tonite, an international cast of special guests will stop by the WLUW
studios: vancouver, canada's BARTEL, MAGA BO from rio de jeniero,
brazil and chicago's alphabasic honcho THE FLASHBULB. all 3, along
with abstract science's CHRIS WIDMAN will be playing a sold out new
year's eve event (SOLAR MAXIMUM) in chicago. plus hosts LUKE STOKES and HENRY SELF continue with the best in future music.
join your hosts LUKE STOKES and HENRY SELF for the best in future music, along with a special guest set from smartbar music director NATE MANIC. NATE will also be making some special announcements regarding exciting talent coming through in 2011.
abstract science and fresh-kid.com are proud to welcome the third installment of SUBFIX MASSIVE, the all-building 18+ incarnation of SUBFIX, smartbar's weekly excursions into dubstep, drum 'n bass + boom bap. continuing our diverse presentation of critically acclaimed artists, popular djs and rising stars (DATSIK/NOSAJ THING/EPROM in july + HUDSON MOHAWK/DIESELBOY/STARKEY in sept), we have an incredible set of headliners to cap off the year.
in metro, ESKMO, wrapping up a world-wide tour supporting his latest album "cloudlight" on ninjatune, will be performing live backed up by LIQUID STRANGER, whose recently released LP on EXCISION's rotten recordings is crushing the beatport charts. while down in smartbar, we are excited for the return of dutch ex-pat MARTYN, who's short headlining slot at millenium park for SONAR chicago wetted more than a few appetites for another of his genre spanning sets.
backing them up, we have collection of the midwest's hardest working djs/producer/promoters: chicago's best and brightest raggaist/ninjatune recording artist MC ZULU on the mic; rogue dub don FSTZ from kansas city, missouri; veteran indianapolis techno/dubstep maven DJ SHIVA; promoter & resident dj of cleveland's SUBMERGED parties, THUNDER ST. CLAIR; chicago superfan and dj JEFF PIETRO, whose latest mystery shrouded recordings continue to be played at berghain in berlin; and last but not least, subfix residents PHADED + CHRIS WIDMAN.
if you can't tell, we are really excited for this one.
join your hosts LUKE STOKES and HENRY SELF for the best in future music along with a special live set via sound+:
SHED live pa was performed at sonar in barcelona, spain-june 2009 via sound+.
sound+ notes: shed, aka rené pawlowitz, was born in frankfurt, germany in 1975. he traversed through the spheres of hip hop, uk hardcore, gabba + the back catalogue of djax up before discovering chicago house + detroit techno. deeply inspired by techno, he started to work on his own productions + in 2004, his first record "red planet express ep" was released on his own imprint soloaction. during the following years, he worked at the legendary hard wax record store in berlin as a slew of singles + eps were released on soloaction, delsin + styrax. his debut full-length album "shedding the past" was released in 2008 on the infamous berghain club's label ostgut tonträger. his other projects include eqd, stp, the panamax project + wax as well as deuce; a collaboration with marcel dettmann. shed's second album "the traveller" was released on ostgut in 2010.
abstract science and fresh kid are proud to present another installment of subfix featuring one of dub police's heavy hitters, EMALKAY from from birmingham, uk making his chicago debut. backing him up is canada's MARK INSTINCT, whose recordings on ROTTUN, PLAY ME + TRILL BASS have made him a headlining name in his own right. and for this special occasion, we have paired veteran chicago djs SEARCHL1TE + WHOA-B for a special tag team set to open up the night.
meanwhile on the radio, hosts LUKE STOKES and HENRY SELF bring you the best in future music with abstract science.
when Rajko Müller's BEAU MOT PLAGE (Playhouse) was released to an
unsuspecting public in 1998 under his ISOLÉE moniker, little did he
know that it would cement him in electronic music lore amongst house
and techno connoisseurs worldwide. Two years later, he would release
to acclaim a full album's worth of material (Rest, 2000), but
sprinkling only three singles in the years following, Rajko would not
resurface in earnest until 2005, releasing the universally lauded full
length WE ARE MONSTER(Playhouse).
with recent singles on Dial and Mule Electronic, as well as a
forthcoming full length slated for release on his ol' pal DJ Koze's
PAMPA imprint, ISOLÉE brings his heralded live performance to Chicago
for the first time since 2005, to the delight of Chicago's discerning
underground electronic music enthusiasts.
additional performances on the evening include a live set from
QUADRATICinfluence from the likes of Luke Vibert, Monolake, Orbital, Si Begg
and Deadbeat, the duo will be playing a slew of new material to keep
the dancefloor primed. A first-time tag team set from Chicago techno
stalwart FRANKIE VEGA & No Affiliation / Meiotic resident SEVRON
starts the music off, while a special visual projection performance
from artist KAWA provides a visual backdrop for this Thursday night