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Darkjive’s May 2011 Dance Card

Calendar of Events that Darkjive’s Ayana Contreras will be featured at. All are free and open to the public.

Brown Sugar Marketplace @ Brown Sugar Bakery

Friday May 6th, 5-8pm

328 East 75th Street, Chicago

Featuring deep old school cuts by Ayana Contreras, The Marketplace has handmade jewelry, leatherwares, clothes, and more.  Come for the caramel cake… stay for the soul.

Dance Party @ the Dorchester Projects

Sunday May 8th, 5:00pm-8:00pm  UPDATE: Sunday May 15th, 3-6pm

6918 South Dorchester, Chicago

Enjoy Music spun by DJ Ayana Contreras as a prelude to a series of talks about the history of Chicago Soul.

Groove Conspiracy, 2nd Thursdays @ Morseland

1218 West Morse, Chicago

DJ Ayana and Simeon Viltz (of the Primeridian) spin old school gold, gritty gems, and silvery stepper madness. Their weapon of choice: vinyl

Dorchester Sessions I @ Dorchester Projects

Sunday, May 29th (location and time above)

Exploring Quintessential Gospel, Soul, Blues, Jazz, Rock,
and Pop sounds that were born in Chicago, and the people who created them.

Essentially, the live version of Darkjive.  Come for the talk, stay to get down.

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Pics from the Groove Conspiracy’s inaugural night.

Pictures, above, from last night’s affair.  Join us TONITE for a special night of musical madness, and monthly every Third Thursday at the Morseland (1218 West Morse, Chicago).


A Conspiracy is Born.

Ayana Contreras (me) and Simeon Viltz (of The Primeridian) are the “Groove Conspiracy…”
In the land of 10 million grooves only a few can grab a hold of the people’s aural senses and captivate their shokras.  Spinning cutting edge beats juxtaposed with gritty, get down gems from the cradle of soul.  Their weapon of choice: vinyl.

Join us at The Morseland: 1218 West Morse.  (I’m there most Second Thursdays, too!)

We will also be there Friday the 17th (this Friday).


the get down! this thursday at the morseland

 

It’s about that time… and I’ve got more heat.  Soulful dynamite. Killer funk. Local Chicago gems. Bluesy groovers. Polyrhythmic madness.  The stuff that hip-hop was built upon.  And, as always, no cover.  Join me and Gaucho at the Morseland: 1218 West Morse, this Thursday at 9:30pm.

 Below, rare groove stone-cold gangster lean goodness by The Impressions (of our fair city), “Sooner or Later”.  Jive on! 


The Get Down: keep on singing

The Get Down is back! This Thursday, February 11, let’s celebrate what we love: feel good music!  Soul, Funk, Disco, and Bluesy Groovers spun with love by yours truly (DJ Ayana).  Expect a healthy helping of both rare and classic homegrown monsters, plus all the darkjive featured music you’ve come to love.

Thursday, February 11  @ the Morseland (don’t forget to check out their revamped menu… their kitchen is open late!)

1218 West Morse Avenue / 9:00pm-1:00am
No Cover!

Sneak Peak music:

Chicago’s own Keni Burke (of Five Stairsteps [“Oooh Ooh Child”] fame) released his self titled debut on George Harrison’s Dark Horse Records in 1976.  “Keep on Singing” keeps me high to this day.  Enjoy and see you soon!


the get down.

The get down is about to go down again.  Old Soul 45’s spun with love at the Morseland.  Selections by me (DJ Ayana) and Gaucho.  Join us this Thursday December 10 starting at 9:30pm.  No Cover.  The Morseland is located at  1218 West Morse in Chicago (just blocks from Sheridan). Here’s a sample of some of the proudly local grooves we’ll feature….”Get Down” by Curtis Mayfield.


Get Down With Us. Try it, You’ll like it…

other-The-Soul-Train-Dancers-Jeffery-Daniels

It’s about to go down.  Old Soul 45’s spun with love at the Morseland.  Selections by me (DJ Ayana) and Gaucho.  Join us this Thursday November 12 starting at 9:30pm.  No Cover.  The Morseland is located at  1218 West Morse in Chicago (just blocks from Sheridan). Here’s a sample of some of the proudly local grooves we’ll feature….