About Makj

Mackenzie Johnson was born in 1990 in†San Luis Obispo, California. By his teens he was living in†China†while pursuing a career as a professional race-car driver. At age fifteen he became interested in DJing, and he purchased a set of†Technics 1200 Turntables.[1]†By age 17 he had returned to the United States, where he found himself invited to perform at local events in his hometown. He had a number of lessons with†DJ AM, who trained MAKJ on†scratching.[1]nLate 2013 saw his first major US tour, traveling the country with†Bingo Players†and†Bassjackers.[1]†After a time playing small venues, he began to attend festivals as well.[3]†Since 2013 he has performed at festivals such as†Electric Zoo Festival,†Voodoo Experience,†Coachella, a main stage slot at†TomorrowWorld, Northern Lights Festival,†Euphoria Festival,†Webster Hall, and†Ruby Skye.[1]†In March 2014,†Billboard†named him one of the Top 10 Artists to Watch at†Ultra Music Festival.[2]†He toured Europe in 2014 with his “Let?s Get Fucked Up Tour,” then traveled North America with his “Peyote Tour.” Plans for an Asian tour were also announced.[1]nHe has released a number of singles as a solo artist since 2012, as well as a large number of collaborative singles. He has collaborated with artists such as†Showtek,†Lil Jon, and†DJ Kura. In 2013 he released a collaborative single with†Hardwell†called ‘Countdown’ which peaked at No. 1 on Beatport within three days. He has also released music on Hysteria Records and†Doorn Records, Diffused Records, and†Juicy Music, among others.[1]†In late 2014, he released his track “Generic,” which had earlier debuted at the Ultra Festival in†Miami.[3]†He’s had a number of his original songs chart in the Beatport Top 10.[3]nMAKJ has been a guest judge for the†Campus DJ†contest, and he is the host of a radio show on†Clear Channel?s†Evolution†channel, with the show also streaming at†iHeartRadio†and†101.7†Boston.[1]n