Welcome To My First Blog Post!

May 27, 2019
Hello friends! Welcome to my new blog!
I‘d like to use this first blog post to introduce myself to those that may not know me, and show some appreciation for my life story.
Most of my memories as the human that I am today start when I was adopted at age 5, from which I grew up as a Star Wars nerd in the heart of Silicon Valley, California.
My biological family on my mother’s side is all from Costa Rica, and my biological family on my father’s side is all from Russia. Two ethnicities I have always been proud of.
I graduated from high school in Mountain View, California and attended college at the University of California Santa Barbara, where I first connected with my good friends in Rebelution.
The art of deejaying took hold of me in January of 2007 when I realized that I could use my laptop to DJ. That was over 12 years ago now, when I bought my first mixer and just one turntable. My first regularly paid gig was at the local bowling alley in Santa Barbara: Zodos. I actually landed the gig because I was on the UCSB bowling team for the 2 years prior! I continued on to deejay for local bars and nightclubs, friend’s parties, Greek life, weddings… I never declined a gig!
Then in 2013 my good friend Braelyn Davis introduced me to Marley D Williams of Rebelution, and all 3 of us decided to make a life jump from Santa Barbara to San Diego. That introduction and the decision to move to a new city was the spark that fired up my touring career with Rebelution, and now here I am 6 years later and the sky is hardly the limit!
Special shoutouts to my older brother who first showed me what good music meant. To my parents for not killing me when I told them I wanted to be a DJ full time after college. To my friends in college, the Nightowl crew, and my Santa Barbara family for supporting my crazy aspirations and putting up with 21 year old Drackle (drunk-Mackle), as well as my Rebelution and Hill Kid family for building my life experience from a local DJ to the touring artist I am today.
But perhaps even most important of all, a shoutout to YOU, the listener, that makes all of it matter.
I look forward to many more sometimes hard, sometimes ugly, always worth while experiences along this musical journey. Here’s to hoping that you are part of that journey.

Thank you for being a listener and for making it all matter. The future looks bright ya’ll! Cheers!

38 Comments

on Welcome To My First Blog Post!.
  1. Veronica Jimenez
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    You’re the man Mackle!! See you soon! Much love🤙

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    Hey Boy Hey !!!!!

    Just Keep Doing what your Doing, Your Killing it !!!!!!
    Be the best you can be and share the Joy as you go along .
    Always Always Have love for your Fans, even the ones that doubt you Cause no matter what you will Shine !!!

    Much Love
    Kaitlynn

  3. valerie rodriguez
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    Amazing story. I have a 6 year old through adoption and my husband was adopted also. Powerful story. Can’t wait to see you on stage again!

  4. Shannon
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    You’re an amazing Dj and clearly a beautiful human! Thank you for the wonderful music ♥️

  5. Elo Jimenez
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    You’re doing great! Proud of you! Keep doing what you love! ❤

  6. Damyan Gutierrez
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    It’s awesome to get an insight of where you started from to now. Can’t wait to see what you do in the future. 🙏👌Good Vibes.😎😌

  7. Alyssa E.
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    Drackle, haha! I love what you do, big inspiration for me. Much love 🙏🏼❤️

  8. Brittany Youngberg
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    Awesome!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Can’t wait to see you!!!

  9. Kevin Rafferty
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    Much Love & Respect ❤️💛💚🎼🤙🏼

  10. Lorena
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    Hi dj Mackie. I love your story, I love how far you gone to make all you’re dreams come true. Much love to you and the journey awaits for you.

  11. Mary Ann Pascual
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    Keep it up 👌 Proud of U.. Music is Life 🤗 Hope to see u in Person soon 😘

  12. Alan Scott
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    My dude! You deserve the success and beyond! Journey on!

  13. Yasmeena Habib
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    You rock DJ Mackle!!! I can’t wait to see you soon! Sending all the good and love vibes! ❤️🤟🏽🤙🏽🌻🌎🌞🌻

  14. Lynda Espinoza
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    Best wishes see you August in Vegas 🤗

  15. Kayla Carter
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    Looking forward to seeing you live! 💚

  16. Ilai Sandoval
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    You’re one heck of a great guy, with a great passion of music. You’re the man Mackle!🙏🏼🔥 Cheers Dude!🍻

  17. Alyssa Cavin
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    Won tickets to your show last year…best show I’ve ever seen at Britt in Jacksonville, OR! Keep rockin man, making the west coast proud!🤙🏼

  18. Sandra Castelo
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    You followed your musical passion and I’m so glad! I’ll never forget the first time I heard your set at The Greek Theater in between bands. You were up on stage having a blast and I was getting down! Live Forever!!!

  19. Nancy
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    Continue to reach for the sky! You got this. Your Passion shows!!! 💙💙💙

  20. Chris Sanchez
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    The Sky is hardly the limit! Stoked to see you guys at the Rise up festival!

  21. Jaime Garcia
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    Dope post man. Excited to see you in Berkeley this summer 👍🏻

  22. Jen
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    Love this idea! Can’t wait to read more. Hope to see you guys in Florida soon. <3

  23. Vicente Soto 805 Mad Hatter
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    Mad love bro thanks for the love see u at Avila Beach

  24. Awesomeness bro
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    Dreams come true. Congrats on your success.

  25. Irene
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    Great watchin you blow up n shine love it good vibes sent to you hope to see u soon

  26. Lee Woehlke
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    Pura Vida brotha. May God be with you always.

    • Krissy Adams
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      ❤💛💚

  27. Jonathan DeOliveira
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    You’re always killing it bro! Can’t wait to see you spin it live in asbury New Jersey! Keeep spinning those pioneers brotha

  28. Ashley Morley
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    Sending much love, thank you for what you do💚

  29. Shannon Quinn
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    So excited to see you live again in NY! Keep bringing the fire and always remember what it feels like to have your family from literally all over the globe, we are all blessed to have you in ours! One love ✌❤🤟

  30. Sarah Duran
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    You are amazing! Thank you for sharing your STORY with us <3

  31. Alexandra Terrero
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    Amazing blog!

  32. Tamara Bartlett
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    Look forward to seeing you soon!

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    thank you for sharing your story bro! Much love

  34. Arty pimentel
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    Your the man! Keep it up brotha!

  35. Mariana Mathieu
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    Thank you for sharing your story! Blessings!!!

  36. Kellie Flores
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    Awesome! Love it! Hope to win those tix to come see you guys. Money is a little tight or I’d just but them, but either way I’m sure its gonna be great! Hope to see you guys soon.
    From NC,
    Kellie

  37. Sassanda
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    I love hearing your story! Thanks for doing what you do, you’re amazing!!!

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