V HOUSE Radio 027 | Lacey IQ

If you’ve been around Los Angeles’ underground dance and electronic music scene in the last decade or so, you’ve probably run into Lacey IQ (aka Inquiri), either behind the decks, performing her own music, or on the dance floor in a dark and hazy warehouse, loft, or club tucked away somewhere in the city. This Texas-born, LA-settled music maker and DJ has been mixing music for the love of dancers since 1998, as well as creating her own diversely-flavored catalogue of music since 2002. Professionally, she has spent several years working in music technology and education, most recently teaching and developing programs for local electronic dance music-oriented nonprofit organizations Open Tone Project and Give a Beat. Musically, though her first love as a DJ was and still is the gritty, soul-grabbing sound of Chicago and Detroit house and techno music, she frequently branches out into all sorts of musical directions, best illustrated by her ambient-bass music alias Inquiri (a project with two full-length album releases to date on her recently-hatched label Concurrent Recordings). As a DJ and beat maker, and tireless dancer on the deep house floors of Los Angeles, Lacey has her hands (and feet) in a little bit of everything: dance music, downtempo, many flavors of bass music, ambient, and everything in between. She has also recently been spotted dancing in a handful of music videos for artists such as local deep house band Zona, as well as legendary Chicago house DJ and producer DJ Colette. Often seen getting down behind the decks too, it’s hard to catch this groove-chasing DJ standing still for even a moment, whether it’s during a performance or in a classroom sharing with the younger generation. Her simple words on the matter of musical movements: “If you’re not excited enough to dance to your music, no one else will be either.”

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Tracklist:
DuBack – Gianluca Calabrese & Fabio Vargas
Deborah Cox – Mr. Lonely (Need to Know DJ Tool)
J Fader – I’m Not Here
Eli Escobar – Seein You
Demuir – Squirt Box
Gene Farris, Ron Costa, Miguel Bastida – Chicago Song (Riva Starr Edit)
Corduroy Mavericks – Girl You Move Like (Angelo Ferreri Jackin Dub Mix)
Todd Terry, J Paul Getto – Hold Your Head (Tee’s InHouse Mix)
J Dovy – Take Me There
Jack Fell Down – Bounce
J Paul Getto – No Doubt About It (J Paul Getto Original Club Mix)
Drew Tempest – Unuse MRE (Unreleased Dub)
Drala – The Gods Made Me Funky