House music was arguably at a peak in the '80s and '90s, but DJ Mimo successfully keeps the genre alive here on the North Coast. In the bio he's posted on his website, he describes himself as a "fixture on the Cleveland club and hotel lounge scene." That's an apt description as Mimo is the go-to guy for cocktail parties — he's even spun at the historic Pump Room in Chicago's swanky Gold Coast neighborhood. In the three short years he's been active on the local club scene, Mimo has opened for acts such as ATB, Sander van Doorn, Robbie Rivera, Tritonal and Paul Van Dyk. He was on the bill with electronic heavyweights Krewella at the festival that took place at Public Square to ring in the New Year. He's also set to perform at Life in Color, the big outdoor paint party that takes place on May 3 in the parking lot at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. "Suicide Holler," his terrific collaboration with local singer Lauren Lanzaretta, features thick bass riffs and soulful vocals.
Staff Pick: DJ Mimo