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EFFORT CHICAGO http://effortchicago.com KEEPING YOU IN THE LOOP! Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:25:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.18 EUGENE HÜTZ DJ SET @ DEBONAIR http://effortchicago.com/eugene-hutz-dj-set-debonair/ http://effortchicago.com/eugene-hutz-dj-set-debonair/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:22:06 +0000 http://effortchicago.com/?p=2186 091214_3
Riot Fest is coming up on Friday, September 12th! What better way to celebrate than to hit up an after party with GOGOL BORDELLO’s frontman EUGENE HÜTZ?

Free Entry before 11pm with RSVP at DO312! http://do312.com/hutz

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DAFT PUNK ‘RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES’ http://effortchicago.com/daft-punk-random-access-memories/ http://effortchicago.com/daft-punk-random-access-memories/#comments Tue, 14 May 2013 20:39:29 +0000 http://effortchicago.com/?p=2153 * * * * *

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It’s time to dump Molly and jazz yourself with your favorite color of Johnnie on the rocks because in pop culture and dance, it doesn’t get any smoother than Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter’s long awaited album ‘Random Access Memories’. ‘R.A.M.’ takes you to familiar territories, most resembling ‘Discovery’ but it spreads apart from all their previous work at the same time. Perhaps this is because every instrument was recorded live rather than the duo sampling everything, an audiophiles dream come true.

‘R.A.M.’ almost feels like Pink Floyd dancing with a meloncholy robot at times and that’s not a bad thing because it gives ‘R.A.M.’ a powerful emotion that makes our favorite robots feel very human. Perhaps that is the overall experience of Daft Punk’s music over the years? A tale of two robots becoming human; a modern tale of Pinnochio through music. ‘R.A.M.’ is a freak science project of beautiful noise demonstrated by warm-hearty analog sounds in an all out attention to detail production that would even make Einstein blush.

Listening to the album with headphones is digging for ear gold with the assemblings of rich guitar tones, colorful vocals, sizzlingly-sharp percussions, well arranged orchestrals, and a surprisingly subtle offerings of the synth.

All in all, ‘Random Access Memories’ will bore the hell out of “The Teenage Mutant Neon-Glowing Candy-Kids” or whatever they are called and that is fine with me since ‘R.A.M.’ separates Daft Punk from acts like Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, and whomever is taking over the latest circuit of dance music trends. Good riddance. However don’t expect “in your face” ground-breaking dance music since most of the album is a slow jam of sorts. ‘R.A.M.’ is like an oxy-moron of an album but it all works to the eleventh degree. Whatever that may mean to you, just pop in the album, soak in the charm of Daft Punk’s sound, and as my roommate says, it’s “spooky-funkasauras”. Kudos and happy listening.


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Krewella ‘Play Hard’ EP http://effortchicago.com/krewella-play-hard-ep/ http://effortchicago.com/krewella-play-hard-ep/#comments Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:10:49 +0000 http://effortchicago.com/?p=2137

I am so proud of our friends in Krewella. They have really come a long way since we booked them for our parties before anyone else did (years ago actually). Now they’re touring the world and playing with some of the biggest names in the industry at premier night clubs and some of the biggest music festivals around. Krewella dropped their first EP ‘Play Hard’ and you can listen to it in its entirety below. Make sure to purchase the entire album at Beatport here!

I just want to note as a fellow music producer and friend, big ups to Kris aka Rainman or BLUBLKR. He really took his production to a new level with Krewella. He can be very versatile with his style, ranging from pop, hip hop, electro, house, moombah, and of course dubstep. Starting out as a kid in a metal/garage band in high school, Kris mastered his production skills in EDM since starting out in his basement apartment back in mid 2000’s. Thank you Kris for pushing the boundaries here in Chicago and the rest of the world! Big ups my friend!

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Ghosthouse “Stop Drop & Roll” http://effortchicago.com/ghosthouse-stop-drop-roll/ http://effortchicago.com/ghosthouse-stop-drop-roll/#comments Thu, 24 May 2012 02:25:21 +0000 http://effortchicago.com/?p=2123

You know summer has arrived when songs like “Stop Drop & Roll” by Ghosthouse comes out. It’s my jam of the summer, it’s official! Ghosthouse is a Chicago band made of Chuck New, Jimmy Con, and Dylan Hyde Castle. Their sound is the product of Prince and Chromeo having a musical orgy but with Chicago flavoring that adds extra funkiness to it. If you missed their epic set at North Coast last summer then  you can definitely catch Ghosthouse at Wave Front Music Festival this summer at Montrose Beach.

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Dani Deahl OneBeat Documentary http://effortchicago.com/dani-deahl-onebeat-documentary/ http://effortchicago.com/dani-deahl-onebeat-documentary/#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 18:58:52 +0000 http://effortchicago.com/?p=2117

Dani Deahl has been a busy girl lately. She dropped her single “Diplo Hates You” and now has a new single on its way with Sue Cho titled “Pocket Porn”. OneBeat.tv followed Dani around in California and put together this awesome documentary on how she came up with “Diplo Hates You”. The short documentary also focuses on the making of the music video and how Dani began DJing. OneBeat also attached the “Diplo Hates You” music video at the end of the documentary so make sure to stay tuned in as it features Oh Snap!, Diplo himself, and Pete Wentz of FallOutBoy.

