Ill Insanity aka X-Cutioners This Friday! 08.22 Free
Turntablist extraordinaire's Ill Insanity this Friday! Prepare to be wowed! RSVP NOW! RSVP For Free Admission Before 11pm, $5 from 11p-12am and $10 thereafter after by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by replying to this message with full name and number of guests!
Friday August 22nd, 2008
Behind the Decks
Ill Insanity aka X-Cutioners
About ILL INSANITY What do DJs Rob Swift, Precision, and Total Eclipse have in common? The letter X... as in X-ecutioners! Now, a decade since the conception of the world’s most accomplished DJ crew, these three champions of an art called "Turntablism" are beginning a new chapter in their careers. Their emphasis is to s tart from scratch (pun intended) and break down all limitations. "We're training our minds to forget and abandon everything we've learned about DJing to this point" says Rob Swift. Total Eclipse adds "when we get together to create routines, we start from nothing and see where the vibe in the room takes us." Precision caps it off by saying "the long hours we dedicate to practice usually leads to some real crazy routines." Thus, the inspiration to call themselves ILL INSANITY.
Rob Swift says, "ILL INSANITY is the ending and beginning of something that started 18 years ago," an honorable mention goes out to the X-men. He goes on to further explain, "No matter what, people will always remember what the X-ecutioners contributed to Hip Hop. Therefore, comparing whatever we do now, as ILL INSANITY, to back then." But while acknowledging the connection they'll forever have to the legendary DJ group, they emphasize, "that was then and this is now. Without change there's no progress." And it seems that's their number one goal – to find new and innovative ways to use the turntable as a musical instrument and help the art form of DJing/Turntablism evolve. "There's a whole new generation of music fans we need to introduce Turntablism to" adds Total Eclipse, "and once again we're taking it upon ourselves to lead the way!" Rob goes on to emphasize, "ILL INSANITY is our way of reinventing ourselves and coming back stronger. Not just creatively but mentally."
The buzz in the turntable community is that the scene is on the verge of dying but ILL INSANITY insists "we refuse to let that happen!" Rob sums it all up this way, "yeah we've had hit songs with multi-platinum artists like Linkin Park, we've appeared in music videos, commercials, even talk shows like Late Night with David Letterman. We've scored the music for video games and movies, and toured the globe, but we're not done! While those are impressive accomplishments for a turntable crew, ILL INSANITY looks at that time period as preparation for what we're about to do from here on. It's about to get really serious!"
Their live show consists of a group performance, individual turntable solos and all around party rocking. Three hours of non-stop turntable theatrics by 3 of the best DJs in the game. ILL INSANITY is currently working on their debut album! And they're also planning a US/Euro tour during the fall and winter of 2007! -For more information on ILL INSANITY visit myspace.com/illinsanitydjs
Inspired by his family and the surroundings of Chicago's Latino community of Logan Square, Rafael Rodriguez, Lego, committed himself to music at an early age. His career began when he was 19 years old with his first club residency at Kaboom. Kaboom led to his 9-year (and still going strong) residency at Red Dog's "Boom Boom Room", one of the longes t running nights in Chicago club history. Red Dog gave Lego the musical freedom that he needed to gain respect from his peers and fans alike. Being part of a night that has received worldwide attention opened the doors to production. Drawing from a wide spectrum of musical tastes (Latin Jazz, Jazz, Hip Hop, R & B, Salsa, Meringue, House, Disco and Funk) and influenced by Chicago's DJ legends (Frankie Knuckles, Ralphi Rosario, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, and Edward "Get Down" Crosby), Lego pursued his musical passion.
In 1997, Andy Adams of UC Music approached Lego to complete a remix for a Ralphi Rosario/Donna Blakely song entitled "Take Me Up." Lego's remix made it to #4 on the Billboard Dance Chart. Since then he has claimed two more Billboard hits remixing another Ralphi Rosario/Donna Blakely collaboration "Do You Like The Way That It Feels"and Rosario's 1998 romp, "Wanna Give ItUp"featuring Disco Diva legend Linda Clifford. In 1999 he produced the E.P "Flava In Ya Ear Vol. 2" on Afterhours which included international hits "El Ritmo De Verdad" and "When I'm With You." Both tracks quickly became anthems for that year's club season in Ibiza, Spain. The EP hit #1 on the International Dance Music Charts and still remains the best selling release in the label's history. Just recently in New City Chicago Newspaper Lego is listed at #27 in their Music 45 issue. Lego is not leaving the dance music scene anytime soon. When he's not in Paris at his monthly residency "House Sound" at Le Gibus or tourin g, you can see him live around Chicago area in the hottest clubs this city has to offer.
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Lego Dysqo E&G
Josh Zeitler (Blue J)
3 Rooms of Sound
HouseMusic | HipHop | Classics | MashUps
RSVP For Free Admission Before 11pm, $5 from 11p-12am and $10 thereafter after by emailing email@example.com or by replying to this message with full name and number of guests!
923 W. Weed St.
2 Floors 3 rooms!
House and Hip Hop
For Parties Over 10 people (birthday parties, etc) message me for party packages that will be available. Good Stuff. <br /> =)
Dress Code: No sports apparel, no construction style boots and no baggy clothes.