Rocktakon w/ Mike Dunn : Back to Basics @ LOVE
As one of the most in-demand Top 40 DJs in America, Roctakon spends his time criss-crossing the country...playing spots like Mansion in Miami, Tao in Las Vegas and Marquee in NY. Yes, we're jealous dammit.
But Roc wasn't raised on bottle service and Puffy parties. He was raised on the underground. It was life-changing experiences that came from dancing to djs like Timmy Regisford and Louie Vega that fueled his career on the turntables. For his 30th birthday party, he decided to shove "commercial " on the back burner and return to the kind of music and nightlife that inspired him.
To help him bring it back to basics, Roctakon will be joined by the legendary Mike Dunn. For those who may not recognize the name, perhaps his grip of hits might ring a bell: "God Made Me Phunky", "Let It Be House", "Phreaky MF" to name a few. Basically, you can pick a Chicago classic from the 1990s at random, and if Mike didn't have a hand in it, he's probably worked with the artist or producer that did. In other words, his music is amazing - it is soul and street and everything that makes a dance floor erupt.
But this is no private birthday bash...on a night like this, everyone is invited. Roc is using his b-day as an excuse to get a bunch different folks together, play some great music and see where the night can take us.
:: Brought to you by Turntable Lab, John Davis, and MeanRed
LOVE // 179 MacDougal @ 8th st
$10 adv/ $12
Adv tickets: www.musicislove.net