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“It was my first exercise in rebranding because I was an overweight, hairline-receding nerd in high school. A fat drummer and a marching band kid. Two months later, I was like the coolest student in the dorm.”
I met Mick Batyske years ago in Barcelona, and I was blown away by his incredible musical talent and entrepreneurial spirit. This guy has DJ’d for some of the biggest names: Cartier, Complex, GQ, Instagram, Jay-Z, LeBron James, Michelle Obama, Miguel, Prince, Spotify, Vanity Fair, and Will Smith. Not only is he one of the most requested DJs, but he is also an investor, speaker, podcaster, and devoted father.
But Mick’s journey didn’t start with hot nightclubs and celebrity schmoozing. “I got my start deejaying in a dorm room in college. I walked in there with two crates of records, two turntables, and a mixer that barely worked and became a DJ. It was my first exercise in rebranding because I was an overweight, hairline-receding nerd in high school. A fat drummer and a marching band kid. Two months later, I was like the coolest student in the dorm.”
Over time Mick realized he could connect with people he would never usually get the chance to meet. He got the opportunity to build connections with influential people through his music. “I realized I’d much rather be in rooms of people that we can add mutual value outside of the DJ booth versus just, like pretty people drunk at a club.”
The event and DJ industry got annihilated during the pandemic, so he began to evaluate how to pivot his attention and start to grow different revenue streams. Mick started angel investing and advising startups through his company, The Xavier Co. Mick invests in, and advises a plethora of start-ups including Anchor, BPM Supreme, and Buzzer.
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