Monday, May 20, 2019
Midway Radio 66 | Moz Definite & DJ Illanoiz
When I think of Moz and Illa (DJ Illanoiz), I think about the classic grind of Chicago Hip Hop DJ's and life. The conversation of these individuals are very much needed because there is not artistic development, there is no blue print for this lifestyle. When you give yourself to this culture you are young, you are in the movement, you are in its essence. As you get older and the essence goes away for a moment and life hits you with the ups and downs a light bulb goes off. Moz and Illa are not just talented their a solid core of Chicago hip hop who I say have extra light bulbs. I could tell you my favorite Moz and Illa stories but I'd rather you listen to this and learn some of their history. Thanks Midway Doc. Documentation is the wave. Midway Radio 66 | Moz Definite & DJ Illanoiz For more information: www.midwaydocumentary.com
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.