Current Residencies:

  • The Revel Room

  • Masada

  • East Room

2017-2018 Highlights:

  • Opened for Tech 9 @ House of Blues [Chicago 2018]

  • Opened for Lunice @ Eastroom [Chicago 2018]

  • Opened for Ghostface @ The Mid [Chicago 2018]

  • Opened for Ohbliv @ Friends & Lovers [Brooklyn,NY 2017]

  • DJed for Rakim @ Park West [Chicago 2017]

  • DJed North Coast Music Festival - Silent Disco Stage [Chicago 2018]

  • Produced for “Giovanni” for Jamila Woods [2018]

  • Produced for Skyzoo & Phat Kat on Collaboration EP w/ Detroit emcee Valid. [2017]

Story:

Chicago-based music producer and DJ, Slot-A, first fell in love with making beats back in his high school multimedia class in 2000. Wanting to be around music as much as possible, he duel-enrolled at the local community college studying midi, and when he wasn’t in class, you could find him working at FYE thumbing through albums for the credits.

After years of honing his production and remixing skills, Slot was invited to play North Coast Music Festival. This opportunity forever changed his career, and later on in his life, when he married the woman who had helped him secure the gig. Slot has since produced tracks for the likes of Add-2, Amanda Seales, Phat Kat and Skyzoo. You can experience Slot’s range and timbre on Jamila Wood’s new single “Giovanni” which dropped October 2018.

As Slot-A has evolved from being a producer into a DJ, he’s opened for the likes of Ghostface Killah, Tech 9, Lunice, and spun for the legendary Rakim. Infusing everything from Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk, to Nu-Disco and Latin rhythms into his sets, Slot-A works endlessly to create all encompassing open-format sets. With influences likes J Dilla, Kashif, Lee Scratch Perry, Dj Assault & The Neptunes, Slot’s sound brings a dance-floor oriented, but soulful, unique vibe. 

As a staple in the vibrant Chicago nightlife scene, you can find Slot lighting up the dance floor from The Revel Room in Wicker Park to Harbee Liquor in Pilsen. Stay up on the latest by following Slot-A at @iamslota.