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Celebrate Black History Month with These Iconic DJ’s

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Note: Originally published in February of 2016, this article is being republished as applicable still in 2017, in honor of the amazing never-ending list of iconic DJs that have graced our scene with their illustrious art and careers.

Since the beginning of time there have been countless individuals who helped shape the music landscape. In honor of Black History Month, we took some time to honor some of the most iconic DJ’s of recent times:

*Artists are listed in alphabetical order

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The Best Thanksgiving Parties of 2016

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With one of the biggest party weekends coming up, Black Wednesday, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday,  we want to suggest some of the best events nationwide (in alphabetic order).

DeepSouth

Atlanta, Deep South presents Mike Servito & Gay Marvine at the Heretic, 11/26

Atlanta-based promoter DEEP SOUTH brings Mike Servito from Brooklyn and Gay Marvine from San Francisco for their Saturday after Thanksgiving celebration. The party is scheduled through 3am.

Ticket link here. $10 + fees. 21+

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Brooklyn, Blkmarket Membership with Apollonia at TBA, 11/26

Seems like Dan, Dyed, and Shonky are making their rounds through the US this weekend as they are booked for an extended set with Brooklyn-based Blkmarket Membership. Residents Taimur & Fahad will be on opening duties. The party is scheduled through 9am!

Ticket link here. $30 + fees. 21+

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Chicago, Black Wednesday with Derrick Carter at Smartbar, 11/23

Derrick Carter kicks things off  Black Wednesday with an all-night set to celebrate at Smartbar. The party is scheduled through 4am.

Ticket link here. $12 + fees. 21+

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Chicago, Black Friday with Apollonia at the Mid, 11/25

Friday night Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, and Shonky will take the decks at the Mid for a night of great music. The party is scheduled through 4am.

Ticket link here. $12.50 + fees. 21+

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Detroit, Paxahau presents: Josh Wink at TV Lounge, 11/26

Detroit-based Paxahau brings Josh Wink for an all-night set on Saturday after Thanksgiving. In the Side Room you can expect Dru Ruiz and Shady P.

Ticket link here. $10 + fees. 21+

Spanksgiving

Houston, Spanksgiving with Kolsch at Boondocks, 11/23

Kolsch will headline the Spanksgiving party by Kinda Super Disco in Houston for Black Wednesday. Beforehand a b2b set by, residents, James Reed and Josh Dupont. The party is scheduled through 2am; we suggest early arrival!

Ticket link here. $10 + fees. 21+

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Los Angeles, Do Not Sit On The Furniture at Clinic Wednesday, 11/23 

Underrated Presents is hosting a Do Not Sit On The Furniture showcase for their weekly Clinic Wednesday Party series at Couture in Hollywood, with Behrouz, Oceanvs Orientalis and Tara Brooks all scheduled to play. The party is scheduled to run until 4am.

Ticket link here. $15 + fees. 21+

RHONDAVOUS

Los Angeles, Rhondavous at Union, 11/23 

RHONDA INTL brings DJ Harvey, Seth Troxler, Kevin Saunderson, Radio Slave, Trus’me, Chris Cruse, DIRTYDAVE, Goddollars, and PARADISE for their Black Wednesday celebration at Union. The party is scheduled through 4am.

Ticket link here. $30 + fees. 21+

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Los Angeles, Droid Behavior – Interface 55 / 14 Years at TBA, 11/26

The LA techno promoter will throw their 55th Interface event that is set to take place in a TBA location the Saturday after Thanksgiving and will feature Drumcell, Truncate, Raiz, DJ Hyperactive, Subversive, and Dean Paul. The party is scheduled through 7am!

Ticket link here. $20 + fees. 21+

 

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Miami, Thanksgiving Eve with Praslesh at Treehouse Miami, 11/23

UN_MUTE Events brings Raresh, Praslea, Roustam, and Christian AB for their Black Wednesday festivities at Treehouse Miami. The party is scheduled through 5am.

Ticket link here. $10 + fees. 21+

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Philadelphia, A Decade of Dubfire at Rumor, 11/23

Rumor Nightclub has booked Dubfire and Carlo Lio for their Black Wednesday celebration. They will also feature an all new Martin Audio sound system featuring their newly developed CCD technology. The party is scheduled through 2:30am.

Ticket link here. $15 + fees. $35 + fees for open bar between 10pm-12am.

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San Francisco, 15 Years of Dax presents at Mezzanine, 11/26

Dax presents will be celebrating 15 years the Saturday of Thanksgiving. Dax Lee, owner and promoter head of Dax, will be on the decks prior to Seth Troxler for the event at Mezzanine.

Ticket link here. $20 + fees. 21+

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Ten Fantastic DJ Quotes: Dixon, Marco Carola, Sven Väth, Maceo Plex and more

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It’s not easy to talk about electronic music, and especially so when the genres in question are house and techno, mostly instrumental and oftentimes devoid of lyrics.

