Some DJ careers are built on hype. John Digweed’s career is built on substance. To say that John Digweed remains at the top of his game would be a proper understatement. What’s more accurate is that he resides firmly on the cutting edge of underground dance music, remains deeply devoted to his craft without any compromises—and continues to be one of the most sincere music producers in the business. This has continued for upwards of 20 years, whether he has been spinning with fellow friend Sasha or enjoying massive solo success on tour or in the studio. Don’t miss Digweed’s stop in Chicago as his relentless global gig schedule leads him to Sound-Bar on Thursday, October 31st for Halloween where he’s sure to spin his signature blend of deep house, tech house and techno. Warm-up by Chicago-based Ghosts of Venice and NORDJS.
Digweed will play against Sound-Bar's new 4ft x 19ft 3.75mm pitch High-Def LED video wall
Let’s not forget Digweed’s role as co-owner of the incomparable Bedrock Records, probably the most consistent underground label for the better part of the last two decades. If anything, the body of work with Bedrock is the greatest testament to his enduring tastes. John Digweed remains a force in the industry, the poster child of where a DJ can go without selling out. With a lengthy pedigree of sterling studio mix releases (he is often credited with popularizing the mix CD medium along with Sasha—see: Renaissance The Mix Collection Vol. 1).
Digweed has released live recordings to capture the experience of his performances in some of the world’s finest clubs, but his latest venture is a collaboration with label co-owner Nick Muir for a joint LP, Versus. Featuring contributions from a variety of their favorite producers including Psycatron, Marco Bailey and Jamie Stevens, this three-disc project features all of these reworks mixed together by Digweed, the second contains ten of them unmixed and the third features eight new originals from Digweed and Muir.
Tickets are available now. General admission is $10 (excluding fees) on www.wantickets.com. Online pre-sale tickets end on Thursday, October 31st at 6 p.m.
Sound-Bar is located at 226 W. Ontario St in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.sound-bar.com or call (312) 787-4480.