Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday November 26th 2008:
FRACTURED FOUNDATIONS - 1 Year Anniversary Party!
Klassik Fiasco. Defected. Om [Chicago]
Chicago-born Juan Lopez grew up in the predominately Hispanic Pilsen neighborhood where he was influenced by music at an early age. Soon after his high school years, he traded playing guitar in rock and funk bands for home studio technology that allowed him the freedom to produce his own music without the confines and frustrations that playing in a band presented. Around this time Johnny began his career as a DJ at some of the first underground "house" parties in Chicago, and in '88 he landed a residency at Smart Bar with Mark Farina. Three years later he turned a potentially devastating incident into a source of motivation to focus on his career as a producer and began to record for Moonshine, Radikal Fear and the world-renowned Cajual Records. He has produced a number of Billboard hits, remixed the likes of Justin Timberlake, Gloria Estefan, KD Lang and Donna Blakely (just to name a few), and has released records on just about every house label worth listening to. His outstanding musical accomplishments have attracted worldwide attention to this humble artist, and his ongoing musical endeavors continue to play a major role in defining the past, present and future of house music.
Plus, for the first time in 6 months back at the FF decks-the man, the myth & most of all, the music:
Soul Fuel Recordings. Lingo. Bunchlox [Milwaukee]
Music and dance have always been driving forces in Jonn Hawley's life. At the age of nine, Hawley learned to play the saxophone, cello, trombone, and standup bass. As a teenager, music continued to shape the course of Hawley's life; in the late eighties he began break dancing in clubs throughout Milwaukee and Chicago. Unfortunately, in 1991 a knee injury ended Hawley's dancing days. Instead of backing away from his passion for music, Jonn was able to turn his misfortune into what is now a successful career by actively pursuing his love of music as a DJ. Hawley drew inspiration from the budding House and Techno music scenes in Chicago and Detroit. His career as DJ was influenced by the sounds of Derrick Carter, Ralphi Rosario, Mark Farina, Derrick May, Green Velvet and "Fast" Eddie Smith. Hawley's musical talents were quickly recognized. Along with playing at numerous raves he soon found himself playing at some of the most influential clubs in Chicago and Milwaukee, such as: Karma, Red No. 5, Smart Bar, Mad Bar, Dragon Room, Tom Tom, Three, Dish and Thai Joes. He was also named resident DJ at Milwaukee's Summerfest in 1998.
In 1999 Hawley decided to put together all the pieces of musical knowledge he had acquired throughout his life and dive into the world of production. In 2002 Hawley began releasing tracks using the aliases Under Origin and 5900 West. He also established his production studio Foundation 75. Then in 2003 Hawley launched his label Soul Fuel Recordings at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida, USA.
Currently Hawley is busy traveling to deejay, releasing tracks on his own, as the Sound Navigators, and with partner in crime Marcus Aurelius as Organized Crime on various underground house labels, as well as his own label Soul Fuel Recordings.
++ FF residents & Milwaukee heavyweight mainstays:
Lost n Found [Racine]
One of the most down mofos you will ever meet. He doesn't really care-he sacrafices all for the music. At once he wears the hats of DJ, sound guy & promoter and he knows how to make it happen. Magically juggling real life responsibilities with crazy nightlife shenanigans somehow he's found the balance and proves it every time he jacks bodies on the dancefloor with his upfront blend of house. If you don't know him you soon will because he simply doesn't know how to stop.
Better Breakbeat Bureau [Milwaukee]
Mario Massa founded the Better Breakbeat Bureau in Milwaukee many years ago and has routinely orchestrated some of the best, consistent club nights in the area. Mario has produced very little on record under his Buzz Addicts moniker with band mate Dj Alex Hall, but he has dj sets that will define a generation. A long list of associated artists that got his back will for surely tell you Mario has it going on.
$5 Cover. 21+
$1 Drinks for Ladies. 2-4-1 Coronas for Everybody Else
...its all about the music
milwaukee wi 53202