SWELL w/ Rees Urban (Outdoor Stage)

Rees Urban

Born in Detroit in 1977, Urban moved to Chicago at an early age and soon took a liking to the various sounds of underground music that the city had to offer. After years of buying records and mixtapes, he drew closer to the musical movement by landing his first job in 1994 at the Chicago record store Frequency, owned by house icon Rick Garcia. Since then, Urban has worked in several major Chicago record stores, including Hip House, which has been the home to renowned artists like Fast Eddie, DJ Jes, DJ Sneak, Angel Alanis, Halo and Hyperactive. Following the footsteps of these giants, he played banquet halls, basement parties and house parties all around Chicago and has since moved on to headline events across the United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and South America alongside notables like: Ben Sims, Bob Sinclair, Gaetano Parisio, Green Velvet, Mark Farina, Roger Sanchez and Umek to name a few. After playing at Love Parade 2000 in Berlin, Germany; Danube Rave 2000 in Linz, Austria and going on a six week tour in Europe stopping in over twenty major cities, he is a star attraction worldwide. His tour earned him a residency at Stammheim in Kassel, Germany, a top rated club there.

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