Mister Joshua + Zebo (disco set)
Smart Bar Chicago | 3730 N. Clark St
10pm | 04.08.11 - TONIGHT!
It's always great to be able to return to Smart Bar. My first set ever there was opening for Jazzanova and since I've shared the booth with Hot Chip, Trus'me, the Twelves, Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem and many of my closest DJ confidantes here in the Windy City.
Tonight we get to log a new entry in the book with a set opening for the latest DFA darlings, Holy Ghost! The duo has been turning heads since 2007 when they dropped "Hold On," a track that has become a staple of any respectable indie disco set (whatever that means...). Since, Nick Milhiser and Alex Frankel have gone on to release a steady stream of potent remixes and stunning original tracks like "Say My Name" and, the latest, "Do It Again." Their debut self-titled album is out this month and chock full of the analog-infused deep disco and boogie that they've spent the last few years perfecting. They've even put together a full-fledged live show which debuted in opening sets for LCD Soundsystem last year and has now landed itself on tour supporting Cut Copy.
Sometime last year I had a chance to speak with Nick. Here's that interview: Dialogue Inc | Holy Ghost
And here's some of their new music:
Download: Holy Ghost - Do It Again
Download: Holy Ghost - Say My Name
Opening sets tonight come from myself and Zebo, a man who you wanna call Chicago's best kept secret, except we're not doing a good job keeping the secret. The man can seamlessly jump from reggae to dubstep to house to techno to hip-hop to b-more—sometimes in one night, sometimes over the course of a week. He does, after all, deejay an average of four nights a week. The man is incredibly talented and he's pulling out an entire disco set for this evening. A real treat.
—Joshua P. Ferguson