Canadian DJ Profile: Mister Parker

Canadian DJ Profile: Mister Parker
The EDM scene in Canada is finally getting some worldwide recognition, and with Bud Light Sensation just around the corner, Bud Light has handpicked some up-and-coming DJs from across the country to join the party revolution. To get ready for the most insane party of the year, we're profiling these fourteen rising DJs in the Canadian EDM scene, and if you visit, you can vote for your favourite. Every time you vote, you'll be entered for a chance to win a pair of daily drawn general admission tickets to Bud Light Sensation. Additionally, the winning DJ will receive two VIP tickets with travel, accommodations, and ten tickets for their entourage.

Mister Parker, a.k.a. Mike Scherling, is no joke when it comes to starting a party — this Ottawa native has been winning over crowds with his progressive house and electro sets for the past twelve years, demonstrating impeccable track selection, and an appreciation for music across all generations and genres. Mister Parker has shared the stage with internationally-praised acts like Steve Angello, Axwell, and Nicky Romero, making him one to watch in Canada's rising EDM scene.

AUX: What was your introduction to DJing? What made you want to start?
Mister Parker: I started DJing when I was 18-years-old in, of all places, my parents basement. I transitioned from a love of heavy metal to the driving beats of house music. Something about the mechanics and structure of house music makes me always want more.

Where are you from, and what's the scene like for a DJ in your hometown?
I am from Ottawa and the scene here is great. There are more than one weekly show where you can get an electronic music fix and it rarely disappoints. I have a residency at a night club every Saturday and I always play the best in underground and fresh music.

Who/what are your main influences, and why?
A few influences that I have are Eric Prydz and Laidback Luke. Both have separate styles in the way they play, but each of them have perfect track selection and timing in their sets.

What's the ultimate party foul for a DJ?
Too much talking!

Why is it important for Canada to have an event like Bud Light Sensation?
[Bud Light] Sensation is important for Canada because we need to have more branded worldwide festivals. Canada's EDM scene is on point right now, and the more the better in my opinion.

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AUX is partnering with Bud Light as they revolutionize what it means to party in Canada. We'll be breaking down the elements of any successful party into an exact science, culminating in the most mathematically perfect party of the year, Bud Light Presents Sensation (seriously, the Partyodic Table doesn't lie) at Toronto's Rogers Centre on June 1. The eight-hour experience will see an estimated 30,000 fans Light It Up in ways they've never done before. Tickets are Bud Light Presents Sensation, but deluxe tickets have already sold out—so act fast! You must be 19 years or older to attend. Meet fellow revelers on Twitter via the Bud Light Presents Sensation hashtag: #budlightsensation.