About Me

We Love Soul is a network and community of music lovers who love and support soul music and its many offshoots and genres; NuSoul, Classic Soul and R&B, Hip Hop, House, Disco, Afrobeat, NuJazz, Latin flavors, Funk and more. Our goal is to expose soulful music to audiences who desire to be entertained as well as educated. Our mission is to progressively and positively influence soul music communities and cultures around the world one beat at a time by providing soul music lovers audio and visual access to cutting edge soul music and artists. We Love Soul and so should You...

Ticket Details: We Love Soul Pre-NYE Celebration December 30th

Love Soul Peace and Harmony,
Thank you to everyone who purchased advance tickets.
Online ticket sales have ended but $20 tickets will be available at the door tonight before 10:30pm.
See you tonight and thank you for your support!

Wed 12/30: WLS Pre-NYE Celebration featuring Josh Milan

Wednesday December 30th 7:30pm-1:30pm
We Love Soul Pre-NYE Celebration
“The Party of The Year”

Soundtrack Provided by DJs
Sean Alvarez
Duane Powell (Happy Birthday!)
Joe Kollege

Featuring a Special Live Performance and DJ Set by Legendary Soulful Dance Music artist, producer, and DJ
Josh Milan (Honeycomb Music)

The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave
Hyde Park Chicago

Advance Tickets: $15
$20 at the door until 10:30pm

Sat 9/12: SOL Street Festival w/Phonte of The Foreign Exchange

Saturday 9/12
SOL Street Festival
Featuring guest host/performer
Phonte of The Foreign Exchange
and many of your favorite Chicago Soul Music Artists
DJ Sets by Sean Alvarez, Duane Powell, Kwest_on, and JayToo
62nd & Cottage Grove
Free and Family Friendly!

Thursday 9/3:We Love Soul presents Virgo Love

Thursday September 3rd: 9pm-2am
We Love Soul 
Virgo Love
Celebrating the birthdays of many of our favorite Virgos including featured DJs
Sean Alvarez
Joe Kollege 
and special guest Chicago Hip Hop pioneer and rare groove soul music enthusiast,
the legendary 
Tone B. Nimble
$5 Cover All Night
Outdoor Patio will be open
The Promontory 
5311 S. Lake Park

Sunday August 2nd:We Love Soul Day Party & Mid-Summer Celebration

There are Day Parties and then there are Day Parties with Soul…

The We Love Soul crew is back to give you a fresh dose of what’s new in Soul related music and those classic joints you yearn for and get you moving on the dance floor!
Sunday August 2nd 2015: 2pm-9pm 
We Love Soul Presents 
“Lovely Day” 
Day Party and Mid-Summer Celebration!
Featuring DJs
Sean Alvarez 
Duane Powell 
Joe Kollege 
We are proud to welcome to Chicago our special guest
Nappy DJ Needles 
(Hawthorne Headhunters, The Soulition)

$5 Cover before 6pm
Please RSVP via www.PromontoryChicago.com
For more info on this event: www.WeLoveSoul.net
We Love Soul and so should You…

Nappy DJ Needles is one the most influential soldiers of the Soul Music Movement. As a Producer and DJ with an immense music collection he is able to play music from various genres while Hip Hop, Disco, Future Soul, Rare Groove Soul, and Afrobeat are his staples. With home base being St. Louis he has been integral in the city’s music scene delivering his own signature style to crowds far and wide. Needles appeals to a diverse group of music lovers and often refers to his style as polyrhythmic; many different styles as one fresh sound.

The 10-time St. Louis RFT Music Award winner for Best DJ is a highly respected figure in the St. Louis scene continuing to expose audiences to vintage classics as well as new creative music. He has created such concept parties such as “That Purple Stuff” which is a Prince Tribute Party. He also serves as a resident DJ of a few majorly successful events such as “Night Chaser” playing Underground Disco and Rare Grooves and “Motown on Mondays” playing classic Soul. He has toured nationally with Hawthorne Headhunters (Black Spade and Coultrain) and is also the creator of brands All Props Deserved, The Soulition, and Ghettoblastic.

