When the famous Chicago club, Warehouse opened in 1977, Mr. Frankie Knuckles had been invited to play there as a resident based off his previous NYC experience alongside DJ Larry Levan. He continued DJing in Chicago and even opened his own club, The Power Plant. Soon party goers began referring to a new movement of dance music as “House” in reference to the tracks being played at the Warehouse. These days Frankie is still on top, travelling the world and playing anywhere from Italy to Japan and the UK. He’s become renowned for his label association with TRAX Records as well as remixes for the likes of Michael and Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan and Hercules & Love Affair.
Chris Love & AB Logic (SOUP NYC):
NYC’s famed SOUP (Support our Underground Properly) parties were founded by nightlife pro Chris Love (SOUP, Stuck On Earth) in the mid-90’s, and were designed to bring together dancers who wanted to hear the best in underground House and techno music. .) Known for its thick vibes, wild dance floors, and world class DJ’s, SOUP quickly gained popularity in NYC among people seeking the best in underground music. After years of dance-floor destruction at various NYC venues the SOUP crew was given a residency at the infamous Sullivan Room nightclub where they grace the decks on the second Friday’s of each month alongside an illustrious list of guest DJ’s.
Evan Michael & Judge Wise (Brooklyn Bass):
A regular amongst the Brooklyn circuit, Evan Michael has his hands in a host of various dance related entities. As a promoter for the budding Williamsburg indie and electronic music venue, Cameo Gallery, he's also a main editor for the blog Brooklyn Bass. Expect his sets to be filled with rare grooves found in the basement of Greenpoint's The Thing to contemporary Deep House classics from labels like Local Talk and FINA. Whether it's playing gigs alongside the likes of Justin Miller, Marcos Cabral, Anthony Naples and Madteo, Evan adjusts his playlist to what he sees fit and keeps the crowd moving. Check out his monthly podcasts via Brooklyn Bass as well as insights on the latest disco and house releases.
Judge Wise is also an editor of Brooklyn Bass and resident of their monthly Cameo Gallery parties. An avid tinkerer and sound design lover, he plays host to teaching at Dubspot in manhattan as well. Whether it’s playing tracks from favorites like I:Cube or Pittsburgh Track Authority, Judge Wise is consistent in mixing sets of Deep House and Garage as well as the occasional Disco tune.