Line-up /DJ Colette (Los Angeles) Om Records, Potty Mouth, SmartBar
HiJack (England) Potty Mouth, Jack Union
Justin Long (Chicago) .dotbleep, SmartBar, Potty Mouth
Santiago & Bushido (Chicago) Potty Mouth, SmartBar
Will Bailey (England) 1/2 of Bass Weazel, Formerly 1/2 of Twocker
Andy George (England) Radio1, Potty Mouth
Scott Cooper (England) Potty Mouth, Wearhouse Music
Mixin Marc & Alex Peace (Chicago) Movement Music, B96
TJR (New York) Potty Mouth, Wearhouse Music
Miles Maeda (Tokyo) SmartBar, World Evolution
Dino G (Chicago) SpyBar
Frankie Vega (Chicago) SmartBar, In Your System
James Amato (Chicago) Potty Mouth, SmartBar
Ori Kawa (Chicago) Potty Mouth, SmartBar
**Hosted/MC'd by WHISKEY PETE (Los Angeles) Potty Mouth, Palms Out
**Visuals by BRINKMAN (Chicago)
Potty Mouth Music, Smart Bar Chicago to Host WMC 2009 Closing Party
PMM artists HiJack and Andy George to make US debut at downtown Miami venue
CHICAGO—The temperatures and talent are heating up downtown Miami at this year’s Winter Music Conference, as Potty Mouth Music and Smart Bar Chicago partner to host the 2009 closing party on Sunday, March 29. Featuring a line-up that includes 14 house, electro and techno-influenced DJs from around the globe, this year’s closing party will be hosted at Electric Pickle (formerly Circa 28, 2826 N. Miami Ave.) and include two levels of sound for the amazing low advanced ticket price of $8.
In addition to showcasing the annual, Smart Bar’s acclaimed resident talent of Colette, Justin Long[b/] and Miles Maeda, this year’s party also welcomes several music debuts, including first-time, US performances by Potty Mouth Music artists HiJack and Andy George (UK). Under the moniker HiJack, Jon Chant is known for creating and playing bouncy, funk-fueled grooves with chunky beats and hooks that walk a thin between house and techno. George, a PMM newcomer in 2008, made a fast statement across the world not only with his filthy, big room “bangers” but also with the launch of his monthly, BBC Radio1 show he co-hosts with Jaymo.
Also making his Smart Bar resident debut at WMC is Santiago, along side production partner Bushido. As one of the first signings to the PMM roster, Santiago & Bushido’s brand of forward thinking, tech house beats elevated his career to new heights in 2008, including a No. 1 seller on Beatport.
Joining in the WMC closing antics are fellow PMM artists Scott Cooper (UK) and TJR (NYC). England’s Will Bailey—one half of Bass Weazel, formerly one half of Twocker—also touches down for a electro-house inspired set, while Smart Bar mainstays Frankie Vega and Ori Kawa (Chicago) bring their hometown flavor to the bill. Chicago’s own Alex Peace & Mixin Marc of Movement Music / B96 along with Dino G of SpyBar round out one of WMC’s dirtiest dance line-ups. Host Whisky Pete (LA) MC’s the event.
This year’s Potty Mouth Music, Smart Bar closing party is hosted at downtown Miami’s Electric Pickle (formerly Circa 2, and features two rooms of sound powered by a Cobra Dynachord Sound System. The newly remodeled venue includes two levels that can accommodate up to 300 guests, along with an outside area open to another 130 partygoers. Guests are encouraged to arrive—and purchase tickets—early for guaranteed entry. Advance tickets are available for $8 each by visiting www.smartbarchicago.com; tickets are also available for $12 the day of the show.