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MICK  🎧 Your Favorite Brand's Favorite DJ 👶🏽 Dad of @mylesXB 🎤 Speaker 💸 Angel Investor 🛫 Frequent Flier 👟 Sneakerhead 🌉 Brooklynite Visit: MICK.co

I’ve really been focused on my health the last few months #sponsored. A dialed-in, protein heavy diet, some interval cardio, and lots of strength training have been my magic formula for losing 15 pounds.
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My @diesel touchscreen #smartwatch has made tracking my gains and monitoring my heart rate super easy. #DieselxAoki #DieselOn

Politics as usual with the homie @martellusb. Here’s an outtake discussing the intersection of government, nightlife and emotion. Yes, that can happen.
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Check it out: bit.ly/martymick

They said do the fake Instagram laugh pose. This is what I came up with. 🤷🏽‍♀️
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Thanks for having me in, @gq. Probably the best view for morning coffee... ever.
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📸: @nmdelarosa

In honor of the @Chase Sapphire NextUp concert at @Pier17NYC, I present to you a fun playlist of music that was "next up" when I started... And music that is next up to this generation. #ad
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A fun mix of throwbacks and new stuff to get you into a fall mood.
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mick.fm/nextup
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FYI: I work with #ChaseSapphire but I curated this playlist based upon my personal selections. :) #sapphireinsider

People are always asking me branding thoughts and career advice. Not that I really need another job, but I decided to package that up and offer it.
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Today, I spent the morning with the amazing people of @sbx_boxing walking through some personal branding problems + solutions, and some other fun marketing dilemmas. Also fun: we did the class in a boxing ring. Lol.
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Thank you guys so much for having me! 🥊

All these pyramids got me feeling like the Illuminati, but @mylesxb absolutely enjoyed his time at #hypefest last weekend. 🔺🔺🔺
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Thank you @hypekids + @hypebeast for having us.
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📸: @vikramvalluri

Mike Jordan of rap / outside J working. 🏀

Thank you @incmagazine - this article has made my day / week / month.
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bit.ly/mickinc

Key takeaways:

Mick Batyske's relentless hustle, creative endeavors, and sharp business sense make him a unique combination of @garyvee and @questlove. It's no surprise that many refer to him as the most entrepreneurial DJ.

Deejaying 100+ events a year, most people don't know that he is also an avid startup investor and in-demand business speaker.

Here are 3 insights that Batyske shared about investing and entrepreneurship in general.
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⚡️ Business is all about the people: always try to delight the customer
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"We live in a design-fueled society. I want to know how well founders understand their audience, and how much they've thought of their brand strategy. Lots of founders have good ideas, but good ideas coupled with great branding will go much further."
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⚡️ Learn to trust your gut, but stay agile
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"Put it out there and see what happens, and then iterate on the fly as needed. If my gut tells me to put on a song, I'm going to put on that song. I'll know within the first 30 seconds if it will work or not, and if it doesn't, then I'm pivoting to another genre or mood. Failure is fine if you do it fast.”
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Batyske won't invest in people he doesn't like. He doesn't need to be "best friends" with them, but definitely has to be able to "connect with them on a personal level."
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This is partly because he tends to go above and beyond for all his portfolio companies, providing everything from branding advice to connections.
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⚡️ Keep a diverse portfolio

Some of his current investments include @anchor.fm, @localeur, @lovedotdotdash, and @bsgdispatch (where, ironically, LeBron just filmed his new TV series, "The Shop.”)
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While Batyske's investments are quite varied, he's currently bullish on the direct-to-consumer space.
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"It's all about consumer discovery. Successful DTC companies are like finding your next favorite indie artist. I see so many great brands bring creative in this space.
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“I invested in @winc, because of how they are innovating in wine. My most recent deal is investing & advising for @backdrop, which I think will become the Glossier of paint.”

I’m timezone-hopping this month going from NYC to Vegas to Hawaii and ending up in Miami. #sponsored.
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As a DJ, I like to make playlists that remind me of each city I’m in… and I can control them easily via my new @diesel touchscreen #smartwatch #DieselxAoki #DieselOn

That Dad-Glow is real. Until @mylesxb (and his vest that I wish came in adult sizes) stopped the Ghostface record mid-song. 🤷🏽‍♀️
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Congrats to my friends at @infatuation for an amazing @eeeeeatscon yesterday. Gained 5 pounds. Lol.
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📸: @rana

What an amazing feeling to drop “Sicko Mode” at an art museum in front of thousands. Thank you @clevelandmuseumofart for having me! Sidenote: I want to do a global museum party series - would be crazy.

Making them laugh since the 80’s... put me on any stage and it’s bound to be a good time. My masters was in Marketing, and my life goal besides deejaying was to work in advertising. Thus, it was truly an honor to be a panelist today for @advertisingweek. #awnewyork
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📸: @whatjusee

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