"As a creative artist, my goal is to always make music that I love that will connect with people on an emotional level. It’s all about creating your reality while inspiring others. Design the Mood."- M-Squared
Michael "M-Squared" McPherson is a DJ, Producer, and Mood Designer, internationally renowned as one of the world’s finest DJs, sought after by A-List Celebrities, Fashion Designers and Corporate Brands. He is known for his eclectic sound, style and unique ability to blur genre and generational lines.
M-Squared is the Winner of the 2010 USA Red Bull Thre3style National Championship and is also a Finalist on the hit TV series Master of The Mix Season 2. M-Squared headlines premiere venues across the globe such as The Elysee Montmartre in Paris, France, LIV Nightclub & Bamboo in Miami Beach, Hemingway’s in Hollywood, CA. Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, Heat Super Club in the South of France, LAX Nightclub in the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, UCF Arena, House of Blues and Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL. and has showcased at the SXSW Festival to an audience of over 20,000 music lovers. M-Squared performs at various sporting events from NBA All-Star Weekend & NFL Superbowl festivities to the Daytona 500. M-Squared has shared Headlining bills with Mark Ronson, Z-Trip, LL Cool J, Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak, Lupe Fiasco and many more. M-Squared has worked with celebrities such as Kelly Rowland, Idris Elba, Dwight Howard, ?uestlove, Amber Rose, Nene Leakes and many more.
With a diverse clientele roster that includes brands such as Walt Disney World, Tommy Hilfiger, Red Bull, Diageo, and Maxim Magazine, M-Squared continues to Design the Mood. Whether it’s traveling to Dubai to perform with Grammy Award winner, Kelly Rowland as her Tour DJ, or spinning at private events for Tommy Hilfiger himself. M-Squared has also worked as DJ & Co-Host on the Fuse TV Network’s "Fuse News" program with Jack Osbourne, Alexa Chung and Ashanti. M-Squared's passionate performances, extraordinary attention to detail and commitment to quality keep him in high demand.
M-Squared’s interest in music started at an early age. He joined the school band as a drummer and created mixes using a dual cassette deck as his turntables, until finally earning his first pair of Technics going into college. While rocking parties through his college years at Florida Atlantic University, M-Squared completed an extensive internship with Universal Music Group and graduated with a degree in International Business. In addition, he has also worked with brands such as Banana Republic and Armani, which helped sharpen his eye for fashion and learn the importance of the music & fashion industries working together. Ready for the world, M-Squared decided to pursue his passion as a creative artist and began DJ’ing and making a name for himself on the celebrity DJ scene and honing his skills as a music producer.
M-Squared made his national television debut to millions of viewers on Master of the Mix, a reality television series and DJ competition now airing on VH1. Season 2 of the show aired half hour episodes on Saturday nights on the Viacom Networks. M-Squared’s skilled performances consistently earned him high regards from the shows esteemed judges, and became a fan favorite throughout the season placing as a Finalist in the top tier. The 2011 season of the show has ten episodes and eleven DJ’s. The show is hosted by Just Blaze and judged by Kid Capri, Vikter Duplaix, and Amber Rose. Recent career highlights include: M-Squared was featured as the headlining act for NBC/Universal CityWalk’s "EVE" New Years Eve Celebration which generated record breaking numbers for Universal; M-Squared produced all of the original music used in Universal‚s ad campaigns; M-Squared was voted Best DJ in the Red Bull #WingsToWalls Campaign and was rewarded with a Mural featuring his likeness on a building in the popular Mills 50 District in Orlando, FL created by artist Andrew Spear. M-Squared was chosen as one of the Top 20 Coolest People In Orlando by Axis Magazine. Always staying busy touring, performing at private events, working in the studio; In 2013 M-Squared released his first official EP of original music called the Mood Designer EP and various Remixes including his Justin Timberlake Suit & Tie Remix which has garnered support from Blogs and DJ’s across the globe.
Award & Live Performance Highlights
Toured with the Grammy Award winning, R&B Superstar Kelly Rowland in the U.S. & Dubai UAE
Red Bull Thre3style Competition USA Champion
Headlining performer at NBC Universal City-Walk New Year Eve Show in Orlando
Featured on Viacom’s Vh1 hit Reality TV Show "Master of The Mix"
Exclusive performer at corporate events for world renown brands Diageo and Tommy Hilfiger nationally
"M-Squared is a beast! Watching his sxsw
performance video made me want to be there
in the crowd"- Kelly Rowland
"The ability to convey skill. Precision.
Cleverness. Rhythm. And the unexpected
in 15 minutes is hard. In my opinion
M-Squared did it in the Red Bull Thre3style
championship." - Questlove
"When he went from motown to dubstep in his
set I was impressed. M-Squared had the best
set in the master of the mix finale."- Just Blaze
"The way M-Squared is going in, he’s got
the 250k dollar signs in his eyes on the
master of the mix finale!"- Dj Kid Capri
"Big respect to M-Squared! We just
rocked this party together, the man
is on fire!" - Doug E. Fresh
"M-Squared is excellent. We started
Cassidy Podell and Mark Ronson,
M-Squared is on his way." - Tommy Hilfiger & Andy Hilfiger