City Series Mix Volume 46
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Dante Sanders (a.k.a. DJ Taye) has produced and released well over a dozen short EP's and full-length LP's. Producing since the age of 12, and djing since the age of 15, Taye officially joined Ghettotekz (reformed as Teklife now) in October of 2010. His continued efforts to release mixes and tracks out into the world of dance music has done quite a bit for the career of Teklife' youngest member. WIth notable international recognition for his work, with tracks like "Get Em Up" and "Bombaklot" (a collaboration with DJ Earl and the late DJ Rashad) featured on the 10.1 anniversary compilation for Kode9's imprint Hyperdub.
Although Taye hasn't soared the seas yet like his Teklife companions, his music speaks for itself, and the continual output of energy that he creates within his music gets the world to gravitate towards his unique sound. DJ Taye represents the in this sense the continuation and the future of the Chicago footwork sound. Over the last few years DJ Taye has traveled within the US and has played heavily in and around Chicago, both as a solo DJ and with the support of his Teklife crew.
If you could collaborate musically with anyone of your choice, who would you choose?
What is your favorite venue you've ever performed at?
The Hydra in London
What DJ gear and travel essentials do you always carry with you on the road?
Macbook Pro, Maschine, Serato