Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Jesse De La Peña

Authors

Micah Salkind

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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.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, producer, host, Vocalo, disc jockey, Liquid Soul

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology

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This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with Jesse De La Peña

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