5 Magazine & Primary Presents
5 Magazine 9-Year Anniversary feat. Todd Edwards, Rees Urban, & CzBoogie
Rees Urban, CzBoogie
5 West Division
Chicago, IL, 60610
Doors 10:00 PM (event ends at 4:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
But the mid-eighties brought Todd an all new musical vision. However because of the increasing time required by his schooling he put off music for a bit and returned to the average life of an American teen. In 1986 as he experimented with song writing and lyrical arrangements, Todd's sampling structure began to develop with his acquisition of a Casio sampler 1987. He gathered interest in the piano again and took lessons in improvisation in 1988. In the same year he came together with long time friend and disk jockey, "Filthy" Rich Criso to begin working on dance oriented music. As Todd further developed so did his musical style. Conceptualizing sounds fitting together in sort of a collage, Todd started laying the groundwork for his sampling artistry.
Three years went by before he really developed some material he was happy with. As his love for the dance form grew Todd began buying records and spinning. Although never a focus in his life, Todd's involvement with Dj's began to take shape in musical tracks. In 1992 he began a relationship with 111 East Records. As their onboard functioning producer, his roots became more cemented in dance music production. Thru such work though Todd's name came into the spotlight for many to hear. He met a variety of people who took a liking to his musical style. Amongst which was Mike Weiss of Nervous Records. Out of this grew Todd's first release for Nervous. Entitled "The Messenger" this EP broke Todd onto the NY scene as a force to be reckoned with. In late 1993 he hooked up with WKTU, NY disc jockey George Calle and Joseph Ventola who discussed creating a label in where local house artists could share some of their music with the world. Out of such grew i! Records, a mainstay label where Todd came to call his home. Propelled by the security of the i! relationship, Todd began further experimentation with his collage concept of sampling and began dabbling with remixing.
The year of 1994 brought great fruits for Todd...including another EP for Nervous, and a host of singles for i!. With continuing support from both area and worldwide Dj's, the artist and remixer of Todd Edwards was taking shape. The year of 1995 proved to be Todd's greatest yet. With other remixes for Nervous and the release of his ground breaking "Saved My Life" he became accepted as the remixer/producer to work with. Out of such grew remixes for Polydor, EMI, BMG, and an artist deal with London Records.
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.
Czarina Mirani (aka Czboogie) was originally a professional actress and
dancer for most of her life with a serious love affair for House. In
2005 she launched 5 Magazine, North America's only publication dedicated
exclusively to underground House music. She has interviewed and worked with almost all of the House community's biggest stars and continues to push for the next generation of talent.
Aside from being the publisher and editor-in-chief, she also does 5 Magazine radio shows, promotes several House events in Chicago and has her own dance company (Fivestarboogie
Productions) with dance performances and classes throughout the city. Her House dancing classes have been named by the Chicago Reader as the "best dance class in the city."
Czboogie's style of sexy vocal House music has made her an in demand DJ all over Chicago and in cities around the U.S. as well as Hong Kong, Manila and Boracay. She currently has DJ residencies at Smartbar (Chicago's number one club for electronic music), the legendary Boom Boom Room (the longest running House night in the world and renown host to world class DJs), Cocktail, Urban's House, Brighter Days, Nu-Breed (with Cajmere & Chez Damier), GottaHaveHouseRadio.com, ChicagoHouseFM.com and RadioChaoz.com.
In 2011 the The Untouchables DJ crew was formed made up of Farley Jackmaster Funk, Paul Johnson, Gene Hunt, Craig Alexander, Boxx and Czboogie and they have since been burning up dancefloors across Chicago.
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