Throughout the hour, Eight Forty-Eight heard from Chicago musician Kate Simko, who performed tracks from her forthcoming release, Lights Out. The album hits the digital shelves on Monday, June 13. It will be out on vinyl and compact disc the following week.
Nate Seider goes by Nate Manic when he’s at the turntables. In addition to his own mixes, he’s also the person that selects the DJs who spin at one of Chicago’s long-standing dance clubs: Smart Bar. He’s also the Talent Buyer and Music Director for the club.
On Fridays, Eight Forty-Eight presents some of the best selectors Chicago has to offer.Dirk van den Heuvel certainly knows his way around a turntable. As a DJ had Chicago crowds moving for a long time.
MC Zulu is a globe-trotting artist. He’s just back from shows in England and Zürich. His real name is Dominique Rowland, and he's the son of military parents. Zulu was born in Panama and after several hops around the world, the family settled into a predominately white Chicago suburb.