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The “Godfather of House” — Frankie Knuckles — Passes Away at 59

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The “Godfather of House” — Frankie Knuckles — Passes Away at 59

This crushing news kept us up all night, and left us totally numb for the better part of the day.  5 Magazine broke the story and the horrible news spread like an insidious virus.  We were hoping it would turn out to be a cruel prank, but that would not be the case, as social media […]

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[SAMF] Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014 Releases Full Line Up & Teaser Video

Filed in News, Video by on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
[SAMF] Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014 Releases Full Line Up & Teaser Video

These guys are always in a mind-blowing zone and produce some massive, mind-expanding events.  So right on time for the city of Chicago!  Tourism revenue can be one of the central components to a municipal budget, and in the case of Chicago…it is!  Congratulations to the crew at React Presents for expanding the envelope in […]

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Chosen Few Picnic Weekend 2014 Dates & Hotel Packages Announced: July 3rd through July 6th (Thursday-Sunday)! – Chicago, IL

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Chosen Few Picnic Weekend 2014 Dates & Hotel Packages Announced:  July 3rd through July 6th (Thursday-Sunday)! – Chicago, IL

It gets better every year; the personification of refinement.  Always off-the-scale.  Mark your calendars and check out the hotel packages if you are not from the Chi.  Read on for the official announcement below.: 2/19/14 UPDATE:  Hotel links added!  The Chosen Few DJs are pleased to announce our affiliation with the brand new Hyatt Place […]

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4/16 From the Soundboard – Remember Frankie

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4/16 From the Soundboard – Remember Frankie

From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. On Wednesday, April 16, we will hear recollections and give tribute to the man who’s known as “The Godfather of House Music”, DJ Frankie Knuckles. You will hear […]

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Da Posse – “The Groove” CHR02

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Da Posse – “The Groove” CHR02

Clubhouse Classic brings back the obscure “The Groove (2014)” by Da Posse (Hula, K.Fingers, Martell, & Maurice) produced & written by Hula Mahone of the Outthere Brothers. Originally released on Future Records which then became Clubhouse Records. The Groove (2014) A phat bass driven Chicago acid track that still rocks today. As a added Bonus […]

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4/2 From the Soundboard – Marvin Gaye

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4/2 From the Soundboard – Marvin Gaye

From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. On April 2 in recognition of what would have been his 75th birthday, we shall focus on the artist that helped evolve the sound of Soul and Popular […]

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Brian Reitzell To Release Auto Music June 3rd on Smalltown Supersound | Listen to “Last Summer” Featuring Kevin Shields

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Brian Reitzell To Release Auto Music June 3rd on Smalltown Supersound | Listen to “Last Summer” Featuring Kevin Shields

What better place to create the ultimate driving album than Los Angeles, where Brian Reitzell lives and works? You might not immediately recognize his name, but you’ll certainly have stumbled across at least one corner of his massive portfolio, whether as the drummer in Redd Kross and Air, or as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after music supervisors and composers. In […]

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The 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Including St. Vincent, Danny Brown, Cloud Nothings, Real Estate, Hudson Mohawke And More!

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The 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival Announces  Including St. Vincent, Danny Brown, Cloud Nothings, Real Estate, Hudson Mohawke And More!

THE 2014 PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FEATURING: ST. VINCENT, DANNY BROWN, CLOUD NOTHINGS, REAL ESTATE, HUDSON MOHAWKE, SCHOOLBOY Q, JON HOPKINS, EARL SWEATSHIRT, THE FIELD, AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS, DUM DUM GIRLS and MORE   JOINING HEADLINERS BECK, NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL and KENDRICK LAMAR   And PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED ACTS: GIORGIO MORODER, SUN KIL […]

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John 00 Fleming pushes the limits of digital releases with 4-hour, 42-track “J00F Editions” mix, out now

Filed in New Releases, News by on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
John 00 Fleming pushes the limits of digital releases with 4-hour, 42-track “J00F Editions” mix, out now

Artist: John 00 Fleming Album: J00F Editions mix compilation Release Date: March 24th Label: J00F Recordings Purchase on Beatport | Purchase on iTunes John 00 Fleming proudly admits he’ll always be a DJ first, a statement that is firmly backed up by the impressive statistic of selling over 10 million compilations albums over the past 17 years. In the current marketplace of […]

