Mick Hale has been releasing electronic music & remixing other artists since the mid-’90s & has appeared on nearly 3 dozen commercial CD releases as an artist, songwriter, remixer, and producer.
Called “one of the best purveyors of pure club music in the state” by the local arts-weekly TriCity News, Hale has also been named “Best NJ DJ” by OdysseyNYC Magazine.
Hale’s 1st weekly DJ residency was in 1991, at New Brunswick dance club The ROXY. He’d eventually work his way up to 3 nights a week at the popular venue. Many guest spots and notable residencies followed thru the years, including The RSVP Cruise-line, several years spinning at the SandBlast Circuit event, The Ascension festival, 5 seasons now at The ASBURY Hotel’s TEA-dances, as well as a 13-month stint at Shep Pettibone’s Paradise Club. He’s also spun opening sets for both Martha Wash and Ce-Ce Peniston. Mick currently has residencies at 3 venues in Asbury Park, one weekly party (Tempted Tuesday) celebrating its 9th year in 2021!
Originally a vocalist/guitarist in bands since 1984, Hale’s start creating & releasing electronic music was kicked into overdrive after opening the US/Canadian “Ideal Copy” tour as (British art-punks-gone-dance) WIRE’s support act. By the 2000’s Hale’s electronic group, Croc Shop had released some 15 CDs on US, German & Italian labels and landed on The Rockpool, CMJ, and Alternative Press dance-music charts. Hale also toured the act all over the US, Canada & Germany, sharing the stage with such notable acts as FRONT 242 and Nitzer Ebb. Hale also released 3 CDs of House, Drum & Bass & “Techno” Dance music in the ’90s under the monikers Division #9 & pro.GREXiv on DC-based Fifth Column Records.
During the Covid lockdown and without the live DJ sets keeping him busy, Hale began composing in his studio and self-released an album and 3 singles of new House songs in 2020. The “Just Tell Me” single builds upon that all-new catalog of (mostly) female-vocal-laden-house-piano with just a touch of “acid (house)” vibe.