Posts Tagged ‘Los angeles’

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.

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!!!!!!!!

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!!!!

1:37 Wednesday Morning

October 5, 2011

Just finished and posted a new mix on my podcast :djmichaelis@podomatic.com Check it out

Been busy lately. Bias24 and I just finished a 4 song remix ep for Kaya Jones which is due for release in the next. Included will be the remix, the extended play, the dutch refix (hopefuly) and a brain smashing dubstep remix UNAFKTD style. Really looking forward to getting our sound out there for you.

I just got back from playing a box.net event in San Francisco with Third Eye Blind. They were fun to watch. The singer graced the stage barefoot and talked to the ladies in the crowd with a sense of entitled arrogance. Gave me a little laugh.

I returned home late Thursday night completely exhausted. Friday I played my usual set at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. That spot cracks me up. I’ve never seen so many Bentley’s, Rolls’, or Lambo’s in one driveway; pretty ridiculous. Lots of rich dudes, high priced women and a tranny. Just keepin’ it real.

Saturday day I was off and running early, getting ready for Supperclub that evening. It was off the hook as usual and I got to share the tables with DJ Reflex. I spun the dinner set as well which was themed prom night. I played all those nostalgic 80’s jams I grew up with, making people smile. I never did get that slow dance though….you know who you are…..

Sunday I spun a lil’ somthin’ somethin’ at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. That place is rad. My bell Hop guy also happened to be friends with these people that specialize in the acquisition and restoration of old Chevy’s. Definitely got that dudes number so I can get the hook up on that 59′ El Camino I’ve been dreaming about.

Tomorrow Bias24 and I are going to start on a remix for Fitz and the Tantrums…. Should be completed by early next week and then onto Halos.

I’m actually falling asleep at my computer right now…..pretty awesome… Imma continue the story tomorrow…

Night all

Nice teeth…..who’s your dentist?

September 19, 2011

It’s Monday morning…..

Crazy weekend for me. Did myself a lil sidebar action. Interesting crowd as usual. Music was neat. The staff is awesome.

Worked on Kaya Jone’s new single “Boyfriend”. The original has a real swing beat pop feel to it and bias24 and I gave it some UNAFKTD love. Its transforming itself into a anthem style progressive house track with a tempo change dubstep outro. I got to hear some of it on a big system this weekend and it HITS! Can’t wait for the release!

I had a lil’ party at my house this weekend. It was crazy… 2 bands, 1/6 of Fishbone, Dj MICHAELIS, BIAS24, lots of alcohol n’ stuff, strippers, girl on girl makeout sessions in a coffin, girls on the pole, putt putt golf, hot tubbin’, sharpie pen art on drunk passed out people, fireworks, tattoo’n, body odor, orgies (nate and friends), and last but not least….Jihad (our dog) eating a hot dog out of a drunk, unconscious guy’s ass which was also of course filled and covered with mustard and ketchup…… The LAPD finally showed up at 5am, not for the noise factor, but because they were concerned about the “ketchup in the ass” guy getting hypothermia from being in the front yard on a couch all night. This is how we do it in hollywood. I love my home, I love my friends.

Headin into the studio to work on the dubstep portion of Boyfriend. Also gearing up for Sidebar and Supperclub. This weekend is gonna rock. Check out my twitter for the pics of this past weekend’s madness.

Have a beautiful week my friends

Thursday and getting ready…

September 1, 2011

I have a pretty busy weekend up ahead of me that i’m really excited about….

Starts off with spinning at SideBar in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel…I always like playing this spot because the vibe is kinda chill and kinda not, but it gives me the freedom to challenge myself and play things that are new or unfamiliar. It’s just 4 hours of putting musical puzzle pieces together in the smoothest way possible.

Saturday night I’m playing Supperclub Los Angeles….If you read my blog you already know how I feel about that joint. I’m playing with Carlo Astuti. Seems like a good dude….but I’ll let you know Monday hahah. I can’t wait to destroy that place….

As soon as I finish destroying Supperclub I’m jumpin’ in the Jag to head up to San Francisco. I’m playing in SF Sunday evening from 11pm-4am. It’s gonna be off the hook. Imma get video of this whole weekend and post it on Monday.

On a production end, I’m working on a remix for Kaya Jones, Halos, Megadeth and more…

See you soon

Monday morning my friends

July 25, 2011

Which means that I survived last week….still here. My life is the best kind of hectic ever. So stoked for every moment of it.

Last week i dj’d thursday at Falcon. The concept was cool, and the venue is pretty, but next time we have to bring in some extra sound. That spot needs some thump.

