Here’s a mix I did for the Secret Gentlemen’s Chiditarod X checkpoint at Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park. It’s mostly tech-house with quite a few video game references and 8-Bit / chiptune stuff scattered about. And, well, people in costume swarming the place in droves. Quite fun.
Fight hunger this Saturday and partake in the spectacle of “probably the world’s largest mobile food drive.”
Chiditarod is an Epic Urban shopping cart race based on dog sled racing, a charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, talent show, fundraiser and chaos generator all in one. All proceeds benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the CHIditarod Foundation.
Donate at least $10 now to help SGC move up the leaderboard (currently 6th place).
This is a checkpoint for Chiditarod Chicago, so on Saturday there will be sweaty costumed people running around, food for purchase, arcade games to play, and an an actual race in progress. The soundtrack will be provided by real humans:
Catch the starting line at 12:30 pm at Wollcot and Hubbard to witness an effluence of creative costumed humanity setting off on their race courses. Racers will arrive at Emporium Arcade Bar around 1pm.
I’ll be playing an upbeat, dancable arcadely-themed set, with melodic minimal techno, 8bit, glitchy weirdness, IDM, etc. And playing some new Quantazelle tracks for fun. Yeehaw.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/364415780431841
WHAT: A day party at a barcade (Emporium) with lots of costumed fools running around playing games and racing shopping carts for charity, music and live video.
WHO: The Secret Gentlemen’s Club host their checkpoint at Emporium for Chiditarod X, featuring DJ sets by BenmaR and Liz Revision.
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2015. 1pm – 4pm
WHERE: Emporium, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60622
It’s less about computer geekery and more about consumer geekery: video games, sci-fi and so on, but features a rapping Seth Green and cameos by Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) and Stan Lee.