“The tandem's live performances are a joy to behold. Sanchez's beats build and build on the dance floor like any good house music set, then Zimmerman joins the production, adding layers of intricate drum rhythms that both complement and contrast with the synths. The result is all of the vivacity of a live concert, with the simple euphoria of a dance floor.”
- Chicago Tribune
“Together, as Dance Loud, they make a rhythmic thunder that’s part spun and part live-drummed that’s bound to get people up and moving. They come to Buffalo on behalf of a good cause, having teamed with the It gets Better campaign, working to spread a positive message of support to LGBTQ youths through the power of music and community.”
- Daily Public, Buffalo
“If you were looking to see some badass people in a live drum and DJ set AND support a message of love at the same time, this is the place for you. Dance Loud is a Chicago duet currently on tour and stopping by the6 for a one-night only show at the Steady.”
Dance Loud is not a DJ and is not a BAND but something weird in between. The Chicago based electronic dance duo originated by DJ Kristin spinning all vinyl house music sets with a live drummer, Desereé Fawn. Introducing an energetic fusion of syncopated rock, jazz drums, hip-hop scratching with high tempo dance music and video projection. Creating a visually unique performance that influenced the crowds to Dance Loud!
After touring nationwide to New York, California, New Orleans and Canada in their DIY converted, tour bus named "Precious." The duo is currently planning to tour internationally with the new album release. They performed on numerous stages including the Tammany Hall (NY), Knitting Factory, (NY), Oz (New Orleans), The Steady (Toronto), Bonnaroo (Artist Lounge), and numerous Chicago venues, clubs, LGBT and street festivals (Do Division, Fashion Fest, Backlot Bash, Sangria Fest).
Kristin & Desereé met in 2008 in art school in Chicago. Kristin obtained a Bachelors Degree in Audio Engineering while Desereé graduated with a BA in Music Business. Originating as a romantic couple, they performed together one night and the reaction from the crowd showed them they needed to continue performing as one.
After a debilitating accident in their tour bus in December 2017, leaving Kristin with over 15 broken bones, they evaluated what meant most to them and that was creating an album. Dance Loud is currently engineering and producing their first full album "The Moment". Introducing a new twist with Desereé on the vocals, guitars and drums with Kristin on synths, lyric writing and auxiliary percussion. Music that you can cry to and dance to is the focus of the album and are planning to release it in late 2019.
Kristin Sanchez is a vinyl house/electronic DJ, with a penchant for adrenaline building blends with heavy equalization, hip-hop style scratching on strong percussive, high tempo dance tracks. Kristin started spinning vinyl at the age of 18 which enabled her to max out her first credit card on a set of tables. Growing up in the city of Chicago, she developed a life long love for old school Chicago house tracks. Her major influences include “Kaskade,” “Timbaland," "Cajmere," & “Swedish House Mafia.”
Desereé Fawn is a classically trained rock, jazz drummer, that is noted for her syncopated off beats often using polyrhythms and polymeters. Desereé is from a rural farm town in Southern Illinois. She started playing the guitar at the age of 7 and drums at the age of 10, in her elementary school band and playing through college. Previous band styles she performed in range from Melodic to Metal. Her major influences include Danny Carey from “Tool,” “Pink Floyd," "Radiohead," and "Deadma5."
Recorded analog guitars, analog drums, digital drums, analog synthesizer, digital synthesizers, field recordings - no sample packs/loops/hits- we made everything from scratch with potent ingredients.
DIGITAL TOUR BUS
Each episode of Bus Invaders takes you inside the touring vehicle of one of today's top touring acts. In this episode, the electronic music duo, Dance Loud, show you around the shuttle bus that they tour in. Chicago Band, known for Deep House Music.
"Spy" was the first song Desereé and Kristin created together as Dance Loud in 2012.