This week’s mix is delivered by Smart Bar resident and all-around über talent Olin (known to friends as Jason Garden). Olin has quietly been making big strides in the local and national dance music community – recently he released a new 12″ on the highly respected Argot label (with sometimes creative partner Savile), as well as traveling to San Francisco’s As You Like It event to rep the Argot label with Steve Mizek and The Black Madonna.…read more
Monday April 13th
Oktave resident Jeff Derringer delivers an hour-long mix for the Blank Code label out of Detroit. Jeff’s next show at Smart Bar is this coming Saturday, April 11th, with Black Asteroid and Forward Antenna Technologies.
Jeff’s Blank Code mix features two of his own productions coming out imminently on Berlin’s L.A.G.…read more
Monday April 6th
This Saturday marks the second show in the Honey Soundsystem GENERATORS residency. GENERATORS explores the gay experience in dance culture, with special installations in the club and members of San Francisco’s excellent Honey Soundsystem manning the booth all night. This week, in anticipation of their next show, we showcase Jason Kendig’s XLR8R mix, posted in January.…read more
Monday March 30th
Minneapolis treasure DVS1 returns to Smart Bar on Saturday, March 28th to start his guest residency at Oktave. Zak is bar none of the very finest techno DJs America has to offer these days. He tours relentlessly and is a regular at Berghain, Fabric, Output, and dozens of other world-class nightclubs around the world.…read more
Monday March 23rd
Smart Bar resident Phil Stone makes his Oktave debut next Saturday night, March 28th, at the first show of DVS1’s residency for the techno event series. Phil is a Chicago institution whose creativity, flexibility and skill is renowned throughout the city and beyond.…read more
Monday March 16th
Wednesday February 18th
Our very own Black Madonna was asked to do the 4th mix in the new Dekmantel series out of Amsterdam.
Catch her live at Smart Bar on Saturday, March 21st for Hugo Ball.