Chicago Spotlight: Angel-A

Chicago Spotlight: Angel-A

Angel-A delivers an extensive package of soul-stirring, heart pounding liberated music.  A native Detroiter, currently residing in Chicago, she is a musical force to be reckoned with.  Few producers, songwriters or vocalists in this time dare to embrace pure form and express messages of substance to a wider audience. Angel-A creates a cool space for listeners to experience.  These days Angel-A continues her journey as a producer performing with a jazz band or teaming up with DJ/artist/ producers like Tony Humphries, Vick Lavender,  Roy Davis Jr., Stephanie Cooke, Tony Loreto, Jose Carretas to name a few.  I recently chatted with Angel-A to talk about her career, new music, and 2018 goals.

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Chicago Spotlight: A Conversation with DJ Ceez & Niki Gee

Chicago Spotlight:  A Conversation with DJ Ceez & Niki Gee

I recently had a chance to speak with Producer/ DJ Ceez and Spoken Word Recording Artist, Niki Gee about their newest single, Be Her, their other collaborations and what makes them such a great team!

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Chicago Spotlight: A Conversation with Sean Ali

Chicago Spotlight: A Conversation with Sean Ali

DeShawn Ali, better known as DJ Sean Ali in the world of House Music, is a DJ/Producer and Label Owner.   He is also highly respected by his peers as well because he has taken his craft to new heights and he is constantly expanding and giving back the way others gave to him. 

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Chicago Spotlight: 5 Questions with DJ Cheez

Chicago Spotlight:  5 Questions with DJ Cheez

Known for his parties, it is no secret that DJ Cheez is doing big things by hosting events with both local and international talent giving that universal, intimate, social, dancing experience literally in his own backyard and other venues.  I had a chance to chat with Cheez about his vision and his views on the Chicago House scene and more.

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Chicago Spotlight: 5 Questions with Chosen Few DJ, Alan King (Chosen Few Festival Series Finale)

Chicago Spotlight:  5 Questions with Chosen Few DJ, Alan King (Chosen Few Festival Series Finale)

Known as a “lawyer by day, DJ by night”, Alan King is a Chicago House Music DJ and one of the members of The Chosen Few DJs.  I jokingly refer to him as the “Clark Kent” of the Chicago House music scene.  He brilliantly balances his job as a lawyer and DJ and excels at both.  I recently had an opportunity to pose Alan with 5 questions about this year’s Chosen Few Festival, the changes to the festival, the lessons learned and what festival goers can expect for the 2017 event.

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Chicago Spotlight: A Conversation with DJ/Producer, Hula Mahone

Chicago Spotlight:  A Conversation with DJ/Producer, Hula Mahone

Hula Mahone is a Chicago DJ, Producer, Remixer and Entrepreneur who has been a part of the Chicago Music Scene for over two decades.  His contributions to House music and to Chicago House Culture are undeniable and his success has crossed musical genres. I was able to chat with Hula about his career, House Music and Culture and his upcoming guest DJ appearance at this year’s Chosen Few Festival!

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Chicago Spotlight: A Conversation with DJ/Remixer, Steve Maxwell

Chicago Spotlight:  A Conversation with DJ/Remixer, Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell, Chicago South Side East native, is a DJ/remixer whose star is rising in the Chicago House scene.  He likes to say he started his deejaying around 1980-81. Having his skills inherited from his brother Jerome Maxwell who Dj’d parties with Tony Hatchett, Andre Hatchett, Bryon Brayme, Jesse Sanders and Wayne Williams. Before ever touching a set of turntable he started remixing disco and R&B mixes which was known as “pause button” remixing.I recently got a chance to speak with Steve about his love of house music, house culture and his rising status on the Chicago house scene.

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