With over 20 years as a producer and DJ, Salah Ananse's talent as a DJ has put him on bills with notable DJ's such as Vikter Duplaix, DJ Kemit (Kemeticjust), Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, ?uestlove and Kai Alce. He has also held opening DJ spots for artists such as Jay-Z, Dave Chappelle, India Arie, Joi, Res, Fertile Ground, Dwele, Les Nubians, Musiq, The Roots, Donnie and Raphael Saadiq. Not only does Ananse rock crowds for some of the Southeast's most popular party series such as One Music Fest, House In The Park and his own Afrique Electrique, but he also travels the world bringing his unique mix of soul, house afrobeat & hip hop. He's held recurring stints in Brazil and Mexico and performed in Ethiopia, Argentina, England and more.
As a producer & recording artist, Salah Ananse's rhythmic instrumentation and smooth layered vocals make his sound unique and distinguishable among the rest. Although he has been noticed for his production work, including remixes for Anthony David's "Yes", India Arie's "Brown Skin," and Jill Scott's "Cross My Mind" which received underground airplay throughout the nation, he is just beginning to get recognized for his solo projects. His 2009 album, The Late Night Affair: Suite 701. Suite 701 is a producer-driven project that features collaborations with Anthony David, JimiJames, Gaelle & more. This release also introduced Ananse's Label AURALUXE. He has since released a solo EP titled Marimba Weapons, a collection of remixes for soul artists Carmen Rodgers & Anthony David, a single with his project - Ananse Scales Rebellion & a mixed compilation eponymously named after his successful party series Afrique Electrique Volume 1. In 2014 he launched a sub-label under the Afrique Electrique moniker that release work from Anthony David, Terrance Downs, Shontina Vernon & more. 2014 also saw the release of Ananse's track "The Way" on Terry Hunter's label T's Box which is credited to his alter ego- The Late Night Affair. This track received worldwide airplay and was in heavy rotation by DJ's such as Louie Vega, Ron Trent & Jihad Muhammad. He joined forces with Terry Hunter again in 2017 for the release of "Still In Love" which is also credited under his pseudonym The Late Night Affair. Both have proven to be anthems in the US. He continues to release new music on Afrique Electrique.
Over his career, Salah Ananse has expanded his brand to include his own signature events. His Afrique Electrique party, which started in 2009 became one of the most popular events for soulful/afro house at Miami's WMC. His LOVESEXY party, which is dedicated to the work of Prince expanded to Chicago in 2015. He recently joined forces with former collaborator DJ Kemit to do The Late Night Ritual & Come Together party series in Atlanta. In 2011, he also joined forces with the other 3 DJs from House In The Park Atlanta (Kemit, Kai Alce & Ramon Rawsoul) to create &
produce The Atlanta Weekender. The Atlanta Weekender/ATLWKNDR is a 5-day music festival centered in Atlanta's Old 4th Ward/Edgewood Club District. DJs & fans from around the world flock to Atlanta to celebrate underground soul, soulful house & afro house. The festival culminates with House In The Park at Grant Park.
DJ Rita has been known for many years as a dynamic dancer and performance artist. As a teenager, she enjoyed letting loose and get lost in the music. As she followed her passion, she found herself a "home" within the Underground House Music Culture - and the community has truly embraced her. Recently she has been affectionately called a "Party Chameleon" for her unique flair and ability to blend in, yet stand out! You will find Rita's DJ set brings the ear of a dancer. She looks to her history as a performer/dance artist and digs into her rich dance music cultural roots to inspire her energizing & joy-inducing selections of music. This is what makes her style and energy so special!
She has held monthly residencies at vintage and consignment shops, had a guest set on FM Radio Station WEAA, in addition, she has had appearances at private parties, venues, clubs and events, including the National Minority AIDS Council, TMF1 Productions, - Female DJ Herstory, Hip Hop Dance Event - Juste Debout and Ultra Nate's Deep Sugar Party.
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Joie de vivre! A NYC born pioneer artist, DJ, producer and manager, dj tantra aka #YourDJnSavior was a cutting and backspinning as an early teen in the 80's. Tantra was blending lovely acapellas with various world genres of dubs and instrumentals (Queens Style), a decade before the term "mashup" was coined or in vogue. Later in life he would manage artists (Teddy Pendergrass Estate, Jean Carne and Dannis Winston) and serve as an executive producer.
A skilled turntablist, crowds are amazed when they see tantra spin and play using vinyl records! Blending and mixing classics of any genre with yesterday's or today's hits. He spins Bhangra or Country with breakbeats, Reggaeton or Dancehall with dubstep and Rock or Metal with Drum & Bass. However, his spirit lies and is clearly expressed in "Four on the floor." Tantra is a devout House head and Jazz aficionado.
Tantra, the "Underground House Conductor" where deep house is truly his lane. He has a deep interest and penchant for World music. As a human that has travelled to more than 50 countries, tantra is compelled to relate, mix and play for everyone and any genre. Mixes are branches that connect with billions of humans so he prefers to craft them using French, Spanish, Hindu, Swahili, Russian and of course English. Often mixing vocals of languages that he cannot even comprehend, yet he fully understands their spirit, rhythm and keys. Then proceeds to exert and mix, #killingit via smooth tempos and/or infectious beats.
