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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Love & Lust: A Sweetest Day To Remember

Love & Lust: A Sweetest Day To Remember

Dee Jay Alicia decided to bring her mixes to life and called some of the best DJs known for their soulful and sexy style to serve as the musical conductors for the evening, D’Vine One DJs Mz. Nicky D’Vine and Kris “Jus” Jenson and Arise Radio and Rhythm Factory’s own, Steve Maxwell, each handpicked by Dee Jay Alicia because of the passion and emotion they express through their music.   Together, they set the tone for a love filled evening full of sensual sounds.

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Soul-Frica Sunday’s: Celebrating the Soul of House Music

Soul-Frica Sunday’s: Celebrating the Soul of House Music

Soulfrica reunites the duo that is Terry Hunter and Greg Winfield. The resident DJs behind the ultra-successful world recognized BANG Sunday’s, kicked off a new weekly residence at the Renaissance Bronzeville this past Sunday night.  Soul-frica started as a once a month event while they were doing BANG Sundays.  It incorporates the soul of house music offering a musical gumbo filled with the sounds of Afro, Tribal, Latin, R&B and soulful house music on a Sunday night.  

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Weekend Wrap-Up Pt. 1-Code Red 4th Anniversary Celebration

Weekend Wrap-Up Pt. 1-Code Red 4th Anniversary Celebration

You know you had a great time when you stay until the very end, leave covered in sweat and wake up with your body aching all over!   Those are just a few of the after effects of a musical beatdown.  I experienced the ultimate “House Hangover” last Saturday night at Code Red’s 4th Anniversary Celebration.  The brainchild of DJ and Party Promoter, Ike Williams, Code Red is a party that celebrates house music, unity, and love and it was evident in the packed venue that this night was all about appreciation!

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The Weekend Wrap-Up: "Party at the Pier"

The Weekend Wrap-Up: "Party at the Pier"

Every Saturday in the summer, Pier 31 along with The Way We Were Promotions hosts, “House on the Beach”, a weekly day party featuring the best Chicago House Music DJs. With the city skyline in the backdrop, it is the go to place for a party with a relaxed and casual atmosphere

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Painted, Dark and Divine: The 2017 Summer Debauchery Ball-Winter Baby's Revenge

Painted, Dark and Divine: The 2017 Summer Debauchery Ball-Winter Baby's Revenge

Created by Chicago artist, Khari B a/k/a Discopoet with sounds provided by DJ Bill Will and Craig Alexander, The Debauchery Ball, Winter Babies Revenge is an AfroFuturistic, fetish-themed summer party held every summer.   This year’s theme was “Painted, Dark and Divine”.   The WBR encourages patrons to delve deeply into themselves and pull out that fearless, sensual, uninhibited divine being that resides within and adorn accordingly.   In Khari’s own words, this production is part of a continued mission to inspire, educate and empower audiences as to their own greatness while adding to the spectrum of how the art can be expressed over multiple mediums for a more lasting experience.   The entire event is a tasteful, erotically themed event where music, movement, art and spirituality are synergized for a most memorable event. 

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All Hail The Queens!!!

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. 

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