The Chicago born renaissance man with Sudanese, Creole and Native American roots, Shannon Harris is known for his creative individuality pushing boundaries in the DJ, music production, remix & composition scenes. His ubiquitous disc jockey programming and on-air personality allowed him to travel to five continents with DJ residencies in various nightclubs, festivals, and global events. Since 1986 Shannon honed his skills as a professional DJ/musician/artist while performing globally since 1998. He worked as an international recording artist for twenty years with releases on labels in Chicago, New York, Japan, London, Kenya, Amsterdam, and Italy.
His work and performances span across genres including jazz, rock, neo-soul, afro-beat, kirtan, techno, world music, medicinal sound healing, and house. Some artists Shannon worked with include Maurice Joshua, Dj Heather, Lady D, RJD2, DJ Quantic, Nikodemus, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Ron Trent, Awesome Tapes from Africa, MoodyMan, David Mancuso and many others.
His productions are featured on several European labels including Latenite Productions, Super Culture, Here and Now Recordings, Neroli, Life Line/Cisco Music Japan, Rush Hour and BBE. His work is also housed on US labels; Tribal Winds, Katalyst Entertainment, and his own musical imprints, Urbanicity, Audio Pharmacology™, and Disco Eclectic Recordings.
For over two decades, under his own imprint, Urbanicity, he raised awareness through philanthropic art, music, and fashion events to support global change while reaching audiences on six continents. Past endeavors include supporting African and Central American indigenous communities through self-sustainability training via his non-profit NGO, ASSIST Society. Shannon’s registered brand, Audio Pharmacology™, uses the science of sound healing as a vehicle for community/environmental activism, wellness, and education. During COVID Shannon created an Immersive Audio Songbook©, AfriFuTrinity: Quantum Cosmic Futures©, that was featured in Carnegie Hall's 2022 Afrofuturism Festival.
Location: Chicago, United States
Price Per Gig: £2500 to £5000 per set
Booking Notice: 1 to 3 Months
Hire Me For: DJ Residencies, Festivals, Holiday Resorts, Overseas Contracts
Technical Rider: CDJs, DJ Monitors, Mixer, Power Outlet, Sound System, Vinyl Decks
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