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Jesse De La Peña is the host and producer of Vocalo’s “5 O’Clock Mix” and the “Friday Night DJ Series”. He’s the founder of the Vocalo’s DJ Collective, “Quest 4 The Best” DJ Competition and the Know Chicago music series. He also curates special music programming that highlights artists that are meaningful to the Urban Alternative experience. A member of Chicago’s music scene since the mid 80’s and key contributor to the city’s early hip hop, house, and dance music community as a DJ, musician, event promoter, music retailer, he is co-founder of the Grammy nominated band Liquid Soul.
Columbia College Chicago
House Music, Chicago, Illinois, producer, host, Vocalo, disc jockey, Liquid Soul
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African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology
Salkind, Micah, "Interview with Jesse De La Peña" (2014). Chicago House Music Oral History Project. 22.