An Evening with Monique Bingham!

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Monique Bingham has been responsible for some of the most poignant, soulful jazz-infused house music of the past 20 years. Her career began fronting the “acid jazz” horn heavy band Abstract Truth in 1995 whose seasoned members boasted stints with jazz gods Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Sun Ra to name a few. Their first single, “Get Another Plan” was recorded at Francois K‘s legendary Axis studios and received international critical acclaim once picked up by UK music guru Gilles Peterson’s imprint “Talkin Loud” in 1996. The follow up single “We Had a Thing” released in 1998 became an indisputable soulful house classic due to German producer Matthias Heilbronn’s infectious house remix and it’s inclusion on South African DJ Fresh’s 2000 House Flava compilation. Once injected into the veins of the underground, Ms. Bingham’s penchant for painstakingly crafted lyrics and left of center melodies caught the ears of some of the house scene’s most respected dj/producers like Kerri Chandler, Jellybean Benitez, Karizma and Ralf Gum. (http://moniquebingham.com/)

 

Recently signed to the newly established Chosen Few Artist Management, Inc., Monique Bingham is a legendary artist in the House and Dance Music Scene with a career spanning over 20 years.  Her music is played in dance clubs around the world and she has worked with some of the biggest names in this industry.  She’s performed in Chicago many times, most recently at the 2017 Chosen Few Picnic, however this past Wednesday night; she performed at Renaissance Bronzeville for the very first time. 

Photos by: Corey Walden

Part of resident Ron Carroll’s birthday celebration and hosted by promotion team, RFK, the evening began with a soulful set, followed by a high energy set by Ron Carroll.  Monique took the stage with her signature sultry voice and sang crowd favorites like “Deep in the Bottom”, “Elevator”, “Take me to my Love” and more.  Monique has such an incredible voice and stage presence and watching her in a more intimate environment like the Renaissance Bronzeville really allowed the crowd to connect with her in a different way.  She is a powerhouse with the ability to sing her incredible catalog of music with such strength and power all while maintaining her femininity, sensuality and grace.  She was outstanding to watch! 

Another outstanding night on the Chicago House Music Scene!

Until next time, see ya 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 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.