Michael Airhart – “Growing Up In The Projects In The Early 80’s”


Michael Airhart – “Growing Up In The Projects In The Early 80’s”

S&S: What’s your style of music? How do you describe it?
Michael Airhart: I love soulful house, gospel house, funky house and disco house . These different types are meds to my soul. I carry a case of these were ever I go .more like stress relief. Sometimes when the day gets ruff I slide a CD in and its a rap stress be gone lol

S&S: Who or what was most instrumental to you when it came to music?
Michael Airhart: Farley ‘JACKMASTER” Funk. Know one ever new this but growing up in the projects in the early 80’s my mom was my world but my mom had a huge drug issue and an abusive drunk boyfriend. Who would always lay hands on my mom. My mom was a women who worked hard for every thing but couldn’t shake the habit. A lot of people didn’t no my mom was a functioning addict. This is where Farley came in . It was times were I wanted to commit suicide. Seeing my mom go through this as a young adult made me want to give up until i cut on the radio and Farley was on djing. The way he played, the way his Farley sample started off HIS mixes change my life. The music and the way he played the music gave me hope. He’s the reason why I became a dj, he’s the reason I believe i’m still here because of him . If not listening to him every night on the radio I believe I would have left this earth a along time ago. I’m still a true Farley “JACKMASTER” Funk fan.

S&S: What drives you creatively?
Michael Airhart: Faith, humbleness and the will to try and change this world. If it doesn’t happen, I’ve gave my best effort.

S&S: How much does your audience influence you and your music selection?
Michael Airhart: I look at my audience as if they were standing in my face. I value all opinions. Doesn’t mean I’m going add all opinions to my playlist but heck I learn something from all. Look i’m not perfect. But I do know one thing GOD CHOOSE ME TO TOUCH THE SOULS ON HIS CHILDREN THROUGH MUSIC.

S&S: What artists or genres do you listen to when you’re not working?
Michael Airhart: PAUL JOHNSON NOT BECAUSE HES MY BEST FRIEND its because Paul is very very talented. When Paul Johnson creates music on a high level, I’ve never seen nothing like it. Farley, Steve “Silk”Hurley, Kenny Bobien, Byron Stingly, Stacy Kidd, Maurice Joshua definitely terry hunter but the list goes on an on. .House Music to me is my soundtrack of life lol

S&S: Do you have any favorite memories of growing up with your family?
Michael Airhart: I have a lot of favorite memories but this is the kicker. I stayed home sick from school just so I can Sneak, Paul Johnson, Eric Martin, Robert Armani down in my basement so we can play the new record bringing down the walls lol dag i was real sick that day lol lol

S&S: Is there anything you would like people to know about you?
Michael Airhart: To know about me is to know I love everyone. I help and give my all to the world,kids & young adults. So own my heart I will always be humble no hatred over here just pure love.

S&S: Are there any charities you are working with or excited to tell us about?
Michael Airhart: I have a lot of charities I work with. Homewood walk of hope for cancer is one as i’m going on my 6th year.
I donate a character or mascot to stand at the finish line every year to hug the people as they finish the walk . There’s so many toy drives, school drives. I help Feed the families . I’m everywhere, every day were ever GOD sends me I’m there.

S&S: Are there any questions that you wish people would ask you?
Michael Airhart: Yes! Ask me if i’m happy or if I’m living my dreams . Ask me can I do more than enough. 

S&S: And on the flip side of that, are there any questions or references you wish people would stop asking or using?
Michael Airhart: A lot people ask me the same thing but all people are different. Inquiring minds won’t to no so I just keep answering questions even if its for the 10000 time lol lol

S&S: What artist(s) have you been the most excited to work with?
Michael Airhart: Paul Johnson because trough out the years we made great Production . I mean I’ve been to places I thought I will never go.

S&S: Are there any artists that you dream of working with on a collaboration?
Michael Airhart: I would love to work with FARLEY on a track. Steve “Silk” Hurley & definitely Byron Stingly.

S&S: S&S: What can we look forward to next from you?
Michael Airhart: Im back in the studio after a 10 summer break lol.lol working you all are going to pass out when u here my never loss but found music. Trust me world the sounds of Michael Airhart is back

S&S: What legacy would you like to leave?
Michael Airhart: That I got the chance to be heard around the world through house music. Look at me now, I was loss but found . Music PLEASE don’t count me out never alright now S&S  PEACE N LOVE

Q&A By: Shannon “Skip” SyasS&S Chicago

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