The Weekend Wrap-Up: The Dancefloor Was Hot!!

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It was cold outside but Chicago Dancefloors were blazing hot this weekend.  My weekend started at Room 2, for “Flirt”, a new 1st Friday event with Russoul and Randall Dean.  It was an extra special evening as Russoul was celebrating his latest release, “In the Dark”. Special guest DJ Sean Alvarez played a musical set full of high energy and wide ranging tracks that kept the crowd dancing all night long.  Russoul is a multi-talented artist, DJ, musician, producer who thrilled the crowd with his incredible live vocals and his passion filled musical set.  He seamlessly blends all of his talents and creates such a unique musical experience for the party goer.   From there, I headed to Bassline to hear a special all night set by Chosen Few DJ, Alan King.  This event held at Bassline treated patrons to a diverse set filled with crowd favorites, house classics, and plenty of soulful grooves to keep the dancers moving on the dance floor.   Alan is a DJ that plays with incredible intention and has a unique way of connecting with his crowd and he effortlessly is able to read a room and provide the dancers with a seamless variety of music while interweaving sounds never heard before.  Enjoying him exclusively for the evening was a great way to see his depth and range of musical knowledge.   

Saturday, I headed to Room 2 again this time for “Diversity”, a new party that celebrates the beauty of different musical styles and the variety that this genre has to offer.  Resident DJs, Mickey Calvin and DJ Lil John were joined by special guest DJ Czboogie and singer/artist, Jaya for an evening filled with something for everyone musically.   The music for the evening was multi-faceted, eclectic and “diverse” with each DJ offering a unique perspective of their musical individual musical stylings while effortlessly bouncing off of one another like a well-run machine.  The night was enhanced with the soulful sounds of singer, Jaya who performed her latest single with DJ Lil John.  Room 2 was jammed packed with patrons enjoying a well-seasoned musical blend of house music.  Mickey Calvin even kicked off his set with his rendition of “Fenix” to my pleasant surprise! DJ Lil John and Mickey Calvin are a stellar tag team each playing off of their musical gifts and giving the patrons exactly what they advertised; musical diversity. 

Chicago has such a diverse music scene and every night you can find something different to groove to but it all remains Chicago House Music.   It’s another reason why I love enjoying house music here. Each week is something different but it’s all music to my ears!

Until next time, see ya on a dancefloor!

Black Widow

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Black Widow

D.Sanders, a Chicago native, is a devoted mother, blogger and writer who is passionate about her family, friends, women's rights, living authentically and telling her story.   She is also a spoken word recording artist under the name, Black Widow. She has been writing and blogging for over 15 years providing commentary and expressing thought on life, love and relationships. Her artistry can be heard on two house music singles, “Rough”, and “Gruv Me” released by Grammy Nominated Producer and CEO of T’s Box Records & T’s Crates, Terry Hunter under the production of Mike Dunn and Dee Jay Alicia. . Both singles reached #1 on Traxsource’s Afrohouse and charted top ten overall as well reaching the top ten in their year of release.  She splits her time blogging about the Chicago Dance Music Scene on www.blkwidowmusic.com and on her book’s website, www.thesumofmanythings.com.  She is excited about her debut book, The Sum of Many Things, scheduled for release in June 2017.   She wears many hats but refuses to be placed in a box.  She believes that women are "The Sum of Many Things".  Embracing all of her roles as a woman, she firmly believes in breaking free of preconceived notions of womanhood.   She believes it is her mission to define her own life experience, femininity and sexuality and not have it defined by society.  She openly shares her story with hopes that women understand their worth, power and place in this world.