Chicago native Dajae is one of the undisputed vocal queens of house music. Appearing on the house music scene in the early nineties, she was one of the key drivers in the success of the Cajual label, linking up with renowned producer Cajmere to make classics such as ‘Brighter Days’, ‘U Got Me Up’ and ‘Is It All Over My Face?’

Dajae has constantly been in demand as a vocalist since then, and two years ago the Junior Sanchez produced ‘B With U’ was the debut release on Roger Sanchez’ R-Senal label and later licensed to Manifesto Records for the UK.

The last two years have arguably seen her produce the finest performances of her career. The E-Smoove produced ‘Time’, signed to Credence Records was closely followed by the summer anthem ‘Everyday’, a collaboration between Felix da Housecat and Junior Jack released by Defected and to cap both she teamed up with the peerless Full Intention to make ‘What Do You Want?’, the most successful release so far from Essence. Unlike many of her peers in dance music, Dajae puts on a great show, as those at the Autumn 2001 Southport Weekender can testify – her only UK performance in recent years.

Currently in Chicago working with producers Harrison Crump and Ron Carroll, her most recent cut was another peach for essence, the supremely soulful ‘Searchin’, produced by Harrison Crump and remixed by Felix da Housecat and CR Project..