The Beverly Wilshire was fun. I’m always amazed when I can drop NWA and Dubstep at a super upscale “family” hotel in Beverly Hills, and when Dr. Dre’s “Let’s get high” dropped, the whole bar was singin’ along with that shit. There were of course those two drunk women who were asking for “it’s raining men”….that asked for Gaga 8 times in a row and had to make sure I knew that they have met Lady Gaga….and that would give me the “next song” hand gesture as soon as I would drop a track…. I tried to get a picture of these two gems for you to see em’ but it was a fail. Sometimes I think a taser should be a part of a dj’s travel equipment. I’m not much of a “complain about people”

type of dude…..but tasing some would be cool.

Supper Club Saturday Night was EEEEEppppppiiiccccc….. I LOVE THAT PLACE! I love EVERYONE who works there. I walk into that place and I feel like home and I’m with my family. I had an awesome set there and I really believe that when I walk into that place, I’m filled with so much love that it actually comes out in how I play. When I got there I was exhausted….Like REALLY exhausted. Hadn’t slept really all week between work, studio, and djing. But as soon as I stepped up to the decks it was like a whole new me emerged. I was filled with LIFE. It was just one more reminder that this IS what I’m supposed to be doing. I love music. I got to talk shit with DJ Reflex after the show. I like that dude a lot . Got some pics on my twitter from that night you should check. My homies from Hyper Crush came out to support. Love them. I dropped their track “Fingers Up” and that song got a GREAT response. People were stoked and the crowd really connected to it. Le Panda got some amazing pics of the night that I’ll post here.

Now its Monday and tonight back in the studio to work on this 311 remix. The track is mostly laid out not. Nick Hexum describes it as “sick”. Hope you like it. I’m pretty stoked on it.

If you “like” my facebook fan page, you’ll have first access to this remix and other mixes of mine:

http://www.facebook.com/MichaelisJacoby

Anyways…..love you all…. Enjoy the pics….Talk soon

Stay tuned for upcoming “Beverly Kills” dates… gonna be so fetch

Ladies and Gents…

July 15, 2011

It’s friday…..It’s beautiful outside….and I can care less about the 405 freeway. On the agenda: I’m excited to play at the Bev Wilshire tonight @SIDEBAR. It’s a cool little vibe which allows me to embark on a musical journey that will span every genre I’m in the mood to drop. I love that kind of freedom. I’m heading out to the studio after I play so I can avoid the whole “wake up and drive” thing. Not my cup-o-tea.

Tomorrow morning I’m getting into the beginning stages of a 311 remix I got handed a week ago. I’m really excited about it. They were one of my first really fun shows from when I was in highschool. I got to see 311 and No Doubt open u for them at the Palladium. Such an epic and fun show! And here I am getting the opportunity to work with Nick. So happy. UNAFKTD is doin’ it again.

Then I will be showing up to Supperclub round 6:30pm to set up my toys for soundcheck. I’m opening for DJ REFLEX tomorrow night. We always kill it together and get the crowd pumped. I love the energy in that place. Supperclub feels like family and I am truly grateful for that relationship and all of the people that put it together. Sunday….softball? if i can get up in time hahahha.

I’m also pleased to say that I am working with Josh Villalta, drummer for 36mafia on a dj/drummer/multimedia show. We gonna go on the road with it! YAY!. We’re also getting blessed with special guest appearances that you won’t want to miss. We’re called “Beverly Kills”. Look out for us. We’re coming for you!

My son is coming into town on the 30th and I’m really looking forward to spending time with him, hiking, camping, and killing eachother on the xbox.

My life is beautiful. My purpose is clear. I’m grateful for it all and especially for you…..

You can RSVP for guest list for these events here:
Friday:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189582957762184
Saturday:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=249927308351603

So we did it…..

June 6, 2011

Long weekend people…..I got to play the new Lexington Social Club friday night. Nice vibe, worth checking out. Saturday morning I was up early in the studio starting a remix that we submitted for a contest for Innerpartysystem. Found out about the remix on friday, and it was due monday……2 days….awesome. Worked on it for about 6 hours on Saturday, rushed home, downloaded new tracks, and played Saturday Night Large @Supperclub with DJ Reflex. Left the club at 3, drove back out to the studio where i slept. Got up bright and early this morning and devoted Sunday to this remix.  Finished it! Submitted it! And now….sleeeeeeep. Tomorrow I’m making a mix to open for Third Eye Blind in September. Sweet. So check out the remix. Hope you like.