Line-up /Danny the wildchild
Alfonz De La Mota
This weekend join us for a special night of big bass lines presented by M.I.A. and a celebration for MC Question marks birth day.
on the night.
█ █ MC QUESTIONMARK
(RADIO1BBC, M.I.A., RESPECT-LONDON UK) *BDAY*
█ █ Danny the Wildchild
(m.i.a. chicago, compression sf, combat records)
Danny the Wildchild aka Daniel Garcia was born on the South side of Chicago in 1977. The brother of a once aspiring DJ, he keenly watched and quickly learned the tricks of the trade. Danny began djing at age nine soon surpassing his brother’s abilities and eventually inherited his equipment and records. At twelve, Danny entered a Chicago area contest for young DJ’s and won. He took home that fifty-dollar prize and was called “The Wildchild” from that day forward. Although Danny’s roots were as a Hip-Hop DJ, he was eventually introduced into the Chicago Rave scene and to the world of drum-n-bass. He enjoyed this new form of music, but also loved hip-hop and began to creatively blend the two genres creating a unique sound of his own. As Danny’s turntable talents grew, he began to incorporate scratching and DMC style battle tricks into his Drum-n-Bass sets. His precise mixing skills and unique style and sound gave him the opportunity to bring Drum-n-Bass into the DMC and Hip-Hop scenes. Danny’s recognition has earned him a collection of praises from domestic and international magazines such as Mixer, Thousand Words, Faqt, and Lotus to name just a few. Danny was also featured as one of the people making waves in the scene in Urb’s Next 100 Artists to Watch Issue. Today Danny has become one of the most valued U.S. Drum-n-Bass DJ’s. His unique blends of jungle and Hip-Hop beats and amazing scratching and beat juggling have proved to be show stopping. His talents have brought him to perform in venues worldwide and opening up for such acts as Eminem, Method Man, The Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, Moby, Goldie, MixMaster Mike and The Pharcyde. Danny also toured extensively throughout Europe with DJ Q-bert in 2002 (see djqbert.com). Although most weekends he is on the road, he still has time to host the 12midnight slot on Chicago’s Alternative Radio station Q101FM and is gotten back in the studio. In March, the Wildchild released a follow-up to his 1999 12" release on Bad Boy Bill’s Canvas label. His first effort at mix CD culminated in the release of “Danny The Wildchild: Booked” (March 2001). The Wildchild’s was the first in a series of “Booked” CD’s from Chicago’s Strictly Hype Recordings. This was followed by the successful release of his latest CD in 2002 on Surge Recordings entitled “Fully Sorted”.
█ █ Alfonz De La Mota
(m.i.a. president, combat records)
His name is synonymous with Chicago drum n bass and one of Americas largest drum n bass music groups the M.I.A. (murda In america) with over 50+ members all over the country. Since the early 90's Alfonz has been djing and promoting jungle/drum n bass music. He has played along side the worlds best drum n bass djs including Andy C, Ed Rush & Optical, Black Sun Empire, Concord Dawn, DJ Swamp, Aphrodite, Bad Company, Krs One, Evol Intent, Gein, Ewun. He has headlined all over the country and has played marquee nights such as Respect in Los Angeles and the original Konkrete Jungle at the pyramid in New York City. In Chicago you can find him once a month at subfix Thursdays at Smartbarchicago.com where he hosts his monthly M.I.A. drum n bass event featuring Chicago's brightest drum n bass artist on a truly sick Funktion one sound rig. With numerous productions under his belt, a very busy dj schedule and a new mix released every 2-3 months alfonz has gained a nice following anywhere the internet is available. His drum n bass mixes are on rotation in several over seas radio stations most recently in New Zealand on loco fm 107fm, his events in Chicago exceed what any one thought a full on drum n bass rager could be like, the energy is high just like the temperature in room, care of the bass heads that are packed on the dance floor moving to the 99.9% drum n bass music pumping out of the speakers. His night at Smart Bar is the Longest running drum n bass night in Chicago with over 150 dedicated attendees every month that come to Smart bar (voted Chicago's best club several times) and expect to hear Alfonz De La Mota and the M.I.A. crew's big bass lines melt their faces. Look out for his track "blood and sweat" available on beatport via combat records usa.