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3/26 From the Soundboard – Monday Michiru

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3/26 From the Soundboard – Monday Michiru

From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. On March 26, as we close out Women History Month we will focus on one of Japan’s finest Soul vocalist and major contributor to the Acid Jazz movement […]

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3/19 From the Soundboard – Meshell Ndegeocello

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3/19 From the Soundboard – Meshell Ndegeocello

From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. WBAI is still in Winter Fund Drive mode. Which means that producers (like me) will be asking for tax deductible financial support so that you (the listener) can […]

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[SAMF] Label Curated Stages Announced for Spring Awakening Music Festival

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[SAMF] Label Curated Stages Announced for Spring Awakening Music Festival

React Presents SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL Three Curated Stages Announced With Fool’s Gold, OWSLA, Dirtybird, Relief Records, BuyGore, & Dirty Dutch!FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO – React Presents is thrilled to announce the artist curated stages at this year’s Spring Awakening Music Festival! The biggest artists from their respective labels take the stage, including A-trak, Kill […]

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From Chicago to Phoenix

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From Chicago to Phoenix

http://www.mixcloud.com/bigkenwhite/from-chicago-to-phoenix/ From Chicago To Phoenix by Big Ken on Mixcloud

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WordPress Is In The Music Business. Let’s All Get Down!

Filed in Blog, News by on March 14, 2014 1 Comment
WordPress Is In The Music Business.  Let’s All Get Down!

This nugget is definitely a pleasant surprise–particularly if you’re a fan of WordPress (WP). In the spirit of full disclosure, we’re big fans of WordPress and have been “Proudly Powered by WP” since April of 2008.  Enough said. To cut directly to the chase, WordPress is throwin’ down in the music business.  Without any fanfare […]

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UMEK ANNOUNCES HUGE PLANS FOR MIAMI MUSIC WEEK

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UMEK ANNOUNCES HUGE PLANS FOR MIAMI MUSIC WEEK

Having established himself as a force to be reckoned with over the last two decades and known the world over for his driving techno sounds, 2014 will demonstrate to all that UMEK is one man who never rests on his laurels. Staying true to his punchy and energetic roots, the Slovenian pioneer will be delivering […]

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Deep Dish reveals the line up for their much-anticipated Miami Show (3/29/14)

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Deep Dish reveals the line up for their much-anticipated Miami Show (3/29/14)

Deep Dish reveals the line up for their much-anticipated Miami Show   Deep Dish Carl Craig Hot Since 82 Andhim   Saturday, March 29 Ice Palace Studios   Watch the teaser video here   Buy tickets here Legendary duo Deep Dish, consisting of DJs Dubfire and Sharam, set the dance music world on fire in February when it was announced that they’ll play […]

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(3/13/14): CARL COX CONFIRMED AS FINAL MENTOR, ANNOUNCES LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES

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(3/13/14):  CARL COX CONFIRMED AS FINAL  MENTOR, ANNOUNCES LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES

With just days to go until entry for this year’s competition closes, burn Residency have enlisted the skills of international dance music icon Carl Cox as their final headline mentor. Thousands have already applied, all hoping to be in with the chance to realize their dreams and become the next superstar DJ, with five young […]

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History Repeating Itself!

Filed in New Releases by on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
History Repeating Itself!

Sarah Dash of LaBELLE joins her 2 teenage cousins (aka AVE’) to cover the LaBELLE classic – “What Can I Do For You?” This dance remake pays tribute to the great Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash. Three tremendous producers: DJ Mibor (Spain), DJ Ermi (Italy) and Grammy award winning producer – Maurice Joshua […]

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K’Alexi ” ACID KING ” KK002

Filed in Electro House, New Releases by on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
K’Alexi ” ACID KING ” KK002

Following on from the phenomenal success of ‘The Dancer’ K-Alexi is back on his own K Klassik label with ‘Acid King’ – a no nonsense late night acid house rumbler, with vocals from K’ Alexi showing just why his voice & style has stood above the rest as the true Acid King. No shortage of […]

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