WBEZ | DJ Series: A Spinning Season http://www.wbez.org/tags/dj-series-spinning-season Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en DJ Series: Musician and sound designer Kate Simko goes solo http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-10/dj-series-musician-and-sound-designer-kate-simko-goes-solo-87687 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-10/pic-kate simko 01.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Throughout the hour, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> heard from Chicago musician <a href="http://www.katesimko.com/" target="_blank">Kate Simko</a>, who performed&nbsp; tracks from her forthcoming release, <em>Lights Out</em>. The album hits the digital shelves on Monday, June 13. It will be out on vinyl and compact disc the following week. <em>Lights Out</em> is Simko’s debut solo effort, but it’s hardly her first release.<br> <br> She’s put out dozens of songs and collaborated on a full-length album with Chilean artist Andres Bucci. In 2008, she scored the locally-produced documentary, <a href="http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/atomsmashers/" target="_blank"><em>The Atom Smashers</em></a>.</p><p>She spoke to host Alison Cuddy as part of <em>Eight Forty-Eight's <a href="http://www.wbez.org/DJ" target="_blank">DJ Series</a></em>.</p><p><strong>Kate Simko played:</strong><br> "Flight Into BA" from her release, <em>Lights Out</em> (Hello? Repeat)<br> "Mind On You"from her release, <em>Lights Out</em> (Hello? Repeat)</p><p><strong>More sounds from Simko:</strong><br> "Cairo" from her release, <em>Lights Out</em> (Hello? Repeat)</p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483518-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/web-extra_simko_Cairo.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>"Bikini Atoll" from her release, <em>Lights Out</em> (Hello? Repeat)</p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483518-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/web-extra_simko_Bikini Atoll.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>"Mira Vos" from her release, <em>Lights Out</em> (Hello? Repeat)</p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483518-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/web-extra_simko_Mira Vos.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p></p> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 14:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-10/dj-series-musician-and-sound-designer-kate-simko-goes-solo-87687 DJ Series: The Hood Internet’s STV SLV provides a mash-up sampler http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-20/dj-series-hood-internet%E2%80%99s-stv-slv-provides-mash-sampler-86817 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-20/THI hundred dolla hauck.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Throughout the program, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was rocked by one half of Chicago’s mash-up group, <a href="http://www.thehoodinternet.com/" target="_blank">The Hood Internet</a>. On the laptop, he goes by STV SLV (Steve Sleeve), and off stage he’s Steve Reidell.<br> <br> He joined host Alison Cuddy to talk about some of the music he’s been making with his partner Aaron Brink.</p><p>Mini Set Included:</p><p>Freddie Gibbs, Class Actress, Ninjasonic, "VCR" (The XX)....Blondie x Arcade Fire, "Sprawl of Glass)</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 20 May 2011 14:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-20/dj-series-hood-internet%E2%80%99s-stv-slv-provides-mash-sampler-86817 DJ Series: DJ Nate Manic brings his mix out of Smart Bar http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-13/dj-series-dj-nate-manic-brings-his-mix-out-smart-bar-86500 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-13/nate_manic.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Nate Seider goes by <a href="http://www.smartbarchicago.com/residents/index.html#nate" target="_blank">Nate Manic</a> 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: <a href="http://www.smartbarchicago.com/" target="_blank">Smart Bar</a>. He’s also the Talent Buyer and Music Director for the club. He performed in studio for <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/DJ" target="_blank"><em>DJ Series: A Spinning Season</em></a>.<br> <br> On Saturday, May 14, he'll host a birthday bash at Smart Bar that will feature special guest DJs Lady Foursquare, Mazi and Derrick Carter.