DJ Mix | Matt Roan Bright Nites 4
Crossfader King's dapper dan drops his latest electro-disco workout.
by Joshua P. Ferguson
If you call Chicago home, or happen to be in town tomorrow night, there's one destination that should be bumped to the top of your list of nightlife stops: Studio Paris. Yes, it's a sparkler-clad bottle-service-fueled ultra lounge. Yes, that also means deep pockets will enhance your experience. But! Tomorrow, being a Wednesday, and Matt Roan, being the DJ, will make the experience more inviting and manageable than, say, your typical Saturday night.
The occasion? A special edition of Studio Sessions featuring Roan on the decks to pump up the debut of the latest volume of his party-ready Bright Nites mix series. Along with fellow Crossfader King royalty Emilio Abadia, the stylish selector manages the lion's share of DJ bookings for Studio Paris and its sister restaurants, including Paris Club (downstairs), Hub 51, its subterranean club Sub 51 and RPM Italian. A visit to any of these spots has a bit of Roan, Abadia and company's stamp on it.
Known as much for his extreme funkiness behind the turntables as his infectious personality—evidently, the dude's so hip, his ponytail even has its own Twitter feed which you can follow at @ROANytail—Matt Roan offers sets that are never shy on unbridled dance party magic. The Bright Nites series (and, naturally, its release party) sits somewhere between disco, indie dance, electro and clubby fist pumpers, which is not only what the A-list DJ does best, it's what Studio Paris excels at.
To get you in the mood, here is Bright Nites 4 in all its glory, for your listening and downloading pleasure: