Fortune, Berko, Zimmer Audio.
Another week, another 3feetdeep Chicago DEBUT. Making the drive all the way from MKE, we have the extremely well versed and talented, Fortune riding the waves with us for this week's installment of #AirwavesChi.
Conveniently located downtown and beautifully perched high above the Chicago River inside Virgin Hotels Chicago (26th floor), this night will provide the prologue to your weekend, maintaining proper musical integrity within a modern, stylish yet relaxed setting. Whether it be an early post-work stop or the preamble to later evening activities, we've got it covered with sounds starting early before the sun sets and going later well into the night.
Thursday June 28th, 2018
Featuring this week's special guest:
★ Fortune (A.part | Milwaukee, WI)
Made in England, Jessica Fenner aka Fortune, was raised in a family that loved to throw big parties with live music, lots of dancing, wine and 200 or so happy people - the foundation of a passion for musical events. Childhood years in the Bristol area were influenced by local artists, Massive Attack, Roni Size, and later Morcheeba and Portishead. Classically trained in flute, piano and saxophone, rave culture erupted in the 80s and 90s hooking the young music fan. Carl Cox, The Prodigy, The Shamen and KLF had a big impact and by 16, she was involved with a local promotions outfit Transition, and even suspended from school for taking 2 younger girls clubbing!
1993, barely 19, Fortune headed to California with $140 and a suitcase. No sign of England's popular dance music culture, Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" bumped out of cars and clubs, East battled West, and she pursued her hip-hop education. Returning to England a year later, a new genre was sweeping the nation - jungle. Her life revolved around weekends absorbing artists blowing up the clubs: Grooverider, Sasha, LTJ Bukem...
Six months later, back to America, this time Milwaukee. A fixture in the cities emerging club scene, she began djing in '99, quickly landing residencies at 2 underground hip-hop establishments. Developing her style to include house, techno and broken beats, she played every venue Milwaukee had to offer. Since then she's performed at noted venues across the States, including San Francisco's infamous The EndUp; Minneapolis's First Ave; most Chicago locales including The Mid, Primary and is a regular at the legendary Smart Bar.
She's had the privilege of being booked as direct support for numerous world class artists, including Audiojack, Colette, Catz & Dogz, Derrick Carter, Derrick May, Gaiser, JT Donaldson, Johnny Fiasco, Justin Martin, Justin Long, Kaskade, Kid Sister, KiNK, Kool Keith, Pezzner, and Green Velvet.
In 2009 feeling a need in the community, Fortune quit her 6 year residency at Milwaukee's home for dance music, Three, shifting focus to her promotions company. Started as For U Events in 2005, rebranded as Apart in 2011, and producing non-stop weekly parties and one off larger scale events ever since. Apart's mission: maintain and grow underground house, techno and drum and bass community in Milwaukee, by shining light on local talent and delivering a steady influx of world class artists.
Fortune’s mission: facilitate happiness through music. "Since those childhood family parties music and dance has moved me. It's a gateway to community and joy. Making that available to others, moments to smile, dance or just close ones eyes and go somewhere... that's what fulfills me."
* FREE EVENT - NO COVER
* DOORS are open early; music starts promptly at 9PM.
* Please say "3feetdeep at Cerise Rooftop (26th floor)," to security or any front desk agent in the hotel lobby.
* For more info on reservations, special group inquiries, including bottle service or private tables, please email: info[at]3feetdeep.com
Cerise Rooftop / Virgin Hotels Chicago (26th Floor)
203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
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