Afro*Disco 3: A Dancer's Paradise

Afro*Disco 3:  A Dancer's Paradise

It was my first time attending the event known as Afro Disco but it will not be my last. In fact, I’ll never miss another one again. It was everything people said it was and more.  AFRO*DISCO is one of those rare moments that have all the elements of a fantastic party.

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Together We Rise...A Night of Ascension

Together We Rise...A Night of Ascension

There was heaviness in the air as I walked into Loft 908.  Just shortly before arriving, the house community learned of DJ Ronnie PSE’s death.  He was a deeply loved and respected member of the house community and for many his death came as a complete shock.  As I walked inside, we hugged each other a little tighter and shed some tears.  Our hearts were heavy and in need of uplifting.  The Ascension Team consisting of DJ Boxx, Lisa Henderson, Josiah Mendel, Yvette Holcomb and Lisa Hale along with an all-star lineup of guest DJs, Scooter B, DJ Koko and Peace RTG and a live performance by artist, Angel A, were the perfect prescription for a heavy heart.

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A Celebration for "The Senior": The House Community Honors Robert Williams

A Celebration for "The Senior": The House Community Honors Robert Williams

His name is synonymous with the great’s in house music. Responsible for opening the warehouse and Music box and introducing us to Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy, Robert Williams is House Music Royalty.  Throwing and promoting parties since the 1970s, he is a master at creating events people love to attend.  This year, house people gathered at the Elastic Arts Café to celebrate Robert Williams’s birthday. The room was a “who’s who” of the Chicago House Community.  DJs, producers, Recording artists and dancers all came together from every side of the city to pay tribute to a living legend.

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The House Community Honors One of Their Own

The House Community Honors One of Their Own

They say “give someone their flowers while they are still here”. The Chicago House Community did that this past Saturday Evening, paying tribute to Terry Hunter in an epic celebration featuring some of the most talented DJs and artists in Chicago.

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The 2018 Year In Wrap-Up Pt. 2-The Parties...The Interviews and More

The 2018 Year In Wrap-Up Pt. 2-The Parties...The Interviews and More

When you live in Chicago, it’s easy to take for granted how much access we have to incredible music, talent and events.  2018 was filled with house music parties and events that are unlike any other.   We are fortunate to be able to party any night of the week with a plethora of amazing DJs to keep us grooving on dance floors across the city. 

Here’s a list of some of my favorite parties and events from 2018!

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The Weekend Wrap-Up: A Weekend Full of "Beautiful People"

The Weekend Wrap-Up:  A Weekend Full of "Beautiful People"

#SummertimeChi is a time unlike no other.  Every weekend, there are a plethora of activities all around the city.   I love Chicago in summertime.   This weekend was full of beautiful people, fun loving vibes and of course outstanding DJs and house music.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: "Flirt & Flow" and The Hyde Park Brew Fest!

Weekend Wrap-Up:  "Flirt & Flow" and The Hyde Park Brew Fest!

This past weekend was full of musical artistry at its finest.  Friday I headed to Room 2 for “Flirt & Flow”, the latest project by artist, Russoul.  Flirt & Flow is a new experience that puts the focus on the artist.  In his own words, Russoul wanted an experience that allowed him to introduce artists he loves, admires and respects.   Russoul encourages fellow artists to come out and see what this new experience is all about.  Joining him in this new venture are singers, Jon Pierce and Sheree Hicks.   Both of these amazing artists are similar in their ability to pour their hearts out on the stage and connect with their audiences. They have shared their gifts and in their performances we dance to the words they bring to life. I’m looking forward to the continued evolution of this event.  An event to celebrate artists and their gifts is much needed in Chicago.

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The Weekend Wrap-Up: Thirst Thursdays, Love & Lust Live and Black Coffee!!

The Weekend Wrap-Up:  Thirst Thursdays, Love & Lust Live and Black Coffee!!

I spent Sunday recuperating from another groove filled weekend but I wouldn’t have it any way. Our parties and our house music are as diverse at our city.  There is always house music to enjoy no matter what your preference is. That’s the beauty of house music in Chicago!

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