M Ortiz is a New York City DJ, music producer, and audio engineer born in Queens and raised in Valdosta, Georgia. While his days are reserved for producing records at Master Kings Studios, his nights are spent curating the soundtrack for parties in elite clubs across the country. Between his skill as a turntablist and his production expertise, this southern gentleman has brought a breath of fresh air to the nightclub scene.
M Ortiz’s interest in the production and engineering world was initially influenced by his piano-playing background. Later inspired by Craze, A-Trak, and Tony Touch, M took to YouTube and the DJ Scratch Academy to teach himself and hone his craft. Eventually this resulted in being accepted into NYU’s competitive Clive Davis program. Soon after, he interned at the Avatar Studio where he perfected his ear for mixing and mastering. This led to opportunities in various prestigious studios, where he was able to work with the likes of artists such as Swizz Beats, Alicia Keys, Alicia Keys, Pharrell, and Maino.
Since then, M Ortiz has racked up an impressive list of high profile clients, including Prada, Adidas, Versace, Bud Light, Pepsi, and Seventeen Magazine, to name a few. He handles each event with an open mind and a readiness to tell a story through his musical selection and technical skill, as he seamlessly combines the excitement of turntablism with the creative energy of memorable records.
You can find M Ortiz spinning all over the country – and soon, the world, under his new management team 4AM. Look out for his upcoming EP and monthly podcasts to keep you grooving no matter where you are.