Click any of the links to learn more about Nappy DJ Needles: http://www.twitter.com/nappydjneedles

WONDER-Full (Chicago) 2015 featuring DJ Spinna

Fresh Produce: Friday July 10th 9pm-2am

Fresh Produce celebrates Roy Ayers, Jay Dee (J-Dilla), and Masters At Work. 
Friday July 10th: 9pm-2am

Fresh Produce is a celebration of some of our favorite and freshest music producers whose work transcends time and spans across multiple genres. Join us Friday July 10th as we celebrate the creativity and contributions of Jay Dee (J-Dilla), Roy Ayers, and Masters At Work (Louie Vega & Kenny Dope).

Sounds Arranged by DJs
Sean Alvarez
Tone B. Nimble
Tim Phills
Duane E Powell

Door No.3 at Double Door
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave
(Entrance on Damen side)
$5 Cover All Night
For more info: www.DjSeanAlvarez.com

Saturday June 6th: WONDER-Full feat. DJ SPINNA (NYC)

Saturday June 6th 2015
KeiStar Productions, Sean Alvarez, and The Silver Room
A Tribute To The Wonder of Stevie
Featuring DJ Spinna (Brooklyn NYC)
Spinning All Stevie Exclusives, Covers, Samples, Remixes, Etc.

Opening Set by DJs
Sean Alvarez and Duane Powell

Always expect the best of the legendary Stevie Wonder at a WONDER-Full™ event as DJ Spinna digs deep in his crates to offer anything Stevie related to the audience, always giving them a memorable musical experience.  Although it has been implied but not officially termed, many music heads all over the world recognize this is as The Official Stevie Wonder Tribute 

as it has actually been co-signed by Stevie himself.

Advance Tickets $12
$15 at the door before 11pm
Click Here To Purchase Tickets 

DJ Spinna:
DJ Spinna is something of an anomaly in music.  A humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields.  With a steadfast work ethic, an obsessively extensive vinyl library and the willingness to pursue the full extents of his roots (Funk, Soul R&B and Jazz), foundation (Hip-Hop) and future (Electronic/Dance music) without any restraints.  A cornerstone of Hip-Hop’s late 90’s indie-uprise, DJ Spinna made much of his first impression on listeners as the musical background of his group The Jigmastas (having released an impressive slew of 12” singles on his then self-run label Beyond Real during this time) as well as providing the canvats for an array of that era’s lyrical giants including Eminem, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and De La Soul.

Turning heads throughout the industry, Spinna’s sonics soon infiltrated numerous genres. Tapped by everyone from Mary J. Blige, to Motown Records for his brilliant Michael Jackson remix of “We’re Almost There”. It’s here his production presence would flourish greatly, as Spinna would go on to revive and revise Jazz and Soul marvels like Donald Byrd, Eddie Kendricks, Betty Carter, Roy Ayers and Al Jarreau. Though it goes without saying his most memorable remix goes to his monumental version of Shaun Escoffery’s “Days Like This”, transforming it into a worldwide dance floor anthem.  Which in turn, catapulted Spinna into his now stately touted presence in the soulful house music scene.  These releases resulted in the signing to BBE records in 2002 where Spinna released his cult classic fulllength production LP “Here To There” which crossed multiple genres and garnered the attention of serious music fans worldwide.

With so much studio work, it’s a marvel Spinna travels as much as he does.  The constant, globe trotting performances he’s become equally famed for have brought him as far as Iceland, Croatia, Australia, and South Africa as well as countless jaunts throughout England, and the U.S.  Also, his hugely successful tours of Japan, where Spinna is held in the highest regard throughout the country for his craft in music.  Not always the lone crowd-controller, Spinna’s collaborated on stage alongside contemporary luminaries like Gilles Peterson, Questlove, Jazzanova, Dimitri from Paris, Joe Claussell, Osunlade, Q-Tip, Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Keb Darge, DJ Scratch, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist.  He’s a true showman - versatile as ever.

