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DJ Lady D has played nationally and internationally since 1995. Her appeal is diverse; she performs versatile sets of house, techno and disco for fan-filled and celebrity events in North America, Europe, Asia and Russia. Her now classic CD, “Naked Kaleidoscope”, put her on the map in addition to producing, remixing and supervising music while at Afterhours Music. Lady D has managed her own record label D’lectable Music since 2004. Her career also encompasses print (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Mag) and broadcast (Chicago Public Radio, Galaxy 100) media. Uniquely qualified on both sides of the mic, Lady D can give a great interview (NPR, 848), or get one (Grandmaster Flash, Eartha Kitt, etc). The Chicago Public Library’s recent advertising campaign featured Lady D and she appears in the new documentary, Slipcue. Currently, she remains focused on studio work and an upcoming tour. Lady D was tapped to play the Wanderlust Festival, Chicago’s Lunchbreak Music Series in Millennium Park & Lollapalooza all in 2011. Look for more to come in 2012 from DJ Lady D.


Apart What was your very first DJ gig, and how old were you?
Lady D My first gig was in a store called Sole Junkies. It was a fluke kinda thing, my friend was all just show up and play and I did

Apart Which artists had the greatest impact on your decision to pursue being a DJ?
Lady D @dizjuardo made it look sexy for me, @fijah9 was there to give constructive crit it was @sleepyboo Boo who said DO IT!

Apart Describe ‘your sound’ in three words to us?
Lady D sizzling, compelling and what else? d’lectable

Apart What are your top favorite 3 clubs (or cities) that you have performed at?
Lady D I really like everywhere I’ve been! Hawaii/Open Door, Minc in Dallas, many good times…I made great friends in Germany too!

Apart What’s one place or club that you haven’t DJ’ed at yet, that you really want to?
Lady D haven’t played LDN yet. Itching to do that. @fabriclondon would be cool… I’ve always wanted to do @sundancefest also

Apart When you are traveling, what are three items you absolutely can’t live without?
Lady D I slather on so much #moisturizer I should buy stock. After that, lip balm & #mascara. I can make it work w/ those.

Apart Do you have any of your own productions out? If so on what labels?
Lady D yep, been on @OpenBarMusic @largemusic/ vista, @SneakerzMUZIK @ILoveDmusic Afterhours, Body Music, BlackJack, etc.

Apart Can you tell us one track that we can expect to hear this Friday at Studio 200?
Lady D I’m in love w/ @hotsince82 so you’ll hear some stuff from him, I’m really feeling his Beg remix on @DefectedRecords

Apart What is your favorite thing about Milwaukee?
Lady D the PEOPLE–It’s a mini Chicago–great personalities, nice art museum, lake shore drive. Just a home away from home:-)

Apart Finish this sentence: Nobody would ever guess that I _________
Lady D Nobody would ever guess that I was in a movie with Morgan Freeman and Cicely Tyson when I was 11.

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