2020 DJ LINEUP
LEGENDARY GENE HUNT
Gene Hunt, a member of the famed Hot Mix 5, is truly one of Chicago’s Pioneers in the House Music industry. Since the early 80s, he has been one of the top jocks moving and educating crowds and music lovers for the past 25 years. He has played at the hottest venues around the world such as The Music Box, Medusas, Green Dolphin, Smart Bar, Metro, the Mid, XOXO – UK, Hectors Lounge – Scotland, Dimensions Festival – Croatia, Field Maneuvers – Oxford UK, 212 – Leeds and many more. This legend has worked with some of the heaviest hitters in the game, such as, Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, Farley Jack Master Funk, and Kenny Dope of M.A.W. Gene’s first EP in 1987; Living in the land was released on an old classic label where Chicago house music was exposed called Traxx. He then moved on to several UK labels such as, Djax, Hybrid, Mc Projects, Step 2 House, Svek and Rush hour where he made is mark abroad. Mr. Hunt has released his albums “In Sound” on Little Angel Recording – Harley & Muscle, and “Seasoned” on Unified Records. He’s recently joined the Aria team for Roland, sat on a panel and was interviewed for his opinion on their Pro-Audio Studio Gear for Music Production products.
Gene has appeared as headliner at many festivals such as; Outside Lands, Glastonbury, Firefly, and Coachella in the Heineken Dome and performed at Summer Dance in downtown Chicago. Nominated in 2016 and 2 times back to back winner of the NBC Chicago Music Award, Gene was listed as number one in 2011 for top dance album in the United Kingdom, with his “Dance Track Volume One” album. He’s performed at Boiler Room London and Boiler Room Chicago. He won the Global Mix Award, and performed at the Congress Theater who then, was interviewed for the release of the History of House Music Chicago LP CD and DVD. Gene also has a custom line of headphones designed by his very self for some of the top house & hip hop legends in the industry; he was also the apprentice of the late legendary Ron Hardy US Studio, so keep a lookout ! For more inf go to his website www.mrgenehunt.com
DEE JAY ALICIA
Dee Jay Alicia, a Chicago native, developed a love for music at a young age. Her musical beginnings were rooted in soul, steppers, and R&B. She began her DJ career in 1996 under the guidance of her mentor and then Husband DJ Raphael. When she was prepared she became a member of the DJ group C-7 sounds. Her first residency was a weekly steppers set at Mr. G’s Supper Club. She enjoyed a successful 16 year stretch as a steppers DJ which included appearances on the weekly show Stepping at Club 7 hosted by the Legendary Herb Kent.
In 2010, she made the decision to dive deeper into the genre of House Music. She began attending parties and getting a feel for the very vibrant Chicago house community. She gained a residency at a local bar and began to transition exclusively to house music. Since that pivotal moment, her journey in house music thus far has included many phenomenal moments including appearing twice as a guest of the Chosen Few DJ's at their annual music festival as well as being the invited guest to perform at the 2019 Chicago Summer Dance.
She currently has two releases on traxsource.com under the T's Box record label owned by one of her mentors Terry Hunter. She is looking forward to more events and more releases in the years to come.
Complete info can be found at www.deejayalicia.com
DJ MEL GENTRY
A DJ, a producer, a prolific remixer, and Artist Mel Gentry personifies all the characteristics that has made House Music a global phenomenon. He has a unique style of remixing and spinning music as a DJ that is spreading all over the world. His edits, remixes, and productions have been played by many iconic underground DJs from Larry Heard, Ultra Nate, David Harness, Louie Vega, DJ Spen, Quentin Harris, Grammy Award winning Steve Silk Hurley, and many more. The list of legendary producers Mel has worked along side includes: Larry Heard, DJ Spen, Thommy Davis, Stacy Kidd, Tracy Hamlin, and Doug Lazy. His passion for the genre is evident in his energetic and enthusiastic style of spinning. His DJ cogito is "I spin and dance, therefore I am" Mel Gentry has spun at many popular underground clubs in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, and New York City. Globally he has played music in Sao Paulo, Paris, London, and Belgium. He is currently and artist on the infamous label Quantize Recordings, House 4 Life Records, Unquantize, and Blufire/Epod Music/Peace. Bisquit. Mel grew up in Suburban Baltimore (Columbia, MD) and has been residing in Chicago for more than 30 years.
To hear Mel spin is to truly witness something unique, memorable and different.