Chicago, United States
“Rock music has always had a contentious relationship with club land, but these days, those barriers are all but non-existent. In Chicago, Heaven Malone has been a great contributor to breaking down the divide.”
- Time Out Chicago
From throwing Marilyn Manson’s absinthe fueled Mardi Gras party to having Justice spin a secret New Year’s Eve warehouse party, Heaven Malone has been influential in the Chicago underground music scene. Moving to Chicago from New Orleans in 2003, Heaven Malone quickly became immersed in Chicago’s industrial scene, producing events with classic acts such as Ministry, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and more. In 2005, as the electro scene started taking over the underground, Malone joined Kill Hannah’s Mat Devine in organizing the fashion & social collective known as Chicago Suicide Club. CSC’s notorious events soon became a reason people were moving to Chicago. CSC’s first event featured Peaches, followed over the years by Ladytron, Shiny Toy Guns, Jared Leto’s 30 Seconds to Mars, Marilyn Manson & culminating on New Year’s Eve 2009 with French electro pioneers Justice.
In 2009, Heaven Malone founded the influential weekly indie-electro party "Disappear Here" at Angels & Kings. This notoriously decadent Bret Easton Ellis inspired party featured up and coming DJs & producers such as Le Castle Vania, Lucky Date & Midnight Conspiracy, along with the occasional celebrity up for sacrifice. Following Disappear Here in 2010, Malone maintained a monthly residency at Beauty Bar Chicago called Die Tonight, which featured The xx, Kids at the Bar, The Hood Internet & Ladytron. With every month acting as Halloween, Die Tonight had seen it’s fair share of zombies and beach babes, meat cleavers and swimming pools, superheroes and sleepovers with professional movie makeup artists to cover them with gore and blood. In 2011, Malone managed and DJed the exclusive VIP lounge hidden deep inside The House of Blues for Girls & Boys Chicago, the first spinoff of the famous party at Webster Hall in New York City. Switch of Major Lazer, Felix Da Housecat, Passion Pit & Chromeo were just a few to grace the stage.
Heaven has DJed in New York City at Girls & Boys NYC and the notorious TRASH! party at Webster Hall, Los Angeles at A-list celebrity poolside hangout, Nightswim at The Hollywood Roosevelt, the high energy electro parties Lose Control 3 & Lose Control 4 at SXSW in Austin, TX, Mardi Gras & Halloween in New Orleans, the indie dance party Tigerbeats and legendary electro party Hands and Knees at The Barbary in Philadelphia, the decade long running indie party Lipgloss in Denver, Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theater, Lollapalooza After Parties hosted by Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman of Breaking Bad), The "It’s So Miami" Lollapalooza Artist VIP Lounge at The Hard Rock Hotel for Lollapalooza 2013.
2014 started off with Malone producing Bowie Ball sponsored by The Museum of Contemporary Art for “David Bowie Is...”, the multi-media museum fashion exhibition of acclaimed rocker David Bowie. Even David Bowie & his wife Iman posted about Bowie Ball across their social media accounts. Summer 2014 had Heaven Malone DJ his first European gigs at the official opening and closing galas of the celebrity studded Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France.
2015 began with a bang, timed with the closing of the #DavidBowieIs exhibition and Heaven Malone producing & DJing the last Bowie Ball of the season & David Bowie's Birthday Bash featuring actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire/Man of Steel) performing the songs of Lou Reed with Sons of the Silent Age (members of Morrissey & Ministry) performing the songs of David Bowie. And in Spring with Heaven's first DJ set in Bangalore, India.