Karl Michelfelder is a Philadelphia-based journalist, disc jockey, and philanthropist. After attending Temple University with a degree in communications and a minor in journalism, Karl (under the moniker DJ Carl Michaels) immersed himself in all that is Philadelphia. He worked as a label and store manager at the famed 611 Records, toured the country, and still managed to write for underground publications on the side. Karl also joined forces with Matthew Ray and the HX brand to be Associate Publisher of HX Philadelphia magazine, publishing a 52-page weekly magazine for over two years. Karl currently makes his home in South Philadelphia and prides himself in his fundraising work on behalf of Philadelphia’s LGBTQIA+ community.