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Sep
30
to Oct 1

20 Years of Rush Hour: Antal & Ron Trent

Saturday, September 30th • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM

We celebrate 20 years of Rush Hour, the renowned Dutch record label and distributor based in Amsterdam, with label co-founder Antal and Chicago's Ron Trent. 

Antal has gained acclaim not only through the running of his label, but also through his incredible and diverse record collection on display in his DJ sets. Ron Trent is a legend of house music in his own right, having made his mark on dance music history with the founding of the Prescription imprint in 1993. He recently released a 24-track compilation of some its finest cuts, "Prescription: Word, Sound, and Power," on Rush Hour earlier this year. He joins Antal for what promises to be a musically unique and adventurous night.

Advance Tickets: residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?994110

Antal ( Rush Hour | Amsterdam )
rushhour.nl
soundcloud.com/antalrushhour

Ron Trent ( Prescription, Rush Hour | NYC )
soundcloud.com/musicandpower
discogs.com/artist/693-Ron-Trent

Adrian Loving ( DC )
adrianloving.com

Green Room:
Sassmouth ( God Particle, As You Like It | Chicago )
soundcloud.com/sassmouth

Navbox ( Flash | DC )
residentadvisor.net/dj/navbox
soundcloud.com/navbox

Flash Bar: 
DJ Oso Fresh (ESL | DC) 
https://soundcloud.com/dj_oso_fresh

DJ SOUL (Dusk | DC)
https://www.facebook.com/DJ-SOUL-317151911701535/

ANTAL:
As a DJ and ‘musicologist’, there are few more serious than Antal. Trying to sum up the musical world of the Rush Hour founder with a few loose signifiers like house or techno would be futile.
Sure, everyone in the industry claims to have been music obsessives since youth, but few have taken it as far as this Dutchman. As a DJ who prefers proper tools like E&S or Rane rotary mixers and Dope Real isolators, since 1996 he has played all across Europe, Australia, Asia and both North and South America. Unlike many, though, he has a wealth and depth of music to call on that is so vast you never quite know what you are going to get: he is as comfortable spinning Chicago and Detroit influenced house as he is rare Afro funk, forgotten disco and everything in between.
Of course, Antal also runs the mighty Rush Hour Records in Amsterdam with a close group of hard working people. It’s a vast empire that encompasses a reliable distribution wing, sub label Kindred Spirits as well as a much-loved record store chock full of vinyl bought during on- going crate digging trips around the world. The label, meanwhile, releases house and techno from the vanguard at the same time as re- issuing long forgotten classics that serve to educate whole new generations about what has gone before. You could say Antal himself serves the same purpose when DJing.

RON TRENT:
A perennial presence in music since the early 90's, Ron Trent pulls no punches!

Considered to be one of the architects of the Chicago music scene, Ron studied and collected various types of music as a young boy, taking cues from his father who ran a record pool in the late 70’s. Later, becoming a respected DJ in his early teens in the mid 80’s. Ron began to work on his own productions, which lead to his first release, the highly recognized classic "Altered States" in 1990, giving him international acclaim. Through his 13 year old Prescription Records, Ron has notched up an extensive back catalogue of his own productions and introduced several key players. Prescription Records is widely regarded as one of the most influential Deep House imprints of the period.

In the early 90's, Ron collaborated with House/R&B team Hula & Fingers, producers for Jive records and production credits with Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Kool Mo D, High Five, Lidell Townsend and MTF. Under the direction of Hula & Fingers, Ron began to develop his skills as a producer and musician by incorporating his training as a percussionist along with developing skills on the keyboards. After several releases on Club Records, Hula & Fingers classic imprint, Ron went on to form his own label with renowned vocalist/producer Chez Damier.

In 1993, Ron and Chez began creating the template for what would become the signature Prescription sound, eventually finding it's way into various remix and writing production hits, and implementing the conception of Prescription Records. Prescription Records, together with it's sister label Balance, introduced the likes of Anthony Nicholson, Abacus, Glen Underground (CVO), Moody Man, Norma Jean Bell, Joshua, Peven Everett, Rob Mello, and Luke Solomon to the world. During its course, Prescription Records became known for issuing superbly produced, often epic dance music by drawing influences from all over the globe and delighting club goers, as well as DJs with its highly unique sound.

Ron's sound expanded in 1997 with the release of the dance classic "Ncame U”. With writing partner Anthony Nicholson, famed vocalist D'bora, and Peven Everett on trumpet, this record launched Ron onto the NYC dance scene. After Ron's move to NYC, he quickly gained respect as a DJ/Producer by doing various gigs at Body and Soul, Shelter and hosting his own events at the legendary nightclub Vinyl in downtown Manhattan.

Ron’s DJ and production skills caught the attention of the owners of Giant Step. Together, they began to create a new sound that would lead the way for the future of Giant Step the club and Giant Step the label. In 2000, Ron started his residency with Giant Step at Shine, bringing forth a fusion of Neo Soul, Jazz Funk and World music, while merging it into a dance formula. The party, “Giant Step Weekly Sessions”, sponsored by Levi's and Evian, played host to many loyal weekly followers. With Ron's vast knowledge of music and Giant Step’s thirst for the cutting edge, the event became one of the most top rated nights in NYC.

