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Wired Fridays


Every First and Third Friday, October 7-December 16, 2016

12 Noon-1pm

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Wired Fridays

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Wired Fridays is a Mid-day dance party series featuring DJs and electronic music.


Upcoming Schedule

DJ Hyperactive

October 7, 12 Noon-1pm

Chicago DJ and producer Joseph Manumaleuna, aka DJ Hyperactive, needs little introduction to those versed in the history of techno music. According to Resident Advisor, as one of Daft Punk’s “teachers” and “brother of the humble,” his contributions to the underground continue to span generations. After an absence from the city’s music scene, DJ Hyperactive returned to Chicago in 2013 to reconnect with his family and musical roots.


Elbert Phillips

October 21, 12 Noon-1pm

This native Chicagoan speaks to his listeners through musical selections in order to evoke feelings beyond the dance floor and to make a difference. He has performed sets for Giorgio Armani and was commissioned by Frederick Dunson of D/E Entertainment to play a birthday celebration for legendary DJ Frankie Knuckles.



November 4, 12 Noon-1pm

Born and raised in Chicago, Diz’s adolescence coincided with the beginnings of the city's legendary house music scene. Today, if you mention Diz's name amongst House aficionados, you are almost certain to hear adoration and respect for his DJ skills, stage presence and warm-hearted personality. Diz is currently on tour and working to finish a soon-to-be-released album with his good friend Iz.


DJ Heather

November 18, 12 Noon-1pm

DJ Heather is regarded as one of the premier DJs in the nation; she demonstrates her sharp deck acumen with verve and undeniable talent. With over 20 years of experience, DJ Heather has grown to become one of the Windy City’s main DJ exports. She is an artist who defies conformity, defines quality and continues to nurture her solid skills with the soul music of the technological generation.


Julius the Mad Thinker

December 2, 12 Noon-1pm

Julius the Mad Thinker (JtMT) is a dynamic music and event producer as well as a talented international DJ. Since the age of 17, Julius has distinguished himself in the industry as a true visionary with infectious energy and amazing music. His reputation for uniting music communities and launching premiere DJ music events has attracted worldwide respect. In 2009, Julius and business partner Jenn Hurst bridged DJ entertainment with unique travel concepts to form MCH (Mi Casa Holiday). In 2012, MCH achieved sold-out status and is the destination event of choice for music enthusiasts in the know.



December 16, 12 Noon-1pm

Heavily infused with the rhythms of the Afro-Latin diaspora, Excursions encompasses a variety of influences. Whether it’s Afro or broken beats, Latin or tech house, nu-soul or jazz-funk, Cordell Johnson and James Vincent bring it all together for dancers and music lovers seeking something new and exciting on the dance floor. With a primary directive of “building community thru music,” their collective experience as house music DJs establishes an outlet for a sound frequently associated with the New York underground dance scene.


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