An all-vinyl mix from Chicago DJ and producer Ilana Ariella served up for this week’s Monday morning RISE mix.

Once accused of being an “undercover DJ,” Ilana Ariella’s natural talent and ear for tunes has helped propel her career from bedroom aficionado to fully fledged artist. Pushing through a global pandemic, she stayed relevant by regularly streaming with her Chicago residency SHFFT. She also found time to get into the studio, putting out two original productions, “Rock the Vote,” self released in the fall of 2020 and “Falling Up” a collab with her SHFFT colleague Shmoo, released on Chicago legend Ron Carroll’s digital imprint Electric Disco in summer of 2022.

Earlier this year Ilana launched Cheap Talk, a new Chicago-based independent label headed by Ilana Ariella with A&R by Shmoo.

This set is an “all-vinyl mix recorded at home on two Technics 1200s and a Pioneer DJM 900nxs2.” ✌️

🔴 Listen: Ilana Ariella Mix ☀️ RISE vol 14

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