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Mix #219 By Kate Simko

Recorded LIVE from the Le Bal Con at Badaboum, Paris, the ever talented Kate Simko brings a special jackin’ techno mixtape to our DHA Mix Series. Melodic, driving, jacking and funky, Kate Simko’s distinctive sound inspire dance floors across the globe. For over a decade, she has been affirmed her status as a standout artist, originally welcomed into the Spectral Sound family alongside Matthew Dear, Ryan Elliot, Seth Troxler, Lee Curtis and James T Cotton, with additional releases on Get Physical, Hello?Repeat, Leftroom, No.19 and Last Night On Earth. See also: Interview: Kate Simko Obviously, with such a prolific release ... Read more

Chicago Icons Converge For Annual Frankie Knuckles Foundation Support

Sunday, 17 January sees Chicago’s Smartbar and Metro support the city’s prodigal son, Frankie Knuckles, with a building wide fundraiser supported the late house heroe’s foundation. The foundation, who’s aim is to “dedicated to the advancement of Frankie Knuckles’ mission as the global ambassador of house music through media, conservation and public events continuing and supporting the causes he advocated,” celebrates Knuckles’ 18 January birthday with the annual event. Many icons of House including David Morales, Louie Vega, Terry Hunter, Derrick Carter, Michael Serafini, and will be behind the decks all night. The event, titled: For Frankie, will also feature live performances by ... Read more

Interview: Roy Davis Jr.

Roy Davis Jr. is, in no uncertain terms, a legendary DJ and Producer who has helped define this thing we know as House music. With a (self titled) “soul-electronic” sound, bringing together the sounds of garage, disco, r&b, house, hip hop and soul, Roy has graced everything from underground imprints to major league labels since the 1990′s, including everything from Defected, King Street Sounds, XL Recordings to Universal, Sony and Warner Brothers. Initially turned on to dance music by DJ Pierre, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Marshall Jefferson, and Lil’ Louis, Roy Davis Jr. started spinning himself at the age of 12, ... Read more

The Black Madonna Presents The Roots of Chicago House In RBMA

The music director at Chicago’s Smart Bar, America’s longest running independent music venue, The Black Madonna, brings, what could be called the perfect introduction to the origins of what made Chicago House the way that we know it now. This track selection by The Black Madonna includes the international roots of the sounds that shaped the distinctive style of Chicago house. What makes it more special, is that each track comes with an introduction by one of the most sought after DJs at the moment. Thus, aside from the music highlights itself, you can expect to hear comments like ‘the tune Derrick Carter played at his prom’. ... Read more