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, while layering her voice to create original vocal textures and sounds.
Influenced by her surroundings, experiences and the important people in her life, most of Michelle’s work is conceptual and emotive. She is fascinated with different cultures, their traditional musical instruments and rhythms, and incorporates these different energies into her music .
Michelle collaborates with an African charity, the Mayamiko Trust, DJ’ing and producing music for their London fundraising events as well as creating bespoke pieces for EIC Dance Theatre performances.
- Eight Members Club, Bank ( Residency)
- Kensington Palace Orangery – Midsummer Nights Scream Event
- The Hayward Gallery – M2M
- Stamford Bridge Stadium – UEFA Champions League Club (Residency)
- Inspiral Lounge, Camden
- Cabinet Lounge, Moscow
- Disco Volante, Italy
- The Driver, Kings Cross
- Westbourne Studios, Ladbroke Grove
- Kensington Roof Gardens, Kensington
- The Green Carnation, Soho
- The Century Club, Shaftsbury Avenue
- Nomad, East London
- Cargo, Shoreditch
- Basing House, Shoreditch
- The Egg, Kings Cross
- Vibe Bar, Shoreditch
- Fluid Bar, Farringdon
- The Colony Club, Mayfair
- The American School London, St. John’s Wood