SOUND is proud to take you on another journey, deeper into the world of quality underground electronic music with Chicago Native and female DJ up and comer...
An artist waiting in the shadows in Chicago, Kate Simko stepped in to the light in 2011, pushing boundaries and leaving an indelible mark of individuality and inspiration on dance floors worldwide. To start, Kate released her acclaimed debut album ‘Lights Out’ earlier this year on Berlin's esteemed Hello?Repeat label. An artistic statement that bridged her diverse love of house, tech-house, minimal, ambient, and beyond, this is an LP in the classic sense - an album to be played from start to finish.
Getting her start stateside alongside Matthew Dear, Ryan Elliott, and the Spectral Sound family, Kate has quietly, yet consistently, established herself as one of the standout artists in the United States. A diverse musician, Kate's projects have ranged from solo piano compositions, to remixing Philip Glass, to composing a feature-length film score, to rocking jackin’ DJ sets, and producing intricate dance music. Her unique background has led to a distinctive sound that has carved her niche in dance music's avant garde, while her live set and DJ sets have continued to light up dance floors across the globe.
With support by the artist formerly known as Briski, Brian Bejarano
Nicknamed "Briski" by his father (pronounced Bri-skee), Brian Bejarano worked beyond a casual encounter with sound in Dallas, England, and San Francisco, taking a deep dive into the dark pool of music to feed the emotional, soulful and spastic sides of his adult nature. His young journeys drew him to throw and attend undergrounds and house parties; to buy and listen to psychedelic rock jams and Wicked tracks (beginning with Jeno, Garth, Thomas, Markie and Doc Martin; all bearing an indelible imprint on him); to scoop old-school tapes of '90s mixes that hoisted the shimmy at his smaller shindigs as he rounded out his sound.
And kicking the party of right is Chicago transplant, SF's latest and greatest addition Tyrel Williams
Considered one of Chicago’s next DJ’s leading the way. Tyrel began mixing records in 1999. Soon later, he landed a job at Gramaphone Records where he built his arsenal of music. For the past 2 years he had a residency at Smartbar called “Acid Test”, which is an all vinyl event dedicated to the true art form of the DJ. Guests have included: Miles Maeda, Joshua (IZ), Derrick Carter, and Tevo Howard. Currently he has a residency with Justin Long for his .Dotbleep night at Smartbar and is working alongside Jeff Mills / Axis Reecords