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DJ Dolo & Strategy Show
DJ Strategy and DJ Dolo are taking the online comedy world by storm. Their comedy show, The Strategy, and Dolo Show features both musicians discussing everyday topics, creating short video clips, and acting out classic mainstream entertainment scenes all in the form of comedy. Philanthropy is another aspect of the show as they host their Telethon Tuesday on Facebook Live. The money raised on FB Live goes to the Boys and Girls Club of America and Prostate Cancer.
Growing up in a North suburb of Chicago, DJ Strategy drew influence from artists such as Kanye West, Dj Premier, 9th Wonder and Ant from Atmosphere. Since he was fourteen years old, The MPC was his weapon of choice. With age came new talent, DJing all started as a small gig playing hip-hop shows around the city. It was only a matter of time before the jump was made into the mainstream market. When he's not in the studio perfecting his sound and creating new music, you can find him live in the Downtown Chicago club scene. Having played everywhere from The Shrine, Enclave, Studio Paris Night Club, The Underground, Stout and El Hefe, DJ Strategy has also been featured on Chicago's own 107.5 WGCI. #irockspots
Glenn Mortensen, better known as DJ DOLO, is Chicago's premier open format DJ. With more than 12 years experience, it's no surprise that he can effortlessly bring any room together with his high energy mixes. When DJ Dolo first stepped into the Chicago music scene, he had already acquired an elevated intelligence of musical style, and how to bring the night together through a vast variety of different genres of music. He can hype with house-lifting, big sound EDM as well as his signature hip hop sets, or switch it up with moombahton, dance hall, and soul. And when the mood strikes, he can take the experience deeper with more emotional, intellectual dance music. One can accredit his craft to his childhood of listening to high energy mix tapes of his early mentors like Kid Capri and Funk Master Flex. He got his hands on his first turn tables at age 18 and started to sell his own mix tapes in the flea markets in his hometown of Indianapolis. Knowing he had the skill, he took his hip hop, R&B, soul, and dancehall genres to the house music mecca of Chicago to get the exposure he needed to take it to the next level – and he’s been on track ever since. In the corporate and private event world Dolo’s open format style can range from party rock and throwback mash-ups to evolved indie rock and nu disco. His knowing of a vast number of genres and then carefully selecting tracks can create a customized experience for any party. You can find him playing big sound at the hottest clubs across the country, including his residencies in Chicago at Studio Paris, The Underground, and Roof on theWit just to name a few.
DJ ChiBass Mafia
Building mashups out of well known songs, while maintaining a consistent dance flow, making them dance hall masters and quick local favorites. But they don’t start nor do they stop with the mashup. They are cunning tricksters of the booty shake, bass music playing whatever will make people get off the seat and step to the beat.
Word of mouth about CHiBASS MAFIA eclectic mashup of house, minimal techno, trap, and sleazy R&B genre jumping beats quickly spread, and thrust them to the forefront of Chicago’s music industry. With several hard hitting projects in the works you can always count on a stellar set when CHiBASS MAFIA preforms. Now working with a full on production studio the possibility are endless. Expect the unexpected always putting a twist on every set and dropping the tracks like you have never heard before.
Started as a club promoter loving the music and wanted to see if my love for music and musical background can help me become a dj just for fun. I developed mixing a unique style of my own that keeps the same feel during my sets.
DJ Chino XL
Chino began his DJing career in 2008 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. At the age of 21 years old, Chino was bringing the sounds of the Chicago nightlife to Charleston, IL as the resident DJ at Mother’s Nightclub and Stu’s Nightclub. Over the next 3 years Chino was playing at all the bars, clubs and private events at EIU, while also appearing frequently in the downtown Chicago nightlife scene. Some venues included: Proof, Detention, V-Live, Fedora Lounge, Grand Bar, NV Penthouse, Vertigo Sky Lounge, Enclave, as well as Antipasto, Nova Lounge and HOME. Chino has a unique style that incorporates Hip Hop, House music and mash-ups with flawless mixing and transitions that keep the energy of the crowd high and the party going all night.
Be Nice Collective (all 4 DJs below are under them).
DJ NICK NICE
Nick Mazzei, (DJ Mazzei) was influenced by music at a young age. With his mother loving the sounds of Chicago house, and his father being a huge R&B fan he got the best of both worlds. His first interaction with DJing was on his 14th birthday when he received his first DJ equipment. Since that moment he never looked back. As well as pursuing his career as DJ Mazzei, he has had successful side projects such as WITNESS, known as a high-energy bass duo out of Chicago. During this time he also had an idea to give Chicago nightlife a more positive outlook. This lead to him co-founding the Be Nice Collective, which now has multiple monthly takeovers around the chicagoland area as well as a Be Nice Collective weekly party: "Be Nice Saturdays".
Anthony Mitchell, (DJ Pharaoh) Lives for music.When he isn't playing your favorite songs, or working on one of his vast array of productions, he is teaching what he knows best to his students at The Beat Refinery. In the last year he has dropped an EP titled: "Red Cars and Yellow Hearts", released multiple original singles & remixes, as well as preformed alongside Grammy-Nominated artists.DJ Pharaoh's accomplishments are only matched by his own aspirations in the music game.With a weekly party (Be Nice Saturdays), and a team of like-minded individuals working with him, the sky is truly the limit in 2019.
Flynninho is a former pro soccer player turned DJ. Influenced by his upbringing in Chicago, as well as time spent in Sweden and Brazil, house music has had a tremendous impact on his life. The newest member of Be Nice Collective had his music career jumpstarted after placing first in the Spring Awakening: Rise and Shine Contest in 2019 and has not looked back ever since. While he thrives in tech, bass, and G house, you can catch him every weekend playing everything in the city of Chicago.
AYOO is the DJ/Producer duo - Chicago based, born and raised on the love of music. James and Eric specialize in the House and Bass music genre. Reigning from Chicago “the Home of House Music”, both individuals intend to incorporate their funk/bass like style while keeping the house reputation alive. The duo is also a part of a young but rapidly fast growing collective known best by, The Be Nice Collective. Other members in the Collective are 2 well-known Chicago DJ’s, Mazzei and DJ Pharaoh.
DJ BEN ELLIOT
Steve Franco (aka ‘Ben Elliott’) grew up with an array of musical influences, many from his father, a long-time Chicago musician, and various other sources including musical scores from some of his favorite films. A musician since the age of 10, and appreciator of the arts, he got his first taste of music production while attending classes for media produc- tion. He’s enjoyed a wide range of music over the years, including indie music, all the way to the classics of the 50’s and 60’s. His love for dance music and DJing began a bit later. Aside from hosting a dance mix podcast, ‘Ben Elliott Radio’, he continues to have various gigs throughout Chicago and the surrounding area, and he plans to grow that into national gigs and a lot more original tracks. Steve started spinning with Be Nice Collective throughout summer 2019, and continues to grow as a DJ while working with the more experienced and very talented members of the group.