DeShawn Ali, better known as DJ Sean Ali in the world of House Music, is a DJ/Producer and Label Owner. His genuine love for music started at an extremely early age. Just like most families in the city of Chicago, he was introduced to a variety of genres of music in his household. When his father was not around, he would take his dad’s albums, read the credits, and listen to the music from start to finish. There was blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, soul, rock, new jack, and everything under the sun. It did not matter to him because he just simply loved music across the board. DJ Sean Ali was introduced to house music as a teenager in the mid-80’s. Out of all the genres of music that he loved, there was something about House Music that he became fascinated with and passionate about. What he loved was that it had a taste of every type of music all rolled up into one. He became influenced by legendary house heads like Lil Louis, DJ Les, Danny Calco, Nu-Wave, and Alley Cats. He has a great respect and admiration for what they brought to house music and for what they were willing to pass on and share with him. He went from spinning at block parties to skating parties, school parties, block parties, to family reunions, you name it. His name soon started to become the buzz in the house music world of fellow DJs. Soon after, he would be sought after for weddings, and booking gigs at major venues like Zentra, Betty Blue Star, Funky Buddha Lounge, Smart Bar, Prop House, China Club, and Jun Bar. He thinks of himself as a stress reliever for the public. His skill has taken him to many places as well. He has traveled to places like Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, NY, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. He is also highly respected by his peers as well because he has taken his craft to new heights and he is constantly expanding and giving back the way others gave to him.
To date, Sean Ali has multiple chart topping releases beyond “Sacrifice, such as “Still Standing” with co-production by Terance James featuring Thea Denee, “Electricity” remix off the Soul Element EP, featuring Sheree Hicks, “Hypnotic” EP featuring Sheree Hicks, including a bonus track called “Magic”, “Dream Come True with co-production by Terance James Featuring Sheree Hicks, “Miles Away” EP and “Green Light” featuring Sheree Hicks which made top 20 on the soulful charts, “Present To Win,” Featuring RaShaan Houston, “Love Is In the Air” Remix, produced and written by Sean Ali and Sheree Hicks, featuring vocals by Sheree Hicks as well, all available on traxsource.com. Recently, along with Sheree Hicks, Sean was co-writer of Sheree’s new release on House 4 Life records, the title track “Celebrate” which also had remixes by Doc Link of Liberate Records, J. Caprice, and Milty Evans.