The 4th of July weekend has come and gone but Chicago HouseHeads got their “Jack Your Body” workout done on July 1st and then praised the Almighty on July 2nd at the 27th Annual Chosen Few DJs Music Festival.
Jackson Park was filled with people of all ages as some of the city’s finest DJs or “Musicticians” hit the 1s & 2s to deliver House music to the massive amount of HouseHeads in attendance.
EarHustle411 fan favorite and longtime guest DJ Greg Gray opened up the festival on Saturday morning. He got everyone musically prepared for the day and paved the way for some of the festival’s “newbies” to hit the turntables like longtime WKKC resident DJ Brian “Furious” Frazier and Steve Maxwell graced the decks for the first time.
Every year the Chosen Few brings in a special guest artist to perform for the HouseHeads and this year was no different. On Saturday of the 2-day event was the phenomenal Dajae and she rocked the crowd with her hit Brighter Days and one of the many House anthems “Is It All Over My Face”….(Hell Yeah…we’re sorry we were caught up in the moment!!!) Dajae ripped the stage apart while super producer Steve “Silk” Hurley hit the 1s & 2s and sewed that thang right back together.
Check out Dajae’s performance:
He burned up those tables so bad on Saturday that some our EarHustle411 staff were at another event and the news traveled fast. They got word that the legendary DJ/Producer killed his set and we couldn’t be more proud of Steve. He showed the crowd why they call him “Silk”. His set was straight up smooth and he did a superb job for his first time playing at the event.
Chosen Few guest artist CeCe Peniston graced the stage for the first time in her musical career. Having been produced by Chicago own “Silky” one Steve Hurley, it was only befitting the he brought her out on stage.
CeCe performed her classic cuts “I’m In The Mood, Keep On Walkin’ and the track that made every HouseHead love her… Finally.
Check out her live performance:
The Chosen Few DJs hit the turntables and rocked their sets as only they know how to do. On both days of the festival, HouseHeads danced themselves into an oblivion.
All the way from Amsterdam, Mike Risk brought the crowd to a screeching halt and in his own way he showed Chicago why Amsterdam LOVES HOUSE MUSIC.
Returning for the 2nd time to the Chosen Few stage was EarHustle411 fan favorite Dee Jay Alicia who began her set with Disco Queen Donna Summer’s hit I Feel Love. DJA fans were moving and grooving to Alicia’s set and she surprised the crowd with some gift bags she had being tossed into the crowd. Anybody who missed that surprise treat really missed out.
Another newcomer to the CFP stage was DJ Hula Mahone who showed the people what this thing we call “house” is all about.
Musictician Sadar Bahar took the people in a journey “analog” style performing his set with what appeared to be 10 records. He made sure to take the people to “church” and back on his first time playing at the CFP.
Lastly, singer Monique Bingham and Donna McGee performed on Sunday. While still keeping with the theme of House music they both had smooth but yet energetic performances. They sang so good, their vocals chased always the clouds that were forming.
We could write about the Chosen Few Music Festival forever, there aren’t enough words. All in all Jackson Park was FUL Lto the edges of the park and another successful Chosen Few DJs Music Festival is on the books.
EarHustle411 and the writing staff would like to thank the Chosen Few DJs for allowing us the opportunity yet again for the 4th year in a row to be in the midst of what we know to be the most anticipated event of the summer.
We can’t wait to get our “house” on at next year’s event.