House of Cards EDM Series: "First Hand Dealt"

House of Cards EDM Series

The House of Cards EDM series returns for a second go-round at The Castle Theatre. Here's how it all began: The Casual DJs met with the owners of Castle Theatre and proposed the idea of hosting electronic shows more often. After multiple discussions, House of Cards was formed. House of Cards will be a monthly event, bringing in both local talent and special guests, that will give Bloomington-Normal the electronic music shows they've been waiting for.

Casual DJ's

DJ Robert Bordignon is an up and coming DJ/Producer from the Chicago area. Since his professional debut only two years ago, he has since played alongside artists like Topher Jones, Michal Menert, Datsik, Excision, and Flux Pavillion. His sets are diverse, drawing influence from all corners of the EDM community, but being a chicago native, his style is deeply rooted in the house music scene. He prides himself on his ability to read a crowd and and pick the perfect track to keep the floor groovin'. // With little regard to a genre specific style, DJ Stevie D has recently emerged on to the electronic music scene playing an array of funky bass music. Though he plays a distinct variety of all styles of EDM, his heavy bass influences can be heard throughout any set.

Casual DJ: Robert Bordignon

Casual DJ: Stephen Duey

Few in electronic music do as much as Chicago’s Dani Deahl. Counting credits as a DJ, producer, journalist and blogger, Dani’s reach within electro is all encompassing. She’s produced a Billboard charted track, interviewed heavyweights like David Guetta and Tiga for national publications, played Lollapalooza three times and currently runs a successful blog, garnering between 60,000-80,000 visitors a month. And that’s just a sampling.

Born and raised in the city that invented house music, Dani was drawn to the genre at an early age, becoming a DJ and landing her first residencies while still in high school. Since then, she’s expanded into production and quickly made her mark. She’s worked with vocal artists from Sue Cho to Oh Snap! and Whiskey Pete, who lent vocals to the Billboard featured “Poppin Bottles”, her songs have been praised by artists like Diplo, Smalltown DJs and Donald Glaude and signed to prestigious labels Red Stick (a Strictly Rhythm label), Royal One, Dirty Fabric, Atomic Zoo and more.

Dani hasn’t just made her mark with music, but is an established writer as well. Beginning as a contributor for URB Magazine, she was later hired as the House Section Editor and branched out to write for other publications. Since then, she’s also written for Chinashop (Red Bull’s magazine), TimeOut, Mateo, BPM and more, interviewing the top artists in the world, reviewing albums and singles and writing feature articles. Dani also began her own blog, dsquared, in 2009. Featuring artist-approved, high quality downloads for free, she applied her journalism background to the site, offering detailed reviews for the audio posted. The format and music selection quickly garnered a worldwide fan base and the site now boasts between 60,000-80,000 monthly visitors with five staff writers.

2012 sees Dani with a host of announcements. Not only does she have new single, “Diplo Hates You” featuring Oh Snap!! on Calgary’s Atomic Zoo imprint, she counts new residencies with Chicago’s prestigious “Porn & Chicken” as well as a quarterly with Madison’s Segredo and is also a Savior of Sound for SOL Headphones.

With a host of new productions forthcoming along with slated touring, live performance additions and continued nurturing for her journalism and blog, the future looks incredibly bright for this rising Electro star.

$10.00 - $15.00


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