Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 10:00pm
Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 4:00am
Wednesday, April 28th 2010
Lady D marries the classic house tracks of Chicago’s past with the choicest four-to-the-floor stomps of today, and always throws down a soulful and sinful set. Influenced by legends and encouraged by House veterans, The Chicago House scene would be incomplete without Lady D, as stated by Epitonic.com.
Known widely as Chicago’s Queen of House Music, Darlene Jackson aka Lady D has been rocking dance floors nationally and internationally since 1995.
She has played such places as Moscow, Germany, Mexico, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Thailand and extensively across the USA.
Recognized for her top-notch A&R, production and remixing talents as owner of D’lectable Music,Lady D is respected industry-wide for releasing some of the hottest records in House music over the past three years.
Lady D has represented for Chicago House Music on film (the Godfather of Disco, Girl The Movie, Channel 4-UK), television (Metro TV-NYC, CLTV, WGN, Hot Wax), radio (Q101, Chicago Public Radio, KTUH-Honolulu, Vibe FM-UK) and print–this media darling has been featured in such mags as Billboard, Spin, International DJ, Red Eye/Metromix, The Chicago Tribune, Time Out, UR Chicago, Chicago Scene, Ven
Mix-artist from Chicago, Started in 1982 under the encouragement of Steve “Silk” Hurley, Celestethedj started learning how to mix under the tutelage of Andre Hatchett among many others. One of the first female dj’s in Chicago, she signed on with Promoter Dave Risque’ and Gucci Productions. After the first year of playing exclusively for Dave Risque’ and proving that a female DJ Can hold her own in this male dominated industry, opportunities opened up along with her popularity.
She has shared the decks over the years with dj’s such as: Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Steve Hurley, Andre Hatchett, Craig Loftus, Greg Gray, Boo Williams, Farley “Jackmaster Funk”, Terry Hunter, Gene Hunt, Wayne Williams, Ron Carroll, Mike Dunn, Greg Gray, Chip E, Tyree Cooper, Glenn Underground, Pharris Thomas and many others. She was the lead DJ for the “Fantastic Four” an all female DJ group for “Park Avenue Productions” which dubbed her the name ” The First Lady of House” in the mid 80’s and also did guest spots on radio stations; WBMX, WGCI, WHPK, and WKKC in Chicago, and is the ONLY female to have Played “The Musicbox” with the Legend (the Late) Ron Hardy.
Celestethedj left the DJ and party scene in the mid 90’s and after a 15 year absence from the Scene resurfaced in March of 2006 to reunite with the thing she loves the most. Playing House Music! In 2007, she was one of the Feature guest DJ’s of the “Chosen Few Picnic” (Chicago’s Biggest and Longest running Annual House Music Picnic), The Attic Picnic , and In July 2007 was given her own Internet Radio Show on Cyberjamz.com. Cyberjamz is the longest running, highest rated internet radio station totally dedicated to house music. Her show The “Celestial Odyssey” runs every Saturday from 1-3pm (cst) and has a quickly become one of the top shows on the station. She has been featured in some of Chicago’s most premiere clubs and made her debut at the WMC 2008 in Miami. Playing for the “First Ladies of House” party, and the “Cyberjamz” party among others. She is now one of the newest members of the Nubang Clan, a group of DJ’s, producers, promoters, and artist world wide. She just produced her first remix project with Vick Lavender & Carla Prather, for the track Named “First Kiss”, and has had a big hit with the track “Nasty B****” With Producer Terry Hunter. She is Co- Owner of the Label “Sophisticado Recordings” with Vick Lavender and Progressing rapidly as a producer with her label. She Broke out into the US with travels to Miami, Detroit,NY,NJ, Atlanta In 2009 and is scheduled to come to a town near you very soon! She is rapidly becoming one of the Premire Female DJ’s on the Scene and definately the name to look out for!
Miss Michaela fell in love with dance music in 1995 and has never looked back. For more than 10 years, this versatile DJ/producer has blended classically trained musicianship with edgy, electronic experimentation in the genres of house, techno, drum and bass and downtempo. Born and raised in suburban Kansas City, Mo., as Michaela White, she has since moved east to Chicago and established herself as one of the Midwest’s premiere live DJs and polished producers.
Michaela’s musical roots reach back to age 7, when she began studying classical piano and musical theory. By age 9, she was fluently playing the violin, and quickly taught herself to play viola, cello, bass, clarinet, guitar and drums. Blessed with a natural knack for musicianship, Michaela sought to master her next musical medium—turntablism. “I feel that turntables are just another platform for musical expression,” she says. “I taught myself how to beat match, and things just began to flow.”
This musical flow landed her residencies at KC venues including The Hurricane, The Empire Room, Spark Bar and Pure Lounge. Here, she explored her eclectic interests in house music and mixed live sets that included everything from deep, jazzy cuts to trackier, harder records. By the time she moved to Chicago in fall 2003, Miss Michaela was masterfully blending all sub-genres of house, including disco classics and acid tracks.
Her diverse background and driving sound led her to play alongside an equally diverse list of DJs, such as Carl Cox, The Orb, Tony Humphries, Josh Wink, Colette, Miles Maeda, Mark Grant, Wally Callerio, Mazi, and Justin Long, to name a few. She has graced the decks at the following Chicago hotspots: Smart Bar, Zentra, Boom Boom Room @ Green Dolphin Street, Streetside Cafe, Moonshine, Lava Lounge, Vision, Deja Vu, Funky Buddha Lounge, The Abbey Pub, among many others…
In addition to an accomplished performance record, Miss Michaela’s talents have garnered national, critical acclaim. In 2002, she was selected to compose the score for the Coterie Theatre’s production of “Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Piñata Woman and Other Superhero Girls Like Me.” Drawing from the play’s Latin-themed influences of spoken-word poetry, Michaela crafted a sensual score she mixed live on stage. Her 2003 mix C.D. “Infusion” also landed on the pages of URB magazine’s “Mix-it” section (July 2003) to critical praise. Michaela’s diverse musical talents have taken her across the globe to Seoul, South Korea, where she performed a mini-tour at the prestigious venues of Club Tool and Club Cod in summer 2004.
Miss Michaela’s deep musical background also landed her a position with the Chicago Chapter of the Grammy-producing National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences (NARAS) in early 2006. She has several original remixes slated for release in early 2007, including a project with Jared Wheeler.
“I am heavily influenced by the Chicago house sound, but I draw inspiration from everything I hear,” she says.
With residents Julius The Mad Thinker and Sean Strange. =)
Taking Place at
1551 W. Division
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