DJ MICHELLE PESCE grew up in Youngstown, Ohio with a deep love for 80s & 90s hip-hop and pop. During her burgeoning career in personal publicity at the entertainment PR firm Wolf-Kasteler, she worked with some of the top actors and musicians in the world. Pesce attended Woodstock '99 and was moved by the energy created when you mix some of the world's best musicians and 200,000 fans.  It was over that 3-day experience that she was inspired to start DJ'ing and soon after bought a set of Technics turntables to teach herself the craft. A year later she was introduced to DJ Spinderella (Salt-n-Pepa) who served as a mentor and helped launch her into the LA hip-hop scene. In 2004, Pesce made the tough decision to leave her reputable publicity career and focus on DJ'ing full time.

Since then, Pesce has become one of the most sought-after DJs performing at parties and clubs all over the world and is a staple in the Hollywood Event Scene. From her weekly gig playing old-school hip hop party jams at LA hotspot The Dime, to rocking A-list crowds at events for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, multiple film festivals and music's biggest night - the Grammy Awards Official After-Party, she is in high demand. Pesce's presence in Hollywood even landed her a gig playing herself during the 3rd season of "Entourage" and performing live on the #1 national morning show, "Good Morning America" in February and April 2013.

Pesce mixes the flavor of hip hop with rock, funk and pop while always keeping an old school vibe. She has performed for clients such as Instyle, GQ, W, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, People, HBO, Audi, Paramount, Fox Searchlight, Warner Bros, Motorola, Soho House West Hollywood, The Toronto Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, The Clinton Foundation, Women In Film, Saks Fifth Avenue,  Neiman Marcus, Saint Laurent, Marni, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Tod's, Club Monaco, BCBG, 7 For All Mankind, H&M, Puma, Nike and private parties for numerous actors and musicians. A list of recent events can be found in the events page.

To sign up for her weekly newsletter or for booking info, email DJPesce@gmail.com

 

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DJ Michelle Pesce

DJ Michelle Pesce

Mixes for the Masses

2014

  • Relevant PR Launch Celebration hosted by Tory Burch
  • Boulevard- Barcelona, Spain
  • MizMiz Lounge- Paris, France
  • Mama Shelter- Paris, France
  • "True Blood" Series Wrap Party
  • Bonobos Guideshop Opening Party
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs- Fall/Winter 2014 Preview Party
  • Vera Wang/ Vanity Fair Event
  • Women In Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards Event
  • Take 2 Games E3 Party w performances by Rita Ora and myself
  • Crysalis Butterfly Ball w performances by Gavin Rossdale, Karmin and myself
  • CAA Multicultural Conference Event
  • Conde Nast Traveler Foreign Film Club Event- (Curated Playlist)
  • LAX/ART UnGala
  • LAUSD- Spotlight on Success event at Paramount- JUDGE of DJ competition
  • Citrix Systems Event w Imagine Dragons
  • Fendi & Elle Magazine Event celebrating their partnership with Coveteur
  • Jenni Kayne Event to celebrate The Glow- (Curated Playlist)
  • Marie Claire 'Fresh Faces' Event celebrating Lupita Nyong'o, Emilia Clarke, Kate Mara, Elle Fanning and Elizabeth Olson.
  • Valentino Dinner- (Curated Playlist)
  • "Dom Hemingway" Premiere
  • Stand Up to Cancer Event with City of Hope and Burt's Bees- (Curated a Playlist)
  • Saks 5th Ave and Details Event
  • SXSW Music Festival- Samsung Lounge and Milk Music Box w Gary Clark Jr, Janelle Monae, Broken Bells, Cut Copy and Holy Ghost
  • SXSW Music Festival- Crowdtap Party
  • Instyle/ Warner Bros Golden Globe After-Party
  • UTA Pre-Oscar Party
  • Artists For Peach And Justice Pre-Oscar Party
  • American Songbook Gala honors Bryan Lourd- After-Party- The Lincoln Center- NYC
  • BCBG and Herve Leger's New York Fashion Week After-Party- Boom Boom Room- NYC
  • Stand Up 2 Cancer Event along with performances by Christina Aguillera, John Meyer and Jamie Foxx
  • The Recording Academy's Official After-Party for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Levi's Haus w performance by Volcano Choir and myself- West Hollywood, CA
  • Screen Actor's Guild Official After-Party hosted by People Magazine and EIF
  • Entertainment Weekly's Pre-SAG Awards Party- Chateau Marmont
  • Instyle/Warner Bros Golden Globe Party
  • CAA's Pre- Golden Globe Party- Soho House- West Hollywood, CA
  • Audi Pre-Golden Globe Party- Ceconni's - West Hollywood, CA
 

