I started my weekend on Thursday at Room 43 for a special birthday celebration for fellow househead, Tonka Toi. Thirst Thursdays, held at Room 43 features resident DJS Craig Loftis, Greg Gray, Ron Carroll & DJ Fiddy Millz. Each week, they entertain househeads with their special blend of the old and the new. This week’s special guest was Chosen Few DJ and Grammy nominated producer, Terry Hunter. It was a virtual who’s who in the Chicago house scene as many came out to celebrate with Tonka Toi and enjoy a night filled with some amazing house music with some awesome people.
Thirst Thursday Photos by: Corey Walden
Friday, I was fortunate to host and perform at “Love and Lust Live: A Love Supreme”. The brainchild of Dee Jay Alicia, Love and Lust live bring her love and lust mixes to life with some of the best soulful house DJs in Chicago and incorporates poetry about love, lust and relationships by yours truly. Each and every month, resident DJs, Nicky D’Vine, Steve Maxwell and Jus Denson join Dee Jay Alicia and me for an evening of soulful house grooves, fellowship and love. This month was no exception. This month featured special tag teams between DJs Steve Maxwell and Jus Denson and Dee Jay Alicia and Mz. Nicky D’Vine. Love and Lust Live is an event to please all of your senses with live artwork by artist Avon of Ragtyme Designs, Liquor Infused cigars by Shawntale Hurst, tasty desserts by Joanette of Naughty Nacks and fly house gear by Cordelia of “Our House Wears” and our barstar, Celia Soto-Harmon who made sure everyone had plenty to drink. It’s an event I look forward to hosting and performing at each and every month.
Saturday, I headed to the MID to see Black Coffee. I’m a huge fan so I knew the venue would be packed and made sure I was there early. Black Coffee played a set so flawless. His set was masterful and brilliant. He played new music and put a new spin on some of his older tracks. The jammed packed crowds’ energy was off the meter. His set combined with an incredible light show by the MID took the energy in the club to a new level. We grooved along and hung on to every beat and bass drop. When he is in Chicago, he is a definite must see.
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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Until next time, see ya on a Dance Floor!
PS: I’m excited to share my new single, “House Is” will be released on Traxsource, Monday, April 23rd. Produced by Mike Dunn and Executive produced by Terry Hunter, this song is guaranteed to keep you grooving on a dance floor near you! Check it out!!! APRIL 23RD!!!