DJ Isaac Escalante brings the beats to IML's Black & Blue Ball

Wed. May 24, 2023 8:44 AM by Ross Forman

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Black & Blue Ball, Monday, May 29 at Chicago’s House of Blues

DJ Isaac Escalante has fond memories of past trips to Chicago, such as kissing a guy in the middle of the street during Northalsted Market Days – “and he became one of my closest friends since that day,” Escalante said.

The Miami-based DJ is set to make more Chicago memories. He teams with Chicago-based DJ Ale Maes for the beats at the annual Black & Blue Ball of International Mr. Leather (IML) on Monday night, May 29, produced by CircuitMOM Productions.

Related: CircuitMOM Productions celebrates 25 years 

The 5-hour Black & Blue Ball is held at the House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn) in downtown Chicago, starting at 9 p.m.

Escalante said IML is “always happy moments (as attendees) have the best attitude.”

Escalante has been DJing for 22 years and already this year has delivered his distinctive sound with house tribal and tech house in Boston, Atlanta, Amsterdam and elsewhere around the world.

Now Spinning …. DJ Isaac Escalante

Favorite DJ: Eli Escobar

Three DJs To Watch: Mele, Eli Escobar and Martinez Brothers 

What Makes a Good DJ: Knowledge 

All-time Favorite DJ Gig: Diverscite Montreal

What Do You Drink In The DJ Booth: Red Bull

First DJ Gig: At a fashion show in Paris

Favorite DJ Memory: “On an outside stage, playing my remix of Tony Moran’s Live You All Over.”

Favorite Actor: Ricky Hard

Favorite TV Show: Real Housewives of Miami

Favorite Movie: The Help

Favorite Sport: Hockey

Hobby: “Sex”

If I Wasn’t a DJ: “I would be an Uber driver.”

Boxers or Briefs: Briefs

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