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DeShawn Ali, better known as DJ Sean Ali in the world of House Music. His genuine love for music started at an extremely early age. Just like most families in the city of Chicago, he was introduced to a variety of genres of music in his household. When his father was not around, he would take his dad's albums, read the credits, and listen to the music from start to finish. There was blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, soul, rock, new jack, and everything under the sun. It did not matter to him because he just simply loved music across the board.

DJ Sean Ali was introduced to house music as a teenager in the mid 80's. Out of all the genres of music that he loved, there was something about House Music that he became fascinated with and passionate about. What he loved was that it had a taste of every type of music all rolled up into one. He became influenced by legendary house heads like Lil Louis, DJ Les, Danny Calco, Nu-Wave, and Alley Cats, all friends of his from the west side of Chicago. He has a great respect and admiration for what they brought to the music of house and for what they were willing to pass on and share with him.

DJ Les (RIP) was a major player in introducing him to the craft of spinning House Music. After seeing Les at the top of his game, DJ Sean Ali would start out trying to do mixes from the radio and creating his own mixes with cassette tapes. That was the start of something that would soon be turned into the gift of spinning. DJ Les saw his hunger and passion for house music and took him under his wing to school him on how to really be good at spinning and taking pride in being the best. DJ Sean Ali started opening up gigs for DJ Les. It went from spinning at block parties, to skating parties, school parties, block parties, to family reunions, you name it. His name soon started to become the buzz in the house music world of fellow DJs. Soon after, he would be sought after for weddings, and major venues like Zentra, Betty Blue Star, Funky Buddah Lounge, Smart Bar, Prop House, China Club, and Jun Bar. With DJ Sean Ali, the number in the crowd is never a factor for him, whether it be 3 or 3,000 people, he knows how to keep the people on the dance floor because "they" are who matters. He thinks of him self as a stress reliever for the public. His skill has taken him to many places as well. He has traveled to places like Detroit, Fort Laurdadale, NY, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. He is also highly respected by his peers as well because he has taken his craft to higher heights and he is constantly expanding and also giving back the way others gave to him. After years of spinning he also progressed into promotions and marketing for 3230 Entertainment.

His passion for DJing soon created an itch for production, so he started to learn from others the formula of creating house music tracks. As he started to get his hands dirty with production, he briefly joined forces with Chicago producer Chuck Robertson to form a production team called SOL4ORCE. Together they introduced Chicago native, singer/songwriter Sheree Hicks to the world of house music and from that point, it started a buzz that turned into an all out SIREN because of their fresh new sound for house music that everyone of every corner of the world had something good to say about! Once he parted ways from SOL4ORCE, he started to reconstruct his sound, build his name and credits, refresh his image and his style of production, taking his music to a higher level of quality and creativity. Aside from Sheree Hicks, who became the voice and face of the music, he started his own label, SOA Music and would be sought after by other world reknowned talented artists, a few of which he had only dreamed of working with like Stephanie Cooke, El Boogie, JD, Gemini Porter, Jon Pierce, Carla Prather, RaShaan Houston, Rona Ray, Tai Malone, Lester Jay, StephSta, Una, Jocelyn Matheiu, Jefferey Tims, Thea Denea, Latrechia Peteet, Dajae, and Spike Rebel to name a few. Most of the releases he has made with these artists have ended up being back to
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