Woman Crush Wednesday: DJ Avi Sic

An artist to look up to, Avi Sic has been rocking the 1’s & 2’s for a considerable amount of time and she has used up every minute effectively! Especially coming out of such a talented pool such as Chicago, her ambition sets her apart from many artists trying to make it in the industry. With a record of about two decades, Avi Sic performs well over 300 events a year. Between that and producing music and remixes, when does she find time to sleep?

In her time she trained by Grammy Award winning producers, and hit stages shared by artists like Diplo, Snoop Dogg, Calvin Harris and more. Being the first female DJ with KISS FM and IHEARTRADIO residencies as well, she has solid experience to be the official concourse DJ for Chicago Bulls, currently! She also works with numerous brand partners and sponsors like Nike and NBA for example, setting a solid foundation for her music career.

Recently releasing a couple of tracks, her main staple is dance music! She has made a good number of remixes as well as originals as a producer aside from her DJing. Her most recent original being IN THE NIGHT, a harmonious dance beat that can bear similarity to some of Porter Robinson ambient bass styles, with a touch of Rufus Do Sol. She also dives into Justin Bieber‘s song with Quavo to remix, giving it a lo-fi and guitar influenced remake. A good pick, as INTENTIONS aims to inspire, and Avi Sic ambition is just as influential for artists in Chicago!

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Christian Jalon

Christian Jalon is one amazingly talented vocal artist, and it has been fun watching her grow. From the South Side of Chicago, Jalon has been releasing music for the better part of 5 years if not more! Inspired by Gospel music and artists like the popular Lauryn Hill and Jamila Woods, Ravyn Lenae and other Chicago artists, her music takes on a more sultry and spiritual feminine essence. With a lot of music on her belt and planning more, her ambition is getting her creative with her content and ideas.

Sitting on a bunch of singles and a few EP’s, Christian Jalon is already a seasoned vocal artist. Her latest EP, EMOTIONAL AFFAIR, follows a whole list of singles, 2 EP’s and and album. Versatile, she has worked with others ,and on different genres too, as she has collaborated and dipped into hip hop beats as well. She has recently started a vocal series on the first Friday of every month, singing over her favorit instrumentals with her own written lyrics, continuously growing her vocal strength and reach as an artist. She is already planning Gospel LP’s a debut full length LP and a Behind the Scenes edition to it all as well! In this music so deep already, she is only just begun, it is looking like she will go far!

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Tweak’G Got A Proll’em And She Makes It Known

Tweak’G is a South Side Chicago rapper and she has been putting in an insane amount of work lately, within this last year alone! Tweak was a part of Jovan Landry‘s Synergy Chi performance on Windy City Live! She recently won the Chicago Buzz competition on January 9th, earning 1st place and the grand cash prize. She was also featured at the all women’s showcase event, Intuition, put on by Art After Dark in collaboration with Woman Made Gallery, this was held in mid December.

Towards the end of 2019 she put out two amazing music videos to her singles, GOLD and PROLL’EMS. The G in Tweak’G’s brand stands for many things and GOLD is only one of them. This theme is elaborated on her visual while chilling with her friends and family at her neighborhood spots! Her song PROLL’EMS speaks reflectively on struggles her and her community face daily. Taking a faster uptempo flow, she delivers heartfelt messages and stories related to personal experiences. Tweak’G has been recognized in mainstream publications, like USA Today and Chicago Reader, for her civil rights activism through public speaking and street demonstrations. Both in and outside of the music industry! 

Tweak’G had a productive year in 2019. Here’s to recognizing her hard work, catalog building, live performance resume, and activism!

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Tink Does Not F*ck Around

Enjoying a busy year, Chicago’s R&B and Hip Hop Queen Tink had one more move up her sleeve before the New Year to complete her 2019 playlist. Already coming off of a successful LP VOICEMAILS, her 5th full length album, Tink decides to release one more single she calls F*CK AROUND. That is one thing she does not do when it comes to her vibe and her playlist as well, leading up to VOICEMAILS and her latest release! Experimenting with R&B, Soul, Hip Hop and Dance music, she always brings something unique to the table.

Of course it would not be complete without a dramatic and exciting music video. Directed by Damien Sandoval, Tink not only lyrically claims her loyalty and why, but she shows it in her own creative way. “You a street n*gga but I never cared about and image” as she pulls out a clip for a come up next to her man, she celebrates singing, “I know I’m a lot some time but you keep me on my grind.” Always playing out some interesting concept on the camera to back up her lyrical versatility, she once more shows why she sits on a throne among some of Chicagos greatest!

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Morgan Gold

A romantic mind and an artistic soul, Morgan Gold sings from a place of deep passion and empathy. Connecting to listeners easily, sharing her experiences, thoughts and feelings of love and romance. Many of her songs carry a somber tone, similar to the Weeknd. She sings with more of a mature understanding of her own emotions, wants and needs rather than being filled with sorrow. She is a rebel and she has seen enough!

