Line-up /Adrienne Sanchez, Sparkletone, Duke Shin
CRYSTALLIZE [2nd Fridays] returns to Darkroom for its 9th installment, with all the usual juxtapositions of sound you've come to expect from this monthly music blender, this time balancing the sounds of smooth-operating groove mistress ADRIENNE SANCHEZ with the adventurous up-n-coming deck selector SPARKLETONE.
Adrienne Sanchez has been rocking dance-floors with her signature style of jacked, broken, bass injected, house music for nearly 15 years. After getting her start in Los Angeles while working at a record store in Hollywood she moved to the birth place of house in 2002 and hasn't looked back. Adrienne expanded her repertoire when she joined the ensemble cast of an award winning "hip-hoptation" of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing which toured in the U.K. and Australia. Chicago credits include regular and guest DJ appearances at The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Double Door, The Congress Theater, Roof at the Wit, Vertigo Sky Lounge, Reggies Rock Club, The Safehouse, House of Blues, The Freakeasy, The Darkroom, Salud and Lokal. She has performed at large scale events such as the Carriage Works Platform Hip Hop Festival (Sydney, Australia); Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland); Sunset Junction (Los Angeles, California); Victoria Electronic Music Festival (British Columbia, Canada); Winter Music Conference (Miami, Florida); and gigs across the U.S., Australia, and Canada.
Since 2008, Sparkletone has played everywhere from dingy underground house parties to The Metro, and has had the pleasure of playing with the likes of In Flagranti, Caribou and Hot Chip...
Check out his adventurous disco/house/hip-hop/kitchen sink mixes and remixes on his website...
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what is the value of a beat? A rhythm? A melody? Duke Shin doesn't have any of those answers for you, but what he does have is a musical arsenal of the loud and strange, gentle and nuanced, mid tempo slow burns and torrid electronic freak outs-all wrapped up in deep house love, driven with a cybernetic techno heart...