Brian Connelly (a.k.a. Skoozbot), an Indiana native and Michigan transplant, has long been interested in the interaction between humans and technology. This interest has been met in his love of electronic music, which is made by machines yet fueled by the soul.
As a DJ over the past decade, Brian has never been satisfied simply blending two tracks together and has long sought to augment his mixing by incorporating the limitless possibilities provided by technology. Endless experimentation with both hardware and software has helped bridge the gap, but as technology continues to grow, so does Brian's curiosity for using it to open up new possibilities.
This blend of the human and the electronic is further explored in his productions, where Brian aims to re-create instantaneous human emotions through electronic sounds. Although these snapshots of our consciousness can occur for just brief moments in our lives, they can continue on and be further evolved through music.
Growing up in Milwaukee, Andrew Kevins has spent a great deal of time concentrating in sound design and production. Enrolled in the Audio Arts and Acoustics program at Columbia College in Chicago since 2003, his production work focuses on a balance between "floor" material, as well as cerebral music for the head. Aside from his current focus on mixes, remixes, re-edits, synthesis, and MIDI-based performance, Andrew also maintains his passion of creating mixes of music through DJing. With a love of all "great" music, his DJ sets are typically very versatile and diverse, ranging from ambient, downtempo, idm, new wave, rock, electro, house, techno, industrial, and everything in between, depending on the crowd and atmosphere.
Andrew makes a point to steer clear of genre pigeonholing and saturation, but always likes to reference his electronic influential roots of Chicago, Detroit, Berlin, Cologne, Manchester, and Chile in his DJ sets and production work. Over the years, he has also helped organize various electronic events bringing out names that include Jeff Samuel, Solvent, Ryan Crosson, Barem, Safety Scissors, Seth Troxler, Keith Kemp, Bruno Prunsato, Andreas Tilliander, Sassmouth vs. Punisher, and more.
Born and raised in England, Jessica Fenner (Fortune) became hooked on electronic music during the eruption of rave culture in the late 80s and early 90s. Impacted by acts such as Carl Cox, The Prodigy, Jumpin Jack Frost, The Shamen and KLF she left home to become more involved with a local promotions outfit. In 1993 she had an unexpected opportunity to go to California and two years later found herself in Milwaukee where she has lived ever since. It was there that she watched a club music scene develop out of practically nothing, fluctuate up and down, but ultimately always grow better.
In 1999 she finally started djing herself, eventually developing her style to include house, breaks and techno and the elements she grew up with. Playing almost every venue that Milwaukee has had to offer, from Dish to Thai Joes, Three to Mantra Lounge, she also has been known to frequent Chicago locales like Streetside, DarkRoom, MoonShine, Visions, Zentra and SmartBar. Racking up many dj and promotions achievements throughout the years, Fortune's main mission will always be to make people happy with the music she provides.