Resolution NYE 2013 Feat. - * Robert Armani ...

w/ Mark Almaria, Karl Almaria and Guests

Tuesday December 31 2013



 

✪✪✪ Robert Armani - Chicago, IL - DanceMania | D-Jax-Up-beats | Music Man | AVC | - Hard Banging Techno/Acid Techno/House
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-Armani/137008046693
http://www.beatport.com/artist/robert-armani/6374
http://www.mixcloud.com/djrobertarmani/

Born on Chicago’s south-side 1970, Robert has an expansive Musical career that started at the age of 14 with Djing and remixing from the age of 18. In his cellar Robert started organizing parties that became very popular in his neighborhood. Some of the diehard visitors of Robert basement parties were inspired by him and became also DJs, amongst them was DJ Rush others became Rap-stars like R Kelly. Robert was going to become a police officer up until he spun abroad in Italy and realized his true passion. It was actually in Italy where his female fans named him Armani because of his designer clothes he loved to wear. Robert’s Influences include Armando, Mike Dunn and Frankie Knuckles. He sees his music sticking with old styles and doing “whatever comes to mind”. Producing with labels including Dance Mania, Pushpac, AVC, BML, High Octane and many more Armani has captured the ears of fans and promoters all over the world . He has played many international parties giving people his hard Techno fell. You name the place Armani has played there from Chicago to Japan.

✪✪✪ Mark Almaria - Chicago, IL - Carizma
http://www.beatport.com/artist/mark-almaria/12518

At some point during any conversation about top DJs of the Midwest electronic music scene you are guaranteed to hear the name Mark Almaria. This showstopper is a Midwest mainstay for a reason. His precise, action-packed mixing style is often imitated, never duplicated. Combining feel-good house vibes with a no-nonsense approach to DJing, Mark has proven his skills time and again, cementing his place among Chicago's DJ elite. Mark has made hundreds of DJ performances and countless mixtape / CD appearances in boom boxes and car stereos since the mid 90's. A prominent figure in the golden years of the Midwest rave scene, Mark is no stranger to the Chicago club scene either. He has performed at most of the Windy City's legendary venues including Smartbar, Crobar, Karma, Spy Bar, Metro, Red Dog, Rednofive, Shelter, and Vision as well as holding down residencies at Convent, Dock 5, and Paladrome. In addition to playing across the US, Mark has also had international gigs in Japan, Hong Kong, China, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. After spending many years perfecting his mixing technique, Mark ventured into the world of music production. Mark's "Abstract Beatdown EP" on IHR caught the attention (and record box space) of many DJ heavyweights including Bad Boy Bill, Charles Feelgood, Donald Glaude, and DJ Dan. One track from the EP, "The Alarm" was licensed for the "KS02" mix compilation by Detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson. His last release on Bunchlox, "Uh Huh" received big-name support from DJs such as DJ Heather, J-Dub, Mark Farina, Miles Maeda, and Yousef.

✪✪✪ Karl Almaria - Chicago, IL - Beat Chemistry 
http://www.bunchlox.com/
https://soundcloud.com/karlalmaria

From identifying a Bob James song in an elevator, performing an air guitar riff to a Led Zeppelin song, singing along with the latest Auto Zone TV commercial, to dropping the latest Underground House cut, Karl Almaria is all about enjoying music. Karl loves a wide range of music, but living in Chicago almost all of his life has given him the opportunity to witness the evolution of House Music over the years from its local early stages to the worldwide sound it is now. Today, Karl Almaria can be found not only enjoying House Music, but living it as well.