2013

  • H&M/ Isabel Marant Collaboration VIP Event- Hollywood, CA
  • WeTV's "The Lylas" Premiere Party at Warwick- Hollywood, CA
  • Bagatelle's Halloween Night Party- Hollywood, CA
  • Shasa Grand Opening Event- Glendale, CA
  • The Fourth Annual Autumn Party w Stella McCartney
  • Mike Meldman/ Rachel Zalis Halloween Party
  • David Webb Event- NYC
  • People Magazine's 'Ones To Watch' Event- Hinoki & Bird
  • Fox Searchlight's "Baggage Claim" Premiere Party
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger/ Muscle Beach Event- Venice, CA
  • UTA Emmy Party
  • People Magazine's Stylewatch Event
  • Audi Pre-Emmy Party
  • Nanette Lepore's New York Fashion Week After Party- Soho Grand- NYC
  • Instyle/ HFPA Toronto Film Festival Event
  • Artists For Justice & Peace Event- Toronto Film Festival
  • Fox Searchlight Toronto Film Festival Event
  • Instyle Magazine's Summer Soiree
  • 93.5 Kday - Labor Day Weekend On-Air Mixer
  • Superga x Manrepeller Event at Fred Segal- Santa Monica, CA
  • Private Event with Capital Cities
  • Entertainment Weekly's Comic-con Party- San Diego, CA
  • Headlining Artist at the Bet Tzedek Justice Ball
  • Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards
  • Children Mending Hearts' Style Sunday Event Honoring Quincy Jones & Jade Iovine, Hosted by Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Tobey Maguire, etc.
  • Chrysalis Butterfly Ball
  • Velvet Flagship Boutique Opening Event- Brentwood, CA
  • UnThink Event- Bootsy Bellows, West Hollywood, CA
  • Yahoo On The Road Tour, Opened for Fun. - San Francisco, CA
  • Yahoo On The Road Tour, DJed at Yahoo Headquarters- Sunnyvale, CA
  • Yahoo On The Road Tour, Opened for The Lumineers & Dispatch- Boise, ID
  • Yahoo On The Road Tour, Opened for Gossip, Capital Cities, Twenty One Pilots & Willie Moon- Seattle, WA
  • Fox LA Screenings Party
  • Sony LA Screenings Party
  • Levi's and Liberty of London Event with Charli XCX and DJ Michelle Pesce
  • The London Hotel's 5th Anniversary Party
  • Fox Searchlight Retreat Party- Ojai, CA
  • David Webb Event- Curated Music
  • General Mills- Sales Meeting- Opening and Closing Parties
  • People and Time Magazine's Event for The White House Correspondents Dinner- Washington, DC
  • Paramount's "Pain & Gain" After-Party- Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood
  • 'H&M Loves Music' Coachella Party at the Merv Griffin Resort with Santigold
  • Lucky Magazine Blogger Party honoring Drew Barrymore
  • Fox Searchlights "Trance" Premiere Party- NYC
  • Paramount- "GI Joe: Retaliation" Premiere Party – The Roosevelt, Hollywood
  • Faconnable Store Opening – Seattle, WA
  • HBO – "Game of Thrones" Premiere Party – The Roosevelt, Hollywood
  • LAXart Event – Downtown, Los Angeles
  • Angeleno celebrates the opening of D-Bar at Saks Fifth Ave. – Beverly Hills
  • Bulgari Event – Soho House, NYC
  • FOX – Oscar Party – Hollywood
  • United Talent Artists – Pre-Oscar Party
  • Audi All Employee Party – Washington, DC
  • TheRealReal and C Magazine Event – Soho House, Los Angeles
  • The Recording Academy's Official After Party for the 55th Grammy Awards
  • ‘DJ Fridays’ on “Good Morning America” – NYC
  • Superbowl Party – Samsung – New Orleans, LA
  • Le Book ‘Connections’ Event – Siren Studios, Los Angeles
  • People Magazine/EIF – Screen Actors Guild Awards After-Party – The Shrine, Los Angeles
  • Paramount Pictures – Premiere After-Party for “Hansel & Gretel” – The Roosevelt, Hollywood
  • Humana/Clinton Foundation Event w/President Clinton & Tony Bennet – Palm Springs
  • Instyle/Warner Bros. – Golden Globe Post-Party – The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills
  • W Magazine – Golden Globe Pre-Party – Chateau Marmont
  • CAA – Golden Globe Pre-Party – Soho House, LA
  • W Magazine & Guess celebrate 30 Years of Fashion and Film - Laurel Hardware, West Hollywood

