The second edition of D3 – Deconstruct Discover Detroit – Art & Music Series comes to Smart bar on Friday, June 25, 2010. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of techno, Chicago DJ Lady D, inspired by the connection of Detroit Techno and Chicago House, has put together an art and music series, D3. D3, championed by the D’Lectable Music label, promoter Volatl and artist collective Prak-sis, will reflect the history, esteem and future of the Detroit techno sound. Smart Bar is the exclusive host this quarterly series, and if the first edition in March is any indication, June, October and December are sure to be events to remember as well.

June’s D3 event will feature music from Monty Luke, Frederick Zahm and DJ Lady D. Art curated by the Prak-sis artists collective will adorn Smart Bar, reflecting the multimedia intersection of music and art. Tickets are $10 before midnight, $13 after. Smart Bar text message subscribers will receive $5 admission before 11pm. This event is 21 & over and starts at 10pm.

Monty Luke brings a funky, stripped down and eclectic sound from the underground of American dance music. Dubbed a favorite amongst DJ’s and ‘those that know’ for years, Monty has continued to set the bar high for himself, melding an upfront, electronic jack track mix style with an ear for the dancefloor. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Los Angeles, his background is the genesis of the broad musical scope he showcases as both DJ and producer. After gaining experience DJ’ing up and down the west coast, Monty moved to the SF Bay Area where he settled into a groove, regularly collaborating with crews/venues such as Pacific/Sunset, Blasthaus, The End Up, 1015 Folsom, Stompy, and [Kontrol].

In 2007 Monty teamed up with Stompy Hi-Fi resident DJ Tasho and dropped, Paranoid, which became the second release on Claude Von Stroke’s Mothership Music. Soon after, Monty provided vocals for several collaborations with Poland’s Catz n Dogz, most notably on Confused, which appeared on their full-length album, Stars of Zoo. In mid 2008, Monty made a move to Detroit, Michigan to work with his mentor, techno legend Carl Craig. As Craig’s right-hand man at Planet E Communications, Monty was able to receive the right kind of freedom and encouragement that led him back into the studio to produce Panik Attack, his follow-up to Paranoid, released on Mothership. In addition to doing more vocal work, he most recently released Art, Love & War on Planet E in December 2009. In 2010, Monty remains focused on bringing that raw, eclectic jack music to the world through both his DJ sets, and original productions.

Frederick Zahm hails from Sarreguemines, a small French town bordering Germany. From a very young age, Fred was been influenced by schranz and hardcore electronic music (Manu le Malin, dj Rush, Chris Liebing). After a few years going out to German clubs, he moved to Paris and started spinning records around 17. His music morphed into techno and finally minimal house techno. He had the opportunity to play in France and Germany before moving to Chicago two years ago. Currently in the Chicago, he became affiliated to the NBFC crew where he found his US family thanks to Sassmouth and Hej records (Punisher, John Overfiend). He founded the Souvenir parties in 2009 with his wife Noemi to promote French DJs and art in Chicago.

Known widely as Chicago’s Queen of House Music, Darlene Jackson aka Lady D has been rocking dance floors nationally and internationally since 1995. Influenced by legends and encouraged by House veterans, the Chicago House scene would be incomplete without Lady D. She made her name in the mid 90’s for being one of the first women DJ’s on the underground house scene in Chicago and grew to become one of the most respected industry players who continues to emerge from the Chicago House 3rd wave following in the steps of Derrick Carter, Diz, Sneak and Gene Farris among others. DJ Lady D is not limited by any preconceived notion of House—her sets drift seamlessly into territories other’s fear to tread. She moves playfully from tracks to vocals, from Boompty to Electro to jackin’ Tech House and back with finesse. Lady D has a unique way of not only making the mix sound good but also making these seemingly distinct genres feel like they actually belong together. She has played such places as Russia, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Thailand and extensively across the USA. Lady D marries the classic house tracks of Chicago’s past with the choicest four-to-the-floor stomps of today, and always throws down a soulful and sinful set. Recognized for her top-notch A&R, production and remixing talents as owner of D’lectable Music, Lady D is a tastemaker known for releasing some of the hottest records in House music over the past few years. Her abilities include production and remixing and she has collaborated with Ron Carroll, Demarkus Lewis, Common Factor and Mark Grant.

Friday, June 25th:
In Smart Bar… D3- Deconstruct, Discover Detroit Art & Music Series…
MONTY LUKE * FREDERICK ZAHM * DJ LADY D * featuring works from the Prak-sis Art Collective
$10 before midnight, $13 after ($5 before 11PM with text) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Techno, House


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Smart Bar is Chicago’s independent nightclub, celebrating over 25 years of showcasing new and exciting dance music and the most cutting edge DJ’s from around the globe. Smart Bar is located in the lower level of Metro, Chicago’s premier independent music venue, at 3730 North Clark Street. For more information call 773-549-0203 or visit www.smartbarchicago.com <http://www.smartbarchicago.com> .

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