Heavily influenced by the soul, funk & jazz scenes of Chicago’s south side, DJ Shani has always been enveloped by the music. In May of 1999, she created, hosted & 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.
DJ Shani has also been a freelance music journalist for 5Magazine, L’Afrique, and worked at the internationally known Gramaphone Records (Chicago). In 2004 she moved to Paris where she performed at La Maroquinerie with Karl The Voice (Playing for the City) and at Sanz Senz DJ Wamba (Les Nubians). Once returning from Paris, she kept producing & hosting The Groove Temple, and in 2006 she worked with producers Glenn Underground & Jay-Cee and wrote lyrics & performed “Mon Ami, Mon Amour”. In 2009 she moved to Austin, Texas has been featured in the Austin Chronicle and Tribeza magazine. In 2013 she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and attributes music to her healing. She has since produced 10 annual house music events at locations that are only ADA-accessible. In 2022 she relaunched “The Groove Temple” on KUTX 98.9 FM every Friday night 11 pm - 12 am.

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Events featuring DJ SHANI

Mar 16, 2023
8:00pm — 8:45pm
Presented by
DAWA Presents - Vision8291: FAMILY
Austin, TX
Professional Connections
DJ SHANI is seeking the following:
  • Management
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Distribution - US
  • Distribution - UK/Europe
  • Distribution - Worldwide
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • Booking Agent - Worldwide
  • PR/Publicity Agency
  • Publishing