Sloppy Seconds #4 ($20 ALL-YOU-CAN-DRINK)
2844 N. Oakland Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, 53211
With nearly a decade of experience as a DJ and over 7 years experience organizing, promoting, and hosting events, Chris Vrakas is a well-established veteran of the industry, an in-demand DJ, and one of the hardest working players in the business. He’s dedicated to balancing his roles as a DJ & Event Coordinator and crams in over 250 DJ gigs and events per year.
An open-format DJ and a master at reading a crowd, Chris can be spotted playing everything from big-room electro and mainstream club crowds to underground drum&bass, breaks, hip-hop, and dubstep parties; always smashing through numerous genres. His live performances are engaging, packed full, and volatile. One can expect long and hard mixes, double drops, hip-hop influenced cuts, and everything from melodic to dark and grimy.
Chris most recently partnered w/ Adam Darby & Cristen Darby to form a production project – Knuckle Children. They’ve been signed to one of the countries most recognized talent agencies – Circle Management. Knuckle Children hit the ground running immediately after bootlegging Nicki Minaj’s “Beez In The Trap” and receiving massive blog support. Shortly thereafter, KC collaborated on 2 original tunes w/ Bro Safari that hit nearly 100,000 Soundcloud plays collectively. KC & Bro Safari’s “Freak” hit #1 on the Soundcloud “trap” charts and has been receiving support from the likes of Diplo, A-Trak, Nadastrom, Z-Trip, Figure, DJ Craze and more. KC recently released an original dubstep-drumstep transition track on Play Me Records, and put out massive bootlegs of Nicky Romero’s “Toulouse” and Paul Van Dyk’s “We Are Alive.” Knuckle Children has quickly surged in the ranks of all things bass related and plans to push the envelope with releases across the spectrum of electronic and hip-hop influenced music.
As a Milwaukee based DJ and Event Coordinator, Chris has organized some of the city’s most successful weekly & monthly club nights, held down numerous highly acclaimed residency spots, and independently booked talent and helped with marketing efforts for venues like Turner Hall Ballroom, The Miramar Theatre, Three Lounge, Apartment 720, Moct and more. Chris currently maintains 6 rotating residencies at 6 different Milwaukee venues and continues to cater to a diverse selection of party-people. Chris has booked headlining acts from around the world such as A-Trak, Nero, Zeds Dead, Datsik, Passion Pit, Gabriel & Dresden, Paper Diamond, 12th Planet, The Faint, Le Castle Vania, DJ Craze, Hot Pink Delorean, Innerpartysystem, DJ Icey, and Calvertron (to name a few). Chris has shared stages and opened directly for acts ranging from T-Pain to Pendulum, LTJ Bukem, and Boys Noize; among many others.
DJ and promoter with the Milwaukee Noize Collective.
All promos recorded live on CDJs.
Previous large acts opened for and played with or indirectly supported: Phaded, DJ ROW, Blatta and Inesha, Steve Aoki, DJ Funk, BoomBox, Midnight Conspiracy, Oblivion, Woody McBride, Santiago, DAVE the Drummer, Huggie, Speedy, Skrillex, Dirty Talk, Paper Diamond, GEIN, NastyNasty, Ruckus, Liquid Stranger, Sonny Fodera, Orville Klien [Porn N Chicken], Crizzly, Dara.......