Through its many iterations, Carl Michaels’ career as one of house music’s finest DJs has been one of integrity, class and worldliness. He meshes funky, deep and jackin house with all of the ease expected of a world-class disc jockey. And he stands alone as one of the most prolific and versatile DJs in the country.
Carl Michaels spins honest sets that cater to his audiences without compromise. He views the experience of satisfying his loyal audiences as one of the his most inspiring and exhilarating experiences.
Carl’s career has taken him all over North America, spinning at some of the most high-profile events in the nation. Carl’s travels have taken him to Hawaii, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Fire Island and just about every other American city. He has also held residencies in Monterrey and Playa Del Carmen, Mexico as well as Seoul, South Korea. He has also enjoyed the privilege of working with Moby as the local talent for his “Area:One” tour. He spent four months on tour with Porn Star Clothing’s “Two Bitches On Tour” along with DJ Dayhota of the famed Superjane collective of Chicago, and another month on tour with Nigel Richards for the 611 Records tour.
Since Michaels immersed himself in Philadelphia club culture, he has held court at the city’s most important and prominent nightclubs. He saw over the opening of Shampoo, as well as holding his current residencies at Pure, Woody’s, Bump and his famous 6-year run with his own Philadelphia Experiment at Silk City, the city’s most well-known monthly deep house event. He also held court for the wildly popular Smile Thursdays at Shampoo for a rich two-year run.
Carl is no stranger to press, either. His mix compilation “Disco Dub House” (along with his numerous gigs) have earned the respect of such national publications as URB, Mixer, BPM Culture, GOGO Denver, Outfront Colorado, Philadelphia CityPaper, Philadelphia Weekly and numerous others around the country.