A big thank you to those to turnt up (yes...TURNT UP!!) at Robert Williams Birthday Celebration last Saturday. We all had a blast and it was an honor to host such an event for Mr. Williams who has been such an inspiration. We made sure all of the elements were in place to remind us of how he set the tone for Chicago underground clubs: from the juice bar, fresh fruit; down to the selections of Ron Trent, Lee Collins and Duane Powell. Big up to Elastic Arts also for letting us have a space to create such a special event.
Also a big shout out to Noni Michelle, who created the special portrait above for the event. Alabama State University Alumini Noni has been holding her own at recent Music And Power events, designing our flyers and creating special artwork at various MAP events. For more information of Noni Michelle's work, visit her website http://nonimichelle.com/
Last but not least, it was a historic night marked by our guest, Mr. Nicky Siano, who stayed in Chicago especially to play for Mr. Williams' birthday. Historic because it was the first time a NYC peer of Mr. Williams played for him, an event that is way overdue considering the contributions both of them gave towards the world of underground and commercial club culture.