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Invaded | Opium - Chicago, USA
Blu 9 is a Chicago born and raised dj/producer, rising up the ranks of the underground house/techno scene. Art and music has always being a priority and focus, learning violin at 7, followed by composition and interest in piano and percussion. This is echoed in her hauntingly beautiful productions which often fuse electric violin with percussion instruments and string elements, and can be found on many labels including:
Risky Business Records, Opium Recordings, MTZ Records, Vested, Flashmob Records, AfterDark Recordings, Bottomless, Invaded, Orange Earth Recordings, Krunch Audio, Phunk Junk Recordings, Tru Musica, Craft Underground and Bassment Tapes.
A regular on the decks at well known Chicago venues such as Primary, Spybar, Estate, Exit, Celeste, The Mid and Soundbar, as well as underground events, and festivals such as Mamby and Spring Awakening Music Festival. She's also played Art Basel festival in Miami, New York, Milwaukee and Detroit. Currently she has begun a new residency in Chicago’s boystown neighborhood at Splash, interjecting underground house, techno and tech house back in an area that desperately needed it as well as bringing that sound back into the gay clubs where it started. Saturdays at Splash or Shades of Blu coincides with her podcast Shades of Blu, showcasing her seemless movement between genres and making people dance all night. The artists she's played support for speak to her sound: Nicole Moudaber, 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.
Blu 9 has recently become a Model 1 ambassador, holding the only Model 1 mixer in the Chicago area. Exposing various Chicago artists to the unique mixer has been an exciting and rewarding challenge. She also assisted in running the Live Labs at Twist and Fader, bringing in djs to showcase their talents on a live stream while their set is recorded.
“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.”
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