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Monday Mix - Ben Sims 'Run It Red 026'

With over 20 years experience under his belt, Ben Sims has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s most in-demand and leading techno DJs – a tight, energetic mixer who skillfully weaves together his own distinctive blend of tough funk and hardgrooves, often using three-deck wizardry and plenty of dexterity.…

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Monday February 6th

Tuesday Track - The Black Madonna's "He Is The Voice I Hear"

Let’s be serious, there’s not a ton we can say about our homegrown Lady of Sorrows, The Black Madonna, that hasn’t already been said. Mixmag’s 2016 DJ of the year is also fresh off releasing her first new single in two years, “He is the Voice I Hear” So, it’s safe to say this one’s gonna be hot no matter how cold it is.

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Tuesday January 10th

Monday Mix - Lauren Flax for Self Titled Mag's Needle Exchange

With remixes stretching back as far as 2002 and collaborations with the likes of Sia, Kim Ann Foxman and Nina Sky, it’s no surprise that Lauren Flax’s reputation continues to precede her. Establishing herself as a staple fixture in New York City’s dance music revival, Lauren’s versatility and even-keeled approach to the DJ booth is what makes her such a delight.…

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Monday January 2nd

Monday Mix - Justin Long Live at smartbar

Senior resident Justin Long has seen his fair share of time behind our decks. Between his ongoing Hugo Ball parties, where he and the Hugo Ball crew continually push the boundaries of dadaist-inspired dance music and art, and his recent Circling Vultures project with Ken Zawacki, Justin continues to prove time and again that he isn’t just a talented DJ, he’s a mastermind.…

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Monday December 19th

Monday Mix - The Black Madonna at DKMNTL 2016

After serving as our talent buyer for many moons, The Black Madonna has (understandably) made her way to the global stage in a big way. Performing at Coachella festival earlier this year, not to mention countless other prestigious venues and festivals, she’s had quite a busy year.…

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Monday November 7th

Monday (Re)Mix - Jacques Greene "White Ferrari"

Thursday, smartbar will have enigmatic young house producer Jacques Greene gracing its DJ booth. In addition to his new single “You Can’t Deny”, the Montreal-based producer & songwriter has collaborated across various styles from Jimmy Edgar, to Tinashe, to The xx, to Radiohead, to name a few.…

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Monday October 10th

Monday Mix - Kim Ann Foxman "It's You That Drives Me Wild EP"

Earlier this year we were lucky enough to welcome Kim Ann Foxman to the booth and, well, our luck must be pretty great because she is BACK AGAIN this weekend! You can get a full serving of Kim AND Hugo Ball resident Eris Drew on Friday night, with Host Gnat.…

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Monday September 26th

Monday Mix - Lovefingers "Dekmantel Podcast #61"

This weekend we’re hosting two amazing Cold Waves festival afterparties with DHS (Friday) and Black Asteroid (Saturday), but one of the things we’re also EXTREMELY jazzed on is the fact that Lovefingers is coming through to Queen! on Sunday!

With a record collection as deep as Chicago’s dance music history, Lovefingers does NOT disappoint, especially when it comes to the disco-driven house jams they pump out at Queen!…

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Monday September 19th

Monday Mix - "In Session: Carl Craig Detroit Love"

Few musicians have left their mark on techno and house music to the extent that Carl Craig has. The second wave Detroit pioneer has tackled everything from banging techno, to smooth house, to jacking breaks, to classical reworks. A true jack of all trades, Craig will be gracing our booth with his signature skill and swagger this FRIDAY accompanied by a back-to-back set from smartbar residents Olin & Phillip Stone.…

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Monday September 12th

Monday Mix - Scuba "SCb Episode #1"

You may know Scuba from his efforts as Hotflush Recordings founder, or maybe you’ve heard one of his remixes while cruising through the internet, you might have even been a fan of his SUB:STANCE nights at the legendary Berghain… But what’s really important is that he’ll be HERE this Friday playing an extended set.…

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Monday September 5th

Monday Mix - Marshall Applewhite "Bass Agenda 133"

The How to Kill Records crew are a diverse bunch of technophiles who are based out of Detroit, which CLEARLY has helped shape their unique sound. Take a listen to Marshall Applewhite’s Mix & Interview with Bass Agenda and get your tickets to see this diverse smattering of selections on Saturday night.…

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Monday August 29th

Monday Mix - Mike Gushansky "Acid Camp Vol. 33"

Friday night our good friends at the As You Like It camp are celebrating their sixth birthday, so we’re bringing Gerd Janson and Mike Gushansky out to select for us. Mike’s been organizing the Don’t Panic raves and spinning alongside heavy hitters like Kerri Chandler and Derrick Carter for years.…

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Monday August 22nd

Friday Night at Oktave

This Friday night Oktave returns with special guest Marcel Fengler. Founder of IMF and long-time Berghain resident, Marcel knows the in’s and out’s of all things Techno. He just released a new EP on IMF that you can stream above!

Oktave is Friday at 10PM // $12 Advance, $15 Before Midnight, $18 After // 10PM // 21+ // Tickets:

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Tuesday August 16th

"Honcho Podcast Series 21 - Jason Kendig"

Saturday night we teamed up with Metro and Men’s Room to coordinate an all-building event featuring the Honey Soundsystem crew, the Honcho boys and more. Thus, we wanted to share this sublime mix from Jason Kendig to prepare you. Take a listen and get ready.…

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Wednesday August 10th

Monday Mix - Juan Maclean "Juan DJ Mix April 2016"

As you may have heard, Friday night we were planning to host the Hot Chip fellas as they steered us through a DJ set, but due to unforeseen circumstances they had to cancel. Juan was already slated to spin that night, so we took this as an opportunity to give him an extended DJ set slot and let him do his thing.…

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Monday August 8th

Monday Mix - Orchard Lounge at Camp Bisco XI

As Lollapalooza weekend rolls in we’re excited to host a pair of back-to-back all-night appearances from some of our favorite selectors. Friday night Derrick Carter will be in the booth spinning (mostly) disco, and Saturday night the Orchard Lounge crew will be stepping in to keep the party going after LCD Soundsystem finishes up upstairs at Metro.…

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Monday July 25th

Monday Mix - Moon Boots "ABGT 162"

Sunday night we’re hosting an official Spring Awakening afterparty at Queen! with special guest Moon Boots. Queen! residents Michael Serafini and Garrett David will be selecting as well, with appearances from our lovely hosts Lucy Stoole, Jojo Baby, Detox, Patti Spliff and Valentine Addams.…

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Monday June 6th

Monday Mix - EB On Air: Bambounou

Straight out of Paris, Bambounou’s beats can make an oasis appear in the middle of the Sahara. This shaman has seduced the electro jungle, from Sinden to SP Thermal Team and Modeselektor. He drops tracks like spells and captivates everyone, including you.…

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Monday May 9th

Monday Mix - Kerri Chandler Live @ Exit Festival 2013

Kerri Chandler has made a lasting contribution to house music. For more than two decades the New Jersey born producer and DJ has been producing deep house sounds on international major labels and revered underground outlets alike. After early teenage years spent interning at various New York studios, learning the ropes and beginning to produce for rap & r&b artists, gleaning all he could from being surrounded by the likes of Kool & The Gang.…

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Monday April 18th