All Hail The Queens!!!

Presented by DJ Solkat and Joey Jazz, the Queens of House picnic has become an annual Chicago house tradition featuring an all-female DJ lineup. It’s a tour de force of SHE-Jays who know how to beat a dancefloor and make the dancers sweat!   This year’s picnic was no exception!  House people came out early with their families and friends and setup for a day full of fun, fellowship and good music!   The grills were going, the drinks were flowing and ladies filled the atmosphere of Calumet Park with nothing but banging beats until the sun set. 

This year’s lineup featured DJs, Christa Schrupp, Dee Jay Alicia, Lori Branch, First Lady, Dela, DJ Melody, Noshaluv, Foxxxy, and Solkat.  Each DJ with their own unique playing style and song selection effortlessly and seamlessly blended through each of their sets like a well-trained relay team.   Their individual styles showcased the immense amount of talent each of these phenomenal women offered.   Each of these ladies are truly masters of their craft and it showed.   From Disco, to classics, soulful and Afro, there was something for everyone’s musical tastes in attendance.  It was a day of fun and fellowship with the queens taking over the decks and beating the park to the ground! 



Until next time,

See ya on a Dance Floor!

Black Widow


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.