When it comes to keeping things close to the vest, Lit City is where it’s at. The Brooklyn ghetto house/footwork/juke/off-dance institution has been hard at work for a while bringing the likes of DJ Rashad, Kode9, Traxman and Visionist in the forefront through the filter of the ever-evolving sounds of Chicago. Residents J-Cush and Durban have been flying the flag for a while now, pushing a sound that’s always been lauded for its brash and honest nature, wading through all the atmospheres and getting straight to the point: dancing your ass off. Tonight is no exception, but for another reason altogether; one of the kings of ghetto house and juke, DJ Deeon, is making his NYC debut. Startling as that sounds, it’s not just him bringing fire to the night, as Planet Mu footwork specialist Traxman and Mixpak madman Dubbel Dutch will provide some epic supportive vibes. As per usual, J-Cush and Durban will hold it down, as Lit City tonight is going to be a momentous and floor-shaking occasion at 285 Kent. There will still be tickets at the door ($12) and proceedings will start at 10PM. For more info on what’s coming up tonight, check out the flyer and tunes, post-jump.
Tomorrow night, New Yorkers get their seventh dose of what’s to come from the venerable vibe-streaming institution that is Boiler Room. While the last one was a massive affair with the likes of Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better), ShadowBox (Pictures Music) and Nicolas Jaar, this one is going to strip down to somewhat proper New York vibes. How, you say? Well, let’s just get back to the basic point of a good New York party and play some damn house music; and there ain’t no party like a house party without this insanely-stacked lineup. Mike Servito (resident of The Bunker) will be providing a nice flow to the event, with artists like Juan Maclean and House of House (LIVE) giving out their own personal dose of what a NYC house vibe should be. Finally, the godfather will grace the Boiler Room in the flesh, as Frankie Knuckles shows off his legendary skills to listeners, chat room folk and the vibe convention that will surround him at the party itself. Incredibly excited and anxiously awaiting the stream tomorrow, we’re posting Juan Maclean’s breakfast set with Shitrobot some months back. Hyped would be an understatement.
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‘It’s kinda fresh you listen to more than Hip Hop.’
It’s a well known fact that despite my first of love of Hip Hop that I have a shorty on the side, and her name is House. This flavor shorty is the kind that hails from the Chi, has a jackin’ swagger, and isn’t afraid to get funky when the time comes. Having not seen shorty in a while, it was definitely a WTF moment when I was reintroduced to her by today’s featured artist’s newest release.
A throwback of sorts to that Funky Chicago Style House of the late 90′s and early 00′s, the track …
New track from Julian Malone, producer/MC out of Chicago, member of BRKF$T CLUB / 2008ighties, and now Stones Throw crew for 2013. “Give A Eff” is from a mixtape Julian is working on called “Diff.rnt” to be released soon.
If you’re in Chicago, check out Julian Malone live with Roc Marciano at Shubas on February 23rd.