Watch this video on YouTube.


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German Beatboxing Via Google Translate http://effortchicago.com/german-beatboxing-via-google-translate/ http://effortchicago.com/german-beatboxing-via-google-translate/#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 18:34:38 +0000 http://effortchicago.com/?p=2113

Who knew Google Translate could be so cool. Check out this link and listen to both translations. Pretty cool comparisons! Click here

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Fartstep Takes a Rip at Dubstep http://effortchicago.com/fartstep-takes-a-rip-at-dubstep/ http://effortchicago.com/fartstep-takes-a-rip-at-dubstep/#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 18:25:19 +0000 http://effortchicago.com/?p=2108

Is it hilarious, stupid, or plain awesome? Not sure if this video is real, but it is Gaslamp Killer with mixing and mastering credits from Grant Cornish. Looks legit but who knows, this is too crazy that we had to list it under the WTF? section! Enjoy!

Watch this video on YouTube.

HD Quality at http://vimeo.com/40566007

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Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup Announcement http://effortchicago.com/lollapalooza-2012-lineup-announcement/ http://effortchicago.com/lollapalooza-2012-lineup-announcement/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2012 18:58:48 +0000 http://effortchicago.com/?p=2092

You can wait for the official Lollapalooza 2012 lineup announcement tomorrow night at Debonair (21+, 10pm, 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave.) with local favorites & Lolla alums Greg Corner (Kill Hannah), Hollywood Holt, Zebo, Matt Roan, Chess Hubbard (Moneypenny), Team Bayside High, and Dani Deahl or spoil the fun by reading ahead.

There will be more added to the lineup including a winning contestant DJ via Lolla Remix Throwdown which is happening in its fourth year in a row. Aspiring producers and DJ’s get ready to throw down!


Below is a rumored 2012 Lollapalooza lineup.

Black Sabbath * Red Hot Chili Peppers * The Black Keys
Jack White * Justice * At The Drive-In * Avicii
Florence + The Machine * The Shins * Passion Pit
Sigur Ros * The Weeknd * M83 * Miike Snow

Afghan Whigs * Bloc Party * Franz Ferdinand * Kimbra
J. Cole * Childish Gambino * Metric * The Gaslight Anthem
Delta Spirit * The Temper Trap * Die Antwoord
Wale * Dawes * tUnE-yArDs * The Head & The Heart
The Big Pink * Twin Shadow * The Tallest Man On Earth
Toro Y Moi * Dr. Dog * Of Monsters And Men
Gary Clark Jr. * Alabama Shakes * Frank Ocean
Amadou & Mariam * Band Of Skulls * SBTRKT

Tame Impala * The Walkmen * JJ Grey and MOFRO
Fun. * Neon Indian * Dum Dum Girls * Washed Out
Aloe Blacc * Trampled By Turtles * Bear In Heaven
Blind Pilot * Chairlift * The Black Angels
Yellow Ostrich * GIVERS * Polica * Sharon Van Etten
Bombay Bicycle Club * White Rabbits * Doomtree
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis * Obehofer * The Devil Makes Three
The War On Drugs * Michael Kiwanuka * O Rappa
Bowebirds * Orchard Lounge * Mona * The Growlers
Hey Rosetta! * JEFF The Brotherhood * Anamanaguchi
First Aid Kit * Wax * FIDLAR * JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound
Milo Greene * Los Jaivas * Kopecky Family Band
The Jezabels * LP * Yuna * Walk Off The Earth
Animal Kingdom * Dev * The Sheepdogs * The Dunwells
DJ Mel * Empires * Kevin Devine * Dry The River
Helena * Haley Reinhart * Imaginary Cities * Overdoz
Ambassadors * DJ Zebo * Chancellor Warhol
Laura Warshunter * Red Oblivion * And much more!

At Perry’s:
Bassnectar * Kaskade * Santigold * Knife Party
Calvin Harris * NERO * Zed’s Dead * Big Gigantic

Skream & Benga * Little Dragon * Porter Robinson
Sub Focus * Madeon * Zedd * Lolla Remix Throwdown!

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Four Year Old Producer! http://effortchicago.com/four-year-old-producer/ http://effortchicago.com/four-year-old-producer/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2012 06:08:32 +0000 http://effortchicago.com/?p=2088

Watch out world because this four year old is going to take over the world one day with his off the wall production style. His name is KJ and he’s been playing with a keyboard since he was born. Watch the video below!

Watch this video on YouTube.

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Dani Deahl ft. Oh Snap! “Diplo Hates You” (Punky Fresh Remix) http://effortchicago.com/dani-deahl-ft-oh-snap-diplo-hates-you-punky-fresh-remix/ http://effortchicago.com/dani-deahl-ft-oh-snap-diplo-hates-you-punky-fresh-remix/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2012 04:49:55 +0000 http://effortchicago.com/?p=2084

Check out Punky Fresh’s remix of “Diplo Hates You” by Dani Deahl. It features vocals from Oh Snap! This remix is banging so party on!


Watch the official music video below:

Watch this video on YouTube.

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