WHAT A WEEK IN CHICAGO HOUSE MUSIC!

WHAT A WEEK IN CHICAGO HOUSE MUSIC!

This year’s festival lived up to all of my expectations.  We call it our “house holiday” and it really is. I reconnected with friends, saw people I hadn’t seen in years, danced until my feet hurt and enjoyed some of the best music by the best DJs this city has to offer.  It’s a shame this event wasn’t covered by many in the media. Two days of peace, love and music without one negative incident deserves to be celebrated, especially with all the negative news about Chicago in the news on a daily basis.  For the amount of music and talent I witnessed, it was worth the price of admission and more. It’s my favorite time of year and I can’t wait until next year!

Congratulations Chosen Few DJs for another year and another amazing festival! 

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CHOSEN FEW FESTIVAL 2017: PT. 1-PREPARING FOR THE FESTIVAL

CHOSEN FEW FESTIVAL 2017: PT. 1-PREPARING FOR THE FESTIVAL

The Chosen Few Festival is two weeks away and my friends and I are already planning for two days filled with music and fun. Over the next two weeks, I'll be sharing some of my favorite tips, tricks and helpful hints for navigating the festival. Today's post is for the people I call my "1st Responders". These are the ones who are the first in line and the ones who set tents up throughout the park for most of their friends to enjoy!!!  My friend and I host a tent at the picnic each year.   Hosting a tent at the picnic is a great way to have a central spot for you and your friends to hang out in between dancing and socializing.  The key to a dope tent set up is planning and teamwork!  

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"We R Tuesday" Nights!!!

"We R Tuesday" Nights!!!

Presented by N’ Da House Promotions with resident DJ’s Tony T and Chosen Few DJ/Producer, Mike Dunn, Reynolds is a legendary weekly party in the Chicago Music Scene. Their parties each and every Tuesday are always filled to capacity and regulars at Reynolds will tell you to get in where you fit in. You have to make a space to dance because it can get crowded pretty early and the dance floor is jammed packed with bodies in motion.  The crowd extends through the club to the outdoor patio even in the colder months just to get some air.  The patio is a hotspot for conversation and photos especially during the summer months.  Reynolds is a neighborhood spot and the “Bar Stars” know their customers by name. They already know what you want to drink when you walk through the door and they are known for making some of the best poured drinks, especially their “Long Islands”.  It’s hard to feel alone at Reynolds, there is always someone you know there on a Tuesday night. On any given night you may even see local celebrities and house legends getting their life on the dance floor.  Reynolds is intimate and familiar; it is our own special version of “Cheers”,  the place where everyone knows your name.

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And We Danced...

And We Danced...

I’ve said it before but Chicago is a large city with an enormous amount of talent within it. As a result, on any given weekend, but particularly on holiday weekends, there are usually several parties with some of the best DJ’s in the business preforming at various around the city on one night.  As a fan and patron, your options are plentiful. This past Sunday alone had Mike Dunn and Farley Jackmaster funk in the south suburbs at N’Zuri Entertainment Center, The Chosen Few DJs on the Southside in Hyde Park at the Promontory, Jamie 326 in the Pilsen/southwest side area, and a Frankie Knuckles tribute on the north side at Smart Bar. That’s in addition to the countless other parties that were held in smaller venues from the south, north, east and west sides.  If you live in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs you literally have a place to go no matter what side of town you live on to hear quality house music. 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR HOUSE PEOPLE!

HAPPY NEW YEAR HOUSE PEOPLE!

Greetings House People!!!  I took some much needed time off to spend the holidays with my family.  I hope your holidays were spent dancing and having fun with family and friends.   The New Year is upon us and I’m so excited.   This year is going to full of new music, bigger parties and more from Black Widow Music!   I plan on bringing you a front row seat to the hottest house events here in Chicago and across the country.  Black Widow is on the move this year!  There are so many events here to showcase and so many festivals that happen across the county that celebrate House and Dance Music culture. 

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Mike Dunn & Osulunde At The Mid!

Mike Dunn & Osulunde At The Mid!

Friday night, I was off to the near north side at a club called the Mid.   The Mid is one of those clubs that is nice but the setup isn’t dancer friendly.  They constantly book some of the best in the house music scene and they are popular among the EDM dance scene as well.  It is also centrally located so whether you are North, South, East, or west, it’s easily accessible via the expressway.   Tonight I was getting ready to hear Mike Dunn and Osulunde along with Dave Sabat and Zebo

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