Monday, September 27, 2010

VIDEO: The Archive by Sean Dunn /// SAVE PAUL MAWHINNEY'S VINYL!

Records. Analog Sound. Vinyl. Wax. 45's. 78's. 33 1/3. So much music, so many amazing artists...This documentary is jaw-dropping and kinda sad if you're a vinyl junkie like me. I remember DJing on WZRD Chicago 88.3fm for years and always dipping into their record collection for each show. They have over 17,000 albums and a couple thousand 45's, but Paul Mawhinney's collection in this vimeo is phenomenal. He has the World's Largest Collection of Records. Yes. World Record. Oddly enough, both myself and The Livewire begin a strictly vinly night at The Abbey (3420 W. Grace St.) on Wednesday, September 29th. If you're interested in getting some of your wax tracks on the 1's & 2's, email & you can view the event page on Facebook here: SEX WAX - VINTAGE VINYL NITE at The Abbey Enjoy the film!

The Archive from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.

MUSIC: DJ DEMCHUK - Live on 89.5fm // Chicago

Here's the mix recorded live on 89.5 fm Chicago on Thursday, September 16th, 2010. You can download this strictly vinyl set of Disco House, Chicago House, and Brazilian Funk here: DJ DEMCHUK on Big Thanks to Fyodor & Jessie for having me on and I look forward to spinning there again soon.

EVENT: Get Your TRON On! 18+ Party // Friday, October 1st - Chicago

Friday, October 1st, 2010 in Chicago come Get Your TRON ON! Massive 18+ party featuring DJ sets by Broken Disco 1980, Demchuk, Soundwave, Freddy Fiers, Audio Assassins, & more. Get full details on Facebook here: GET YOUR TRON ON!


Happening Friday, October 15th at Liar's Club (1665 W. Fullerton Ave.), the Lulzcast Party will feature DJ sets by AuECS, DJ Demchuk, & more. Check out the video for full details.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

EVENT: Grime Time Issue & Tee Releae // 9.19.10 - Black Market Caviar CHICAGO

Happening Sunday, September 19th, local graffiti 'zine Grime Time will be issuing its latest release along with a custom t-shirt to commemorate the fresh mag with a fresh look. Live painting, DJs, drinks, what more can you ask for? Hit up Black Market Caviar (1945 W. Chicago Ave.) from 4pm - 9pm. Official afterparty = Sunday Session at Betty's - view the events on Facebook. GRIME TIME RELEASE PARTY & SUNDAY SESSION .02

EVENT: Halloween Party w/ GHOSTFACE KILLAH (Wu-Tang Clan) // 10.31.10 - Abbey Pub CHICAGO

The Abbey Pub (3420 W. Grace St.) presents the hottest Halloween party happening in Chicago with legendary MC and Hip Hop pioneer, Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan. Also featuring performances by Psalm One, Verbal Kent, and DJ sets by DJ Demchuk. View the full event details here at Abbey Pub pres. Ghostface Killah. Purchase your advance tickets for only $20 here: Ticketfly for 10.31.10 Abbey Pub w/ Ghostface Killah.

EVENT: erotic ROBOTIC // 10.22.10 - Portage Theater CHICAGO

Erotic Robotic, Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at The Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.) featuring DJ sets by Justin Long, Demchuk, Livewire, Skyler, Dottcom, Mr. Cheech, & more! Get the full event details here: EROTIC ROBOTIC on Facebook

EVENT: Bloody Kisses // 9.30.10 - Funk CHICAGO

Happening Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at Funk (5 W. Division St.) is Bloody Kisses, the new Industrial Electro & House night featuring Live music, DJs, Styling, Makeup, Open bar, & so much more. Get the details here: Facebook Event: Bloody Kisses

PHOTOS: Booty Caboose 3 // 9.15.10 - Red Line Tap CHICAGO

The third installment of the bi-monthly Booty Caboose party at Red Line Tap (7000 N. Glenwood Ave.) in Rogers Park was pretty hot on September 15th. DJ sets by Limbs, AuECS, Ang.G., & Demchuk and photobooth by Glitter Guts. View the complete set at

EVENT: Sunday Session .04 /// 10.3.10 - Betty's Blue Star Lounge CHICAGO

October 3rd, 2010 at Betty's Blue Star Lounge (1600 W. Grand Ave., Chicago) is the weekly Sunday Session with resident DJ Demchuk and special guests The Livewire, Broken Disco 1980 featuring Custom Vibes' Mr. Bobby, and Le Fonz & Akira from the band Perfect Kiss, and DJ Molly Bass. This is 21 & over event beginning at 10pm through 4am, with a special hosted bar by Skyy Vodka from 11pm until 12am. There is no cover for this event.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

EVENT: Novem pres. THE GRIND /// Saturday, September 18th - Subterranean CHICAGO

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You know how we do it! When the work is done, its time to get
down real low and GRIND it out to the sounds of Chicago's finest -

From Hip Hop, Hip House, to Juke, The Grind brings it to Sub-T
every 3rd Saturday of the month...

