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Earl “Mixxin” McKinney


Earl is a 35+ year DJ veteran simply starting as an elementary audio/visual aid and Radio Speech product of Detroit’s Mumford High School made famous by the heralded “Mumford Phys. Ed T-Shirt” worn by Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop….House music then captured him.

The Native unsung house music hero of his hometown, he is a 3rd year resident at Detroit Hot spot M!X Bricktown (L!V) in downtown Detroit

Has current remix projects on Legendary DJ Terry Hunter’s label T’s Box Records while founding new conglomerate The Sonic Natives (Detroit/Boston/Chicago) already taking the scene by storm!

He is also member of Hot National DJ Affiliate D’Vine1 Enterprises founded in Chicago and worldwide super group The Nu Bang Clan.

Earl is working on more music projects coming from his new label Restless Native Werks

He has regular performances in Chicago, ever increasing yearly events in Atlanta and recent appearances in Dallas and Las Vegas

He was inspired by and has shared booths with great DJ friends including Allan Ester Delano Smith…Mike Clark…Norm Tally….Stacey Hale…Jeff Mills as well as techno founders Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May & Eddie Fowlkes among countless others but his official birth moments came from historical L’uomo Detoit while witnessing the late great Ken Collier and the Historic Detroit Hot Spot Cheeks almost before he was old enough to drink!

He has been:
Former On-Air DJ and Music Director
Former Official DJ for champions Detroit Pistons/Detroit Shock 2006-11

Earl McKinney continues to prove his DJ prowess nationally and worldwide while continuing to elevate his status at many festivals and events in the local house music scenes ( his 1st love). He is a beast on any medium but vinyl is where his skill and longevity in the game are at its best.