2012

  • Audi Holiday Party - Aspen
  • Absolut 'Tune' Event - Sayers Club, Hollywood
  • Instyle's Celebration of Miss Golden Globe
  • Audi Auto Show Los Angeles Event
  • Puma 'My 66' Sneaker Event - Fred Segal, Santa Monica
  • H&M/Maison Martin Margiela Collaboration VIP Event
  • Opening Party for 8500 Burton Way/Caruso Affiliated - Los Angeles
  • W Magazine's 40th Anniversary Celebration - Beverly Hills
  • Rachel Zoe Collaboration Event with Jockey
  • Cartier/Vanity Fair Event - Beverly Hills
  • Project Pink hosted by PUMA
  • Ocana - Barcelona, Spain
  • Vogue Magazine/Express | Scenemaker's Event | Chateau Marmont
  • United Talent Agency's EMMY Party
  • Audo Pre-Emmy Party
  • Lucky Brand 'End of Summer' Party
  • Instyle Magazine's Summer Soiree
  • Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Party - San Diego, CA
  • Mix for the USA Women's Olympic Soccer Team
  • HBO's "Newsroom" Premiere Party
  • Dreamworks Animation Summer Press Event at Eveleigh
  • Women In Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards
  • Fox Searchlight's "Lola Versus" Premiere After-Party - Boom Boom Room, NYC
  • Chrysalis Butterfly Ball
  • BrownSugar - Barcelona, Spain
  • Lucky Magazine - FABB Event
  • Google/Hollywood Reporter's Pre-White House Correspondents Dinner | Washington, D.C.
  • Pandora's Private Happy Hour at the Beverly
  • Audi's "Truth in 24 II" After Party
  • Juicy Couture - Fall 2012 Preview Event - NYC
  • "Jeff Who Lives At Home" Premiere After-Party
  • H&M Collaboration with Marni VIP Event - Los Angeles
  • Aspen Fashion Week
  • Fox Searchlight's Academy Awards After-Party
  • Audi's VIP Event at the Independent Spirit Awards
  • Vanity Fair, Juicy Couture & Shailene Woodley 20th Anniversary Event
  • The Recording Academy's Official After-Party for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Audi All Employee Event - Washington D.C.
  • The Screen Actors Guild Awards Official After-Party hosted by People Magazine
  • LeBook Event - Los Angeles
  • 7 For All Mankind Fashion Buyers Event
  • Monster's VIP are at Supercross - Anaheim
  • Audi/Martin Katz Pre-Golden Globe Party at the Soho House
  • W Magazine & Warner Bros Golden Globe Event at the Chateau Marmont
  • Instyle Magazine & Warner Bros Golden Globe Awards After-Party
  • Sundance Film Festival:
  • 7 For All Mankind's Fresh Faces | Gen Art Event
  • "My First Time" | Gen Art Event
  • Toronto Film Festival
  • Instyle | HFPA Party

