Chicago Spotlight: A Conversation with Russoul

Chicago Spotlight:  A Conversation with Russoul

Russell Pike Jr., also known as Russoul, discovered music production at the age of 13. After graduating Cum Laude in music from Clark Atlanta University, he realized that he was fortunate to be granted the opportunity to learn to play on all instruments. After receiving a publishing deal, Russoul took his advance and used it to purchase his own recording equipment. This multitalented student of music would stay up day and night creating, singing, and recording in an effort to bring to fruition different ideas.  I sat down with him to talk about his musical career, the lessons he’s learned, his many talents and future goals and plans.  Today I’m pleased to bring you my interview with the multi-talented artist known as Russoul.

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Chicago Spotlight: Craig Loftis-A Pioneer with A Purpose

Chicago Spotlight: Craig Loftis-A Pioneer with A Purpose

This week it was my pleasure to interview, House Pioneer, Craig Loftis.  Craig is a jack of all trades; DJ, remixer, Designer, Sound Engineer and now club owner. Having been part of the House Scene from inception, he carries a wealth of knowledge, history and memories.   I recently had a moment to speak with him about his career, his new venture as club owner, house music and its future.

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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: 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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