DJ / Producer / Label Owner
Darlene Jackson, aka DJ Lady D, is hailed as “Chicago’s House Music Queen” by Chicago Magazine and has toured North America, Europe, Asia and Russia as an international DJ, producer, remixer and A&R. In 1997, she co-founded America’s first all-women DJ collective, Superjane, which gained national and international tours, recognition and visibility for women in electronic dance music. Known for her charismatic sets of house, techno, and disco, her appearances at brand influencer, charity, and celebrity events have solidified her trailblazing career. In 2004, Jackson became a label owner and music publisher when she launched her independent record label and marketing brand, D’lectable Music. She is also a Creative Industry Liaison at Columbia College Chicago, advising students, cultivating relationships with employers, and designing career/industry programs through a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) lens. Jackson is a 2022 fellow of the Chicago Black Social Cultural Map project and on the Advisory Board and Education Committee for the nonprofit Honey Pot Performance. She has worked with the Chicago Chapter’s Urban Outreach committee, mentored Grammy U members, hosted Grammy U events, and participated in advocacy efforts with state legislators in Springfield, Illinois.