Ron's in house productions on the Giant Step/Sony label, featured artists such as Amel Larrieux, Jody Watley, Anastacia, Donnie, Carl Hancock Rux, Lina, Jill Scott, Eyrkah Badu just to name a few. His productions lead him to work with other greats including Tony Allen, Chucho Valdes, Papa Weba, 4Hero, Amp Fiddler, Groove Collective, as well as various other world artists

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

Crate Diggers LA: Free Record Fair & After Party

Crate Diggers Record Fair After Party LA October 14th 2017 Danny Krivit Ron Trent Zernell Flyer

Discogs Presents Crate Diggers LA: {Free} Record Fair & After Party on Saturday October 14th at Lot 613
FREE ENTRY
Record Fair 12pm - 6pm
After Party 10pm - 4am

Over 30+ Record Vendors & Featuring an After Party lineup of:

Danny Krivit | Body & SOUL718 Sessions | NYC
Ron Trent | Music and Power | Chicago
Zernell | Grimy Edits| Chicago/LA

Cachet (The Infusion Project
Masha (Dig Deeper LANTS Radio
Jen Ferrer (dublab / Far Away)
Jeremy Sole (Worldwide FM)
Kristi Lomax (KPFK)
Scott K. (boxmusic | WOTN) 

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Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Audiophile 80s New Wave Edition

  • Cerise Rooftop @ Virgin Hotels Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Audiophile 80s New Wave @ Cerise Rooftop 10th Sept 2017

Audiophile is back this Sunday! Come on down to Virgin Hotels Chicago to what is known as the flyest day party in Chicago. This Audiophile will take you back to the 80's and New Wave music; Trust me you'll be in good hands while on this musical journey, our musical practitioners Ron Trent, Duane Powell, and Kwest_On will be on deck setting the tone and frequency of the day. Audiophile Sunday, Virgin Hotels Chicago 2nd Floor (not the rooftop this time).
Have fun and dress up...80's Style.

Free Entry 

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'We Speak Music' - 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party After Party
Jul
15
to Jul 16

'We Speak Music' - 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party After Party

'We Speak' 2017 Silver Room Block Party After Party Flyer

Come and celebrate the 2017 Silver Room Block Party at the Promontory! Tickets are $20 on the door only, make sure you come early to avoid disappointment. 

>>>Music By<<<
Ron Trent (Prescription Records/MUSICANDPOWER/Electric Blue World)

>>>Opening Set<<<
Elvis Armstrong

>>>Hosted By<<<
Eric Williams (The Silver Room)
Robert Williams (US Studio/The Warehouse/Muzic Box)

Strictly 21s and over, ID essential.

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Audiophile Gemini Birthday Celebration
Jun
4
2:00pm 2:00pm

Audiophile Gemini Birthday Celebration

Audiophile Gemini Birthday Celebration Ron Trent Chicago

Audiophile is back for another season. Come shake off the droll winter at the best day party in the city.


This is a special edition as we celebrate the Birthday's of Rob McKay, Jeanette Fernandez and Ron Trent.

Music By the Audiophile Family Duane Powell and DJ Kwest-on>>>

3 Rules:

1.Dance
2.Drink
3.Have a good time>>>>

Stay Tuned to upcoming events we are back in action. See you soon.

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African Blues (The Reprise) Silver Room Block Party Launch Party
May
13
to May 14

African Blues (The Reprise) Silver Room Block Party Launch Party

Join us in celebrating the return of African Blues and the launch of the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party, with Ron Trent and Joe Claussell (all night long!) with very special guest Kahil El Zbar performing live.

Tickets $15 early bird, $20 in advance. Click here to purchase yours now to reserve your space.

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Prescription Underground Presents: Robert Williams Birthday Celebration With Special Guest Nicky Siano
Mar
11
to Mar 12

Prescription Underground Presents: Robert Williams Birthday Celebration With Special Guest Nicky Siano

Prescription Underground will be celebrating of the birthday of one of the pivotal figures in underground music culture, Mr. Robert Williams, former owner of the Warehouse and Muzic Box. This event is in conjunction with the Frankie Knuckles Foundation, with music provided by Ron Trent and special guests.

Tickets are $15 in advance online only, click here to purchase yours now.

Strictly over 21s only, ID essential.

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SODA Presents: Prescription Underground X Vega Records - ‘Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII’ Grammy Nomination Celebration Event
Feb
10
to Feb 11

SODA Presents: Prescription Underground X Vega Records - ‘Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII’ Grammy Nomination Celebration Event

Prescription Underground and Vega Records have come together to bring you a rare night of music and live performances at Fais Do-Do, Los Angeles, in honour of Louie Vega's nomination in the 'Best Dance/Electronic Album' category at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Powered by Pioneer.

>>> Host <<< 

DJ Basil Thomas and Fusicology

>>> DJ Sets <<<

Louie Vega

Ron Trent 

Anane Vega

Marques Wyatt

DJ Basil Thomas

>>> Live Performances <<<

Josh Milan & Vikter Duplaix

+ Live art installation by Tyler Gibney and The HVW8 team

Tickets $20 Online Pre-Sale

Click here purchase tickets. Strictly over 21s only, ID essential

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Disco :  An Artist Talk & Panel Discussion
Jul
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

Disco : An Artist Talk & Panel Discussion

Opening Reception Event>>>>>.
The 13th Annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party

In honor of Frankie Knuckles. We take a look into the world of "Disco" and the underground music scene through the lens of Author Bill Berstein and his Book titled "Disco" Along with a panel Q&A of Chicago's and NYC's luminaries of the era.

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