DJ Shani

DJ Shani

credit: Eyeofarius

Heavily influenced by the soul, funk & jazz scenes of Chicago’s south side, DJ Shani has always been enveloped by music. While she was a junior at Loyola University - Chicago, she set in motion what would be her biggest contribution to the House music scene to date. In May of 1999, she created & produced a Deep House radio show coined “The Groove Temple®” on WLUW-88.7FM that filled a void for the most prominent, yet canceled house music radio station, WBMX. Even after graduation, she continued to produce The Groove Temple®, was a freelance writer for various Chicago music magazines (5Magazine, L’Afrique) & worked at the famous Gramaphone Records. In 2004 she moved to Paris & attended L'Universite de Paris - La Sorbonne. Once returning, she kept producing & hosting The Groove Temple®, continued as a freelance music journalist & DJ’d throughout Chicago for various residencies, events & music festivals. In 2006 she worked with Jay-Cee & Glenn Underground, wrote & performed “Mon Ami, Mon Amour”. In 2013, she was diagnosed with MS and attributes the music & DJ culture to her healing. In 2009 she moved to Austin, Texas where she currently resides.

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Gear Endorsement, Other Artists to Tour With, Booking Agent - US, Booking Agent - UK/Europe, Booking Agent - Worldwide, PR/Publicity Agency

Genre: Dance
Subgenre: House / Techno
From: Austin, TX