Mike Relm hangs with Blue Man Group, prepares for solo shot

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I remember when DJ Relm was a fledgling turntablist in the post-Skratch Piklz Yay Area, battling kids with Supernatural Turntable Artists and putting out skratch records with hot Asian import models on the cover.

The man’s come a long way since them days. Now known as Mike Relm, the Bay Area musician is a DJ to the stars. Last year he toured with Mike Patton’s all-star troupe Peeping Tom; and this year he’s part of the Blue Man Group’s massive “How to be a Megastar Tour 2.0” production, spinning tracks during the opening set of a circus-style revue. The upcoming Aqua Teen Hunger Force flick (favored by Boston’s finest) will include his tracks, and he’s collaborating with the makers of the Disney Channel series “Too Many Robots” on a short film. These projects are appetizers for a full-length album set to street before the end of 2007.

How is Relm’s stage show? A press release describes it like this:

Combining the mindset of a filmmaker with the musical palette of an obsessed record collector, Mike puts on a live show that shatters any conventional notion of a DJ set. Using DVDJ technology, he spins, scratches and mixes video clips along with records. He is the one artist who has mastered the art and skill of simultaneously manipulating music and film live, creating a seamless re-imagination of pop culture. Always donning a black suit and tie, he mashes up combinations from hip-hop, classic rock, the 80s and Danny Elfman compositions, sharing the stage only with two giant screens onto which his cleverly edited film montages are projected.

Sounds cool! You can watch a film of Mike Relm in action underneath his tour dates, which are listed below.

  • 2/02: Everett Events Center, Seattle, WA
  • 2/03: Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
  • 2/06: Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
  • 2/07: Idaho Center, Boise, ID
  • 2/09: Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • 2/10: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
  • 2/11: Rabobank Center, Bakersfield, CA
  • 2/12: Gibson Ampitheatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2/13: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2/15: Amarillo Civic Center, Amarillo, TX
  • 2/16: CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, LA
  • 2/17: Beau Rivage Casino, Biloxi, MO (two shows)
  • 2/18: Alltel Arena, Little Rock, AR
  • 2/19: Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL
  • 2/21: Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2/22: Amway Arena, Orlando, FL
  • 2/23: BankAtlantic Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2/24: St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
  • 2/25: Germain Arena, Fort Myers, FL
  • 2/27: BankUnited Center, Miami, FL
  • 3/01: Colonial Center, Columbia, SC
  • 3/04: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
  • 3/06: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
  • 3/08: Chevrolet Center, Youngstown, OH
  • 3/09: Patriot Center, Washington, DC
  • 3/10: The Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ
  • 3/11: RBC Center, Raleigh, NC
  • 3/13: Columbus Civic Center Arena, Columbus, GA
  • 3/15: Roberts Stadium, Evansville, IN
  • 3/16: DeSolo Civic Center, Memphis, TN
  • 3/17: Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
  • 3/18: Nutter Center, Dayton, OH
  • 3/20: Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY
  • 3/21: War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, NY
  • 3/22: HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY
  • 3/23: Casino Rama Entertainment Center, Toronto, ON
  • 3/24: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
  • 3/25: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 3/27: Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
  • 3/28: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth, MN
  • 3/30: Xcel Energy Center, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  • 3/31: Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MN
  • 4/01: Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, KS
  • 4/03: Peoria Civic Center Arena, Peoria, IL
  • 4/04: Convocation Center of Northern Illinois, DeKalb, IL
  • 4/05: Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, IA
  • 4/06: Fargodome, Fargo, ND
  • 4/07: Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, SD
  • 4/09: Mayo Civic Arena, Rochester, MN
  • 4/10: Kohl Center, Madison, WI
  • 4/11: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO
  • 4/13: BJCC Arena, Birmingham, AL
  • 4/14: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • 4/15: Mobile Civic Center Arena, Mobile, AL
  • 4/17: BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC
  • 4/19: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 4/20: Giant Center, Hershey, PA
  • 4/21: 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
  • 4/22: Wachovia Arena, Wilkes Barre, PA
  • 4/28: Coachella, Indio, CA

Watch: Mike Relm live video


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