Weekend Wrap-Up!

In one weekend, I was able to hear Steve Maxwell, Alan King, Terry Hunter, Wayne Williams, Sean Alvarez, Rae Chardonnay, Sheree Hicks and Jon Pierce!!! That’s the beauty of loving house music and living in Chicago!!!  This weekend, I was able to get out and enjoy a few events.  I started my weekend at Bassline for DJ Steve Maxwell’s birthday celebration.  Chosen Few DJ, Alan King along with Steve Maxwell kept the crowd moving with soulful house sets. Patrons were treated to a special performance by Chicago artist, Sheree Hicks.  Performing music from her latest release, she enticed the crowd with her soulful voice and melodic elegance.   From there I headed to the Underground Wonder Bar to the 3rd Anniversary party for Afro futuristic.   The energy was incredible; an amazing mix of music and culture.  The vision of host Discopoet Khari B and DJ’s Rae Chardonnay and Sean Alvarez, I was in for another special treat with a special guest set from DJ/Producer, DJ G from Sao Paulo, Brasil.  It was a party filled with deep house, Latin and Caribbean rhythms and pounding Afro-beats.  We grooved until the wee hours in the morning. 

Saturday night, I headed to the promontory to celebrate the legendary Terry Hunter’s birthday.  Joined by his Chosen Few Brothers, Wayne Williams, Mike Dunn and Alan King, the party was a musical gumbo with something for everyone; soulful house, classics, afro, disco and a special All Vinyl set by Wayne Williams.   Sunday, I headed to Pride Fest on the Beach to hear Chicago Artist, Jon Pierce perform.  John belted out a few of his hits along with a rendition of the classic “Din Da Da” that got the crowd up and ready to dance along the lakefront on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

This weekend was fantastic and those were just a few of the events happening in the city. There were so many more.   Check out my events page, “The Dance Floor” for your list of house music related events or subscribe to my newsletter and have events emailed to you weekly so you always know where to go to get your “house music” fix. 

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 www.blkwidowmusic.com and on her book’s website, www.thesumofmanythings.com.  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.