Michael Hockett, a Southern California native, grew up with a love for dance music. "It's the power behind the music that excites me," says Michael. Mesmerized by DJs and the magic they create, Michael befriended a few of LA's DJs. From them Michael began to learn the art of choosing and mixing music. Early in 1998 Michael began studying and it wasn't long before a sample of his prodigy won him a chance to DJ at Club Montage in San Diego.