WBEZ | producer http://www.wbez.org/tags/producer Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en DJ Series: Lady Foursquare emerges from underground http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-25/dj-series-lady-foursquare-emerges-underground-82971 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Picture 059.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Marea Stamper has been involved in the Midwest&rsquo;s underground rave and dance scene since her early teens. That&rsquo;s a world that kind of skirts around the edges of the law. Though ravers face unsympathetic legislators and police, Stamper says she&rsquo;ll continue to fight &ndash; and spin &ndash; for your right and hers &ndash; to party! Plus to dance and to play great music!<br /><br />She often DJs under the moniker <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lady-Foursquare/44074067061" target="_blank">Lady Foursquare</a>. Saturday,&nbsp;Feb. 26 she&rsquo;ll throw down a <em>legal </em>set at <a href="http://www.smartbarchicago.com/index.html" target="_blank">Smart Bar</a> in Chicago. She spun for <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> all hour long, helping the show get its rave on and she joined host Alison Cuddy to share a little more about her story and her music.<br /><br />Underground artist Lady Foursquare and her <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trustus/198426373491" target="_blank">Trustus crew</a> play Thursday nights at <a href="http://www.downtownbarandlounge.com/" target="_blank">Downtown Bar and Lounge</a> on N. State St. in Chicago. Stamper produces her original compositions under the moniker, <a href="http://soundcloud.com/theblackmadonna" target="_blank">The Black Madonna</a>.</p><p><strong>Lady Foursquare's Mini-Set:</strong><br />Roy Davis Jr. &amp; Thomas Bangalter, &quot;Rock Shock&quot; (Thomas Bangalter remix), Rock Shock 12&quot;<br />Thomas Bangalter, &quot;Spinal Beats&quot;, Spinal Scratch 12&quot;<br />The Black Madonna, &quot;From the Narrow Between&quot;, unreleased<br />The Black Madonna, &quot;We Can Never Be Apart&quot;, unreleased</p></p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:49:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-25/dj-series-lady-foursquare-emerges-underground-82971 DJ Series: DJ and producer Ron Trent brings the beats http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-04/dj-series-dj-and-producer-ron-trent-brings-beats-81772 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Picture 039.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Music courses through <a href="http://www.rontrent.com/" target="_blank">Ron Trent&rsquo;s</a> body like blood through veins. His father was a DJ so it&rsquo;s not surprising that he grew up to be a DJ and music producer himself. Ron was still in his teens when he cut what became his first club hit, &quot;Altered States.&quot; Ever since he&rsquo;s been a mainstay of the music world.<br /><br />DJ Ron Trent provided the sounds for <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> all hour long as part of the DJ Series, and he joined host Alison Cuddy for a sit-down to dig a little deeper into his personal history and art.&nbsp;</p><p>Trent spins at <a href="http://www.smartbarchicago.com/index.html" target="_blank">Smart Bar</a> in Wrigleyville on the first Wednesday of every month and at the <a href="http://www.crocodilechicago.com/" target="_blank">Crocodile Lounge</a> in Wicker Park every second and fourth Thursday of the month.</p><p><strong>DJ Ron Trent's Mini-Set:</strong><br />Erykah Badu, &quot;Honey&quot;, <em>New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War</em> (Motown)<br />Chaz Jankel, &quot;Glad To Know You&quot;, <br />Ron Trent, &quot;Hooked On Your Love&quot;, <em>Dance Classic</em> (Prescription Records)<br />Tamara Wellons, &quot;Smells Like Teen Spirit&quot;, <em>Life Is</em> (Ocha Records)</p></p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:56:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-04/dj-series-dj-and-producer-ron-trent-brings-beats-81772