the Whistler
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00am and Phraim are proud to present: FRESH ROASTED


Three record collectors present samples to four producers. The producers will have one and a half hours to create a beat on the spot and you, the audience, will decide who the champ is. The champion will return to defend this winter.


The three collectors for the night are:

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the Whistler
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 5:00pm

We first heard of the RAWS concept while surfing the web for tracks for our site back in 2012. It immediately hit us as being a dope idea just from reading about it on their site and blew us away when we actually heard how much talent was on the 6 track release. It introduced us to the next generation of producers coming from our beloved Japan and solidified their country as a source of music people should keep their ear on.

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the Whistler
Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 3:00pm

We kept plans for this party secret, announcing it just the day before it went down. We started early and there was a line to get in the entire time. Why? Did you read the line up?!

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Sweet Hot Soul

The Shrine
Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

We were very honored to be the first to present Miles Bonny live to Chicago since he is a longtime favorite artist of ours. Although his music has been well known and respected around the world for many years, it was about a month before he came to Chicago that his freshman album, ‘Lumberjack Soul’, was recognized by BoomBox as being one of the ‘25 Most Slept-On R&B and Soul Records of the Last Decade’.

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Cuerators and FEX present Hiatus Kaiyote

Double Door
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 5:30pm

This event that we put together with our brothers at FEx, was pure magic. As you may know, winters in Chicago are brutal but, on this particular frigid Tuesday evening, in front of a sold-out crowd, Hiatus Kaiyote played for Chicago for the very first time during their first trip to the US. 

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Get Some!

The Whistler
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:30pm

To celebrate our first anniversary, we wanted to showcase music the way we like it: excellent and without boundaries. We invited two DJs that we thought embodied our beliefs through and through: present new music that deserves to be supported by more people and to blow the dust off of some forgotten gems. Our guests were DJ LeFtO and SHRED.

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