Her tunes may be temperamental but they are filled with rhythm and energy nonetheless. You would enjoy her music as a mixture of pop, R&B and soul. In 2019 we seen an EP release of I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I KNOW WHAT IT DOES to follow up her two 2018 projects XAOC and UNIT B. Morgan ends her year with a single called CONTROL, performing and even hosting events as well! Over piano chords, percussion and acoustic guitar, she sings for the longing of a connection to someone. Very talented vocals it will be interesting to see what she has in store for 2020!

Check out her single on spotify and follow her on in the links below.

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Fátima Valle ‎AKA Fafa

A beloved character at Ever Evolved studio who is currently residing in Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates. Mostly known as Fafa, she graced us in Chicago with her presence and talent for a good few years before returning to the homeland, creating a good relationship with producers and other music artists at Ever Evolved and else where. Releasing a few tracks during her time here as well, she is still moving strong artistically outside of the states and in the Emirates! Getting interviewed, performing live on different stages and releasing new music, Fafa is really developing as an artist and she is only getting started!

Her voice is as strong as it is magic, it can envelope a room and penetrate your soul if you have had the chance to hear her in person. You would have to fly all the way across the ocean for that, or you can check out her Youtube channel (linked below) where she has been releasing covers of her favorite tracks, recently uploading a live on stage performance video. Taking her artistic expression to the next level with a music video for her single THE SKY CRIES WITH ME mid November, she sings about her bout with depression. Creating the song a few years back in ’16, it can be a reminder that even a playful character such as Fafa, who was inspired to music through Disney movie playlists, can have their low moments. Check on this video and your people!

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Jada Lott

An up and coming artist in Chicago on more than just one side of creativity. Jada Lott is a music artist and model making herself known in grand fashion. Combining the two arts that can make a live performance entertaining both visually and through audio. With a performance at Innjoy in Wicker Park it was evident, she has a lot up her sleeve!

Local Chicago music tycoon Moe Cyrus set up a Toy Drive consisting of a full lineup of talented female artists at Innjoy, Miller Lite even had to get in on it. Just around midnight on a Monday night Jada still has a room filled to see her perform. Creating a spectacle on stage with a backup choreographed dancer, turning a short performance into a memorable one! Filling the room with vocals of exclusive songs, her debut single PLUG featuring Syl Messi is set to be released shortly after the New Year, starting off 2020 on a high note!

Preview the track and follow links below.

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Audrey Valentine

Just coming across this talented artist, Audrey Valentine can quickly catch your ear with her vocal talent. Even more so, her ambition as an artist can intrigue! Following up with vocal training at UIUC after studying at a Gallery 37 music training program from a young age, she seems to intuitively gravitate towards her musical inclinations. She built herself an impressive resumé of singles, mixtapes and events to set a foundation for herself. Most impressive is a charity event she curated where fans came together in the name of music to donate clothing and other items to South Side homeless youth, showing unity through generosity.

It is no surprise such compassion can come from such a deliciate yet powerful voice. Recently covering the track GET YOU by Daniel Caesar, following a collaboration with Kid Breeze, Audrey brings chills to your spine with her acoustic performance. Since 2015 she has released a couple of EP’s, FORBIDDEN FRUIT & LOVE HANGOVER, and a handful of singles. It is easy to say she is only scratching the surface at her potential and influence in Chicago.

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Jocelyn Garrett with Rebuilding

Music is the great motivator, many pick it up along the way and to others it comes naturally. For Jocelyn Garrett it seems to have been embedded within her from birth! With tales of being vocal during her own baptism and singing off the top of the head during her fathers jam band practices, music becomes more and more abundant in her life naturally. She then got into singing at church choirs for a while before sports and basketball became a priority, putting singing on hiatus. But a move into Chicago puts her focus back into music and this time she is all in!

Deciding to be proactive, Jocelyn takes her voice to the streets of Chicago, where she meets producer Justin James, who is inspired by her talent. This becomes a pivitol moment, as the two started working together. To follow up on her debut EP GOLD, Jocelyn and Justin complete an 11 track LP titled REBUILDING, which saw its release on the 18th of November this year. Combining Soul, R&B and Dance Music, Jocelyn does a good job delivering a mutual connection through emotion and energy with the listener. With a powerful and composed voice of a veteran vocalist, her message of self love and motivation will move and connect with you to your core!

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Freddie Old Soul on Soul Work

Her status reads, “As I prepare for the release of this dope ass content, I hope all my friends and fans understand my distance. I’ve been working non stop on making my dreams come true.” Following Freddie Old Soul can inspire, given her unapologetic freedom of self and her spiritual perspectives. Too imperfect to be called a conscious rapper however her ideologies seep into her rhymes driven by street smart bravado. Simply put, she is as real as they come!

Old Soul been on hiatus but don’t you worry because she got everything that you need in this mother f**ker. She comes back strong after leaving everyone with a taste of HONEY with a music video. In her silence she has been putting together her SOUL WORK, while managing her life and motherhood. She is easily a strong figure and influence for women in hip hop and music in general, just by being herself. Old Soul has put together a listening party for her upcoming project SOUL WORK, along with a documentary of her writing and experiences as an artist in Chicago with SurrealChi at 3101 N Sheffield this November 24th at 8pm.

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