The Chosen Few DJs and Black Widow's Web Partner for the 2018 Chosen Few Festival and Picnic!



Chosen Few DJs name Black Widow official blogger of 2018 Chosen Few Picnic  

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Danielle Sanders, a/k/a Black Widow, a Chicago-based spoken word and House Music artist, and blogger, to bring you exclusive coverage of the 2018 Chosen Few Picnic & Festival!

As the official scribe of the Chosen Few Picnic & Festival, Danielle will bring you behind-the-scenes interviews, live streams, music, and more, from our Daley Plaza Hot Lunch Mix dance parties launching June 6 to Chosen Few Night at the June 26 White Sox game, and of course, all Picnic Weekend festivities. This exclusive content - and maybe a few surprises - will ONLY be available on and, so if you’re not yet a subscriber to either site, SIGN UP NOW, here, and here


About Danielle R. Sanders, a/k/a Black Widow

Danielle R. Sanders is a poet and spoken word artist, blogger, and T’s Box Records recording artist known as Black Widow. A Chicago native, her hit House Music tracks, “Rough”, and “Gruv Me”, produced by Chosen Few DJ Mike Dunn and DJ Alicia, both reached #1 on Traxsource’s Afro House chart. Danielle also is featured on GRAMMY-nominated Chosen Few DJ and producer Terry Hunter’s remix of "Fenix". Her May 2018 solo debut, “House Is”, produced by Mike Dunn, reached #2 on Traxsource’s Soulful House chart, and currently is burning up dance floors around the world. Danielle also is the creator of Black Widow's Web, a website dedicated to Chicago House Music and culture. A new resource for dance music lovers, the site features in-depth Chicago party news and footage, music reviews, and interviews with House Music artists, producers, and musicians.  

About the Chosen Few Picnic & Festival

Started in 1990 as a small gathering of friends behind Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry, the Chosen Few Picnic & Festival is one of the world’s longest-running House Music events, attracting more than 35,000 fans each July. Nicknamed the “Woodstock of House”, the family-reunion-inspired event features 12 hours of music and entertainment from the hosts, the Chosen Few DJs – Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Alan King, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter, and Mike Dunn – and guest DJs and vocalists. This year’s guests include the Basement Boys – DJ Spen, Karizma, and Teddy Douglas; Ralphi Rosario of Chicago’s Hot Mix 5; Terisa Griffin; and Sheree Hicks. Tickets, hotels, and info available at  




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.