A Conversation with Summer Oasis Guest DJ: Kris "Jus" Denson!

A Conversation with Summer Oasis Guest DJ: Kris "Jus" Denson!

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. 

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The "Glamping Gourmet"! Creating the perfect camp kitchen!

The "Glamping Gourmet"! Creating the perfect camp kitchen!

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!

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A Conversation with Summer Oasis Guest DJ Righteous!

A Conversation with Summer Oasis Guest DJ Righteous!

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!

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Glamping 101 with Black Widow Pt. 2-Creating Ambiance!!!

Glamping 101 with Black Widow Pt. 2-Creating Ambiance!!!

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!

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A Conversation with Summer Oasis Guest DJ, Vick Lavender

A Conversation with Summer Oasis Guest DJ, Vick Lavender

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.

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Idlewild and the Cultural Significance of The Summer Oasis Festival!

Idlewild and the Cultural Significance of The Summer Oasis Festival!

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.

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Glamping 101 with Black Widow!

Glamping 101 with Black Widow!

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!

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