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Mike Huckaby

Mike Huckaby (2020), legendary Detroit house music DJ

by Kirk Fox

Mike Huckaby was a Detroit house music DJ who was influential in the house and techno scene.  

  • Died: Friday, April 24, 2020 (Who else died on April 24?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 54 in a Detroit hospital after suffering a stroke and then testing positive for COVID-19.     
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Influential House DJ 

Huckaby was a major figure in the Detroit house and techno music scene. Starting out of high school, he had residencies at Motor Lounge and the Majestic Café. He also toured in the United States and internationally. Huckaby was also known as the manager of the dance music department at Record Time.  

Hard work pays off

“I committed myself to days and years of practice. I started with [ghetto-tech pioneer] Gary Chandler. I practiced religiously every day. We didn’t stop until we could handle a 9-to-2 party.” —From a 2003 interview in the Detroit Free Press


What they said about him

Full Obituary: Detroit Free Press

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