The 5 Things MICK Can't Live Without
MICK, or the DJ formerly known as Mick Boogie, knows how to play to a room. In fact, the Brooklyn-based talent regularly plays to rooms the world over, in locales such as Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Dubai, Berlin, and his hometown of New York City (with residencies at The Darby, 1OAK, and more). He even graces private events for the likes of Beyonce and Jay Z, Lebron James, Twitter, Ralph Lauren, and Esquire. A man as well-traveled as MICK undoubtedly has a selection of go-tos, both for the road and for when he finally gets to kick back at home for a little R&R.
GEAR: IWC Aquatimer Chronograph"Charles Darwin Edition" - $11,100
An homage to the man who believed in the ultimate of innovative advancement, the watch features an attractive bronze case that reminds us of the vessel famously used for Darwin's expedition to the Galapagos Islands, the HMS Beagle. Click the link above to get more details on all the other IWC makings that put this model ahead of the pack.
MICK: I've definitely become a watch collector over the years and my new favorite is the new Aquatimer from IWC. It's a diver's watch that looks as great in the ocean as it does walking around the city. And the Charles Darwin edition looks extra cool, because of the bronze bezel.
TECH: SonosPlaybar - $699
Wirelessly streaming whatever tunes you want to, er, tune out to, it also upgrades any HD television screens with richly textured HiFi sound.
MICK: Music is my life. With Sonos, I can literally set the appropriate mood in every room of my house. I can be listening to one of my mixes in my office, my wife can be cooking to some Kendrick Lamar in the kitchen, and we can have some reggae playing in the living room to set a nice chill mood.
RIDES: HermesBike - $11,200
Yep, the makers of that tie you bought while abroad are now making bikes — two to be exact: the Le Flâneur d'Hermès (pictured) and Le Flâneur sportif d'Hermès. These ultra-lightweight carbon fiber bicycles feature bull calf leather on the saddles, handlebar grips, carry handles, and luggage rack supports. What has these ringing up at $11,200? Have a peek for yourself.
MICK: Living in Brooklyn, I have no use for a car. I can walk and bike anywhere I need to go. This Hermes bicycle, however, has to be the coolest bike on the planet. The carbon fiber is super light, and the bull calf leather on the seat is super comfortable. Plus, it's just really fresh.
HOME: Art byAlexander Girard - $NotAvailable
The late artist, affectionately known to many as Sandro, was a designer of all kinds, from furniture and textile to industrial projects. He was also as worldly as MICK, having been born in New York City but raised in Florence, Italy. Find your own pieces, here.
MICK: Girard's art is definitely amazing to me. He also did a lot of design for Herman Miller in the 1950s. My wife used to own a print of his when she was in college, and I surprised her with an original of it for our anniversary a few years ago. Since then, we have been adding more pieces to our home.
VICE:La Marais, Paris - $NotAvailable
Known commonly as the "aristocratic" district of Paris, the historic neighborhood is flush with sites to behold, especially the architectural wonders as well as trendy restaurants and galleries that line the streets
MICK: I'm not that big of a drinker, so my vice tends to be travel... especially this particular section of Paris. We love it so much that we went for both Thanksgiving and Christmas last year. Shopping and food is local and excellent, and the vibe is perfect. We love to stay at either Hôtel du Petit Moulin or Pavillon de la Reine. I absolutely plan on retiring there one day.
Michael Woodsmall is no DJ. His Midwestern tastes have even gotten the rest of the Supercompressor team to impose a lifetime ban on him playing over the loud speakers.