Milo “Mighty Mi” Berger has a long resume as an artist, producer and executive producer; he has been Music Director and Resident DJ of Surrender Nightclub and Encore Beach Club inside Wynn/Encore since the venues’ inception. Milo’s journey in the music biz began in Philadelphia in the mid 80’s. Inspired by the greatest turntablists in the world, Jazzy Jeff and Cash Money, Milo spent his early years as a battle DJ. Milo grew up in the same neighborhood as Dj AM, and the two teenagers often hung out. It was during this time that Milo showed AM his turntables and the early tricks of DJing. AM would later credit Milo for the inspiration to become a DJ.
In 1990, Milo attended Boston University to study communications. He quickly realized there was a bigger picture then just being a battle DJ. Milo began rocking the local Boston clubs and quickly grew a reputation on campus and in the local scene. During these years, he would also make frequent trips to NYC and attend parties that Stretch Armstrong, Clark Kent, and DJ Jules were spinning. Milo realized to be a true party rocker, you had to be fluent in all types of musical genres. He quickly expanded his repertoire and started playing not only hip hop, but reggae, dance classics, and soul as well.
Also attending Boston University at this time, was Milo’s life-long best friend Erik “Mr. Eon” Meltzer. The two dabbled in making hip hop demos throughout high school and started taking it seriously in college. They decided to name their group The High & Mighty. Milo and Eon started making promos for the world famous Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito radio show, and then in 1996 came out with their first record.
In 1998, The High & Mighty signed with indie rap powerhouse Rawkus Records, and their debut album, Home Field Advantage was released in 1999. The album featured Hip Hop stars such as Eminem, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, and Cage. Milo and Eon also signed their label, Eastern Conference Records to deal with Rawkus. During these years they would put out a over 20 albums of various artists in the hip hop world.
In 2007, after a long stay in the NYC scene, Milo picked up and moved to Las Vegas to become the music director and resident DJ at Blush nightclub at the Wynn hotel. As the trend started to move away from hip hop and more towards house music, Milo began to adapt and change with the times. In 2010, Surrender Nightclub and Encore Beach Club opened at Encore, and Milo was offered the Music Director/Resident DJ position.
Surrender and Encore Beach Club have become a major player in the Vegas nightclub scene, booking world famous electronic artists like Avicii, Calvin Harris, and Kaskade on a nightly basis. The excitement around these superstars would inspire Milo to launch a new record label with another Vegas DJ named Eddie McDonald. The label, Tribute Recordings features the work of extremely talented, Vegas-based artists and producers.