Michael DiBella

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Michael F. Di Bella, word merchant for hire, musicologist, aspiring alchemist and co-founder of The C.A.W.L.M. Project(Collaborative Artists With Like Minds), has followed many musical paths. Michael…
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Michael F. Di Bella, word merchant for hire, musicologist, aspiring alchemist and co-founder of The C.A.W.L.M. Project(Collaborative Artists

With Like Minds), has followed many musical paths. Michael got his start in music journalism with the Detroit-based music magazine, "Underground

Soundz," interviewing artists such as the Fugees and the Pharcyde.

University of Michigan graduate and former Shoe City Employee, Michael is a crusader for the development of a 5"9 and under NBA league. Michael is a

true journeyman of the Gerald Henderson variety, plying his craft in Michigan, Hartford, The Bay Area, Chicago, Boston and Washington D.C. In

the musical galaxy, Michael entered the solar system near Pluto and arrived at the Jupiter world of hip-hop at a young age but now explores all musical

planets on his voyage to the Sun. Michael's musical interests were enriched by DJ'ing at the University of Michigan's radio station, WCBN. As a

relative newcomer to radio, Michael quickly proved adept and went on to co-host a late night show that featured weekly performances from The Del Rio

Six, J-Smalls and The Inimitable D-AB. Major musical influences include KRS-ONE, Jimi Hendrix, Slick Rick, Q-Tip, Bob Marley, John Coltrane and

Frank Sinatra.

When not at home spinning vinyl discs loudly and with his windows open for anyone who will listen, Michael is at work attempting to perfect a variety

of delectable sandwiches in order to one day own a record store/sandwich shop. Ultimately, Michael aspires to blend his music and writing interests in the hopes of eventually being able to write insrtuction manuals for Sony Walkmans and Technics Turntables. ~ Michael Di Bella

Desert or Deserted Island List(in no particular order):

1. Stevie Wonder's Musicquarium

2. Best Of Charlie Parker

3. Paid In Full, Eric B. And Rakim

4. Robert Johnson, Complete Recordings

5. Bob Marley, Songs Of Freedom

6. Inna Heights, Buju Banton

7. Enter The 36 Chambers, Wu-Tang Clan

8. The Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest

9. By All Means Necessary, Boogie Down Productions

10. Ready To Die, B.I.G.

11. The Harder They Come, Soundtrack

12. The JB's Anthology

13. Kind Of Blue, Miles Davis

14. Meditations, John Coltrane

15. Let's Get It On, Marvin Gaye

16. Call Me, Al Green

17. Band of Gypsies

18. NAS, self-titled

19. Best of Sam Cooke

20. Best of RUN-DMC

21. Three Feet High and Rising, De La Soul

22. People's Instinctive Travels and The Paths of Rhythm, A Tribe Called

Quest

23. The Great Adventures Of... Slick Rick

24. Led Zeppelin II