Whether it’s spinning alone, at a bar for 15 people, or at an event for 1500 people, Karl is simply a DJ at heart that enjoys it all. “Yeah, there’s nothing like creating a vibe and connecting with a receptive crowd…but there’s also something special about connecting with the music alone.” Early on, Karl was content listening to mix tapes, collecting records, and spinning at home. However, it wasn’t long before others took notice. With plenty of encouragement from friends, he began playing out on a regular basis. 15 years DJ experience, a creative mixing style, and on-point track selection have now taken him to DJ gigs in 18 states in the USA and have earned him an ever-growing booking schedule - including several residencies in his hometown of Chicago and beyond. Karl may be still under the radar for some, but he has amassed a decent-sized worldwide base of appreciative fans. 

Currently on the web, Karl hosts “Bunchlox Radio” every Tuesday [10pm-12am Central Time on www.chicagohousefm.com]. In addition, Karl hosts “Sunday Brunchlox” every 4th Sunday [12pm-6pm Central Time onwww.myhouseyourhouse.net]. This monthly broadcast features live in-house sets from some of the world’s best Underground House DJs. Past guests have included DJ Sneak, Superjane (Colette, DJ Heather, Lady D, Dayhota), Iz & Diz, Miles Maeda, Gene Farris, Jason Hodges, Chuck Daniels, D-t3ch, John Mateo (Mateo & Matos), Lance DeSardi, Lars Behrenroth, Tommy Largo, Corduroy Mavericks, Doc Link, Uriah West, and many more.

Although he insists he is not a promoter, Karl has had a decent amount of success promoting events as well. Currently, he co-hosts the popular Spork party at Chicago’s legendary Smartbar (with T Mixwell). Past highlights include co-hosting the well-known monthly Grizzled/Sizzled parties at Chicago’s Lava Lounge (with The Sound Republic) and various work with the Epiphic collective (hundreds of regular and one-off events).

On the record label front, Karl heads up Bunchlox Music (originally co-founded with Rees Urban). From the start, the imprint’s consistent quality releases quickly created an international following. Similar to DJing, Karl’s knack for finding great music has been conducive in selecting the best of both established and up-and-coming producers. Bunchlox Music was one of the first labels to sign artists such as The Sound Republic, Jonn Hawley, Jazzy Eyewear, Jake Childs, Southern Roots, and Avondale Music Society. “If it’s good, it’s good…and people will feel it. No matter whose name is on the record.” 

Along with DJing and running Bunchlox, Karl has also been focusing on music production. His original tracks & remixes have found their way into many DJ’s sets (including Diz, DJ Heather, Mark Farina, Slater Hogan & John Larner, and Raoul Belmans) and have become the subject of track IDs in many House Music circles. Karl has released tracks on Juiced Music, Hudd Traxx, Panama Red, Guess Who?, Footwear, Photo Records, Round House, and Red Brunette.

Enjoying the music more than ever, Karl shows no signs of slowing down. “I do all this stuff simply because it’s a part of who I am.”

✪✪ TERRAFORMING - WI - GlitchyMusic House/Minimal/Acid/Deep/Funky/Glitchy/Micro/Tech/Jackin/Classic
LeOnte Conner aka Cheeky Monkey
Shawn Sampson aka Dexagon 
J.p. Blanchet aka Itiah 
with Kevin Soulgroove
https://www.facebook.com/TERRAFORMING.HOUSE.MUSIC

✪✪ Joshua Manion - Milwaukee, WI - Drum & Bass/Jungle Definition:breaks and Breakz R Boss Records 
https://www.facebook.com/Manion140

✪✪ Mix Master Bogart - Elkompton, WI - Udjss (United DJs & Sound Systems) - Washing the F'n dishes
https://soundcloud.com/dj-bogart

✪✪ Aubrey Lee - Milwaukee, WI - A Long Nite Productions - House
https://soundcloud.com/aubreezy

✪✪ X The Owl - Milwaukee, WI - Beat Chemistry - House
https://soundcloud.com/x-the-owl

