SHAWN KAY – (OWNER) SHOWMAN/DJ
Shawn ‘Kay’ Kurian is the ‘do it all’ talent that is sweeping the entertainment industry on all spectrums. Coming from a South Asian-Indian, and musical family… Shawn Kay is the ‘diamond in the rough’ born (in Chicago) for the spot light, to capture the attention of any audience. An avid performer, singer, dancer, and producer, Shawn Kay is one of the most dynamic Showman you’ll find across the globe.
Graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2011 in Marketing Communications, he gained the creative, business acumen to excel behind the business, and stage. In college, alongside one his best friends and talented Editor, Ian Sansavera, created a comedy sketch channel on YouTube called ‘the VanillaBrownie’ that gained quick attention in just a short period of time. Post graduation, after working a number of sales and marketing jobs, Shawn decided to pursue his part-time investment in entertainment into a full-time career. In 2014, Shawn Kay, along with two of his closest friends, including his performance partner DJ iLLEST, began a movement to bring elements of live entertainment that is nowhere to be seen, and started a company called DoItALL Entertainment. Shawn Kay has performed at a large number of venues, nightclubs, and media outlets across Chicago; including the House of Blues, Joe’s Live Chicago/Rosemont, the former Castle Chicago and current TAO Chicago, and media outlets like Chicago’s B96, KissFM, Fox Media and WGN Radio. From there, Shawn built a business around his overall passion to perform and entertain that is sweeping the nation working with high level entertainers all around.Currently, Shawn Kay is putting his talents to grow in front of the camera in the film and TV industry. Graduated from The Second City improv comedy program, he is now being casted onto various productions to showcase his ability to quickly act on his feet and showcase his character versatility. His commitment to his craft and make bold choices, has allowed exponential growth both professionally and personally. Capable to encompass the persona of a multitude of cultures and ethnicities, he has the vocal integrity-devoir to become almost anyone he wants.Maintaining the mantra that ‘Humble is key, like bumble is bee’; he brings a confidence that doesn’t allow his ego to ever take the driver seat. His constant positive attitude and nature makes it easy for anyone to want to work with.Shawn Kay is the face, voice, and presence that you will want part of your production, no matter what it is, he can Do It ALL!
SANU (DJ ILLEST) – (OWNER) DJ/PERCUSSIONIST
iLLEST is a drummer, beatboxer and specializes in open format, fusion style DJing. Having grown up in a musical family, all which became infused with his own love for both American and Indian music, iLLEST ended up with quite a mixed spectrum of musical influence. His extensive musicality stems across the globe, bringing the top music genres from America and various countries together. It all started with two pens and a lunch table where he’d make beats in high school, eventually started spinning friend’s parties and now is owner of his own international entertainment company, DoItAll Entertainment.
iLLEST is no stranger to performing for large crowds at venues like Navy Pier, Tao, Tunnel, Deadbolt, Cuvee and partnering with clients such as Nike, 103.5 KISS FM Chicago, Allstate and Macy’s. His high energy has allowed him to work with networks like FOX, NBC and international outlets like ZTV and Asianet. iLLEST’s unique talent has gotten him the opportunity to travel all over the US along with Mexico and Canada. His weekly Facebook Live broadcasts on Thursdays at noon has created a global reach of 25,000+ viewers and continues to climb. Seeing iLLEST engage with the crowd is a memorable experience from the live drumming, hot cues on the turntables with his quick finger work and hype energy, his talent is unlike any other.
DJ iLLEST – https://soundcloud.com/
SCOTTY KAY – SHOWMAN/DJ
Scotty Kay was born for the spotlight, getting his big break as one of twenty five male finalists on the first season of FOX’s hit television show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” Listeners who follow Scotty’s live events always get an exciting experience, as he’s been named one of the best live entertainers in the nation four times by DJ Times Magazine and hosts events worldwide, including the Ambassadors Ball for NATO in Brussels, Belgium. Born and raised in Chicago, Scotty happily found his place at WKSC-FM (103.5 Kiss FM) Chicago where he successfully made a real connection with his loyal listeners all over the country as a syndicated personality heard in over 7 cities nation wide. His major market radio and live entertainment experience brought a special excitement to Power 96.1, the city of Atlanta and His syndicated markets. Taking the Show from 18th place to 1st in 20months. After much success as the morning host on KLIF-FM, HOT 93.3 Dallas, Scotty is now a host of the Morning show on US*99 Chicago Hottest County.
Scotty also competed on Season 11 of American Ninja Warrior.
He chosen to travel to Oklahoma City and compete on the infamous ANW course.
