Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Stash Vol. 14--DJ Celeste Alexander--The Dirty South Mix

Over X-Mas Vacation, I was slipped this CD by a very good friend of mine, Ms. Natalie (shout-out). I fell so in love with the deep Chicago style house rhythms I had to put it on the Stash. This mix was exclusively done from a set she did in Atlanta in October 2009, so there's no tracklisting.

She started in 1982 under the encouragement of Steve "Silk" Hurley, learning how to mix under the tutelage of Andre Hatchett among many others. One of the first female dj's in Chicago, she signed on with Promoter Dave Risque' and Gucci Productions. After the first year of playing exclusively for Dave Risque' and proving that a female DJ Can hold her own in this male dominated industry, opportunities opened up along with her popularity. She has shared the decks over the years with dj's such as: Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Steve Hurley, Andre Hatchett, Craig Loftus, Greg Gray, Boo Williams, Farley “Jackmaster Funk”, Terry Hunter, Gene Hunt, Wayne Williams, Ron Carroll, Mike Dunn, Greg Gray, Chip E, Tyree Cooper, Glenn Underground, Pharris Thomas and many others.

In July 2007 was given her own Internet Radio Show on Cyberjamz is the longest running, highest rated internet radio station totally dedicated to house music. Her show The "Celestial Odyssey" runs every Saturday from 1-3pm (cst) and has a quickly become one of the top shows on the station.

You can also check out more of her mixes on her myspace at

If you can't get the mix in the player, click here to listen

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