Hi, my name is Mike Dutkewych. I’ve been playing records under the name SOUL DEEP since 2010.
I was born and raised in the Detroit area so I’ve always had an affinity for the sounds of our city, the finest of which is undeniably the Soul music of the ’60s. What started as a mere curiosity, and then a modest pile of singles, soon grew into an expansive collection of Soul, R&B, Jazz, and Early Rock ‘n’ Roll records from the 1950s-’60s.
In January 2010, I launched SOUL DEEP, a weekly dance party at a neighborhood bar. The night quickly gained notoriety and, before long, a dedicated following of enthusiastic twenty-somethings, many of whom were discovering this music for the first time. SOUL DEEP ran for 8 wild years until the closure of the bar in 2018. You can read more about it in this Metro Times profile.
And speaking of profiles, Hour Magazine recently wrote about my love for obscure Detroit records from the 1960s.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of spinning records at a variety of events and venues throughout the Midwest, including AJ’s Music Café, Ann Arbor City Club, Ant Hall, Automotive Hall of Fame, Beacon Park, Berkley Common, Black Lotus Gardens, Blind Pig, Blossom Heath Inn, Blue Dress Barn, Bookies Bar & Grill, Brew Detroit, Camp Wathana, Cliff Bell’s, Colony Club, Community House, Crofoot, Crow Manor, Detroit City Distillery, Detroit City Distillery, Detroit Comics, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Yacht Club, The Dow, Eastern Market, Flynn Pavilion, Frank’s Café, Front Row, GAR Building, Garden Bowl, Gem Theatre, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, Guardian Building, Hotel St. Regis, Indian Springs Metro Park, Infinity & Ovation Yacht Charters, Joseph Bianca Ballroom, Jumbo’s Bar, Keyworth Stadium, Kreps Apple Barn, Lo & Behold! Records & Books, Loving Touch, Masonic Temple, McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Northern Lights Lounge, Painted Lady Lounge, Perfect Pitcher Sports Club, PJ’s Lager House, Players Club of Detroit, Punch Bowl Social, Redford Theatre, Re:View Contemporary Gallery, Rockery, Ronin Sushi, Rustbelt Market, Saint Andrew’s Hall, Scarab Club, Sharon Mills County Park, Shinola Ann Arbor, Shinola Detroit, Skybar & Lounge, Small’s, Sundance Studios, TCF Center, Team Rehabilitation, Third Street Bar, Tom’s Tavern, Townsend Hotel, Trinosophes, Trumbullplex, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Waldenwoods, Whitney Restaurant, Willis Show Bar, Willy’s, Woldumar Nature Center, and Woodbridge Pub.