Michelle Kolnik, originally from a dairy farm in the little known city of Kenosha, WI, is now known as a nationally recognized DJ and dancer. At a young age she left to pursue her creative passions (music, dance, & fashion), landing in none other than, California. Bouncing around with her contagious positive energy and eclectic style, Michelle became known as “Crykit” (pronounced CRICKET). Showcasing talent both on the dance floor as well as behind the decks, Crykit quickly hopped into the limelight as a well-known personality in the revered underground San Francisco rave scene.
She launched her career as a DJ by playing at drum and bass parties and soon progressed into the hip hop scene as an up-and-coming female break dancer (B-girl). Her unique understanding of music, being both a professional dancer and DJ, makes her one of the most exciting DJ’s to watch! Ever the entertainer, Crykit has an uncanny ability to get every body in the room feeling her vibe. After years of making a name for herself around the Bay Area, Crykit moved to Las Vegas to further pursue her career in entertainment. Immediately landing a 2 year residency at TAO & LAVO Nightclubs, it is in Vegas that she crafted her uniquely Crykit multi-genre club sound. A true open format party rockin' DJ!
As a tastemaker and total nightlife babe, Crykit is often praised for her style, ability to seamlessly fuse mainstream hits and club bangers with fresh remixes, and knack for relating to broad audiences. You can find her rocking a wide array of events from fashion shows to large clubs & festivals. With her lovable personality and undeniable hard work ethic, she has quickly risen to the top of the ultra competitive Las Vegas DJ scene. Recently awarded by Las Vegas Weekly Magazine as ‘Best Local DJ 2013’, she continues to be a crowd favorite and one of the cities most sought after artists.
Crykit has rocked packed events for world wide brand clients such as Verizon Wireless, Facebook, Ducate, and Red Bull for EDC Festival. Her knowledge of the pop culture’s soundtrack has allowed her to open up for headlining artists such as Bruno Mars and 30 Seconds to Mars, while her love for more eclectic genres has brought her opening concert gigs for M.I.A. and Aeroplane. Currently she's an immensely sought after resident DJ for high-end special events at XS Nightclub at The Wynn and curates stylish playlists for design driven boutique hotels: The Cosmopolitan and Delano Las Vegas.
Celebrated for her playful energy and diverse taste in music, Crykit has garnered a reputation as a true open format DJ. Able to seamlessly weave in and out of party driven sets of hip hop, top 40, funk, rock, house, bass, and club classics; Crykit, has built a vibrant brand based on her love for music, infectious personality, and motivation to pursue what she's passionate about..
Awarded Best Local Las Vegas DJ - Las Vegas Weekly Magazine
Verizon Wireless - Destination Store Grand Opening Houston & Boston
Resident DJ - Rebel Pop Radio on Wild 94.9fm & iHeartRadio
Opening Act for Bruno Mars NYE2015
Ducate - 2015 Scrambler Launch
Red Bull - EDC Festival Tour Bus
Nominated for “Best Up & Coming” & “Best Female DJ” 2012 - Jack Colton Spin Awards
Liberty Fairs Tradeshow
CLUBS & VENUES
XS • Tryst • LAX • Hakkasan • Tao • Lavo • The Chelsea, Bond Bar & Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan • Brooklyn Bowl • Sayer's Club • Insert Coin(s) • Hard Rock • Ghostbar • Commonwealth
Staples Center • Music Box • The Standard Hotel • The Dime • Dragonfly
Mezzanine • DNA Lounge • Great American Music Hall • 111 Minna • Mighty • Temple • Club 6
Hotel Chantelle Rooftop • People Lounge • NO FUN NYC