</p></p> Fri, 13 May 2011 14:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-13/dj-series-dj-nate-manic-brings-his-mix-out-smart-bar-86500 DJ Series: Adulture seeks to help expedite a house music revival http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-06/dj-series-adulture-seeks-help-expedite-house-music-revival-86157 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-06/Adulture.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Garrett Shrigley is one of the bright, new faces on Chicago’s house music scene. Behind the decks he goes by <a href="http://adulture.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Adulture</a>. The DJ and producer performed on <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>, and spoke to host Alison Cuddy about the music he’s adding to the house music canon and the state of the overall scene.<br> <br> Adulture spins Sunday nights at <a href="http://www.smartbarchicago.com/" target="_blank">Smart Bar</a>, and the third Friday of every month at <a href="http://thebeautybar.com/chicago/" target="_blank">Beauty Bar</a> in Chicago.</p><p><u><strong>Adulture's Mini-Set:</strong></u><br> Paul Johnson, "It's a Love Thang," <em>Groove I Have</em> (Moody Recordings)<br> Black Science Orchestra, "New Jersey Deep," <em>New Jersey Deep</em> 12" (Junior Boy's Own)<br> Untitled 1, "SiL"<br> Second City Rhythm, "You Got Me" (Second City Recordings)<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 06 May 2011 14:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-06/dj-series-adulture-seeks-help-expedite-house-music-revival-86157 DJ Series: Get your Groove on http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-29/dj-series-get-your-groove-85838 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-29/Groove Dis 1.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>On Fridays, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> presents some of the best selectors Chicago has to offer.</p><p>Dirk van den Heuvel certainly knows his way around a turntable. As a DJ had Chicago crowds moving for a long time. But since 1999 he’s also been the head of <a href="http://www.grooveDIS.com" target="_blank">Groove Distribution</a>; so he knows how to move records into stores too. He joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> as part of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/DJ" target="_blank"><em>DJ Series: A Spinning Season</em></a>.</p><p><strong>His Playlist:</strong></p><p>Jamie Woon- "Street" - off the <em>Mirrorwriting</em> album<br> Kraddy - "Let Go"- off the <em>Labyrinth</em> album<br> Kuba Sojka -"Desert Expedition"- <em>Bright Shadow Of A Star</em> EP 12<br> Adele-"Day Dreams (nVMe Remix"-off the <em>Mick Boogie vs Adele 1988</em> album<br> Kool Hertz- "Sweet Potato Pie (Connected)" - <em>Funk Weapons </em>AFAFW25 12"<br> Beatles- "Come Together (A Skillz Remix)" - <em>white label</em> 12"<br> Twisted Tongue featuring Johanna Lee- "A Return To Space (Ray Mang Extended Mix)"- <em>Acid Jazz </em>AJX240T 12"<br> Reverso 68 - "Love From Above"- track 5 on the <em>Well Heeled Volume One</em> CD<br> Fudge Fingas- "Singularity" - track 4 on the <em>Now About How</em> CD<br> The Kenneth Bager Experience featuring Aloe Blacc - "sound of swing pt. 2 (onur engin remix)" - <em>Music For Dreams </em>US 12"</p></p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-29/dj-series-get-your-groove-85838 DJ Series: MC Zulu controls the crowd from behind the mic http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-08/dj-series-mc-zulu-controls-crowd-behind-mic-84916 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-08/MC Zulu.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.mczulu.com/bio.htm" target="_blank">MC Zulu</a> 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.<br> <br> He joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to perform as part of part of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/DJ" target="_blank"><em>DJ Series: A Spinning Season</em></a>, and was joined by <a href="http://www.myspace.com/searchl1te" target="_blank">DJ Searchl1te</a>.<br> <br> MC Zulu performs May 20 at <a href="http://www.abbeypub.com/ninja-tune-and-last-rites-present-the-closing-night-of-the-ninja-tune-xx-anniversary-concert-series-with-blockhead" target="_blank">The Abbey</a> in Chicago.&nbsp; His EP <em>Crowd Control</em> is out now, and his forthcoming album <em>Electro Track Therapy</em> is out later this month.</p><p>Watch MC Zulu perform "Festival Madness" with DJ Searchl1te.<br> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/22141255?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000" frameborder="0" height="338" width="601"></iframe></p></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 14:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-08/dj-series-mc-zulu-controls-crowd-behind-mic-84916