Roy Davis Jr
SEPT 29, 2017 -- Doors @ 10PM
FREE w OCID / $10 without
ROY DAVIS JR was introduced to dance music in the late 1980’s by legends as DJ Pierre, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Marshall Jefferson and Lil’ Louis. Davis began mixing when he was 13, mixing breaks, disco and then years later, house, techno and acid.
The big turning point for Roy Davis Jr. was in 1993. While in college he was asked to work as and A&R scout for Strictly Rhythm in NYC. From there he became a member and producer for the group 'Phuture', started his own sub-label called Red Cat records, released the 1996 hit 'Gabriel' on Large Music and XL Recordings, and moved on to work with a startstudded lineup including The Believers, Omar-S, and Daft Punk's label. Besides Roy's long standing dedication to underground dance music and touring throughout the world as a DJ, Davis has also created records for Eric Benet/Faith Evans, Mary J. Blidge, Seal, Patti LaBelle, Terry Dexter, Christina Milian and Morcheeba.
7 albums deep and hundreds of records to his name Davis continues to innovate a sound which is so integral to Chicago's history. Recent collaborations with Zed Bias on SWAMP81, a recent reissue on Dutch label Clone and continued touring throughout Europe and and the rest of the world goes to prove Roy is not afraid to experiment in an ever changing world of house and techno. Roy Davis Jr. is currently planning the re-launch of his ---inaugural label Undaground Therapy Muzik whilst working on his next studio album.
ABBY, the genre-hopping DJ based between Detroit and New York, has an ear for the absurd. Over the last year, she's used her Soundcloud account as the home for a series of extraterrestrial mixes that run the gamut between contemporary club constructions, blistered noise, and sci-fi synth work, uniting disparate and asynchronous sounds under titles like "Probed: The Encounter" and "I Dance Like Shrek." She's a friend of the euphoric downers over at NYC label PTP, and their catalog gives something of an indication of what you can expect from an ABBY blend, disorienting and surprising sounds that threaten to suck all the air of the room before filling it back up with helium.