DJ Lady D
Darlene Jackson, known as DJ Lady D, is an American DJ and writer from Chicago. Dubbed "Chicago’s house music queen" by Chicago Magazine, she is known for her house, techno and disco sets and has appeared in events such as Wanderlust, Noise Pop, Westfest, SXSW and Lollapalooza. EDM.com listed Jackson as one of the "top 10 black artists from Chicago." In 2022, BET.com cited Jackson as a pioneer of the house music movement along with Black DJs like Black Coffee, Vince Lawrence, and Gene Farris,. Popsugar validates Jackson as one of "the black women who shaped house music" and Mother Jones references DJ Lady D in a think piece about Beyonce's smash single, "Break My Soul", and acknowledges Jackson, has been "pumping out house music for decades" like artists Chip E. and Black Coffee, according to the article.