((( THIS IS A FREE EVENT )))
The S.O.U.L. Family, Efusionradio.com & Southtown 101
present an evening of fine house music with Andrew Emil aka:
••• CHANGE REQUEST •••
Four Play Music / Seasons Recordings / Om Records
Andrew Emil has been a respected fixture and familiar face in Chicago’s vibrant and diverse music scene for over a decade and a half. A concert-trained percussionist since age 11, Emil earned a chair in his native Kansas City Symphony, but eventually moved to Chicago in the late nineties to attend Columbia College and study audio engineering and music composition. It was during this time that his passion for all forms of art, including audio and visual, led both Emil and his brother Erik Christian to begin organizing and hosting gallery events that integrated sound, graphics and graffiti. The result was a series of parties that fused a multitude of artistic mediums into one all-encompassing culture of creative expression.
For Emil—who has been deeply entrenched in Chicago’s thriving house music scene since its heyday in the 1990s—such projects embodied what he considered to be the future of Chicago’s claim-to-electronic-music-fame. Not surprisingly, they also served as the impetus for his decision to develop a new imprint of his own: four play music. These days, Emil’s sound reflects an eclectic and mature marriage of classic and contemporary elements of Chicago house, infused with the jazz and soul undercurrents that have been with him since his early days as a budding musician and sound engineer.
Change Request is simply a compilation that consists of an innovative amalgamation of Emil’s impressive range of musical influences. His latest and greatest incarnation of his musical chameleon self. Change Request is a still-evolving project that has been a long time in the making. As Emil has honed and fine-tuned his ear and his technical skills via a multitude of professional composition projects ranging from orchestral and film, to TV and varying genres of electronic music (most notably, Chicago house), he has allowed the concept of Change Request to develop organically.
NO COVER / 21+
10PM - 2AM
***Plenty of FREE parking and a great outdoor patio!***