Yet of all accomplishments, nothing compares to DJ Spinna’s celebrated Stevie Wonder inspired WONDER-Full DJ performances.  Garnering overwhelming fanfare each occasion done - whether NYC, LA, DC, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Japan or beyond - if a WONDER-Full event is booked at a club you can put money on a line around the block and hundreds of Stevie Wonder admirers joyfully rocking the house. The success of these events have led to several collaborations between Stevie Wonder and DJ Spinna including remixes for “My Love Is On Fire"  and “Sweetest Somebody” from Stevie’s 2005 “A Time To Love” release. Most notably, in October 2012 Spinna performed an opening DJ set for the “United Nations Message Of Peace Concert with Stevie Wonder” including appearances by Sting, Janelle Monae, Varlerie Simpson, and other luminary artists.

And while he’s gained so much attention and accolades for his tributes to Stevie Wonder, Spinna is not incapable of doing the same for any other pivotal musical forefather. Another esteemed theme party to Spinna’s credit are the “Soul Slam” events popularly known as the Michael Jackson VS Prince Parties, established in 2002. “Soul Slam” has taken on a life of it’s and have inspired other events in celebration of Michael Jackson’s life and music since his untimely passing in 2009.  An example of such is Spike Lee’s yearly Michael Jackson Birthday party, “BK Loves MJ” in Prospect Park (NYC) with DJ Spinna orchestrating a summer day time Woodstock like jam to thousands of worldwide Michael Jackson fans.  In addition, Dj Spinna continues to honor the legacy of MIchael Jackson with his own event “Forever Michael” on a global scale.  In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s album BAD, Spike Lee produced the documentary BAD25 in which DJ Spinna appears - to be released February 2013.

Visit New York City any given month and find a number of Spinna themed throw-downs in the city’s esteemed venues - each as memorable as the last.

Its true that there are other likeminded DJ/Producers in the world comparable to DJ Spinna, but for the most part, they choose a genre and master it. Ask them to flip another variety with the same intense knowledge and sleek-savvy and you’ll be hard pressed to find someone that can do it to Spinna’s extent.

Sunday 5/24: We Love Soul Memorial Day Weekend Jam!

Sunday May 24th 2015
We Love Soul
The Memorial Day Weekend Jam!
Featuring Special Guest DJ and Grammy Nominated Producer
Chicago’s Very Own
The Twilite Tone

With We Love Soul DJs
Sean Alvarez
Joe Kollege

The Promontory
5311 S. Lake 
Hyde Park Chicago

To purchase Advance Tickets starting at $10 please Click Here

To learn more about The Twilite Tone Click Here

Sat 3/7: WLS Carmen Rodgers Listening Party and Meet & Greet

We Love Soul is hosting a listening party/meet and greet for R&B/Soul artist Carmen Rodgers and the release of her latest project, STARGAZER.

Carmen Rodgers is one of countless artists who emerged during the 2000s and deserved to be known by more than serious, deep-digging R&B listeners. Born in Mississippi, raised in Texas, and based in Georgia (specifically Atlanta), Rodgers contributed a mellow but stimulating highlight, "Ain't No Time," to Hidden Beach Recordings Presents Hidden Hits, Vol. 1, released in 2003. This was followed by numerous appearances on compilations for other labels, including ones from U.K. outlets Expansion and Dome, as well as featured appearances on recordings by the likes of Darryl Reeves, the Foreign Exchange, and Zo! (and many live performances with the latter two). Rodgers has also issued independent solo albums, including the self-released Free (2004) and The Bitter Suite (2011), as well as Stargazer (2015), the last of which was supported by Purpose Music Group.

The Silver Room
1442 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL
3pm - 8pm
No Cover
Complimentary Beverages & Hors'Dourves

Music by DJs
Duane Powell
Joe Kollege
Sean Alvarez