04. Blu 9
Chicago born and raised DJ/Producer within the ranks of the underground house/techno scene.
Art and music always being a priority and focus, learning to play the violin at age 7. Fusing the sound of an electric violin in her production, makes her production hauntingly beautiful and melodic. Learning the violin and music at a young age, fostered her to compose music and left room for interest to learn piano as well as percussion. Percussion instruments and string elements are very prevalent in her productions with rolling drum sounds and changes to the added beauty of strings.
Blu 9 is a Model 1 brand ambassador, holding the only Model 1 mixer in the Chicago area. With this in mind, exposing various Chicago artists to the mixer has been not only challenging, but rewarding.
Playing across the city of Chicago, in familiar places such as Primary Nightclub, where she is lead resident and monthly resident dj at Hydrate Nightclub in Chicago’s boystown neighborhood. She’s also played at other familiar spots such as Spybar, Smartbar, Prysm, The Mid and Soundbar to various underground events and festivals in Chicago such as ARC Mamby, Spring Awakening Music Festival. She is no stranger to playing in various places in New York, Milwaukee, Miami and Detroit. Recently, expanding playing in Athens, Greece and in Berlin. She has been on support for Anfisa Letyago, Nicole Moudaber, Layton Giordani, Avision, Drumcode Recordings parties, Stacey Pullen, Ken Iishi, Chris Liebing, Function, Loco Dice, Juliet Fox, Oliver Huntemann, Sydney Blu, Coyu, Agent Orange, Richie Santana, Gene Farris, The Saunderson Brothers, CocoDrills, Dennis Cruz, Supernova, and Richie Hawtin.
In 2017, Blu ran Live Labs at Twist and Fader, which brings in local djs and beyond to showcase their talents on a live stream while their set is recorded. She currently has a weekly live stream show Shades of Blu, airing on Farris Wheel TV. She showcases female artists and LGBTQ artists from not just Chicago, but all over the globe.
“I am always very appreciative and honored to play anywhere and love the vibe that everyone brings. I am grateful for everyone I meet from other artists to supporters, since you don’t know when you will cross paths again.”