Mix #149 By Gene Farris
A global ambassador of Chicago’s classic house music sound, Gene Farris has spiritedly contributed to the evolving house and techno culture of this century. He began playing Acid House, Disco and the classic Chicago style of his peers at a young age, developing a unique sound that lead him to performances at Chicago’s legendary underground warehouse parties of the 90s, and a residency at the Power House. These formative experiences solidified his artistry, launching him into a four-year residency in Amsterdam and an eight-year residency at Chicago’s infamous Boom Boom Room.
A self-taught engineer and producer, his work with Cajual, Relief Records, Defected Records, Soma Recordings and his own breakout label Farris Wheel Recordings, propelled his influence into ever expanding realms. He has played venues all over the world and massive festival crowds at Coachella, Outside Lands, Firefly, and BPM 2015.
2015 is all about turning up the momentum. With Gene’s first dirtybird release currently bumping in the clubs, and tracks dropping on Visionquest, Defected, Cajual and Relief this spring, his insatiable drive, talent and love of his craft clearly keep him on the cutting edge, and sharing his wealth of house music with the world.
Recently, we premiered Gene Farris’ Visionquest collaboration with Australian Producer Sonny Fodera, who’s We Work It’ (Lee Foss Remix) is sure to be a standout anthem for the upcoming months. Now,we have an exclusive mix from the man himself, representing his very 2015 sound, which spans the spectrum of house music’s legacy. From Chicago, to the deeper side of things, the contemporary Gene Farris, as well as Visionquest, dirtybird, and Defected (amongst others) are well represented with 90 minutes of a master at work.
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