About House Shoes

“House Shoes, AKA Michael Buchanan, isn’t concerned with popularity. Unfailingly outspoken, the Detroit-born DJ and producer condemns and exalts music with equal vigor. If he hates your record, expect soul-atomizing honesty. If he loves it, he’ll play it endlessly.”


“House Shoes spun Dilla beats ad infinitum at famed Detroit venues like St. Andrews Hall, and  also championed rappers like Danny Brown, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, and Quelle Chris, far before they were known to the general public.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2006, he’s become a fixture in the city’s perennially vibrant music scene, releasing his own music (2012’s Let it Go, 2019’s Big Shoes w/Big Tone), DJing in over 40 countries and hosting a sometimes-weekly radio show, Magic.

Since 2013, he’s released over 70 projects from upcoming producers and artists to multi-platinum producers through his record label, Street Corner Music.

With an ear for beats that deconstruct rote boom-bap templates and defy the limits of sample-based sounds, he’s shaping the future of the music he’s devoted his life to promoting and protecting.”

Bio by Max Bell