Just a guy doing what I can to promote underground house sounds. I have always been a house-head and I used to spend many weekends watching house djs working at such classic Chicago clubs as Shelter, Red Dog, Medusa’s, Crobar, Neo’s and Smart Bar. I learned how to work the decks after a chance meeting with Chicago DJ Thelonious Funk turned into an offer of free lessons. I soon decided to spend months of highly focused listening to the most classic 70′s/80′s Disco tracks and 80′s House tracks so that I could gain a substantial understanding of the basic elements of House Music: The various samples, instruments, vocals, arrangements, sound efx, drum patterns, keys and drum machines. I began to hear the music in a different way… being able to hear those classic elements used, referenced, echoed, sampled and/or simply hinted at in 90′s House right up to the most modern releases has allowed me to sink into a deeper & more meaningful connection with House Music. That summer I landed my first real gig at Victor Hotel and I have spun at various Chicago clubs, parties and event ever since.
Former guitarist in various Chicago rock bands (Bodhisattva, Octopussy), former owner of Chicago underground rock label Urban Legends Records (The Wesley Willis Fiasco, Trailer Hitch, etc.), previously a writer for various underground punk/rock/alternative music ‘zines.
01. Chicago (Original Mix) – Oleg Mass
02. Keep On Believin (Original Mix) – Alex Agore
03. No Man (Original Mix) – Snazzy Trax
04. Candle Coast – Crackazat
05. Wasn’t I Good (Original Mix) – DJ Romain
06. Inside – Phaze Dee
07. Outside – Phaze Dee
08. What I Remember – Patrick Lindsey
09. Bump – Jordan Peak
10. Love (2010 Tripmastaz Remix) – DJ Sneak
11. Life (Original) – Halo
12. Mushrooms (Mazi’s Audio Soul Revamp) – Marshall Jefferson, Noosa Heads
13. De Vara (Original Mix) – MarcMan
14. Alone There (Original Mix) – MarcMan
15. Or What – Frank Jr.
16. Crusaders (Original Mix) – Hardsoul
17. All Day, All Night (Original) – DJ Romain
18. Desire (Kerri Chandler Underground Mix) – Ultra Nate
19. Tunnel (Original Mix) – Per Hammar
20. Abused (David Glass They Full of Shit Remix) – Prosix
21. Acid Track (Original 1986 Mix) – DJ Pierre/Phuture
22. At The Club (Sean McCabe’s Slummin Mix) – Timmy Regisford, Lynn Lockamy