Such a weird thing to do - be calling a halt to one of your most loved enterprises.. (for want of a better word). But with my imminent departure for Europe, that is what's gotta happen. CHICAGO DISCO has rocked Auckland (and the rest of NZ for that matter) for around 9 years now.. it's been a blast. Come to the last party and get down with us.
Saturday 29th of June at Ink Bar.
The lineup is a classic one, with long time residents holding it down and rocking you through till the early dawn:
***** BEVAN KEYS
***** ED The Deep House Mantis
***** BEN WAH
***** JASON KYLE
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CHICAGO DISCO - THE STORY
(taken from the Chicago Disco Summer Tour blog, back in January...)
Where to start really.. Chicago Disco is a dope as f@$% deep house party that’s been rocking Auckland, New Zealand for 9 years now. It’s been run bi-monthly that whole time, and we’ve taken it around the country on 6 or 7 national tours.. It’s remained strong and steady in a period of time that has seen house music come and go in NZ - mostly go, unfortunately.. yet this party (and a few other legendary throw-downs like Matt Drake’s ‘Beatstreet’ and Ben Wah’s ‘Free Thinking’) have remained solid.. in large part due to a loyal house crew based in Auckland who are always keen to get down with the four to the floor and party till the sun comes up. Woot! Well done you good people, outstanding.
Home to these parties has always been Ink Bar, K Road - it’s a bar that has been treated like a nightclub since day one. It’s grungy as hell - and comes correct with a ten tonne heart i.e. the culture and vibe are right. Its intimacy has lent itself to some pretty special moments over the years - the fact it’s small means the DJ is right there on the dance-floor with you… which is also great for train-spotting music nerds.
Creative DJing and real deal music lovers are at the core of what this underground party has always been about.. Mad props and love need to be given to the midnight (ad)ministers of magic, i.e. the DJs who have rocked the Ink Bar dance-floor for this party the last 9 (ish) years:
Ed the Deep House Mantis, Azza, Ben Wah, Matt Drake, Dougy Rawson, Jason Kyle, Dean Davis, Recloose, Frank Booker, Logan Baker, Zayn Kemp, Simon Flower, Scott Lelo, Jason Eli, Tapan, Tim Livingston, Elm, Jonas Te Aho, Matty Beach, Paul Gunn, Ange, Roger Perry, Andy Vann, Thomas Sahs, Sean Soulfoundation, Corey Steers, Tane, Sammy D, Sambro!, Karn Hall, Cyril Orson, North Shore Pony Club, T Rice, Meltron, Alex Ikeda, Rohan, U-Khan, Willie G, Soane, Manuel Bundy, Made of Horror, Tom McGuinness, Jamie White, Brendon Young, Scotty Lewis, Chris Reed, Bevan Keys, Leon D, Shay Rainger, Jamie D, Amy B!, Mark Burgess, Daniel McGlashan, Brad D, Dirty Kicks, Camille, James Curd, W Ill, The Arc, Nico Stojan, Dale Rohan, Chaos in The CBD and last but by no means least: Tim Richard.
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