About Muted Trax

New York City is a dichotomy: a gritty, urban streetscape concealing an underground, sexy, soulful heart. And so it is with the music that provides the life blood to this scene. From subterranean studios, sounds of freedom seep through the cracks in the sidewalk – sounds muted to those with closed ears, but absorbed by open souls who gather in dark spaces to share celebration, share expression. Working to uplift the spirits of those who feel and live the music, creative minds attempt to liberate those for whom living and feeling have been muted. It is time...

Muted Trax is proud to launch a unique musical vision that truly represents New York City’s diverse alter egos. On one side, the deep and soulful sounds of New York house – uplifting, sublime vocals and spiritual, instrumental tracks. On the flip side, energizing beats and pulsating rhythms to power a modern city that never sleeps.

Behind the music is label founder, DJ Mike Dominico. Born and raised in Manhattan, Mike began his professional career in 1989 at NYC's legendary club, Heartbreak. Other residencies have included The Palladium, Club Morrissey, Webster Hall, Rebar, Cream, The Roxy and Lot 61. In 1999, he joined forces with Andre Mullgrav, and as “D.MD” produced remixes to include Jennifer Lopez's "Let's Get Loud" and "I'm Real" for Sony Music, as well as an acclaimed white label of Michael Jackson's "Butterflies. Since 2002, Mike has been a solo producer and Muted Trax provides the outlet for his prolific musical offerings
 

Mike is assisted at the label by Shawn Christopher. A DJ who has played in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Florida, Paris and Sydney. Shawn has also worked in every aspect of the music industry in New York City, from retail sales (Vinylmania Records), A&R co-ordination (Jellybean Recordings, Stylus Muzik-Strictly Rhythm Music Group), label sales & promotions (Jellybean Recordings), distribution (Downtown 161) and sound engineering (Trackdown Scoring Stage,Sydney Australia, for the Academy Award winning movie “Happy Feet”). He also writes for DJ Times Magazine and is a member of Atlantas Dixie Dance King record pool.
 

Also involved, working promotions for Muted Trax, is New York City club DJ, Jeff Branch.  Jeff began his career in house music in 1993, when he signed on as A&R Director and Head of Promotions for New York based Kult Records.  His later work included retail for Maxi Records and a three-year stint as DJ / Musical Director for Manhattan’s Upper West Side signatures, Venue and Cream.