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His mum calls him Mikkas, but for the rest of the world this Norwegian DJ and producer is better known as “Djuma Soundsystem”. He was catapulted into the house scene over a decade ago with his club classic “Les Djinns” on Get Physical music. With its huge crossover appeal it ended up being one of the most sold tracks on beatport of all times. Back then his sound was very influenced from Arabic sounds and rhythms. A lot has changed over the many years, through a steady flow of releases and quite a few world tours, but Djuma Soundsystems sound still remains with a strong organic core. These days he's very influenced by African tribal music, and is fusing it with his own trademarked warm electronic sound – always with one foot in European house and techno and the other in more exotic inspirations.

He has made mix compilations and put out releases on significant labels like Crosstown Rebels, SOSO, Noir, Rebirth, My Favourite Robot, Elite, Eskimo, Audiomatique, Conya, Toolroom, Neurotraxx, Soundz, IO, Subjekt, This is, Tenampa, Fukai and Get Physical.

He's remixed, or been remixed by the likes of Maya Jane Cole, Coyu, Moby, Trentemøller, dOP, Umek, Oliver Schories, Gotan Project, Uner, Kolombo, Noir, Tiger Stripes, Martinez, Pete Oak, diskJokke, Hardfloor, Hanne & Lore, Kruse & Nuernberg, Jerome Sydenham, Aki Bergen, LazarusMan, Rodriguez Jr, Solee… just to name a few.

Djuma Soundsystem creates music – not just grooves! Fitted for entertaining a bigger festival crowd, and a more intimate clubs alike. He has six world tours under his belt, visiting all continents, and played some of the most famous venues and festivals out there, some of them being Kater Blau (Berlin), The End (London), Space (Ibiza), Cocoon (Frankfurt), Zouk SG (Singapore), Blue Frog (Mumbai), Hardpop (Juarez), Nevermind (Sydney), Cielo (NYC), Villa (Oslo), Soma (Goa), W (Bali), Migas (Bejing), Ritter Butzke (Berlin), D-Edge (Sau Paulo), Amate-raxi (Tokyo), Pratersauna (Vienna), Truth (Johannesburg), Stadium (Jakarta), Space (Miami), Watergate (Berlin), Indogo (Istanbul), Kristal (Bucharest), Fuse (Bruxelles), and festivals like Fusion (Germany), Kazantip (Ukraine), Roskilde (Denmark), Reworks (Greece), Universo Paralello (Brazil), ADE (Holland), Sunburn (India), Sonar (Spain), Free Fat Festival (Ukraine), Exit (Serbia), and the biggest gig of all - playing the last hour counting down to midnight at Baha beach in Rio on new years eve 2009, - in front of a breathtaking million people!