█ █ Stunna
(31 records uk, bassdrive.com)
A classically-trained keyboardist and working musician based in Chicago, STUNNA (aka J. Cappo) has crafted his own unique sound within the fast-paced world of Drum + Bass music. With a number of strong releases on various high-profile labels coupled with a solid Stateside and international touring schedule under his belt, this Grammy-nominated, URB 'Next 100' producer and host of BASSDRIVE Radio's popular weekly 'GREENROOM' show is determined to spread his own sound as well as exclusive tracks from talent around the world. As his prolific catalogue of solo productions, collaborations and remixes has gained global support from DOC SCOTT, LTJ BUKEM, FABIO, MARKY, LOXY, MARCUS INTALEX, CALIBRE and many more, it's going to be another busy year ahead…..
█ █ Dioptrics
The duo that masterminded the record label Abducted Records, Dustin and Dorian aka Dioptrics, have been pushing the boundaries of the Drum and Bass scene on a global scale for years. With releases both vinyl and digital on labels such as Sudden Def, Biotic, Dangerous New Age and Flight amongst others, their catalouge speaks for itself with signature hard synthlines, heavy bass and huge drums! With the inception of Abducted Records, Dioptircs has broadened their horizons to include the most upfront Dubstep as well as their signature "Neuro DNB" sound. Touring extensively across the USA on their "Abducting America" tours, as well as one off bookings, their sets always please any fan of agressive and upfront music. Be on the lookout for their forthcoming releases as they push forward to help maintain their name as a staple in the scene!
█ █ M1D1
(m.i.a. co founder, combat records ceo)
M1D1 first started djing in 1993 and has performed at countless underground parties and full scale raves in Chicago's late 90's rave scene. Working with jungle vet R.P. Smack/RipeProductions, M1D1 continued to bring his music into the new millennium and by 1999 he had started writing his own tunes. In 2004 he started his own DNB label, Combat Records, and with over 40+ releases to date Combat Records is home many M1D1 releases and also to many great dnb artists worldwide. In 2006, alongside Alfonz DeLaMota, M1D1 co-founded the M.I.A. Dj Collective, a nationwide drum and bass dj collective. With residences all over the US, the M.I.A. is proving to be a strong force in the stateside DNB movement today. Be it djing out of town, here in Chicago at Smartbar, or running the system at the rave, for M1D1 DNB is a way of life, and he will stop at nothing to see the M.I.A. and drum and bass reach its highest potential.
█ █ FinePrint
(owners of fine beats audio, chicago/nyc)
The two owners of fine beats audio are in the building both ians just happen to be in town from new york city so its time to jump up, heres info on their label Fine Beats Audio is a state side drum & bass label started by Ian M and Ian F of Fineprint. Fine Beats has current and upcoming releases from artists Fineprint, Jayline, Hoogs, Decimal Bass, DJ Premium, Dub Motion, Eski B and others. Fine Beats releases have been supported by DJ's such as Jaydan, Crissy Criss, Guv, Logan D, Decimal Bass, Hokilla and others .Submissions for Fine Beats Audio may be
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█ █ DR GROO
21+ W VALID ID
Hosted Vodka Bar 10p till 11p.
Say M.I.A at the Door and Get in For $5 Before 12 am and
$10 after for everyone till 5am.
1600 w grand (on ashland)
10p till 5a
MORE INFO TO BE ANNOUNCED.
10:30-11:00 DR GROO
01:00-01:45 DANNY THE WILDCHILD
01:45-02:30 ALFONZ DE LA MOTA
02:30-03:15 DJ STUNNA
03:15-04:00 FINE PRINT
04:00 CLOSE - MEGA MIKE