CHICAGO, United States
SPENCE:CHICAGO ... just doing what I can to promote underground house sounds.
~ Creator of www.Undergroundhouse.tv (founded Halloween 2010)
~ Resident DJ on Grant Nelson's D3EP Radio Network (Thursdays 8pm CT/Fridays 2am GMT)
~ March 2013 H2S (HouseHeadSpeaks.com) 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’
Exit, Smart Bar, Output Lounge, Grandbar, evilOLIVE, Crocodile, Simone's, Juniors, Lokal, Stay, Parlour, Doctoberfest, Golan Studios, Victor Hotel, The Zoo, Paramount Room, Thirteen Asian Tapas, House of Sol 2013, House of Sol 2104, K2 and Chicago parties & events
Resident – www.UNDERGROUNDHOUSE.TV (USA-based) 2010-present (Floating air dates, check schedule for show times)
Resident - www.d3ep.com (London) Wednesdays 10pm CT (Chicago) / 4am GMT (London)
Resident – WCRX 88.1 FM CHICAGO ‘Masters In The Mix’ (Chicago) 2009-2013
Resident – NEWAGESOUL.com (2009-2011)
Resident - PIRATE 91.0 FM (Chios, NE Aegean, Greek Isles) 2008-2012
Resident – HOUSE MUSIC SOCIAL NETWORK (European-based) 2012
I have always been a house-head and I used to spend many weekends watching house djs working at such classic Chicago clubs as Shelter, Red Dog, Medusa’s, Crobar, Neo’s and 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.
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