Time: August 11 at 10:00pm – August 12 at 4:00am
Evil Olive and Allay Soul Present:
Hope you are well, one of Chicago’s Beloved and Heavy Hitting Djs DIZ celebrates his birthday with us at Evil Olive, he is Joined by CZR, Jon Huang and Sean Strange. text me to get in free 312 208 7458 =)
…Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
If life is about “being in the right place at the right time,” then Diz’s timing could not have been better. Born and raised in Chicago, the original epicenter of the House Music uni-verse, his adolescence coincided with the beginnings of that city’s legendary scene. Nowadays, if you mention Diz’s name amongst House aficionados, you are almost cer-tain to hear adoration and respect for his insane DJ skills, stage presence, and warm-hearted personality.
Diz’s musical influences started at home, where his mother’s love for Jazz led him to pursue the saxophone for many years. His DJ beginnings were about whatever he could get his hands on, like Disco and old Breaks records inherited from family members. When he was 14, his older brother took him to The Music Box, where Diz witnessed the true potential of House Music: to affect people’s emotions and bring them together on a collective journey. He’s been striving to do just that ever since, and in the process, has become a faithful participant in the music, the culture, and the times.
Throughout high school, he frequented parties featuring DJs such as Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Farley and many other masters, and finally had a chance to break into the scene at age 19 after meeting contemporaries Mark Farina, Derrick Carter and Spencer Kincey (Gemini). His early gigs were at Alcazar with Gemini, and at one-off parties. At his Wicker Park loft, what started as a means of paying the rent developed into a two-year run as a nightclub, featuring Diz, Farina and Mark Grant on the decks. Soon after-wards, he and his friends took over Shelter, one of the city’s “most severe night spots.” >From roughly 1993-98, Diz was the Friday resident at Shelter, and the Saturday resi-dent at Red Dog alongside Johnny Fiasco, and since then has held many residencies at other legendary Chicago spots.
In 1995, Diz accepted a job working for his brother’s friend, Anthony Pearson (Chez Damier), at PRESCRIPTION (the label founded by Chez and Ron Trent). PRESCRIP-TION conducted distribution business with CAJUAL, and that is how Diz met his future producing partner and close friend, Joshua (whose nickname as fate would have it, was “Iz”).
In 1995, Iz n Diz produced their first record together, “Ghosts in Detroit,” released on PRESCRIPTION’s sub-label, BALANCE. A year later, Joshua/Iz moved back to San Francisco, but he and Diz maintained a close friendship over the years and continue to produce together for labels like CLASSIC, AESOTERIC, GUIDANCE, TWEEKIN’, SIL-VER NETWORK, and PANHANDLE.
CZRhas become world-renowned for his skills as a DJ, producer, songwriter, and remix artist. For years, CZRs music has graced the ears of listeners worldwide. Some of the most respected international notables such asBad Boy Bill, Carl Cox, Daft Punk, Erick Morillo, Ian Pooley, Harry “Choo Choo” Romero, Moby,andDJ Sneakcan be found spinning CZRs tracks from continent to continent. Equally as impressive are his collaborations with artists such asBeyonce, Bob Sinclar, Brandy, Eddie Amador, Enrique Iglesias, Eric B and Rakim, Jordan Knight,and Latin artistLos Ilegales.
CZR has managed to establish himself as one of the most influential House producers in the world. With countless original production, as well as, high-profile remix projects for universally respected labels likeSubliminal, Defected, Interscope, Arista, LogicandWarner Bros,CZR has reached the masses. His ability to consistently produce quality pieces of music that appeal to DJs and dance floors alike is unmatched. He has been blessed with the ability to create dance floor anthems proven to stand the test of time. Prominent CZR production work include notable tracks like:This Is House Music, Bringin the Funk, Bad Enough, Chicago Southside, Structure, Something for the Dance floor, & I Want You.
Demand for his DJ sets has resulted in tours throughout theU.S., Europe, Columbia, Mexico, Canadaand theMediterranean(including industry landmarks likePacha in Ibiza,andMinistry of Sound in London).With an impressive list of original tracks and remix productions, the demand grows more every day proving CZR is truly a House music icon.www.czrmuzik.com
Jo Jo baby, Christopher Banks, Jonathan Lopez,
Eugene, Marion, Rachel, Eric Bollard and Rick of Allay Soul
Taking Place at:
1551 W. Division
9PM – 4AM
Text (312) 208-7458 for free & reduced admission
*If you are expecting over 7 guests, message Rick (Allay Soul)
for details on how to get a wristband for free shots till 12am! =)