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Part of the problem

June 14, 2012

Open format Dj’s ruined it for big house dj names at bottle service clubs. I’m guilty of it too. I sold the fuck out. Back in 97′ when I first put a needle to the record I was a house purest. Progressive house to be exact; and not the progressive house classified by today’s top 100 mp3 download sites, but legit progressive house from back in the day. Back then most clubs were playing house music and Dj’s like Donald Glaude, Carl Cox, Dj Dan etc., where appreciated by the masses for the unique records they carried in their crates.

Somewhere there was a shift. Because I was such a house music snob, of course I blamed it on the influx of hip hop to the LA club scene; but whatever it was, club goers got scared of the new. They wanted to hear the same shit in the club that they listened to pulling into the club in their car just 10 minutes before. I talked to some other Dj’s about it back then. There were theories about 911 affecting people’s lack of open mindedness to new music but in reality, who the fuck knows. All I know is that I needed to survive.

By this time DJ AM was in his prime and the open format dj style began to thrive. Quick mixing and a genre crossing experience were expected if a dj was to keep a crowd. Money was the name of the game so I did what any self preservationist would do; I bought a Mac. I learned the art of mixing any style of music flawlessly with smooth bpm transitions and all. I spent time to figure out the most effective way to organize my serato libraries and I played “hits”. I joined the cult of Dj’s that trained the LA ear to expect the ordinary.

Now, when the big name, REAL house Dj’s come to these clubs, people don’t know what to do with the unfamiliar. It’s as if it’s their cue to stand around and just stare at each other and forge materialistic comparisons. Tonight I heard a dope Dj at Supperclub. He’s a well known producer signed to a respectable label. Dude was dropping bombs in the club. Epic tracks. No “good feelings” or “finding love in hopeless places” or “feeling so close to anyone” and certainly no being “sexy and knowing it”. Dude just dropped bangers. I watched the crowd and it looked like they’d been coated in a blanket of “derrrrr”. They didn’t get it. I felt bad for homeboy because he deserved props for what he was playing and how he was playing it. But trust, come the weekend, your favorite skam artist dj will come in and personify your car stereo for you and you can feel safe again.

Mad respect to the Dj’s still about the journey, who never take requests, and who stay true to their sound.

Night.

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June 13, 2012

I’m feeling a bit hypocritical in that I just want to say “fuck haters”. Whats the point! We’re all connected to each other in one way or another. I get to see how shit talking and gossip has affected my friends lives in the most adverse ways. I’ve been the target of  the assumption mill as well and it doesn’t feel so amazing.  Aren’t we all imperfect? Aren’t we all going through struggles? Don’t we all suffer from character flaws that manifest themselves in different ways?  Who are we to judge anyone? Isn’t judgement a form of alienation, born from the ego thats so self destructive anyways?  I’m not perfect just like anyone else, however, I’ve learned through (sometimes harsh) self honesty that embracing the people around me no matter what, is the most positive way I can live my life. It feels the best. It allows me to help others which, in all simplicity, is my sole purpose on this earth.  If you hear something negative about someone you know, have the courage to ask that person yourself what the deal is. Maybe that person is struggling in an area that you can help with. Who knows, maybe that conversation will allow you the opportunity to be of service to your fellows rather than spite them from afar.

Ok…..enough with the bullshit

Career news….

djmichaelis.com is almost ready!!!!! I’m really stoked about that. I have a good team of people behind me now that are making things happen. My logo has been redesigned, my bio is being rewritten, and all of my social media crap is finally going to be consolidated to one spot…..YAY!

I’m starting a Sunday Residency at Bagatelle’s Sunday French Brunch. That spot is off the hook. A mix between a high end brunch, mixed with bottle service, sparklers, positive music, getting trashed, and dancing on tables….

My headlining experience at Supperclub June 2nd was off the hook. I’ll be back there June 23rd and 30th as well.  I’ll be back headlining in August.

I should be back headlining at Confidential in the end of July as well….We do it right over there!

I’m making my debut appearance at PlayHouse June 21st playing with “The GoshFather”

I’ll also be making my debut appearance at BNG’s new spot LURE along with the upscale and sexy restaurant/club Lexington Social House and Roxbury in July.

As always, you can catch me every Friday night at Sidebar in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel across from Wolfgang Puck’s world renowned steakhouse CUT.

I’m also in the process of raising money to build a studio so I can finish up my first full length album with bias24.

So much going on…….

Im on my way up, and I don’t have time to fuck with the petty shit so LOVE is the word of the day and every day

Peace

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IS HERE!!!!!!

May 22, 2012

Michaelis SCHEDULE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

Feel free to click on links to RSVP for events:

Thursday May 24th: SPRING FLING 8pm The Roosevelt Hotel

http://www.facebook.com/events/427680613910078/

Friday May 25th: SIDEBAR Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel) 9:30pm:

http://www.facebook.com/events/400935653284341/?context=create

Saturday May 26th: supperclub los angeles with DJ SPRYTE 10:30pm:

http://www.facebook.com/events/412420588778329/

Saturday May 26th afterhours 1am-close:

http://www.facebook.com/events/144421992351642/

Sunday May 27th Memorial Day Mansion Pool Party 1pm-?:

http://www.facebook.com/events/218115554971621/

SEE YOU OUT THERE!!!!!!!!

