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SPENCE:CHICAGO

LOCATION: CHICAGO, USA

STYLES: Classic to Modern Underground House


“I mix a blend of soulful & intense high-energy underground house music as if my very life depended on it… I still get butterflies in my stomach before I mix live because I approach every set as if it is my last one on Earth and I have to make it count! … FOR THE LOVE OF HOUSE.

~ March 2013 H2S (House Head Speaks) DJ of the Month
~ March 2010 ‘InSoulWeTrust’ House Music DJ Competition Winner (1,911 votes)
~ Invited to be one of 40 Team Members of the now-defunct ‘Traxsource OneUnderground’
~ Creator of www.Undergroundhouse.tv (born Halloween 2010)

LIVE VENUES:
Exit, Juniors, Lokal, Stay, Parlour, Doctoberfest, Golan Studios, Victor Hotel, The Zoo, Paramount Room, Thirteen Asian Tapas, House of Sol 2013, K2 and many Chicago-land parties/events

RADIO/INTERNET RESIDENCIES:

Resident DJ – www.UNDERGROUNDHOUSE.TV (USA-based) 2010-present (Floating air dates, check schedule for show times)
Resident DJ – WCRX 88.1 FM CHICAGO ‘Masters In The Mix’ (Chicago) 2009-2013
Resident DJ – NEWAGESOUL.com (2009-2011)
Resident DJ - PIRATE 91.0 FM (Chios, NE Aegean, Greek Isles) 2008-2012
Hot Mix DJ - CHITOWNVIBES.com (Chicago) 2009-present
Resident DJ – HOUSE MUSIC SOCIAL NETWORK (European-based) 2012

PAGES:
https://www.facebook.com/DJSPENCECHICAGO ;
https://twitter.com/DJSPENCECHICAGO ;
http://www.undergroundhouse.tv/ ;
http://www.facebook.com/UNDERGROUNDHOUSE.TV ;

ABOUT:

I have always been a House Head and watched Derrick Carter, Lego, Justin Long, Mark Farina and many others mix in such classic Chicago clubs as Shelter, Red Dog, Kaboom, and of course Smart Bar. I learned how to work the decks after a chance meeting with Chicago DJ Thelonious Funk turned into an offer of free lessons. I soon decided to spend months of highly focused listening to the most classic 70′s/80′s Disco tracks and 80′s House tracks so that I could gain a substantial understanding of the basic elements of House Music: The various samples, instruments, vocals, arrangements, sound efx, drum patterns, keys and drum machines. I began to hear the music in a different way… being able to hear those classic elements used, referenced, echoed, sampled and/or simply hinted at in 90′s House right up to the most modern releases has allowed me to sink into a deeper & more meaningful connection with House Music. That summer I landed my first real gig at Victor Hotel and I have spun at various Chicago clubs, parties and event ever since.

Former guitarist in various Chicago rock bands (Bodhisattva, Octopussy), former owner of Chicago underground rock label Urban Legends Records (The Wesley Willis Fiasco, Trailer Hitch, etc.), previously a writer for various underground punk/rock/alternative music ‘zines.

INFLUENCES/FAVORITES: 90′s House, Kerri Chandler, DJ Sneak, Lovebirds,Phil Weeks, Davidson Ospina, Lego, Danny J Lewis, Jeremy Sylvester, Soulman T, Frankie Knuckles, Louie Vega, MAW, George Benson, Pete Rock, Notorious B.I.G.

BOOKING/REPRESENTATION: djspencechicago@gmail.com or undergroundhouse.tv.info@gmail.com

SPREADING HOUSE VIBES.... LESSSS GOOOOO!!!!!!!

SPENCE:CHICAGO   SPENCE, Chicago, baby!, United States

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