Recognizing that he could put his passion for music to work, Chase Michael began his musical entertainment career at age sixteen. After buying a pair of large speakers, an amp, mixing board, and two CD scratch players inside a small New Jersey basement, he practiced for hours a day dreaming of playing in front of crowds. He began mixing for his house parties and purchased some lighting. Once the word got out, he began playing for friends parties in local areas, school dances, and graduation parties over the next few years. By the time he moved to New York City, he knew he found the greatest job in the world – entertaining people with music and making the crowd have a great time.
Chase Michael continued to DJ once again out of small apartments within the different boroughs but soon grew great clientele over the years and began mixing at numerous kids’ birthday parties, bars and lounges in addition to weddings, auctions, rooftop preview parties, showcases for record labels, and fashion week afterparties. During this time, he gradually learned and honed the art of reading and catering to unique crowds, proper microphone eidetic and technique, and how to maximize sound quality while maintaining appropriate volume.
He has coordinated some of the areas best and most elaborate special events including the York Avenue Preschool Annual Auction at Bryant Park Grill, Showcased for White Wave Musik Record Label at Karma Lounge, Keo Fashion Afterparty for Fashion Week, Gymtime Rhythm & Glues’ Annual Street Carnivals, Kids Birthday Parties, Fundraising Events and Halloween Dance Parties. Planning, executing, and evaluating such events has equipped Chase Michael with an exceptional perspective on party planning and preparation, helping him ask the right questions to his clients as he works to develop a comprehensive and customized entertainment plan for their special events.
DJ/Emcc/Entertainer Bronx, NY