Yesterday I DJ’ed at Dance Dance Party Party. What’s Dance Dance Party Party? Read my writeup about it here. I’ve been sick and crappy for about a week now, so the chance to get into a dark room and sweat out the germs with an hour of booty-shaking was really necessary.
For those who frequently go out clubbing in Chicago, the music heard all hour may have sounded familiar. Samone Roberts was Eight Forty-Eight's in-studio DJ and she has made her rounds through the city’s top clubs since 2000.
Some listeners' necks might have been a bit sore from bobbing along to the beats of Professor Kliq after he served as track master throughout the show. After spinning all hour, Eight Forty-Eight got to know him a little better.
DJ Carrie Weston has rocked the kids at massive events like the annual All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in England, and she’s worked comfy little clubs like Chicago’s Hideout. That’s where she’ll be co-spinning with DJ Mary Nisi at their semi-regular gig, Smashing Time, this Saturday, June 25.
On Fridays, Eight Forty-Eight presents some of the best selectors Chicago has to offer.Dirk van den Heuvel certainly knows his way around a turntable. As a DJ had Chicago crowds moving for a long time.
Jesse De La Pena has been spinning records since 1985 and has helped lay foundation for today's Chicago Hip Hop scene, getting some of those early records into clubs when Hip Hop was yet unrecognized outside the underground / street movements.