✪✪ Kevin Soulgroove - Madison, WI - UDJSS/ Pisces Alliance - Tech House

✪✪ Jon Aaron - Madison, WI - Chronic Trance - Trance/Progressive

✪ $15 Cover before 11PM $20 after 11PM
✪ Free Champagne Toast @ Midnight
✪ Free Food & Snacks
✪✪✪ Robert Armani - Chicago, IL - DanceMania | D-Jax-Up-beats | Music Man | AVC | - Hard Banging Techno/Acid Techno/House
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-Armani/137008046693
http://www.beatport.com/artist/robert-armani/6374
http://www.mixcloud.com/djrobertarmani/

Born on Chicago’s south-side 1970, Robert has an expansive Musical career that started at the age of 14 with Djing and remixing from the age of 18. In his cellar Robert started organizing parties that became very popular in his neighborhood. Some of the diehard visitors of Robert basement parties were inspired by him and became also DJs, amongst them was DJ Rush others became Rap-stars like R Kelly. Robert was going to become a police officer up until he spun abroad in Italy and realized his true passion. It was actually in Italy where his female fans named him Armani because of his designer clothes he loved to wear. Robert’s Influences include Armando, Mike Dunn and Frankie Knuckles. He sees his music sticking with old styles and doing “whatever comes to mind”. Producing with labels including Dance Mania, Pushpac, AVC, BML, High Octane and many more Armani has captured the ears of fans and promoters all over the world . He has played many international parties giving people his hard Techno fell. You name the place Armani has played there from Chicago to Japan.

✪✪✪ Mark Almaria - Chicago, IL - Carizma
http://www.beatport.com/artist/mark-almaria/12518

At some point during any conversation about top DJs of the Midwest electronic music scene you are guaranteed to hear the name Mark Almaria. This showstopper is a Midwest mainstay for a reason. His precise, action-packed mixing style is often imitated, never duplicated. Combining feel-good house vibes with a no-nonsense approach to DJing, Mark has proven his skills time and again, cementing his place among Chicago's DJ elite. Mark has made hundreds of DJ performances and countless mixtape / CD appearances in boom boxes and car stereos since the mid 90's. A prominent figure in the golden years of the Midwest rave scene, Mark is no stranger to the Chicago club scene either. He has performed at most of the Windy City's legendary venues including Smartbar, Crobar, Karma, Spy Bar, Metro, Red Dog, Rednofive, Shelter, and Vision as well as holding down residencies at Convent, Dock 5, and Paladrome. In addition to playing across the US, Mark has also had international gigs in Japan, Hong Kong, China, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. After spending many years perfecting his mixing technique, Mark ventured into the world of music production. Mark's "Abstract Beatdown EP" on IHR caught the attention (and record box space) of many DJ heavyweights including Bad Boy Bill, Charles Feelgood, Donald Glaude, and DJ Dan. One track from the EP, "The Alarm" was licensed for the "KS02" mix compilation by Detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson. His last release on Bunchlox, "Uh Huh" received big-name support from DJs such as DJ Heather, J-Dub, Mark Farina, Miles Maeda, and Yousef.

✪✪✪ Karl Almaria - Chicago, IL - Beat Chemistry 
http://www.bunchlox.com/
https://soundcloud.com/karlalmaria

From identifying a Bob James song in an elevator, performing an air guitar riff to a Led Zeppelin song, singing along with the latest Auto Zone TV commercial, to dropping the latest Underground House cut, Karl Almaria is all about enjoying music. Karl loves a wide range of music, but living in Chicago almost all of his life has given him the opportunity to witness the evolution of House Music over the years from its local early stages to the worldwide sound it is now. Today, Karl Almaria can be found not only enjoying House Music, but living it as well.

Whether it’s spinning alone, at a bar for 15 people, or at an event for 1500 people, Karl is simply a DJ at heart that enjoys it all. “Yeah, there’s nothing like creating a vibe and connecting with a receptive crowd…but there’s also something special about connecting with the music alone.” Early on, Karl was content listening to mix tapes, collecting records, and spinning at home. However, it wasn’t long before others took notice. With plenty of encouragement from friends, he began playing out on a regular basis. 15 years DJ experience, a creative mixing style, and on-point track selection have now taken him to DJ gigs in 18 states in the USA and have earned him an ever-growing booking schedule - including several residencies in his hometown of Chicago and beyond. Karl may be still under the radar for some, but he has amassed a decent-sized worldwide base of appreciative fans. 

