Primary,React,1833, and Silver Wrapper present
Sat, Mar 22
Sun, Mar 23
Tiger & Woods, Poolside
Gene Farris, Redux DJs
5 West Division
Chicago, IL, 60610
Doors 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Tiger & Woods
Tiger & Woods are a rather mysterious twosome. Here's what we know about the production duo: Tiger's first name is Larry and Woods' is David. Oh, wait—come to think of it, those given names seem suspiciously fake as well. But this we are certain of: The pair have been causing a commotion in the slo-mo-boogie and disco-edit worlds as of late, largely through the strength of a series of hand-stamped white labels released over the last year or so on the Editainment label.
Then there was that great electro-funked remix of Hundred in the Hand's jangly disco-wave tune "Commotion," and a chugging, totally groovy RA podcast from this past winter. The rather obtuse interview that accompanied that set saw the boys (we're assuming they're male here) claiming that the purpose for their secretiveness was that "it's so easy to get to know things nowadays; for once we tried to keep it spicy like it was back in the day." Fair enough.
Looking to the future, while digging in the past, Tiger & Woods use both recognizable and exotic sources supplemented with original production to take you to undiscovered terrains that somehow feel like home.
Here's how they met: One day in a fairly dusty basement (digging for records of course), these two fine gentlemen nearly got into a fight over a nameless boogie record which is so rare (super rare!) that even the usual disco detectives hadn't discovered it yet. Actually, they still haven't. Without a name – and only identified by a test pressing sticker dedicated to the NYC-disco-DJ-legend Walter "Hot Trix" Scott – the 72-year old owner of the record store/basement accidentally placed the record on his belt-driven turntable. Turning their heads and smacking their lips, both were so full of lust to get their hands on this precious relic that they both rushed to the booth, waving their hard-earned cash.
Some Italian profanities and chest-beating later, Larry and David decided to buy the thing together (the old dude had raised the price sky-high by this point) and take it to Tiger's studio. Unfortunately, the fruit of their teamwork never saw the light of day due to a hard drive crash…and you know what they say…you can't recreate the magic of the moment. But the guys kept on working, and as they timidly presented their early works to a mutual friend (an avid record collector) he gasped: "This is what DJ Sneak should sound like today!"
Poolside like to do things literally. The Los Angeles duo of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise named their "daytime disco" project after their poolside home studio. (They aspire to parlay their success into DJing high-end pool parties.) And "daytime disco" happens to be a highly accurate description of their upcoming debut album, Pacific Standard Time-- over an hour of supine and serotonin-spiked grooves that are simultaneously utilitarian and engrossing. It's music for when you're too comfortably situated in a beach chair to dance, but you certainly wouldn't mind watching other people do it.
After years of toughing it out as studio rats and sidemen, the pair began Poolside as an expectation-free reaction to the MDMA-laced electro they found themselves alienated by as DJs. The Danish-born Nikolic played bass in Junior Senior and Ima Robot, started the short-lived nu-rave duo Guns N' Bombs, and co-produced the most recent Bonde Do Rolê album. Paradise DJ'd in San Francisco after a stint in the Calculators, the band that would spawn the Rapture. In Poolside, Nikolic became the singer because it was easy, and if James Murphy didn't start dropping their Balearic cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" in his DJ sets earlier this year, they'd probably have called it a day. "We were slightly drunk when we were making the album-- it's very relaxed in that sense," says Nikolic. "I think it translates."
House Music Producer / DJ,
CEO & Founder of Farris Wheel Recordings
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 started spinning vinyl- Acid House, Disco and the classic Chicago style of his peers. Inspired by Lil' Louis, Gene developed a unique sound at a young age. In the early 90’s, he played the legendary underground warehouse parties in Chicago, and held a residency at the Power House, two experiences that solidified his career behind the decks. During this formative time Gene continued to DJ, holding an eight year residency at Chicago’s infamous Boom Boom Room, plus a four year residency at Jimmy Woo in Amsterdam.
In 1994 Gene hit the studio with a profound sense of innovation and audio brilliance. As 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. More recently Gene has been spotted mixing funky beats for massive crowds at Coachella, Outside Lands and Firefly in 2013.
Gene remains a strong supporter of his roots, playing Wavefront in Chicago '12 and '13. Visitors to Chicago can catch Gene hosting the 'Le Freak' event at Soundbar, a monthly at Primary and frequenting Spy Bar. Gene works closely with fellow Chicago house legend Cajmere, AKA Green Velvet. The two have worked in collaboration on over 13 singles. The most recent, O’Darlin from the Jungle Love EP (Cajual Records) hit number one on TraxSource this year. In 2014 alone Gene has had three additional number one hits; ‘Phoenix’ (Guest House), ‘Jackin’(Farris Wheel Recordings) and ‘Along Came The Spider’ (Relief Records). Continuing evidence of his insatiable ambition, talent for production and creative instincts for crafting tracks that give new life to classic samples and old school beats.
Cajual Records and Farris Wheel Recordings tenaciously release momentous tracks from artists internationally, including Gene's newest album, "Cosmos". The album features songs with Dajae, Cajmere, Sonny Fodera, and Dj Mes, which will also be out on Relief Records in June 2014.
Gene is passionate about growing Farris Wheel Recordings, producing bangers and sharing the wealth of house music with the world. Working with phenomenal producers and artists, is only developing his style and skill further. There is more to come and with the talent and vision Gene possesses the world of House music has nothing but gratitude.
REDUX is a dynamic duo comprised of DJ CT of U R WE Productions and WYSER of Custom Vibes Chicago. Together they have forged and created a mean sound staying true to their roots and reviving a pleasure filled aesthetic like none other. Ranging from diverse musical backgrounds including punk rock, indie, disco, house and techno, these two pump up their sets to encompass it all and get any crowd moving to the beat.
Created in early 2010 the duo was formed as a side project with the purpose of combining their respective sound and audiences and simply to play great music. Their energy on stage and behind the decks led to myriad residencies and high profile gigs alongside the likes of James Murphy, The Twelves and The Magician to name a few. Today, with the introduction of their series of mixes called "The Flight Sessions" they've established themselves as a hot tag team duo with any genre under their belt. Having recently launched a monthly radio show called Space Disco they are using the platform to discover and play the endless sound of disco and its variations. They're audience is expanding and currently on the agenda is remix work and original production. Keep an ear open!
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