Crimson’s popular industry night, Commonwealth, has moved from Wednesday to Thursday night in response to feedback from patrons– giving locals the chance to kick-off the weekend with underground music from top talent and delicious drink specials. The third week of May, Crimson presents two back-to-back nights of Commonwealth musical bliss with LA-based DJ/producer Parrish James headlining alongside resident DJ Sadie Woods on Wednesday, May 23. Up-and-coming Chicago promoter MiM hosts Thursday’s Commonwealth as DJs Chopstick and Johnjon (Suol | Berlin) take the decks on Thursday, May 24 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
CHOPSTICK & JOHNJON
HISTORY of a Ping-Pong-producer duo: vodka, ass-shaking nights, and travels – Chi-Thien Nguyen aka Chopstick and John Muder aka Johnjon, wanna see the world! John quotes an article about Tiefschwarz that he once read: “We just wanna see the world and what better way is there than seeing it as a DJ.” They totally agreed with this, and it is their driving force till this day.
“For the last 2 years we have dove into all kinds of the electronic genres around techno, house and electro to finally narrow it down to our very own sound which could be merely described as driving, ass shaking tracks that bring a smile to your face by putting the focus on the music and melodies. “Harmony rave.” says Chopstick and Johnjon nods: “4/4 beat, 100bpm and more. Always positive, happy, techy and fat beats.”
Those two found their style!
In the studio Chopstick, a trained musician who can look back to more than 10 years of piano background, is the Production-Ace (“One of the top 10 in the techno-business,” says Johnjon). He sits down at the piano and starts playing. Johnjon then screams “STOP! That’s it.” And there it is – the Criminal sound. (“Because John, the Heavy weight Champion of arrangements, always knows how to identify the main theme of a song right away” says Chopstick).
$6 Absolut cocktails
$8 Absolut martinis
Select $4 beers
Enjoy 25% off the food menu
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