Tantra has been known to be "the DJ's DJ," grateful to add his diverse style to any bill. He remixes tracks on the fly or in the lab. From DC to Dubai, Philly to Paris, Rio to Rome, Tel Aviv to Toronto or LA to NY, he been appearing at the Music Festivals and Conferences for over a decade. A Winter Music Conference veteran, playing Miami's top hotels, clubs, lounges including Opium Garden, The Shore Club, Nikki Beach, Body Slag, 357, Love & Hate and Sobe Live. The ultimate crowd reader, DJ Tantra's smooth mixing style is embraced in any setting around the world.
There is a much larger tantric discipline that deals with allowing all feelings to be met with equal acceptance, and for each person to become deeply sensitive to what they are feeling. Subsequently, they are then able to feel others and their needs this mindfulness is his approach to life, and keenly applicable to how he makes and plays music.
Based in Washington DC, home to nearly every country's embassy, he is available for bookings worldwide. Contact email@example.com or 202-238-9011.
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DJ Oji was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He has been spinning since age 13. In 1987 he migrated to Baltimore, MD to attend Morgan St. University. The DMV would soon become his permanent home. Over the years he has held several DJ residencies in Baltimore and DC. The Paradox (Baltimore), The DC Sanctuary, and Red (DC) to name a few.
In '93 he co-founded the record label POJI Records which now boasts over 25 years in existence. For 12 years DJ Oji was both host and co host of "The Underground Experience" on Baltimore Radio WEAA 88.9 FM. Some of his most notable productions include: "We lift our hands in the Sanctuary", " Esteban", "He's my DJ" and "Lady". He has over 100 releases and remix credits. Click here for partial discography
His living legacy continues:
DJ Oji is Vice President of Baltimore's Collective Minds Organization and Festival.
He also hosts " The Underground Essentials " every Wednesday at 12pm on Many shows have been archived on www.mixcloud.com/djoji
Lover of Soul and Percussion - DJ Oji aka Original Man
"If everybody gives love...everybody gets love" - DJ Oji
IFE (pronounced eefeh) is actually a transplant from Finland. She is a classically trained musician on the keys from a very young age as a toddler with heavy influence from the Classical and Jazz ends of the musical spectrum. Her musical proficiency certainly translates through her mixing skills as one of the most sought after House and Techno DJs among the global underground today.
In her latest exclusive mix release to promote her forthcoming release to launch Russ John Gold's new label, Stay Gold Records NYC.
Chosen The Househead: aka CHOSEN... Dj, promoter, party host, owner and CEO of Househead Thread, Co -owner of Milk Chocolate City parties and promotions based in DC. He is music addict, Hip-Hop and house music extraordinaire for over 30 years, dating back to 1984-85. Born and bred in New York, (Buffalo to Bronx, NYC).Started learning the art of scratching and mixing at age 11, Dj'd his first party at 13yrs old., known by the name Dj Cutfast., the scratch DJ who cooked up mix tapes for the neighborhood hustlers to blast in their jeeps (before the term "Mixtape" became a concept in today's rap and RNB)...with Dj Cutfast shouting out their names and neighborhoods throughout the mix. In 1986, around 15 yrs. old, got a call from a cousin who lived in the Detroit/ Chicago area asking him was he down with House Music. BOOM... couple weeks later in the wee hours of the morning, kept hearing this crazy sound, different, but catchy as hell....It was HOUSE! Still too young to get in clubs like the Fever, Limelight, Funhouse or Roxy, however when he experienced the atmosphere at a local college party, it was house music all night long to the anthems of: " notice me, work it to the bone, break for love, Fast Eddie's lets go-lets-go", groov'n his A-- off, baby powder on the floor gett'n it in."
CHOSEN: I guess being a house groover / dancer and a dj influences my style of mixing. The music selections are organic, coming from deep inside my soul- being one with the music. I love all types of music, every genre. Good music is good music".
His resume includes curating and hosting parties and events all around the DC. Area with the likes of legendary Dj's and Dj producers like Dj OJI, Sam"The Man" Burns, Andrew Hogans, Mr.V, Ian Friday, Tyrone Francis, Timmy Regisford, Stan Zeff, Mark Francis, Dj Spax Vybz, Trinidadian Deep, Chris Burns, Ruben Toro, Yuko Jukido, "The Wizard" Brian Cox, Dj Quietboy, Dj Househead, Dj A-Plane,K'Ture and the First Responders of House , Teddy Douglas, Tommy Davis, DJ Pope, Anane Vega, Crue Paris, Tariq Brodie, Lick Santiago, and a entire host of guest Dj's that came through the well-received Milk Chocolate City House Music Rooftop Happy Hours at Dunya DC, which he was a co- founder, exposing local talent while creating a sexy but still underground vibe in the Nation's Capital. CHOSEN's most recent endeavors include the co- founder of "The Clubhouse Reunion ", as well as the co- founder of "The Capital House Music Festival."