Miles Maeda was one of the pioneering members of Chicago‘s club and rave scene in the early 90’s. Originally hailing from Hawaii, Miles‘ influence in the Midwest was unique and made longlasting impressions. His classical background and training inspired him to experiment with many different styles and genres which shone forth in his prolific studio productions and live performances, enriching Chicago for many years.
With his partners DJ Colette and Josh Werner (Antenna), he co-founded the ‘Material’ night at Shelter, a weekly event supporting and featuring new house music from ‘94-’96. It provided a home for artists like Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Sneak, Diz, Cajmere, Moodymann, Herbert and many others.
He also develop an ambient/downtempo night, ‘Atmospheric Audio Chair’, along with Josh and Ken Waagner (Hit It) from ‘93-’95 which became a favorite haunt of one Mixmaster Morris.
And his current residency at the Smartbar, celebrating 8 years (1998-2006), has also been an anchor in the new house music scene along with nights featuring Smartbar co-residents DJ Heather, DJ Colette, Kaskade and Justin Long (No Assembly Firm).
Miles’ creative projects continued to blossom after his relocation to California where he created such works as ‘Things Are Things’ EP (Aroma), ‘Tell Me Why’ EP (Lowdown), and ‘The New House Sound of Chicago’ (Igloo/Smartbar/Shure). His current projects include the ‘Three Easy Pieces‘ EP (Dae), ‘I’ts My World‘ EP (Bump) and ‘I’ll Be A Freak For You’ remix for Swirl People (Aroma).
Alongside his creative music lifestyle, Miles is also a certified yoga teacher (World Evolution Yoga), traveling the world (Traveling Love Show) to share these tools of transformation alongside his DJ shows. He also runs a DJ/music production program (DJ Evolution) to assist those wishing to cultivate a deeper creative connection to DJing and electronic music production. Now residing in Los Angeles, Miles‘ current endeavor is his new record label (Bopsa) which will feature releases by Derrick Carter, Lawnchair Generals, Swirl People and Kaskade.