Michel van Hilten also known as DJ Mike Spinner was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
At a young age he discovers the love for house music and begins his journey into the unknown. Here he develops his qualities and knowledge that lead him to the discoveries of different genres in this style.
His technical dexterity and curiosity ensure that he disassembles a record player in order to influence its speed. Using a cassette deck, he manages to make his first transition between two songs and discovers that this is the start of his passion.To develop his skills, he is looking for a part-time job after school that will allow him to purchase better equipment. Soon he buys two belt-driven turntables with pitch control and together with an old mixer he spends many nights in his attic.
The opportunity presents itself when he is asked to play his set at a high school farewell party and here he announces his talents to the public.
In the years that followed, he performed in underground venues such as Amsterdam Catacombs, Mazzo, the Roothaanhuis Club, the Repetitiehuis and more. During this period he is versatile in discovering different music styles from Trance to Hardcore. This introduces him to other talents such as Technoboy, Lady Dana, Jon the Dentist, and Captain Tinrib amongst others.
Thanks to friends, he comes into contact with organization Q Dance, which brings him to his debut and highlight by playing his set in front of more than 3000 people in Zaandam, the Netherlands.Shortly afterwards he decides to arrange a break to delve into the choice of genre and further develop his ambition and name. Soon he comes into contact with a friend who introduces him to the production program Ableton. In a short time he has the necessary knowledge of the program and thus creates his first tracks.
During the Music Fair in Utrecht he handsover his demo to 3 different record labels including Above All Records where he made his debut with the release of his production Freefall. He is noticed by none other than Aly and Fila when his remix of “Ataraxia – DCL” is played in the podcast Future Sound of Egypt. Soon his own productions are noticed as “Opus Novae” and “Infinitum” can be heard in the podcast of A State of Trance by Armin van Buuren. His remix of Damien S & Atmani – Gypsycology will also be played during the podcast Vonyc Sessions by Paul van Dyk.
This ensures that he is in line ups throughout the Netherlands including ADE Trance Academy, Angels of Freedom, Oblivion, Play! Festival and other parties with DJs such as Johan Gielen, RAM, Marco V, Richard Durand, Andy Moor, Super8 & Tab, Jochen Miller, Misja Helsloot, and many more.
His journey into the unknown is still active, and full of discoveries that he shares with his audience.