Sydney local Michelle Owen composes music filled with vibrancy and richness, making her one of the most admired artists in house today, releasing records on respected labels Moodmusic, Exploited, Rejected, Dirt Crew and more.
With a sound that is ripe with soul and depth, she gathers her influences from soul, funk, jazz and hip-hop with styles ranging from Chicago House and Techno. It’s no surprise that this talented powerhouse has received praises from the likes of Joris Voorn, Chez Damier, Felix Da Housecat, Graeme Park, Ashley Beedle, Ian Pooley, Sasse, DJ T and was listed as “One To Watch” in 2012 by Mixmag Magazine.
With an eye for creativity, Michelle launched her creative platform ‘Almost Real’ in 2014. A place for the creative, innovative and adventurous people to share their stories - “Do what you want, not what’s expected”. AR has worked with Reef, Vice, The Loop, Jeans West, Beach Burrito and Delta Goodrem.
Michelle lived at the W, Maldives for 3 months creating soundtracks for the beautiful Maldivian sunsets and guests.
Michelle lived in Berlin for 6 years gigging at the likes of Panorama Bar and Watergate, while working Native Instruments, Beatport and Pioneer Radio, and producing lauded records like the 2010 ‘What’s In A Name?’ with James Flavour, released on Dirt Crew.
Though it was her Moodmusic single “Perchance To Dream” that solidified her reputation for the soulful touch. The track went on to top the Beatport and Traxsource charts, seeing support from heavyweights like Luke Solomon, Shonky, Deetron, Ewan Pearson, and even garnering a remix from Chicago house luminary Chez Damier.
In 2013 Michelle collaborated with Kruse & Nurenberg on their release “We Find Deep” on Joris Vorns Rejected Records. This was a top 20 release on Beatport Tech House chart and was remixed by HOSH with much acclaim.
She has since released “What Say You?” on Exploited Records (2013), charted in the Top 5 Deep House chart on Traxsource for her remix on Evan Iff “Faith and Trust” on Large Music and Recruited to mix Moodmusic’s latest “Retake Two” compilation.