DJ Dean Michaels started his own entertainment company, Dean Michaels Entertainment, LLC in 2000. After establishing and running the successful NY/NJ business he realized that his music and talent was truly meant for the masses. Moving down to South Florida in 2001 to attend / graduate from Florida Atlantic University, he quickly began to pursue a career in the nightclub scene. In those 4 years at college, he had accomplished his goal of performing at many of the top clubs in South Florida. During that same time, Dean spent 6 months living in Florence, Italy performing regularly at Dolce Zuccherro, Universale, and Central Park.
In the mid 2000ʻs DJ DM relocated back to his roots in The East Coast, where he made a name for himself holding regular spots in New York City and New Jersey nightclubs. Dean was also a part of New Yorkʼs historical and leading Radio Station, Z100 with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. Where heʼs performed many events including Z100ʼs All Access Lounge and numerous appearances and concerts. Dean then took his talents to South Florida. DJing nightclubs, fashion shows, charity events, high-end private events, pool parties and launching fragrances and other brands. He was the ﬁrst ever live DJ on MIA 93.9 FM in Miami. In 2010-11 he continued to travel to Europe and South America playing at various top clubs in Marbella, Spain as well as frequent visits to Costa Rica. Those couple years he had the Resident DJ and guest appearances for top venues in South Florida. He has worked with Carnival Cruise Lines, launching the world famous DJ Irieʼs Spiniversity program, where he trained and mentored DJs, from around the world, for the new FunShip 2.0. The best part about DJ DM is that his music has no boundaries. In 2012 Dean went to Asia, where he lived in Thailand for 8 months. During that time, he launched Bangkoks, newest, high end, mega club BASH. played Famous Night Club on the island of Phuket, and frequently guest DJ’d at Nikki Beach, Koh Samui, including their 3rd Annual White Party and Fashion & Arts Show. He was also brought out to Singapore to one of their top venues Attica. 2013 he returned to the US, appearing regularly in live-on-the radio mix shows, club appearances, concerts, launch parties, private / celebrity events, fashion shows, television. He was apart of launching Resorts World Bimini Cruise line and Resort, Bahamas. Rockin hundreds of people on the ship and island daily.
After over a decade of playing club venues around the world, Dean has since stepped away from the nightclub scene with a main focus on private / corporate events and concerts. Dean has traveled around the country and internationally to Cancun, Dominican Republic, and multiple islands of the Bahamas, performing for top Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, and high end destination weddings. He’s opened concerts for stars like Nick Jonas, Flo Rida, Garth Brooks, Jake Owen, Cassadee Pope, John King, Lucy Hale
2015 Dean has relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona. Being a multi genre DJ, he explored his country music side and began mixing for CBS top country radio station KMLE 107.9 and concerts. He recently teamed up with the Phoenix Suns and the Talking Stick Resort Arena, performing for events, charities, and concerts. In between, traveling coast to coast for events, Dean continues to expand his ventures and empire. For years, he has trained upcoming DJ’s and found a true love for it. Putting together his over 15 + years of nightclub / private event experience to build Your DJ School, planning to launch in the very near future.
“It’s been a long road. I literally started in my basement and have now played around the world. My passion for music and playing has gotten even stronger than when I first started. I accomplished my night life goals. I’ve taken those skills and high energy style and applied it to my private shows and the response has been amazing. There’s a science to this. Years of practice and perfecting. Understanding all the elements needed to have an unforgettable experience. My goal is to continue creating one of best live performances and delivering a 110% in every show I do, no matter how big or small.” -Dean Michaels