Thursday Night Grooves with Boogie Deep!

Last night I headed to the President’s lounge on the south side of Chicago to hang with the Boogie Deep family for a night of soulful house music. The President’s lounge ( is a neighborhood staple located on the south side of Chicago. It is a warm loft like space with exposed brick, big screen TV’s, huge circular bar in the center and another bar to the side of the dance floor. The Bar staff was friendly and knew how to pour a perfectly mixed cocktail, especially Taniko!

A small, elevated DJ booth towards the back of the bar provides the DJ a birds-eye view of the entire crowd. The President’s lounge is a great place to come with friends for great drinks and even better music. The perfect spot to dance and get lost in the music or just enjoy a drink, watch the game or play a game of darts, the President’s lounge is the kind of place where everyone knows your name.  The atmosphere was very friendly, jovial and upbeat.

It is not just about the people, it is about the power of fellowship united in having a good time
— Daniell Spencer

Every Thursday night you can find the Boogie Deep Family, the brainchild of resident DJ Daniell Spencer, groovin to the beat. Daniell has been DJ’ing since 1983 and has traveled the world, producing records in the UK, Japan, France, Belgium, Canada and the US. He also ran his own record label, Herbal recordings for many years and is looking forward to re-launching his label worldwide soon. Created in 2012, Boogie Deep is his brand and he has built a very loyal following. He describes the “Boogie Deep Experience” as more than just the music.  He moved his residency from the west side to Thursday nights at the President’s lounge and has cultivated it, making it one of the longest running Thursday night house events on the Southside.  

Boogie Deep features resident DJs, Daniell Spencer and Carlie.  They also feature special guests. This weeks’ guest DJ was Tracey Love who fell right into the mix of an evening full of eclectic rhythms kicked off by Carlie. He is a wonderful host as well, constantly mingling with the crowd making sure everyone was having a good time.  Tracey passed the decks on to Daniell who continued the groove.  They each played a wide-ranging house music set drenched in emotions, vocals and soul. They were the perfect musical compliment to the location which was welcoming, warm and inviting.

Boogie Deep on Thursday nights is a fantastic way to end a busy work day and gear up for the weekend.

Until next time...see you on a dance floor!!!

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 and on her book’s website,  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.