We had the good fortune of connecting with Michael Roos and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Michael, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I think one of the most important things you have to do to be successful is to really love what you do. I have always been lucky enough to find a way to make a living doing what I love in the music world whether it be radio, nightclubs, corporate events, or weddings. Another thing I think is a key to my success is that I market myself to wedding couples as not being a cliche cheesy wedding DJ. I try to stay away from music that you hear at every wedding (Celebration, We Are Family, YMCA, etc.) and I try to really get into the heads of the clients and guests to make each event unique and memorable.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Ever since I was a child I was surrounded by music and knew I wanted to be involved in music for the rest of my life. I started playing classical piano around age four, drums around age 10, and I started DJing around age 12 and it went on from there. I made sure I was diverse in my musical abilities and knowledge which made more for opportunities to make money doing what I love. I don’t think there is a much better feeling than being able to provide a soundtrack and guidance for an event. It’s like a party is just handed to me and I get to execute it and make sure it turns out perfect.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live and work from Deep Ellum so I am partial to the area. Tons of fantastic restaurants to eat like Pepe & Mito’s, Bucky Moonshines, Mama Mia’s Pizza, The Armoury, and The Ruins. Follow a great meal with live music and/or dancing to make for a perfect experiencet. I also enjoy Braindead Brewing’s beautiful patio on the weekends with live DJs (weather permitting). Fridays from 1p-6p I play Soul, Funk, Motown and more. Saturdays you can find Menace The DJ playing 80’s and 90’s hip-hop. On Sunday’s DJ Leo J plays hip-hop, soul, funk, latin, Drum & Bass and more. Combine the weekend full of music with great food and craft beers and you’ve got a beautiful day outside.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to all the top vendors and planners in the D/FW market!!!

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