Line-up /Trancid, So Oh Six, Suzanne Shelton, Eddie Riot, Mr. Automatic
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Friday, March 23rd.
Front 312 presents : Ram Jam, an Aries party & Adam Black's 27th birthday bash at Neo
Front 312 is celebrating our 3rd year at the world famous Neo Nightclub in style. Our first bash featured drag queens and legendary Chicago original Zander Mander, last year things got even crazier at March Madness. This time around we're pulling all the stops, booking Chicago DJ legends, and tomorrows heroes, as well as your favorite Front 312 residents.
Suzanne Shelton was Neo's first resident DJ, this legendary nightclub's musical identity was formed during her nights in the DJ booth from 1979 to 1983. We are pleased to welcome her back for this one night only appearance, and can only wait to see what classic gems she has in store for us. Get there early, you don't want to miss this!
Trancid has been spinning for over 20 years now. Throughout his career he has played a variety of musical styles from what is now considered classic house, italo disco/hi-nrg, alternative dance/new wave, techno and industrial/EBM. Exposure to the various genres of electronic music has carved out his current eclectic sound which is a mesh of electronic sounds with rock tinges.
He has played alongside world renowned electronic and rock acts such as Primal Scream, Ladytron, The Faint, VHS or Beta, Moving Units, Front 242, Die Warzau, Kill Hannah, IAMX, Shiny Toy Guns, Red Flag, Anything Box and Chicago locals, Comasoft.
He's also played alongside djs and producers such as Justice, Digitalism, Tiga, MSTRKRFT, Tommie Sunshine, Junior Sanchez, Steve Aoki, LA Riots, Felix Da Housecat, Peter Hook (New Order/Joy Division) and many more.
So.Oh.Six also known as Manny Gonzalez is a DJ native of Chicago, and as such is influenced by and plays a variety of styles, including Nu Disco, Indie Electro, House, Moomba, Fidget, Dubstep and Tropical Bass. Heavily influenced by the musical styling’s of artists such as Ladytron, The Postal Service, The Faint, Le Tigre, Justice, Crystal Castles, LCD Soundsystem, The Sea and Cake ,and Brazilian Girls, he began making a name for himself in 2009. Wanting to share his passion for all the great tracks he finds, Manny is constantly expanding his library, and his reputation. SO.OH.SiX has had the privilege to play alongside a number of well known acts such Digitalism, Zombies for Money, Jack Beats, Udachi, Jesse Jamz, Deathface, Midnight Conspiracy, Trowa, Destructo, Willy Joy, and Kids at the Bar. He is the resident DJ at Cobra Lounge on Wednesday nights.
Residents Eddie Riot / Mr. Automatic
Eddie Riot When you talk about Chicago DJs with range, it won't be long before you hear the name Eddie Riot. This party rocker has been spinning Electro, Techno, and New Wave for 18 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. Born and raised in the Little Village neighborhood on Chicago's south side, Eddie was surrounded by the sounds of DJs spinning Italo records, New Wave, Chicago House, and Detroit Technofrom an early age. Eddie started spinning records in right out of highschool in the mid '90s, having already been immerssed in Chicago's underground dance culture, he cut his teeth on the decks playing house parties and undergrounds. After a brief hiatus from DJing, Eddie took up residency at the legendary Pinkmachine undergrounds, sponsored by Hot Jams Records, and his reputation for out of control dancefloor mayhem increased. In 2007, he started producing with Frank Delamora of local synth-pop act Echonine, for their "Insomniac" album. The pair went on to form dark electro act, Saber in 2008. In 2009 he started working with the Front 312 collective, playing venues such as Liars Club & Debonair Social Club, and the legendary Neo Night Club and has since cultivated his own residency at the famous Exit on North Avenue. Eddie is a DJ that transcends the deeply rooted genre tribes within the Chicago music scene, bringing energy with him everywhere he goes. Eddie is announcing the released of his most recent 3 track EP with Invisibles record label, founded by Chicago native Alex Zelenka in October of 2011.
Mr. Automatic is a Chicago music producer, keyboardist, and member of the Front 312 collective. After moving to Chicago from Detroit, he quickly built a name for himself as an eclectic DJ with the ability to move fluidly between italo, industrial, new wave, rock, new beat, rare groove, and house during DJ sets. He is also one half of live house production project Square Frames and founder of Dead 2 Me Records. Currently, he's been the resident DJ for Front 312 events since 2008. 2011 saw the launch of his record label Dead 2 Me.
Adam Black's 27th birthday celebration.
Aries birthdays are granted complimentary admission all night.
See photos from last year's event "March Madness" here: http://glitterguts.com/photobooth/front-312-march-madness
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