May 11, 2012

Hi everyone, I posted a new episode to my podcast, DJ Michaelis podcast.

Please click the link below to view it.
http://djmichaelis.podomatic.com/entry/2012-05-10T21_14_04-07_00

See you there!

– Michaelis

I’m so close….. Thank you for all your support thus far….keep bringing the love

April 10, 2012

Between now and April 13th the judges will be deciding the top 10 dj mixes to move to the second round of the dj competition. The following round will include a trip to Ibiza in May. The winner of that will get the residency. I need your help to keep my mix at the top of the list. The more “listens” and “likes” I get, the more likely my mix is to get heard. Please click on the link below. Listen to the mix or just click on the red heart next to the media player to like it. Please share this with your friends. I really appreciate it

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!

LINK:

http://www.mixcloud.com/djmichaelis/burn-studios-residency/

ALMOST THERE!

April 5, 2012

2 more days til the last submissions can be entered in to the contest. My mix is at #1 as the hottest mix due to all of you liking it. It’s #6 on the popularity list which is decided based on the number of listens. Not bad though since the people ahead of me have had their mixes up for a bit longer than me. I STILL NEED HELP THOUGH!!!!! So if you haven’t taken the 2 minutes it takes to “like” the mix, PLEASE do so. I really appreciate it. I want to take it to the next level and I want you to be a part of helping me get there.

I APPRECIATE ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN HELPING REALIZE MY DREAMS, and ESPECIALLY ALL OF YOU WHO SUPPORT ME LOCALLY AT MY SHOWS IN LA. ALL ♥

Click on the link below……if you’ve got 20 minutes to spare and you like club/electro house/dutch house music, give the mix a listen. Otherwise, please just click on the RED ♥ on the player. Thank you so much.

burn-studios-residency

April 5, 2012

3 more days til the last submissions can be entered in to the contest. My mix is at #1 as the hottest mix due to all of you liking it. It’s #9 on the popularity list which is decided based on the number of listens. Not bad though since the people ahead of me have had their mixes up for a bit longer than me. I STILL NEED HELP THOUGH!!!!! So if you haven’t taken the 2 minutes it takes to “like” the mix, PLEASE do so. I really appreciate it. I want to take it to the next level and I want you to be a part of helping me get there.

I APPRECIATE ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN HELPING REALIZE MY DREAMS, and ESPECIALLY ALL OF YOU WHO SUPPORT ME LOCALLY AT MY SHOWS IN LA. ALL ❤

Click on the link below……if you’ve got 20 minutes to spare and you like club/electro house/dutch house music, give the mix a listen. Otherwise, please just click on the RED ❤ on the player. Thank you so much.

CONTEST MIX LINK-CLICK HERE!!!!!

VOTE FOR MY MIX-GET ME TO IBIZA

April 2, 2012

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN AND “LIKE”

I’m entering a contest to become a resident DJ in IBIZA….. Help me get there by “liking” the mix.  It’s an amazing opportunity for me and I really appreciate all your support!!!!

BUSHLES

February 28, 2012

BUSHLES.

 

a nice lil’ something to get in bed to…..

busy is a good thing…..

February 28, 2012

It’s been so long since I tended to this blog I don’t even know where to start….. I’m sitting with a blank mind. Just finished a couple of mixes I put up on djmichaelis.podomatic.com . One of them has pics streaming with it from shows i’ve been doing so if you need the visual stimulation along with the audio…i got you. I moved out of west hollywood into Hollywood proper or east hollywood or whatever you want to call it. If you’re from the midwest and you’ve never been here, I can see the hollywood sign from my house…..very exciting.  I also get the crack heads digging through the dumpsters at night, the churches being set fire on the corner of my street, and the overdramatic self pity dudes driving down hollywood blvd with a gun to their head with a caravan of cop cars following…. Never a dull moment. I’ve been doing a LOT of SupperClub lately which is awesome because it’s, in my book, the best venue in LA. I’ve been playing with Reflex, Carlo Astuti, Brass Knuckles, Dirty Vegas, Danny B, Marques Wyatt….and more.  I’ve also been djing a lot of the dinners at SupperClub which if you haven’t checked out, you’re missing out. The food is amazing, there’s always some crazy theme, the service is super friendly, you eat in a bed, the music is good, and there’s all kinds of performances that happen while you eat. A lil’ dark, a lil’ sexy, and a lil’ twisted…..kinda great. I also started in on a place called Confidential in Beverly Hills. I played there a couple of weeks ago and there was a surprise performance by the Sexy Sax Man. Kind of Epic. By 1:30am i was throwing down some disgusting dubstep filth. I’ll be back there for round 2 in March. Fridays have been steady for me at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel which is always my most eclectic set. I never know if i’m gonna walk into old people, young people, prostitutes, middle class, rich, trannies, or all of the above.  Playing to the “crowd” is always a challenge that I’m into. As far as production….UNAFKTD has finally decided to lay low on the remix shit and just pump out originals.  I’ve been working on stuff diligently with Tobias my partner which is cool.  FTP sites have been saving me the drive to San Pedro to the studio which is kinda nice….maybe? I’ve spent the last 5 days in bed when I wasn’t playing out do to a nasty cold thats going around. I’m on the mend though and back to work. Hope all is well in your world. Enjoy the music…

 

LIMELIGHT