“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Who is Damac? The ministry began in 2007, after Michael Lacoste accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior. It happened at his dorm room at the University of Missouri – Columbia. With a newfound faith, and a passion for youth, his mission became clear: create art that magnifies Jesus and influences the youth. How would he accomplish this? By breaking boundaries and blending different genres of music. In other words, he wanted to make Deeply Anointed Music About Christ (Damac). His first concerts were in front of small groups of students, usually at local youth centers and retreats. The size of the crowd did not matter at all, it was all about sharing Jesus.
Since then, Damac has gone on to do great things in Christian music. Damac has released three albums (Immaculate, Supremacy, and Journey) selling over 5,000 copies independently. In 2011 he was the New Band Showcase Winner at Cornerstone Christian Music Festival. In 2011 & 2012 he was a part of The Extreme Tour, a national Christian music tour. Also in 2011 & 2012 Damac was co-headliner/co-organizer of The Hipster-Hop Tour, a 20 city stop tour. In 2013 Damac signed a recording contract with Rottweiler Records, an independent music label. In 2014 he organized The Supremacy Tour, a 20 city stop tour. In 2015, Damac opened for Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and American Idol Season 11 Finalist, Colton Dixon. In 2016 Damac was co-headliner/co-organizer of The Make Jesus Famous Tour, a 8 city stop tour. Damac has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Christian music today such as David Crowder, Building 429, Family Force Five, Tenth Avenue North, Trip Lee, Derek Minor, We Are Messengers, Plumb, Gungor, and Propaganda. Also in 2016, Damac worked with Grammy and Dove Award nominated producer, Jon Hicks, to produce his album “Journey”. Steven Malcolm (Word Records), Tony Tillman (RMG), Tone Jonez, and Jaci Butler (American Idol) all have guest features on the album. In 2017, Damac collaborated with Jon Hicks again to produce his upcoming album, "The Elephant in the Room."
A decade & 300 shows later with thousands of people reached, the mission has not changed: make music that glorifies Jesus and reaches the youth. Damac says “I’m just trying to be obedient to my calling and see lives changed through the power of the Gospel.” Somethings will never change.