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The southside of Chicago has long been a hotbed for the up‐and‐coming talent and the newest trends in dance music. Setting the pace for the current Chicago sound is its newest favorite sons ‐ Ghetto Division ‐ who are making their “own lane in the club music game.” Native‐born Chicagoian Eddie Regalado Jr, AKA DJ Rampage is one of the crew’s most renowned producers. His newest release ‐ The War EP, out on Nightshifters ‐ has set the standard for the future sound of Chicago, with its blend of rave, bmore, ghetto‐house and dubstep. From humble beginnings as a mobile DJ, he’s become a seasoned veteran of Chicago’s club and party scene, taking the decks in the mid‐90’s to craft a unique style inspired by the city’s own house music. Since then he’s collected influences as easily as praise, combining a love for the recent electro, dubstep, bassline, wobble sound with respect for drum n’ bass, disco, techno, as well as the odd bit of funk, film soundtracks and video game sound effects. A Rampage production is likely to be energetic, house‐influenced, and unpredictable, yet above all, quintessentially Chicagoian. In an effort to promote this forward‐thinking style, Rampage along with Charlie Glitch, Maddjazz and Rob Threezy formed the DJ/production crew known as Ghetto Division, and together have exposed their characteristic sound to the dance music scene. And the scene is listening. Besides a highly‐publicized alliance with the New Jersey / Philadelphia based Brick Bandits, Rampage has shared the decks with celebrated and infamous trendsetters by the likes of Diplo, DJ Sega, Toy Selectah, AC Slater, Flosstradamus, and made clubs bang across California and the Midwest, as well as SXSW, Canada, Mexico & Europe.