This being "the most wonderful time of the year," Eight Forty-Eight got into the holiday spirit all hour long thanks to DJ Dustin Drase.Drase has been spinning records in Chicago for over 15 years, so he had some unique vinyl squirreled away in his collection.
Those who like their soul music rare feast on Chicago’s Windy City Soul Club; the group draws on northern soul. The scene emerged in the north of England but revolved around American soul music released on small regional labels.
For those who frequently go out clubbing in Chicago, the music heard all hour may have sounded familiar. Samone Roberts was Eight Forty-Eight's in-studio DJ and she has made her rounds through the city’s top clubs since 2000.
The internet can be a vast smorgasbord for entrepreneur-artisans. For some, it offers a tasty piece of the American Dream; others get served a bittersweet slice of humble pie. But in America, sometimes people get a little of both.
As Friday's DJ, Chuck Wren dropped danceable tunes all hour long for Eight Forty-Eight. Wren runs the Chicago-based ska and reggae label Jump Up Records and spins around Chicago regularly, including a ska/reggae night on the last Thursday of the month at Delilah's. On Monday, Oct.
The man who inspired dance moves throughout the hour was DJ Frique. Also known as Terry Allen, Frique spent the better part of the '90s spinning house music throughout the city. But in the aughts, he moved a little closer to the mainstream.
Lois Kha, a member of the DJ collective Midnight Conspiracy, provided the indie electronic music that Eight Forty-Eight enjoyed all hour long in the latest installment of the DJ Series. The group burst out on the scene about a year and a half ago.