The Weekend Wrap-Up: Thirst Thursdays, Love & Lust Live and Black Coffee!!

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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!

Black Widow


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!!!



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.