MY PASSION IS DANCE & MUSIC
“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”
― Oprah Winfrey
Michael Galindo (AKA DJ “Magic” Mike) is a Latin Genre DJ, Entrepreneur, Promoter and Online Marketing Guru. Born in Hayward and raised in Richmond, California, Michael has always been appreciative of the distinctively diverse cultures that he was exposed to living in the San Francisco Bay Area his whole life. At the young age of 14, Michael was fascinated with music so much that he acquired his first stereo system and began his journey of collecting over 10 speakers to play music loud enough that when people from school passed by his home, they could enjoy some of his tunes. In 2013, Michael was introduced to Salsa classes at Caribbean Gardens in Burlingame, California where Michael met his instructors, Orlando & Miriam Chacon. Within 3 months of learning how to dance Salsa, Michael ‘took on the big leagues’ by going dancing at the world renowned Café Cocomos. The time spent enjoying the awesome experiences at Café Cocomo were short-lived when the time of an era came to an end in 2014. Fast forward just a few months and in 2015 a new club was born - La Playa SF aka Fort One - where Michael first debuted as a salsa DJ and from what started out as a fun time filling in for a friend lead to Michael becoming one of the top Bachata DJ’s in the Bay Area.
From 2015-2020 Michael has created events and has worked with various local industry leaders to help promote events such as…
2015 LA PLAYA SF AKA FORT ONE – DROP IN DJ
2017 EL PATRON SENSUAL BACHATA NIGHTS – OFFICIAL DJ & CO-OWNER
2017 TOBY LOVE CONCERT – PROMOTER
2018 SAN JOSE BACHATA NIGHTS- EVENT OWNER & OFFICIAL DJ
2018 NEW YEARS PARTY AT THE MARRIOTT – OFFICIAL BACHATA DJ + PROMOTER
2018 2ND ANNUAL HUMBOLT LATIN DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL – DJ
2019 TOBY LOVE CONCERT - OFFICIAL DJ & PROMOTER
2019 BACHATALICOUS SF – PARTNER/PROMOTER/DJ
2019 SELECTED TO BE THE OFFICIAL DJ OF DANIEL & DESIREE WORLD TEAM PROJECT
2019 CO-OWNER OF FENIX DANCE COMPANY (BACHATA) + CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
2019 BERKELEY ECOLOGY CENTER SALSA FESTIVAL – OFFICIAL DJ + EVENT CONSULTANT
2019 BACHATA BY THE BAY & BACHATA BRUNCH SF – CO-OWNER + CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
2019 NEW YEARS PARTY AT THE MARRIOTT – OFFICIAL BACHATA DJ + PROMOTER
2019 VALENTINE’S COUPLES & SINGLES SALSA & BACHATA CRUISE PARTY – OFFICIAL BACHATA DJ + PROMOTER
2019 3RD ANNUAL HUMBOLT LATIN DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL - DJ
2020 BERKELEY ECOLOGY CENTER SALSA FESTIVAL (ONLINE) – SEGMENT PRODUCER
2020 VIRTUAL DC BACHATA FESTIVAL, OPENING DJ, PROMOTER AND LIVE STREAMING DJ TECHNICAL DJ COORDINATOR
& MUCH MORE!
Although music and dance are a huge part of Michael Galindo’s daily life, he also enjoys spending time with his daughter Adalee and his adoring wife Rebecca Galindo. During their downtime, they love watching movies and eating some amazing food (they are foodies!)
Michael is committed to a better future for all, which is why he loves making a difference in the community by donating his time to help other Entrepreneurs reach their goals and educating people on marketing best practices. Michael gets involved with non-profit organizations to further his positive impact in the world as well. Some of his contribution has been with the 2020 or Bust project located in New York, an organization out to end Global Warming and The Puerto Rican Civic Club of San Jose who Michael worked closely with to raise funds after Hurricane Maria to provide for those impacted by environmental catastrophe.
Through his commitment of making a difference for the world and producing extraordinary service in the Latin Dance scene, Michael is on his way to leaving behind a legacy to inspire others to not only follow their passions but also make a difference in the process.
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