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Smartbar Resident DJ and Producer Chrissy Returns with a New Cool Ranch 12"

'Cool Ranch Vol. 2' drops July 17.
Britt Julious
7.1.17
Features

Black Promoters Are Taking Back Chicago's Nightlife

Musicians and event creators are fighting systematic racism by creating spaces for themselves.
Britt Julious
4.27.17
Features

Sassmouth Loves Old Songs that Sound New and New Songs that Sound Old

The Last Record: Chicago-based DJ, producer and label boss Sassmouth has a lot to share about her recent purchases.
Britt Julious
3.5.17
rave curious

Chrissy Isn't Afraid To Name and Shame

The Smart Bar resident lights up the illicit underground on this episode of the Rave Curious Podcast
Joshua Glazer
3.2.17
thump news

Daphne Series Celebrating Women and Non-binary Artists Adds Elysia Crampton, Nina Kraviz and More

The series expands to include one month of programming.
Britt Julious
2.5.17
Features

Chicago’s Hugo Ball Creates “Security and Safety” in an Increasingly Frightening World

The long-running monthly dance party is dedicated to the freedom of personal expression for its DJs and partygoers.
Britt Julious
1.29.17
thump news

Nina Kraviz, Jane Fitz, and More Billed for Smartbar's Daphne 2017 Series

The event series celebrating women and non-binary artists returns for year three.
Krystal Rodriguez
1.26.17
Features

Jason Kendig Thinks There's No Such Thing as Too Much Atmospheric Techno

The Last Record: The Honey Soundsystem regular and Smartbar resident selected The Black Madonna, Savile, and Skudge.
Britt Julious
11.20.16
Features

The Last Record: Olin Picks House and Techno-Heavy Gems

The Smartbar talent buyer and producer shares the last records he purchased.
Britt Julious
6.26.16