Michaelis cultivated a deep appreciation of music at a very early age when he began deconstructing the sounds of iconic groups such as the Beastie Boys and Metallica. In his teenage years, he was introduced to the rave scene and was fascinated by the DJ/Producer culture. He took to studying these artists and paired this new found knowledge with his natural talent for understanding beats to master this art form. His animalistic hunger for perfection in mixing, impeccable scratching, and true passion for precision quickly gained him worldwide acclaim throughout the DJ scene as he began to secure residencies in Europe, Israel and Russia.
Currently, Michaelis holds residencies at premier nightlife venues across the country including Supperclub Hollywood, Lure Hollywood, XIV Hollywood, Chateau Las Vegas and Shore House Moscow. He is championed by the likes of will.i.am, Cher, Elton John and Aerosmith and has performed at events for Vogue, Elle, Neiman Marcus and Puma.
Michaelis works every day to evolve as a musician and hone his production skills. His company, UNAFKTD, specializes in Dubstep and Electro House remixes for artists like 311, Seether and He Met Her, Halos and Kaya Jones of the Pussycat Dolls. Michaelis also maintains a weekly podcast and travels across the world donating his time and DJ skills to non-profit events.
Michaelis is a dynamic and exciting DJ whose talent, versatility and innovative sound always paralyze any crowd’s imagination. Whether Michaelis is making heads bob to funk and hip-hop or breaking buildings with relentless bass thumps of electronic dance music, he has a rare gift for delivering music from his heart and transmitting love through his performance.