Originally from Detroit, now living and working in Miami, DJ Spivey fell in love with Dance music at the age of 13 when he was given his first set of turntables and has been in love with the music ever since. After a break from the music, he returned in 2012 and his journey began again. The dance music prompted him to start mixing on the internet via his YouTube channel with over 30k followers and his SoundCloud account with over 5k followers. Those mixes caught people’s interest and he became a DJ in demand traveling as far as China. He is currently DJ'ing and producing edits and remixes and working on Producing original music. I had a chance to speak with him about his journey and playing at this year’s Summer Oasis Music Festival for the second time!Read More
Glamping also known as glamourous, luxurious camping conjures up images of 5 star fabulousness, but the truth is you can create a beautiful and luxurious glamping space on a budget. As a single mom of three, I definitely live on a strict budget that doesn’t allow for many extras. When I started to plan and prepare for my 1st glamping experience, I wondered if I could pull it off with limited funds. I’m here to tell you, it can be done with good planning, research and preparation. Your space can be luxurious without breaking the bank!Read More
The Summer Oasis Music Festival Experience is one that is unique in that you are allowed to create a space that is uniquely you, enjoy hours upon hours of incredible music with some of the best DJs in the business and enjoy the company of like-minded people united in their love of the music and the great outdoors for a weekend of peace, tranquility and good vibes. Compared to other glamping excursions, Summer Oasis delivers a value unlike any other.Read More
Summer Oasis is a weekend unlike no other. Seamlessly merging the music festival with the glamping experience, guests enjoy a weekend full of music, love, community, culture and the great outdoors. Take a look at what you can expect as a Summer Oasis Music Festival attendee!
Registration is happening now at www.summeroasisfestival.com.Read More
As the official blogger for the Summer Oasis Music Festival, the number one question I always receive from potential glampers is “What do I bring” and “How do I even begin to plan"?” Glamping is very different from a regular camping experience. Glamping is a form of camping that has more luxurious accommodations and facilities. The idea is to create a warm environment that feels like home! Although Summer Oasis isn’t until August, I decided to put out a checklist for the potential glamper as you plan your Summer Oasis Experience.Read More
Kris “Jus” Denson, a member of the DJ Collective, D’Vine One Enterprises and one of the resident DJs for Love and Lust Live, is a DJ known for his soulful, sensual and sexy style. Known to keep your body moving on the dance floor, he is making his Summer Oasis Music Festival Debut this year in Idlewild. I had a chance to talk to Kris about his career, why he continues to push himself so hard and his love for Idlewild and the Summer Oasis Music Festival.Read More
Glamping is camping done fabulously. After you have spent the time creating a great living and sleeping space, it’s time to focus on the kitchen! In order to create your gourmet camping meals you have the have the right gear. It isn’t as hard as it sounds either. Today there are so many options available that are perfect for cooking outdoors. Cooking outdoors can be fun if you are prepared and organized. Today, I’ll explore the basics of creating the ultimate camp kitchen!Read More
In a musical world that's full of egos & attitudes, its so refreshing to come across a talented, humble spirit that's hungry to do his thing. DJ Righteous embodies all of that. Born and raised in Chicago and now making his home in Detroit, DJ Righteous is excited to be making his Summer Oasis Debut! I had a chance to chat with him about his career, his background in Spoken Word and his thoughts on his Summer Oasis Debut!Read More
In my last article, Glamping 101, I shared the basics of glamping along with some basic items you’ll need to create a tent space. Today, it’s time for the fun stuff…DECORATING! Today, I’ll share a few tips on taking your camping space from basic to “Glamourous”! There are really four elements to take your tent from drab to fab: Lighting, Interior Décor, Tablescapes and Outdoor Décor. As the saying goes, “Love is in the details”. It is the little things that add that extra special touch to you space. Even better, it is a perfect way to inject your personal style and stand out in a sea of tents, especially at a music festival. The important thing is to have fun and be creative! It’s the great outdoors done fabulously!Read More
Vick Lavender started his career in the late 80's, playing in such Chicago clubs as Red Dog, Sonotech ,Betty's blue star lounge, Sinabar, and The Funky Budda Lounge. He's been a staple at WMC since the late 90's and frequently travels around the world. His production career started in the mid 90's with The SJU, then continued after leaving The SJU and becoming one of the co-founder's along with Jere Mcallister of Mr Ali, the Chicago based live house music ensemble has been responsible for some of the new classics such as " Missing you", Rainy day, Cast your spell, About us, and many more. He now runs his own digital label, Sophisticado Recordings, along with Steven Stewert, and the releases continue to flow. Recordings such as "What a poor boy wants feat Peter Jericho, Respect our love feat Carla Prather," Better baby feat Peter Jericho, just to name a few.
I chatted with Vick about his record label, Sophisticado Recordings, his personal DJ Philosophy and his upcoming appearance at the Summer Oasis Music Festival.Read More
It was known as the Black Eden a place where African Americans could vacation, party and relax. During the 50’s and 60s, more than 25,000 African Americans would travel from Midwestern cities each summer to visit.Read More
Held in Idlewild, MI, The Summer Oasis Music Festival combines music and glamping for a fun filled, upscale music festival experience unlike any other. Attendees come from all over setting up the most elaborate, fabulous and comfortable living spaces for 3 days. According to founder, Cedric McDougle, Summer Oasis brings both worlds of music and camping together where the music and the tents are the main focus. The tents help to set the scene!Read More