MiM, Music 101, Infinite Productions, Crimson Lounge
Music 101, Infiniti Productions, and MiM team up with Crimson Lounge to present LoveBoat, the 10th annual Independence DayRa Boat Party on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Chicago’s symbol of summer appropriating dance music to an outdoor setting is back for its tenth season with DayRa Loveboat! Since 1999, Music 101’s DayRa has enticed club goers from the confines of indoor nightlife.
This year, Music 101 partners with Infiniti Productions and MiM to celebrate Independence Day with DayRa Loveboat, an event featuring beats by German DJ Lovebirds alongside Chicago’s own Frank Solano and Phil Stone.
Visit www.music-101.com to purchase tickets!
LOVEBIRDS | German sensation Lovebirds makes his Chicago debut aboard the Summer of George for DayRa Loveboat. Lovebirds is the solo project of Hamburg resident Sebastian ‘Basti’ Doering, also known as Knee Deep. The Lovebirds sound is like a blast from the past with house steroids packing serious production muscle. Listening to Lovebirds is like taking a trip back to the 70s and 80s–but riding in a gleaming futuristic spaceship. His releases on labels such as Freerange, Winding Road, Om, Teardrop, and Buzzin Fly have been received by the tastemakers to great acclaim. The cream of the dance world has its eyes on Lovebirds. Tom Middleton is a big fan. Jimpster has signed up some tracks for a first EP on Freerange. Ben Watt is in regular contact and has signed a track for one of his recent compilations. Basti is involved in fruitful collaborations with Holly Backler, Vincenzo, and other artists. As if all this wasn’t enough, Basti is gathering a collection of songs for release on his and Vincenzo’s new label Teardrop Records, which is destined to become an essential new addition to the house library.
FRANK SOLANO | Frank Solano was never classically trained in music, nor did he ever play any kind of instrument growing up. What he did have was a boom box and an older sister who was heavy into the new sound that began taking the city by storm in the late 80’s—the sound was house music. Frank got his first taste of the underground recording Hot Mix 5 mix tapes, which were the beginning of what would become a love affair with Chicago house music. Behind the decks, he has had the opportunity to DJ at some of Chicago’s most notable house nights, such as his residency at the famed Zentra nightclub where he worked with prominent Chicago promoters such as HouseArrest and Music101, regularly warming up for such heavyweights as Louie Vega, Mark Farina, and Derrick Carter. These days, Frank has focused his creative energy on generating fundamental, inventive, and deep-rooted house music. His deep house productions have been signed to labels like Lost My Dog, Kolour Recordings, and Nacho Marco’s LoudEast Recordings, among others.
Guests attending the DayRa Love Boat must arrive at Crimson between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to pick up their wristbands. The dock is located at the 330 N. Wabash by the river near Trump Tower. Boarding begins at 6:45 p.m., and the cruise departs 7:00 p.m., as partygoers indulge in three hours of complimentary bar and hors d’oeuvres. Passengers will mingle on the deck of the Summer of George while the Navy Pier fireworks blast off at 9 p.m. to the backdrop of the bass.
Following the cruise, guests will return to Crimson Lounge (333 N. Dearborn) for the after-party. Music 101, Infiniti Productions, and MiM team up to present the official DayRa after-party, as headliner Lovebirds is joined again by Frank Solano and Phil Stone for a triple threat event that bumps until 2 a.m.
Located inside the luxurious Sax Chicago, Crimson Lounge offers a unique atmosphere and unparalleled decadence in the heart of River North. Love Boat after-party drink specials include $6 Absolut drinks, $8 Absolut martinis, and $200 bottles of Dragon Bleu vodka all night. Guests will delve even deeper in the night at Crimson Lounge (333 N. Dearborn),
To purchase tickets for the Independence Day DayRa Love Boat party for the advanced price of $80, visit www.music-101.com. Tickets are $80 before June 18th and $95 after June 18, so get yours early! Tickets are available to order via PayPal. Ticket includes 3 hours of complimentary bar, hors d’oeuvres, and complimentary admission to Crimson Lounge for the after party.
For more information, please call 312.923.2473 or e-mail email@example.com.
*Ticket purchases are nonrefundable. No Exceptions. Presold ticket holders must present a valid ID to pick up their tickets. No substitutions. Tickets are sold on a first come-first served basis. It is the responsibility of the individual ticket holder to arrive on time at the boat. Music 101, Infiniti Productions, or Crimson Lounge is not responsible for mechanical failures, weather changes, accidents, or acts of God.