The lack of vocals make it easy to get lost in a sea of technical adjectives and meaningless explanations. We should let the music do the talking, sure, but what about the producers and DJs… what do they think?

We have collected ten of our favorite DJ quotes from some of the best producers, DJs, record label owners and promoters in the game:

Mamby to Bring Tale of Us, Loco Dice and Seth Troxler to Chicago’s Lakefront

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Last year React Presents – Midwest’s largest dance music promoter – inaugurated Mamby On The Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan.

The idea was different than the rest of the festivals in their portfolio: rather than focusing on EDM and jam bands, Mamby booked indie, electronica and house artists the likes of Empire of The Sun, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Passion Pit, Art Department, George Fitzgerald and Route 94 and placed them on Oakwood Beach in Chicago’s South Side. For the first time in three years the City of Chicago had another beach festival to look forward to.

This year, the two-day festival will take place July 2nd and 3rd with three large full production stages, and an even bigger lineup to boot. Main Stage headliners include electro-soul artist Chet Faker, underground rap favorites Atmosphere, funky duo Chromeo, the iconic Santigold, experimental pop-rock band Animal Collective as well as other live acts such as Lupe Fiasco and Tycho.

The DJ tent will be just as stacked with talent. Life & Death favorites Tale of Us will be joined by Loco Dice, Seth Troxler and Black Coffee, with Chicago talent representation coming from Derrick Carter, The Black Madonna and Gene Farris. 

See the complete Phase I line-up below.

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General Admission and VIP passes are available now at mambybeach.com.

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2015 residencies announced at Smart Bar

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Smart Bar Chicago announced yesterday their 2015 residencies spread across their weekly events which includes Queen presented by Derrick Carter, Oktave showcased by Jeff Derringer, Hugo Ball with Justin Long & Co., We still believe hosted by The Black Madonna. Among some of the rotating faces you’ll see in 2015 will be Honey Soundsystem, Honey Dijon, along with Techno masters DVS1 and Regis all promised to deliver cutting edge sounds in to the windy city.

The venue’s no dress code, no bottle service, no VIP policy has set the standards for underground house and techno club in Chicago. The intimate space plus open dance floor along with their Funktion One sound is heaven for any avid club goer craving for a proper night out in the city where House music was born. The complete list of Smart Bar residence can be found here.

2015 residencies announced at Smart Bar

Smart-Bar-Chicago

Smart Bar Chicago announced yesterday their 2015 residencies spread across their weekly events which includes Queen presented by Derrick Carter, Oktave showcased by Jeff Derringer, Hugo Ball with Justin Long & Co., We still believe hosted by The Black Madonna. Among some of the rotating faces you’ll see in 2015 will be Honey Soundsystem, Honey Dijon, along with Techno masters DVS1 and Regis all promised to deliver cutting edge sounds in to the windy city.

The venue’s no dress code, no bottle service, no VIP policy has set the standards for underground house and techno club in Chicago. The intimate space plus open dance floor along with their Funktion One sound is heaven for any avid club goer craving for a proper night out in the city where House music was born. The complete list of Smart Bar residence can be found here.

2015 residencies announced at Smart Bar

Smart-Bar-Chicago

Smart Bar Chicago announced yesterday their 2015 residencies spread across their weekly events which includes Queen presented by Derrick Carter, Oktave showcased by Jeff Derringer, Hugo Ball with Justin Long & Co., We still believe hosted by The Black Madonna. Among some of the rotating faces you’ll see in 2015 will be Honey Soundsystem, Honey Dijon, along with Techno masters DVS1 and Regis all promised to deliver cutting edge sounds in to the windy city.

The venue’s no dress code, no bottle service, no VIP policy has set the standards for underground house and techno club in Chicago. The intimate space plus open dance floor along with their Funktion One sound is heaven for any avid club goer craving for a proper night out in the city where House music was born. The complete list of Smart Bar residence can be found here.

2015 residencies announced at Smart Bar

Smart-Bar-Chicago

Smart Bar Chicago announced yesterday their 2015 residencies spread across their weekly events which includes Queen presented by Derrick Carter, Oktave showcased by Jeff Derringer, Hugo Ball with Justin Long & Co., We still believe hosted by The Black Madonna. Among some of the rotating faces you’ll see in 2015 will be Honey Soundsystem, Honey Dijon, along with Techno masters DVS1 and Regis all promised to deliver cutting edge sounds in to the windy city.

The venue’s no dress code, no bottle service, no VIP policy has set the standards for underground house and techno club in Chicago. The intimate space plus open dance floor along with their Funktion One sound is heaven for any avid club goer craving for a proper night out in the city where House music was born. The complete list of Smart Bar residence can be found here.