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Every week there are new faces on the DJ scene, but none are as fresh faced and young as Michael Brun. The Haitian born DJ is playing this weekend at Ultra on the main stage. Deco caught up with Mike and talked about his "Rise" to success.

At 21, Michael Brun is one of the youngest signed DJs on the scene, but he doesn't just play records he also makes the music.

Michael Brun: "I've been playing musical instruments since I was six. My parents enrolled me in piano lessons first and then I ended up doing violin, guitar. I like to sing as well."

After discovering electronic music, Michael worked hard and perfected his craft.

Michael Brun: "I lived in Haiti my whole life up until 16. I went to military school in Indiana which as kind of out of left field, out of nowhere, really great experience."

In between doing pushups and classwork, Michael hit it big with tracks "Dawn" and "Rise."

Michael Brun: "Two years ago I signed two tracks within two month period, Hardwell Reveal Records in December 2011, the next month I signed my track to phasing records."

Brun's career took off, he performed at clubs all over the country. Recently he returned to Haiti to a sold out show.

Michael Brun: "December 2013 I played my first show back in Haiti, so it was really special to me coz it was hometown."

Michael is taking the main stage at Ultra this year. He plans to bring the bass along with a whole lotta' soul.

Michael Brun: "Right now there's a trend for very loud hard hitting music... that's cool. I think what I can bring to the table is that melodic backbone, keeping soul?"

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