2011

  • "Home For The Holidays" Toy Drive at the Sky Bar - Los Angeles
  • Equinox Holiday Party
  • Los Angeles Matadors' Boxing (Home Matches)
  • Audi/Piaget Celebrate Rugby and the Holidays - Aspen, CO
  • Guess Event hosted by GQ with a performance by Theophilus London
  • Glamour 'Reel Moments' Olivia Wilde, Eva Longoria & Zoe Saldana | The Chateau Marmont
  • Charles David Boutique Re-Opening - Beverly Center
  • P.S. Arts/David Yurman/Audi Event - Sunset Tower Hotel
  • President Clinton's 65th Birthday Gala - Los Angeles
  • Guess by Marciano Event hosted by Vogue at Mt. C's - Beverly Hills
  • Silo Bar with DJ Prophet - DowntownLos Angeles
  • Pattern Bar - Downtown Los Angeles
  • LA's Promise Gala w Ryan Seacrest, Mayor Villaraigosa, Randy Jackson, Julie Bowen
  • Annual 'Miami Vice' Party - San Francisco, CA
  • Instyle/HFPA Party at the Toronto Film Festival
  • Soundtrack for all Charles David Stores in the U.S. durring Fashion's Night Out
  • Audi's Pre-Emmy Party
  • Marula - Barcelona, Spain
  • Tao Beach Pool Party - Las Vegas, NV
  • Kardashian Kollection Launch Party @ Colony
  • Monster's Walk the Plank Pool Party
  • Instyle's Summer Soiree - London Hotel, Los Angeles
  • HTC {arty at Blog-Her Convention - San Diego, CA
  • Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con party at The Hard Rock Hotel - San Diego, CA
  • Provided Soundtrack for the W Westwood's Escape Pool Party during Summer 2011
  • "Super 8" Premiere Party
  • Women In Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards
  • Chrysalis' Butterfly Ball
  • Perrier Jouet's 200th Anniversary Party | Susan Sarandon & Eva Amurri at the Monidrian Soho
  • "Baby I'ma Star" at GoldBar - NYC
  • Fox Studios - LA Screenings Party
  • Music Saves Lives Event
  • Children Mending Hearts Event
  • Tod's Boutique Re-Opening - Chicago, IL
  • French Connection Event at Lexington Social House
  • Fox Searchlight's Academy Awards After-Party
  • Provided Music for the Instyle Viewing Party - Academy Awards
  • Soho House LA - Oscar Friday
  • St. John Event
  • "King's Speech" Event hosted by Audi at the Chateau Marmont
  • People Magazine and EIF's official SAG After-Party
  • Adidas Event for 'This is Not A Shirt' benefiting public schools in Haiti
  • Instyle/WB Golden Globe After-Party
  • W Magazine's Golden Globe Party hosted by Andre Balasz at the Chateau Marmont
  • Music Selections for the CAA Pre-Golden Globe Event at Cecconi's
  • 7 For All Mankind Event at the Downtown Standard - Los Angeles

DJ Michelle Pesce Press

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Angeleno Magazine | July 2014

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Marie Claire | July 2014

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In Style Mag | July 2014 Playlist for InStyle.com

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DOMAINE | 10 DOS & DON’TS FOR CREATING A FIVE-STAR SUMMER PLAYLIST

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Marie Claire: Turning Tables: The Rise of the Female D.J.’s

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InStyle Mag | March 2014

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Marie Claire | March 2014

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US Weekly | February 2014

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The New Potato | January 2014

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Grammy.com | January 2014

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IN STYLE MAG | HOLIDAY PLAYLIST 2013

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Angeleno Magazine | August 2013

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W Magazine | August 2013

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LUCKY MAGAZINE | AUGUST 2013

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Foam Magazine | July/August 2013

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Los Angeles Confidential | Summer 2013

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E! Online June 2013

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Yahoo On The Road interview with fans in Boise, ID

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Yahoo On The Road with Ben Lyons

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The Vindicator | May 2013

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The Hollywood Reporter | April 2013

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