DJ / MC / BIG BAND / PRODUCER
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Imagine a 1930s speakeasy with an old radio in the corner playing swing and jazz classics to a crowd of drunk whisky drinkers all looking for a good time. Now imagine if somehow the radio suddenly picked up a distant futuristic noise…overlapping beats and bass with swinging rhythms to create a completely new alien sound…
Dutty Moonshine is the creation of Michael Rack – an extremely talented bass DJ and Musician with a penchant for the seedy world of vaudeville. Mixing vintage Jazz & Swing sensibilities with 21st century bass sounds, he explores new and exciting soundscapes through stage filling performances with his Big Band and his expertly crafted DJ sets.
As a DJ, Mike has played all over the world from Canada to China and everywhere in between. In the UK, he has headlined some of the countries biggest club nights and continues to be booked at festivals such as Bestival, Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party. The inception of the “Big Band” in 2015 further cemented Dutty Moonshine’s party rocking reputation and earned them a whole new following, with show stealing performances on main stages at Glastonbury, Boomtown and Shambala.
The Dutty Moonshine Big Band features the vocal talents of Hypeman Sage and Maria Laveau plus a full 8-piece brass section, live drums, pianist and DJ. It really harks back to the swing era that Mike loves but with added big bad beats and bass!
The loyalty of Dutty Moonshine’s fanbase became apparent in 2016 when Mike launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to record and release their debut LP. The fans responded en mass and by the end the campaign, Mike had raised over double the original target.
Dutty Moonshine push the boundaries, invite controversy and have one aim: to create absolute fun-fuelled mayhem through basslines, cabaret and ultimate stage swagger.