116 // Rahaan

We have the honour of featuring on our platform none other than DJ Rahaan, one of the most respected and influential House & Disco music DJs in the world. Celebrated not only for his live sets but also for his acclaimed releases, Rahaan prepared a delicious podcast that will put a big smile on your face.

Rahaan has been dropping disco and funky house beats to retro music heads since the ’80s when he and his friends used to dance at the best house parties in Chicago – Rahaan’s home state and most importantly, the place which gave birth to House music.

Playing at house parties in Chicago obviously done Rahaan some good, as he is now a successful DJ and music producer in his own right. He released the acclaimed Rahaan Edits Vol. 1 and 2 in 2008/9 on Stillove4music record label as well as putting out some remixes on the KAT record label.

The thing about Rahaan is that he defiantly knows his art, and it is his outstanding skill behind the decks that has brought him from the Chicago underground circuit out onto the international playing field of Japan, Australia, Amsterdam, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, England, besides throughout America.

But before Rahaan made his presence on the global dance floor, he was playing his music from his cassette tapes with his dance crew called the Chuck Brothers. He then moved to the state of Wisconsin whereby he started to grow a serious collection of disco and house records. In 1996 Rahaan moved back to Chicago started hanging out with his old friends, forming the reunion of the Chuck Brothers once again.

During the ’90s Rahaan was building up his reputation as one of Chicago’s finest Disco/House DJs, playing at a hot club called “The Spot” and the infamous loft parties with Mr. Bill, Pee Wee and friends. This opened the door for Rahaan to perform on guest spots for Sisterz of Vision and Soul In The Hole club nights, followed by a residency “Budda Lounge” – one of Chicago’s best nightclubs.

In the year 2000, Rahaan started producing tracks for his own personal collection but this soon gained him the attention of Fourplay records who signed him up straight away. His first major track releases on this label were “Coming Hard” and “No Time for Love.”

Since then, Rahaan has released countless mixes on various websites such as Deep House and Bring The Heat, which gained him attention from other record labels and music lovers across the world. His performances have included the Southport Weekender, Northern Soul and Bring The Heat parties.

In between touring Rahaan is busy producing soulful disco and house music for Australian singer Christine Eva and Atlanta based singer/songwriter Ozara Ode. It is fair to say that Rahaan is well and truly on his way to accomplishing bigger and better things for the years ahead.

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