Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

Real Name:
Michael J. Lewis
Profile:
Club DJ, remixer and producer - associated with Disconet remix service and the West Coast Hi-NRG scene (Moby Dick).

(February 24, 1944 - August 26, 1988)

Michael used "Michael Lewis" as his DJing name and "Mike Lewis" on his label credits.

In the 70's and 80's Michael Lewis was one the most important DJs on the U.S. West Coast. He wrote the Disco column for Billboard magazine 1979-1980 and in 1981 was selected the Best Regional DJ. In 1979 he received the Award Of Merit's Best Disco DJ from the California Disco DJ Association. Michael made numerous contributions to the Disconet, Hot Tracks and Razormaid remix services. He was also associated with the West Coast Hi-NRG label Moby Dick Records.

Club residencies:

Chippendales, Los Angeles
Paradise Ballroom, Los Angeles
Circus Disco, Los Angeles 1976-1978
Studio One, Los Angeles 1978-1980
Probe, Los Angeles 1980 and for three months concurrently at Trocadero Transfer
Trocadero Transfer, San Francisco 1980-1983
The Detour, San Francisco 1981-1984 and July 1988 before his passing

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Mike Lewis Discography

Remix

Foxy Foxy - Party Boys (Single, Maxi) T.K. Disco Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Carol Jiani Hit 'N Run Lover (Moby Mix Version) Carol Jiani - Hit 'N Run Lover Moby Dick Records US 1981 Sell This Version
BTG-234 Boys Town Gang Cruisin' The Streets (Instrumental) (Disco Remix) Boys Town Gang - Cruisin' The Streets (Remix)(12", Ltd, S/Edition) Moby Dick Records BTG-234 US 1981 Sell This Version
MP-312 Tantra (2) Top Shot (Remix) Tantra (2) - The Double Remix(12", Maxi) Importe/12 MP-312 US 1981 Sell This Version
RAMSH 12-3167 The Passengers* Hot Leather (A Special Moby Dick R.E.M.I.X.) (as Michael Lewis) The Passengers* - Hot Leather(12") Rams Horn Records RAMSH 12-3167 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
Partners (5) Partners (5) - Give It To Me RKM France 1982 Sell This Version
SA 1-1 Various Mercy Various - Series 1, Issue 1(12", Promo) Hot Tracks SA 1-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
SA 1-4 Various Various - Series 1 Issue 4(12", Comp) Hot Tracks SA 1-4 US 1982 Sell This Version
Carol Jiani Hit 'N Run Lover (Moby Dick R.E.M.I.X) Carol Jiani - Hit 'N Run Lover Rams Horn Records Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
DN, MWDN208A, MWDN311-1, MWDN313A, MWDN403-1, MWDN409A, MWDN410-1, MWDN413A, MWDN503-2, MWDN609A, MWDN703A Various Can You Feel It Various - Disconet Dance Classics: #1(5x12", Comp, Ltd, Box) Disconet Program Service, Disconet Program Service, Disconet Program Service, Disconet Program Service, Disconet Program Service, Disconet Program Service, Disconet Program Service, Disconet Program Service, Disconet Program Service, Disconet Program Service, Disconet Program Service DN, MWDN208A, MWDN311-1, MWDN313A, MWDN403-1, MWDN409A, MWDN410-1, MWDN413A, MWDN503-2, MWDN609A, MWDN703A US 1985 Sell This Version
Various No Way Back ( and 2 more… Various - Series 6, Issue 8 Hot Tracks US 1987 Sell This Version
Various Tomorrow (as Michael Lewis) and 3 more… Various - Hot Tracks - Best Of Hot Tracks Vol. 01 (Comp) Hot Tracks US 1987 Sell This Version
MWDN-DC-2 Various Party Boys (Remix) Various - Disconet Dance Classics #2(Box, Comp, Ltd + 3x12", P/Mixed) Disconet Program Service MWDN-DC-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
Depeche Mode Behind The Wheel (Razormaid Mix) Depeche Mode - DJ's Revenge (Comp) Downtown Records (Germany) Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Various Behind The Wheel (Razormaid Mix) (as Michael Lewis) Various - Technopolis Vol. II (Comp) Back In Black (2) Germany 1992 Sell This Version
none Various Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go and 5 more… Various - 15th Anniversary Collectors Edition (Part 1)(17xCD, Comp) Hot Tracks none US 1997 Sell This Version
none Soda Club Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Mike Lewis Kuta Club MIx) Soda Club - Heaven Is A Place On Earth(CDr, Promo) Concept Music none UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Kristine W The Boss (N-Trance/Mike Lewis Radio Edit) and 1 more… Kristine W - The Boss: Global Underground Remixes(File, MP3, Single, 256) Fly Again Music none US 2008
302 060 837-2 Various Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Mike Lewis Remix) Various - Singles - #1 Club Remixes(CD, Comp) Water Music Dance 302 060 837-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
DRCCDX021 Tantra (2) Top Shot (The Double Remix) Tantra (2) - The Collection(2xCD, Album, Comp) Harmless DRCCDX021 UK 2013 Sell This Version
HSRXD006 Boys Town Gang Cruisin' The Streets (Instrumental Disco Remix) Boys Town Gang - Disco Kicks (The Complete Moby Dick Records Recordings)(2xCD, Comp, RM) Hot Shot Records (7) HSRXD006 UK 2014 Sell This Version
HT-VB-02 Various Can't Take My Eyes Off You Various - The Very Best Of Hot Tracks Volume 2(2x12", Promo) Hot Tracks HT-VB-02 US Unknown Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

De La Soul Trying People De La Soul - AOI: Bionix (Album) Tommy Boy US 2001 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

LPBS - 1004 Various A Rose Is A Rose and 1 more… Various - Disco - Mambo(LP, Album) Beta Record C.A. LPBS - 1004 Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
212024X Sylvia Bennett I Need A Man Sylvia Bennett - I Need A Man(7", Single, Promo) Out Of Sight Music 212024X US 1982 Sell This Version

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rhdinah

rhdinah

December 13, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
Michael joined Trocadero Transfer during and after the Bobby Viteritti and Trip Ringwald period. Michael's style was different from the high energy sets normally heard at the Troc. He could imaginatively spin superior music that was never heard before at the club and was master of B-side, between the breaks style of music programming. For me he hit his greatest period while spinning the busy nights at The Detour, a SF Gay leather bar in the Castro. His unique sleaze sets and get down and dirty programming added to the magic of the nights in this sexually-charged club. When Michael was upstairs at the tables when you arrived, you knew you were in for a great time.