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Michelle Cade is a London – based DJ, producer, songwriter and vocalist whose eclectic taste, combined with a passion to entertain, consistently leads her audiences on a unique sonic journey. A vocalist and music producer at heart, Michelle began DJ’ing in 2011 and has found it to be a fulfilling artistic expression.
She blends tribal, ethnic, ambient, dub, deep house, minimal and techno into her sets and creations, and collaborates with some of London’s finest musicians, including saxophonists and percussionists, to add the magic of a live element. She also works extensively with visual artist Taryn Jo of Prism Dynamics, who creates customised, intricate visual projections.
Michelle’s love for music and dance began very early, growing up in South Africa.
“As a young dancer, I found magic in the right combination of movement and expression with rhythm and sound, and it was then that my
excitement for music began”.
After taking up guitar and drum lessons, Michelle discovered that both her teachers were sound engineers. She was soon hooked on the
endless possibilities of creating, crafting and expressing emotion through sound. In 2003, Michelle moved to London and developed her unique style, while enrolling in production and engineering courses.
Michelle uses synthesizers, acoustic instruments, and samples from her own field recordings, often transformed through effects. Michelle's distinct ethereal vocals can be heard on much of her work. She is able to create a rich and unique sound by using layering and harmonising techniques. Fascinated with different cultures and their traditional musical instruments and rhythms, she embraces these different genres & incorporates them into her music.
Influenced by her surroundings, experiences and the important people in her life, most of Michelle’s work is conceptual and emotive.
Michelle also collaborates with an African charity, the Mayamiko Trust, DJ’ing and producing music for their London fundraising events.
Her first release “Lightshifters” came out on Secret Music London in December 2013. After a few months in South Africa, inspired by playing gigs in Cape Town and Soweto, Michelle has been developing her sound and vision in her London studio and 2017 has seen her first release on Kindisch Records, the Berlin based sub-label of Get Physical, reach the top 100 Beatport Electronica charts. Watch this space…