Currently on the web, Karl hosts “Bunchlox Radio” every Tuesday [10pm-12am Central Time on www.chicagohousefm.com]. In addition, Karl hosts “Sunday Brunchlox” every 4th Sunday [12pm-6pm Central Time onwww.myhouseyourhouse.net]. This monthly broadcast features live in-house sets from some of the world’s best Underground House DJs. Past guests have included DJ Sneak, Superjane (Colette, DJ Heather, Lady D, Dayhota), Iz & Diz, Miles Maeda, Gene Farris, Jason Hodges, Chuck Daniels, D-t3ch, John Mateo (Mateo & Matos), Lance DeSardi, Lars Behrenroth, Tommy Largo, Corduroy Mavericks, Doc Link, Uriah West, and many more.

Although he insists he is not a promoter, Karl has had a decent amount of success promoting events as well. Currently, he co-hosts the popular Spork party at Chicago’s legendary Smartbar (with T Mixwell). Past highlights include co-hosting the well-known monthly Grizzled/Sizzled parties at Chicago’s Lava Lounge (with The Sound Republic) and various work with the Epiphic collective (hundreds of regular and one-off events).

On the record label front, Karl heads up Bunchlox Music (originally co-founded with Rees Urban). From the start, the imprint’s consistent quality releases quickly created an international following. Similar to DJing, Karl’s knack for finding great music has been conducive in selecting the best of both established and up-and-coming producers. Bunchlox Music was one of the first labels to sign artists such as The Sound Republic, Jonn Hawley, Jazzy Eyewear, Jake Childs, Southern Roots, and Avondale Music Society. “If it’s good, it’s good…and people will feel it. No matter whose name is on the record.” 

Along with DJing and running Bunchlox, Karl has also been focusing on music production. His original tracks & remixes have found their way into many DJ’s sets (including Diz, DJ Heather, Mark Farina, Slater Hogan & John Larner, and Raoul Belmans) and have become the subject of track IDs in many House Music circles. Karl has released tracks on Juiced Music, Hudd Traxx, Panama Red, Guess Who?, Footwear, Photo Records, Round House, and Red Brunette.

Enjoying the music more than ever, Karl shows no signs of slowing down. “I do all this stuff simply because it’s a part of who I am.”

✪✪ TERRAFORMING - WI - GlitchyMusic House/Minimal/Acid/Deep/Funky/Glitchy/Micro/Tech/Jackin/Classic
LeOnte Conner aka Cheeky Monkey
Shawn Sampson aka Dexagon 
J.p. Blanchet aka Itiah 
with Kevin Soulgroove
https://www.facebook.com/TERRAFORMING.HOUSE.MUSIC

✪✪ Joshua Manion - Milwaukee, WI - Drum & Bass/Jungle Definition:breaks and Breakz R Boss Records 
https://www.facebook.com/Manion140

✪✪ Mix Master Bogart - Elkompton, WI - Udjss (United DJs & Sound Systems) - Washing the F'n dishes
https://soundcloud.com/dj-bogart

✪✪ Aubrey Lee - Milwaukee, WI - A Long Nite Productions - House
https://soundcloud.com/aubreezy

✪✪ X The Owl - Milwaukee, WI - Beat Chemistry - House
https://soundcloud.com/x-the-owl

✪✪ Kevin Soulgroove - Madison, WI - UDJSS/ Pisces Alliance - Tech House

✪✪ Jon Aaron - Madison, WI - Chronic Trance - Trance/Progressive

✪ $15 Cover before 11PM $20 after 11PM
✪ Free Champagne Toast @ Midnight
✪ Free Food & Snacks

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