Scotty loves to donate his efforts to charitable causes for kids aimed at keeping the arts and implementing dance in schools, as well as finding homes for sheltered animals. He continues to find ways to help the community and that includes being a national Emcee for the Susan G. Komen,Starlight Children’s foundations, Autism Speaks, American Heart Association, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and more.
GABRIEL (RIEL) – SHOWMAN/DJ
Riel’s professionalism and impressive DJ talent bring fire to your party. As an experienced dancer, DJ and MC, he adds both Latin and American flavor to any special event. He specializes in Hip Hop, Top 40 and International Music. You won’t be able to stop reminiscing about how everyone was up on their feet dancing all night long!
‘The Ignition For Your Dance Floor’ DJ Riel has been entertaining and keeping crowds astonished since 2010 with his vivid and unique DJing and MCing style. His Energy is UN-REAL! Riel has DJed and MCed for many of the best production companies in the Midwest and currently works for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears Entertainment team. Riel has opened up for Hip Hop artists and has worked with world-renowned dance choreographers. His DJ experience and versatility range from sporting events and corporate events to weddings and everything in between. His engaging personality and nightclub mixing style will get any crowd out of their seats! You can catch Riel mixing at clubs in the heart of Chicago with the LVL UP DJ team and rockin with Shawn Kay and DJ ILLEST!
LANCE (DJ LG) – DJ
DJ LG has been entertaining people since 2010. From church youth groups to the largest high school dances and weddings in the Chicagoland Area. LG also has been currently the newest resident DJ for the Anita Dee Yacht Charters and also the Navy Pier Entertainment Cruises both fleet of boats set sail in the Heart Of Lake Michigan 365 days a year. You can also catch LG at various clubs and bars around the Chicagoland Area and is also part owner of Level Up Collective. His easy-going personality and professionalism has made him a favorite to work with for many of our clients, and always brings the party alive!4
JOSE (DJ SHO) – DJ
Growing up in Chicago in the early 80’s and 90’s Jose Alamillo fell in love with house music. He stayed up late at night to listen to radio DJ’s like Bad Boy Bill, Julian Jumping Perez and Bobby D, just to name a few. In fact, he still has the TAPES to prove it. When Jose was in 7th grade, his neighbor and friend DJ MaddHouse introduced him to the turntables. He knew immediately he wanted to be a DJ, and would wait patiently for DJ MaddHouse’s famous backyard parties so he could sneak out of his house and sneak in a mix while the DJ wasn’t looking. Sadly, MaddHouse moved out, but my passion for music lived on. In 2004, while contemplating a return to school to pursue a career in nursing, Jose crossed paths with DJ Sye Young, who gave an offer Jose couldn’t refuse. Not long after, Jose started to develop his skills further behind the 1s and 2s, and took the name DJ Sho. He quickly became a pro at reading the crowd, incorporating every genre of music imaginable, and throwing legendary parties. He didn’t forget about school though, and is proud to add RN to the end of his name. “I love my life! During the week I’m helping the sick and on the weekend I’m behind the decks at some of the sickest parties imaginable! Clubs, bars, weddings, corporate events, I’ve done them all and individualized every event. I keep everyone dancing till they drop.” You won’t be disappointed with DJ SHO RN… “It’s SHOwtime!”
SHANI (CHITOWN SHANI) – DJ
Shani Barnett has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. She is a former Miss Chicago Dance and has been featured in numerous music videos and artists concerts. Shani’s diverse talent has jettisoned her to the top of the heap in the Mobile and Club Industry. She has presented seminars at the DJ Times DJ Expo Conference, Mobile Beat Conference and the Las Vegas DJ Show sharing her expertise in the Mobile DJ industry. Shani is the quintessential entertainer who does it all- DJ, MC, Interactive Entertainer, Event Producer, and Choreographer. She knows how to read and command any type of crowd when she’s on the microphone, mixing music, and/or rocking out her guests on the dance floor. Her entertainment company, Shani Barnett Productions, has led her to work with the hottest music artists, athletes, and fashion icons for major events and functions. Clients regularly fly Shani out to entertain at their events in other cities including Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York City, and Las Vegas to name a few. Shani is also a BOSE Performing Artist Djing for the BOSE brand all over the United States. She is member of the Disc Jockey News Team that broadcasts a live stream chat show every Monday night. You can watch and chat with her live on the DJNTV Youtube channel. Shani can be found every weekend entertaining at private events and functions when not DJing in the Chicago nightclub scene. She is an open format DJ who can adapt to any type of setting she is put into. Shani’s energetic style never ends, and her stage presence sparks enthusiasm in everyone around her.
DJ ChiTown Shani – https://www.mixcloud.com/