Chicago Skyway

“I’ve always considered myself a DJ first and a producer second. With all things I make, I’m trying to get a reaction from the crowd. I’ve tried to dissect some of the master producers from Chicago and Detroit especially, Larry Heard (aka Mr. Fingers), Lil Louis, DJ Rush, Pierre’s Phantasy Club, Armando, Cajmere, DJ Funk, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, etc.”

 

When and where were you born?
1974
Chicago, IL USA

Where do you currently live and work?
Chicago, IL USA

How long have you been practicing your craft?
25+ years

What inspires you?
Damp basements. Small clubs. Dancers. Music Making machines. Transportation. Chicago in general. 80s Video Games.

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How would you describe your style
/approach?
I’ve always considered myself a DJ first and a producer second. With all things I make, I’m trying to get a reaction from the crowd. I’ve tried to dissect some of the master producers from Chicago and Detroit especially, Larry Heard (aka Mr. Fingers), Lil Louis, DJ Rush, Pierre’s Phantasy Club, Armando, Cajmere, DJ Funk, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, etc.

What has been a defining moment in your career?
Being able to play outside of the U.S. frequently. It’s truly a dream come true for me. Also, to gain respect from some of my favorite producers in my own home town— that is priceless.

What are your future plans?
More music to shake asses. Travel more and a live set in the near future.

Can you leave us with some parting words or advice?
Stick to your guns. Try to learn as much as you can from everyone around you. Be yourself and it will shine through in you work.

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Where can people learn more about you and purchase your work?
http://northernpurpose.com/np24-chicago-skyway-podcast-mix/
http://infinitestatemachine.com/2010/11/30/guest-mix-chicago-skyway-in-context/
https://soundcloud.com/smartbarchicago/smart-mix-26-chicago-skyway
http://www.mixcloud.com/MidiDeux/podcast-78-chicago-skyway-mos-uzuri/
https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoSkyway
chicago_skyway@yahoo.com

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