DJ Special Blend from Chicago


Robert Fain, better known by his stage name DJ Special Blend from Chicago, is an American author, filmmaker, and Hip-Hop DJ. With over 25 years of producing analog and digital entertainment, he has written several books and novels. He has also written, directed, and edited multiple films.

DJ Special Blend from Chicago can be heard hosting the afternoon drive on from 2-6pm (CST). He can be seen DJing private parties and corporate events regularly around Chicagoland and throughout the Midwest.

Rob likes his Harold's Chicken fried hard with mild sauce, salt and pepper, with an extra cold slaw. His favorite view of the sky line is from 31st Street Beach. He cried when Walter died and when Benji died, and he drove past Comiskey Park (US Cellular Field) seven times the night the White Sox won the World Series.

Smashwords Interview

You're an author, but are you really a DJ?
Yes. I'm actually a DJ first. Been spinning music and planning public events since 1985. I'm pretty lucky, because what started out as a hobby has helped me develop marketable skills. That applies to DJing, writing, and working with computers. It all lead me to be very comfortable with the progression of technology.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Being an indie author kind of fell into my lap. I'd written two unpublished novels, without a clue of how to write fiction. I got a rude awakening when I decided to hire an editor. I couldn't write action scenes yet, and I didn't know how to make the reader want to turn the page. However, my stories unfolded into interesting plots. Eventually with a little work, everything else fell into place. Not only do I write novels now, but I've published several non-fiction books. I can also handle my pen in corporate America and throughout the blogosphere. Plus, my screenplays are tight. Each writing technique is different.
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Inmate X (Original film Series Pilot)
This is the pilot episode of an original feature length film series. It is written, directed, and edited by DJ Special Blend from Chicago. For more episodes, search Youtube for "Inmate X" or copy and paste this link in your browser:


Inner City Youth: The Comeback Show Murders
Price: Free! Words: 61,900. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Andre Johnson and Doug Scott team up to solve the mystery behind the Comeback Show Murders. This thriller is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat, with surprises around every corner. The nail-biting suspense will have you glued to every page.
Witness to a Murder 2: In Too Deep
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,100. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
This time, there are no witnesses. The Police have an unsolved murder and only one clue. The DJ conducts an investigation of his own. Juan is a member of a rival crew into homicide, racketeering, and extortion. The DJ takes action to iron out the verifiable truth concerning Raymond’s murder. He ends up: In Too Deep.
Witness to a Murder: The DJ Saw It
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,680. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The DJ witnesses the horror of his best friend being executed in the alley behind a club and flees the scene of the crime in a frenzy. The most wicked street organization in Chicago wants to make sure the onlooker is not able to tell the police what he observed. The bystander must now come to terms with what he sees with his own eyes, which makes him the Witness to a Murder.

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