

aXis: Word is you’ve been in the studio, and working with legendary hit maker Rodney Jerkins, how did that come about?
M-Squared: Yes. Rodney Jerkins is a major inspiration that I’ve always looked up to as a producer. My manager Art Sims connected us and I am honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with him and excited for what’s to come in the near future!

aXis: What’s the plan on new tracks?
M-Squared: I have a solo project I’m working on as well as many different collaborations at the moment such as my Mood Designer project with Natural Phil, working with singer/songwriter Sahra on her upcoming EP project, also with producer Ben Parris/Seven_12 on his upcoming album, artist StupidGenius, performer Dotti J, DJ Logan Dakota w/ Cool & Dre and more!

aXis: Fresh off Ultra, you have DJ Logan Dakota performing with you at FMF, how did the relationship start, and what should people expect from his project?
M-Squared: I met Logan Dakota in Miami while at Cool & Dre’s studio. We connected on the music, talent and I liked his sound. He is on the rise! Expect high energy and good music from upcoming projects.

aXis: Who in the Otown scene have you been checking out lately when you’re not on stage?
M-Squared: Locally I’ve definitely been checking out some great talent like Sahra, Dotti J and Zea Sy.

aXis: What’s in the Spotify setlist when you’re chilling and not manning the tables?
M-Squared: Definitely check out my latest M-Squared Mix Collection to hear the new music I’m listening to: https://m.soundcloud.com/msquaredhq/m-squared-mix-collection-24Also, I’m listening to a lot of Mark Farina mushroom jazz stuff and Todd Edwards old school U.K. Garage.