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Foodman - Orange Milk; Japan / DJ Fulltono - Booty Tune / Traxman / Diamond Soul InterestedGoingInvite


  • The Empty Bottle 1035 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)

9PM / $10 / 21+
食品まつりa.k.aFOODMAN
DJ Fulltono
TRAXMAN
DIAMOND SOUL

FOODMAN is a delightfully weird and wonderful offering from Yokohama, Japan specializing in experimental juke/footwork. Since releasing his first cassette in 2012 through Orange Milk, Takahide Higuchi aka FOODMAN has become an unofficial ambassador for Japan's left-field electronic music scene. He is recognized for mixing juke/footwork, minimal electronics, and avant-garde pop and collage sounds with an irreverence and sense of exploration that is distinctly Japanese. That adventurous nature continues on his latest album Ez Minzoku (which translates to Easy Ethnic) with its use of bright, plastic-sounding MIDI instruments and extreme negative space minimalism. Juxtaposed against blasts of harmony a hazy vestigial juke vibe, Ez Minzoku sounds like a new micro-genre of its own. 

DJ- track maker DJ FULLTONO comes from the Kansai region, Japan. He runs the label Booty Tune and hosts the a party SOMETHINN. FULLTONO is a prolific writer of Juke/Footwork for international medias. Based in Juke / Footwork, his voracious style includes Ghettotech, Electro, Chicago House, and so on. He provides Planet Mu and Hyperdub with privilege DJ MIX CDs. 

In Oct. 2015, he released his 6th EP My Mind Beat Vol.02.Specializing in the uniquely Chicago hip-hop/house subgenre of Footwork, CORNELIOUS FERGUSON, aka TRAXMAN, is a West Side DJ and producer who prides himself on always being at the forefront of the movement. 

DIAMOND SOUL aka Alex Colombo finds footwork music at it's most warped and abstracted, the underlying triplet rhythms often acting as a ghost floating below the sonics above