“Musical quality above genre coherence”

Pleased to announce that my pals Jake and Jesse and I will be hosting a local version of the venerable Beat Research.

On the first and third Wednesdays of the month we’ll deliver a few hours of experimental party music at Villain’s in the South Loop.

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Jake (DJ C) started Beat Research in Boston in 2004 with Antony Flackett (DJ Flack) as a base for the genre-bending sets of music the two had been playing since the late ‘90s.

Since inception, Beat Research has hosted some of the best and brightest DJs and producers of underground bass music in the world, given a number of young luminaries their first gigs, and presented an utterly motley collection of tech-addled live performances. The long list of special guests includes DJ Rupture, Kingdom, Eclectic Method, Ghislain Poirier, Vex’d, edIT, and Scuba.

DJ C has since moved to Chicago (replaced by the incomparable Wayne Marshall) and, having missed those heady days in the Beat Research DJ booth, didn’t need much encouragement to be persuaded that this city could use its own explorations into innovative dance music.

Beat Research has been hard to match for anyone seeking out extraordinary sounds. Now Chicagoans can look forward to their own weekly session for discerning dancers and enthusiastic head-nodders.

More information and a mailing list sign-up at Beat Research Chicago. Toots at @beatresearch.

See you there, Chicago.

One response to ““Musical quality above genre coherence””

  1. Chris g says :

    This makes me exceptionally excited. I’m sad that I’ll miss the first one, but I’ll be there for the rest.