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Dani Deahl Goes On The Run In “Pocket Porn” Visual Treatment

Posted in Dani Deahl by Jaime Black on September 18th, 2012

Dani Deahl

New from Dani Deahl is the full length video for her latest single, “Pocket Porn.” The treatment, teased at the end of last month, finds the DJ on the run from a pair of Men In Black-esque agents, before finding sanctuary in the DJ booth of Sound Bar. Find that visual below, following a behind the scenes CVU podcast interview with Deahl, recorded at the conclusion of the “Pocket Porn” shoot.

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New CVU Video Shoot Report And Podcast: Dani Deahl!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Shoot Report,Dani Deahl,Dynasty Podcasts by Jaime Black on August 29th, 2012

(Deahl, onsite at the “Pocket Porn” video shoot. Photo via CVU)

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Dani Deahl! In an interview recorded onsite at the DJ’s “Pocket Porn” video shoot earlier this summer, Deahl shares details of the treatment. The DJ also teases plans for her upcoming projects and collaborations. Find that podcast below, followed by a CVU write up of the video shoot, and the Pocket Porn EP stream.

It’s a late night in June in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. In the red-lit basement of Sound Bar, DJ Dani Deahl is in the center of the action on the “Pocket Porn” video shoot. As cameras roll, a group of attractive twenty somethings are moving in slow motion to the music, all while decked in headphones and glued, heads down, to their smart phones.

It’s been a long day on the set, and the room is hot. The shoot started in earnest around 10am, and now it’s already after 11PM. All said and done, the shoot won’t finish until almost 1am. In spite of this, Deahl is in high spirits, seeming tireless and upbeat.

It’s clear this is no DIY shoot. Instead, there’s a full production team onsite, and each scene calls for multiple takes. Among those present are Porn And Chicken‘s Orville Kline, Cornelius Clark from Fly Kite Media, and of course, Deahl fiancée Fei Tang from EvilOlive. Without giving away too much of the plot from “Pocket Porn,” it’s a cinematic treatment. There’s action and mystery, and of course, Deahl is front and center in that. Find the Fly Kite Media behind the scenes video of the shoot below, and look for the full “Pocket Porn” video to post soon.

Pocket Porn

Dani Deahl Previews “Pocket Porn” Single

Posted in Dani Deahl by Jaime Black on May 22nd, 2012

Dani Deahl

As brought up back in January during her CVU podcast interviewDani Deahl is looking towards her next single, “Pocket Porn.” View that teaser below, following Deahl’s CVU podcast interview explaining the origins of the track. And catch Dani Deahl as part of this month’s Rockit.LIVE panelcast, Tuesday, May 29th at Rockit Bar & Grill, for the Critics Choice: Chicago Summer 2012 panelcast. (RSVP on Facebook here.)

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Voting Opens To Get Dani Deahl’s “Diplo Hates You” On MTVU

Posted in Dani Deahl by Jaime Black on May 14th, 2012

Diplo Hates You

“Diplo Hates You,” Dani Deahl‘s 2012 dance floor beater, is in the running now for Best Freshmen Video at MTVU. Voting to get the clip on MTVU is open now. As incentive, Deahl has a contest running to win a package of Benton Bacon, the DJ’s favorite, as well as a personalized note from her, all for making the above image your Facebook banner this week. Tweet at the DJ to inform her about your banner, and catch Dani Deahl as part of this month’s Rockit.LIVE panelcast, Tuesday, May 29th at Rockit Bar & Grill, for the Critics Choice: Chicago Summer 2012 panelcast. (RSVP on Facebook here.)

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Dani Deahl Brings “Diplo Hates You” To The Board Room, Dance Floor In New Video Treatment

Posted in Dani Deahl by Jaime Black on March 28th, 2012

Dani Deahl

Dani Deahl‘s new video for her track “Diplo Hates You” has posted online at the Red Bull site. The clip features Deahl and Oh Snap!, and follows the DJ as she goes from heading up a board room meeting to kicking off a nightlife party. Also, Diplo and Pete Wentz are there. Find that video below, following “Dani’s Secret Synth Mix” of the track, as well as the cut’s extended treatment, and Deahl’s CVU podcast interview in support of “Diplo Hates You.”



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The CVU 2012 Forecast / New CVU Podcast: Dani Deahl!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU 2012 Forecast,Dani Deahl,Dynasty Podcasts by Jaime Black on January 24th, 2012

For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview 2012 plans for a Chicago talent or tastemaker. Today: Dani Deahl!

Dani Deahl

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Dani Deahl! The globe-trotting Chicago DJ discusses her recent travels, her “Diplo Hates You” remix contest, her upcoming single “Pocket Porn,” and what she has coming up for the year. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by Deahl’s “Diplo Hates You” track and the contest’s promo video. And find all the details for entering the contest, ending this Sunday, January 29th, here.


ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black and  recorded out of The Music Garage in Chicago. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.

Dani Deahl Ft. Oh Snap! – “Diplo Hates You”

New CVU Podcast Album: Lollapalooza 2011!

Lollaplooza 2011

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: CVU: The Lollapalooza 2011 Album, featuring five interviews recorded live on location at this year’s Lollapalooza music festival! Host Jaime Black checks in with members of OK Go, Kids These Days, Maps & Atlases, Gold Motel, and Dani Deahl! Find the collection as a Soundcloud album or individual podcasts below, or download the entire collection as an album at the Dynasty Podcasts Bandcamp page!

CVU: The Lollapalooza 2011 Album

CVU: The Lollapalooza 2011 Album Intro

CVU91 – OK Go @ Lollapalooza
On the eve of Lollapalooza, OK Go’s Tim Nordwind and Dan Konopka reveal how they landed on the bill for President Obama’s birthday bash last week, what went into the making of the band’s new video, “All Is Not Lost”, and how they plan to top performing for the President and playing Lollapalooza in one week. And find NBC Chicago video of the group singing “Happy Birthday” to President Obama in the clip below the podcast.

CVU92 – Kids These Days @ Lollapalooza
Vic Mensa, Liam Cunningham, Macie Stewart, and Nico Segal of genre-spanning outfit Kids These Days discuss hometown love, not fitting in one sound or scene, and being underestimated due to their age. Find the group’s new track “Clear Eyes,” as well as behind the scenes and performance video from their Lollapalooza set, following their podcast.

Kids These Days – “Clear Eyes”

CVU93 – Maps & Atlases @ Lollapalooza
Onsite at Lollapalooza, Maps & Atlases’ Dave Davison and Erin Elders weigh in on the band’s work ethic, what they’ve learned on tour, and the slow burn of the group’s 2010 record, Perch Patchwork. Find that album’s latest video, “Israeli Caves,” below the band’s podcast.

CVU94 – Gold Motel @ Lollapalooza
On day three of Lollapalooza, Greta Morgan of Gold Motel revisits her reaction upon finding out her band would perform at the festival. The frontwoman also sheds lights on the band’s sophomore record, and the group’s plans up to 2012. Find Gold Motel’s new single, “Leave You In Love,” following the podcast.

CVU95 – Dani Deahl @ Lollapalooza
Veteran Chicago DJ Dani Deahl discusses her more visible performance slot at this year’s festival, how DJ’ing has changed over the last decade, and her thoughts on Serato and the new class of DJs. Find her recent Ghetto House Radio mix after the podcast.

Dani Deahl - Ghetto House Radio

CVU: The Lollapalooza 2011 Album Outro

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.