From 10pm until 4am
3730 N. Clark St. (Two blocks North of Wrigley Field)
Chicago, IL 60613
$5 all night
There remain many unsung heroes of library music, notably those composers of experimental film music released in France, Italy and the UK from the '60s through to the early '80s. Of those reclusive composers, there's perhaps only one who has gone on to carve a spot for himself in today's musical landscape: astral traveller Bernard Fevre emerged from the shadows when Richard D James reissued his legendary ’78 LP as Black Devil, “Disco Club”, on Rephlex Records. An analogue masterpiece made with fellow library musician Jacky Giordano in the suburbs of Paris, with synths, tape loops and a drummer. Rumours flew - was the record really made by Luke Vibert or Giorgio Moroder? - but Fevre put all speculation to rest by continuing to explore his murky disco themes on releases like “28 After”, “Black Devil In Dub” and “Eight Oh Eight”, as well as a partial re-issue of rare library LP “The Strange World”. His live show, realised together with record trafficker and musique concrète expert Gwen Jamois, explores the meandering footnotes of each demonic disco hook like a dewey decimal maniac – come get lost in the stacks!
Laurie 'Appleblim' Osbourne may have revved up his journey along the musical motorway with stints in early '90s NME favourites The Monsoon Bassoon. But it was a creative technology course at Uni that sparked this phase of his life into existence and saw the birth of Skull Disco, the legendary label he ran with Shackleton between 2005 and 2008. At early FWD>> and DMZ sessions Laurie and his crew would be first in last out, and it was links he forged at these night that got him a job working at Tempa Records. Since then he's released deep and deadly tunes on Skull Disco, Aus Music, and Ostgut Gut, launched his own Apple Pips label, and has been widely held responsible for propelling a techno-fuelled dubstep sound to the forefront of public consciousness: from his hometown and west country bass HQ, Bristol, all the way to Berlin and beyond. Zoop and again, zoop.
Whether it's drum 'n' bass, dubstep, future garage, or his new twisted techno sound – Cosmin TRG has been Romania's riddim grinder no. 1 for years. Releasing on Hotflush, Hessle Audio, Tectonic, Tempa, Rush Hour, and a whole bunch of other hotly tipped labels, the excitement around him has grown steadily. With the likes of Martyn and Mary Anne Hobbs championing his dubs, and Kalbata and L-Vis 1990 requesting remixes, it's time to get familiar with Cosmin's very own definition of 'Hitek House'. Twice the preshah, dubble the fun!
Remixing Fabrice Lig and Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, taking Sónar by storm with his first-ever live set, and attracting the attention of seemingly every self-respecting electronic music label between Rotterdam, Belfast and Mikrosector-50 – it’s all in a day's work for Jack Hamill. Now signed to legendary imprint R&S, this 20-year-old Ulsterman has gone from Irish support act to undisputed ruler of the spacefunk galaxy within less than twelve months. With his arsenal of analogue synthesizers and dusty reel-to-reels at his side, this one-time heavy metal guitarist (and part-time vocoder rapper) takes ravers on a trip from the deepest abysses of Drexciya’s underwater world straight to the highest disco heavens. And we didn’t even mention his knack for Zapp-like bounce and glowing, organic bass lines of the highest order… The 3D space opera starts just here.
A man of multiple activities and genres, multi-talented veteran producer Todd Osborn uses more aliases than Jennifer Garner: whether he’s testing those jacking electronic knee Rephlexes, scattering dub ‘n bass into Soundmurderer hemispheres, tearing down the house with some slow-burning Osborne grooves, or moving all the Starski & Clutch booties (holla) into third gear, expect nothing but the unexpected. When he lectured at the Red Bull Music Academy in 2004, Todd explained how he uses a hexadecimal tracker running a whole load of analogue gear to make his gritty, grainy beats. And it’s exactly this kind of unique and personal approach to music that also informs his DJing performances. So reset your mind and expect a journey from sometime before WJLB to an oblique fractured future.