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ALL THE WAY KAY (Chicago Dirty Girls)

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SUBTERRANEAN - 2011 W. North Ave - 21+ ////// Sept. 18th
9pm - 3am ||||||| $5 ALL NITE or FREE w/ RSVP before 12am!


Friday, September 3, 2010

VIDEO: VALEU - Celebrating 5 Years of Man Recordings

"Valeu" is the Portugese for 'Cool'/'Big Up' and also an expression of 'Thanks', and Man Recordings deserves the same right back at 'em. Their 50th release on the label celebrates 5 years of incredible music from Brazil, Europe, Japan, and remixes from artists the world over. Check out this video for their new compilation featuring Edu K and Ku Bo, Isa GT and Schlachthofbronx, Funk Mundial "conspirators" Crookers and Seiji - and of course a track from Daniel Haaksman himself - Valeu is a "2010 update of the Man Recs sound."

VALEU - Celebrating 5 Years of Man Recordings from Man Recordings on Vimeo.

100 Posts!

Just hit the big One-Double-Oh in the blog world and wanna say 2010 has been an incredible year so far...Entering the fall here in Chicago expect BIG things in the nightlife scene. New events, great underground parties, stellar videos, & incredible mixes are all on the way!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

EVENT: Official North Coast Music Festival After Party // September 4th, 2010 - CHICAGO

Labor Day weekend in Chicago, Illinois begins the 1st annual North Coast Music Festival, happening in Union Park (Lake St. & Ashland Ave.) September 3rd, 4th, & 5th. Featuring live performances by The Chemical Brothers, Umphrey's McGee, De La Soul, Boys Noize, Nas & Dameon Marley, Green Velvet, Hey Champ, and many, many more, 3 stages featuring 3 days of incredible music. After parties for each night can be found at including Saturday, September 4th's Official North Coast Music Fest After Party at Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake St.) featuring Boys Noize (Berlin), Kissy Sell Out (London), & more. 2 Floors of sound, International & Chicago DJs bring the heat to complete this incredible 3-day event's Saturday night. Get the full details for the after party here: OFFICIAL NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY w/ BOYS NOIZE & KISSY SELL OUT

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

EVENT: Sunday Session // 9.26.10 - Betty's Blue Star Lounge CHICAGO

SUNDAY SESSION is every Sunday at Betty's Blue Star Lounge (1600 W. Grand Ave.) featuring resident DJ Demchuk and weekly guests. September 26th's guest DJs include Go! Streetrat, Chicago Juke trio STARFOXXX (Custom Vibes), & Chicago's Juke LEGEND, DJ GANT-MAN (Fools Gold, BTB Recordingz). There will be hosted bar from 11pm until 12am and the event runs from 10pm to 4am. This is a 21 & over event.

EVENT: Sunday Session // 9.19.10 - Betty's Blue Star Lounge CHICAGO

SUNDAY SESSION is every Sunday at Betty's Blue Star Lounge (1600 W. Grand Ave.) featuring resident DJ Demchuk and weekly guests. September 19th's guest DJs include DJ No Girl (Custom Vibes), DJ Limbs, & Eddie Riot. There will be hosted bar from 11pm until 12am and the event runs from 10pm to 4am. This is a 21 & over event.

EVENT: 'Tree House on the Catwalk' Benefit Hair & Fashion Show // 10.13.10

Chicago's No-Kill animal shelter, Tree House Humane Society, presents its 3rd annual Catwalk, a Hair & Fashion show/benefit Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at Circuit Night Club, located at 3641 N. Halsted St. Featuring guest models from area salons, the hilarioius Miss Floozie as host, a live performance by The Revelettes, and music provided by DJ Demchuk, your $25 suggested donation to this event also includes food, drinks, and a chance to win door prizes. Full information for this event can be found on Tree House Humane Society's website here: CATWALK 2010 presented by Tree House Humane Society. This is a 21 & over event.