Happy SUMMER everyone!
We made it through the longest winter of all time, and are excited to turn up the faders and get the Hi-Life Sound System pumping!
June is turning out to be our busiest month ever, with 7 gigs on the calendar. From a media Fundraiser, to a graduation party, a block party, and our first ever gig at the wonderful, classic HIDEOUT INN on Saturday, 6/28, where DJBC will be spinning the inaugural "Punky Reggae Fight Club," mixing and mashing two of the most revolutionary movements in the history of recorded music. Think Clash, Bob Marley, Ramones, Lee Perry, Buzzcocks, Jackie Mittoo, Police, Culture, Sex Pistols, Specials etc. We are extremely excited for this show, and if recent experience is any indication, the younger set that comes to dance at the Hideout turns up the Juice! Brilliant!!
The HLSS is pleased to welcome a new DJ to our ranks: DJ WHISPERS!
--who specializes in Ultimate Chill, Oldies, easy listening, and vernacular musics of America and the World. Have a Ladies Night? Lovers Dance party?
Or an all night Ambient Groove Healing Chill??? No idea too far out for Whispers, and his debut will be a 1950's Sock Hop at Belmont Village (Assisted Care Facility) on Friday, 6/20, spinning for the Seniors!
See Below for Shows and Recent gigs:
6/3/14: Free Spirit Media Fundraiser--The Attic (Chicago)
6/6/14: HS Graduation Party (private)
6/7/14: Atwood Fest w/ dj Africa (private)
6/14/14: 1980's 50th Birthday Party (private)
6/20/14: DJ Whispers spins 50's Sock Hop--Belmont Village (Oak Park)
6/21/14: Music Night--Chicago Highlands (Westchester)
6/28/14: Hideout--Chicago "Punky Reggae Fight Club" Midnight Dance Party
Friendly Tap, Delilahs, Private Boat Party, Health Track, Ladies Night
Gig #24: Audi A3 Launch--Hoffman Estates
As "Circle of Machines" with my great and talented friends Nick and Crystal. We grooved the Audi showroom w/ Nick and Crystal's original tunes, w/ DJBC providing atmospheres and classics from the history of music. Shout outs to Doug, Scott, Mike and Martha, for coming out :)
Gig #25: Record Store Day--Fitzgerald's Side Bar
Ahhh…the one that got away. Absolutely hammered by a Fugue Fever State, djbc managed to turn the tables and spin for one of the best turn outs we've ever had. A HUGE thank you to all who came and supported the night.
LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE HLSS LIBRARY:
One Way or Another: BLONDIE
Subterranean Homesick Blues: BOB DYLAN
Various: Dick Clark All Time Hits
Happy Organ: DAVE CORTEZ
Live @ BBC: CONVERGE
Games Without Frontiers: PETER GABRIEL
Ally Oop: HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES
You Really Got Me/It's All Right: THE KINKS
Rock and Roll: LED ZEPPELIN
Funkytown: LIPPS, INC.
Tuesday Afternoon: THE MOODY BLUES
I Can See Clearly: JOHNNY NASH
Various: Our City Is Burning: A Boston Hardcore Compilation
Little Miss Stuck Up: THE PLAYMATES
Various: Seeburg Rec-O-Dance
If You Want Me To Go: THE RON-DELS
Share A Secret From Your Heart: RONALD MCDONALD AND FRIENDS
Free Shots (STD PSA): WOLFMAN JACK
A Man and a Woman OST (french, 1966)
For Teen Twisters Only: CHUBBY CHECKER
Double Cup: DJ RASHAD (r.i.p.)
Mass in F Minor: THE ELECTRIC EELS
Gussie Presenting I ROY: s/t
KILLING SOUND: s/t
Mp and the Holy Grail OST: MONTY PYTHON
Serious Nicodemus: Nicodemus meets Roots Radics at Channel One: NICODEMUS
Happy 12": PHARELL WILLIAMS
Austerity Dogs: SLEAFORD MODS
Spiderland (box): SLINT
Reading his complete Recorded Poetry: DYLAN THOMAS
Super Ape: THE UPSETTERS
Fire House Rock 12": THE WAILING SOULS
The Night Club Years 1964-68: WOODY ALLEN
VARIOUS: PUNK 45: KILL THE HIPPIES KILL YOURSELF! UNDERGROUND PUNK IN THE USA VOL. 1
VARIOUS: PUNK 45: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SOCIETY! GET A JOB GET A CAR GET A BED GET DRUNK
UNDERGROUND PUNK AND POST PUNK IN THE UK 1977-81 VOL. 2
VARIOUS: PUNK 45: SICK ON YOU! ONE WAY SPIT! AFTER THE LOVE&REVOLUTION 1969-76 VOL. 3
VARIOUS: THE BLASTING CONCEPT--AN SST COMPILATION
VARIOUS: WAYFARING STRANGERS--DARKSCORCH CANTICLES (Midwestern underground hard rock and metal 1970's