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As part of Hugo Ball’s contribution to smartbar’s Daphne series, which celebrates the marginalized women and non binary voices in electronic music, we will present a month long series the focuses on some of our favorite artists currently working in the trenches.…

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Wednesday March 22nd


As part of Hugo Ball’s contribution to smartbar’s Daphne series, which celebrates marginalized women and non binary voices in electronic music, we present a month long series that focuses on some of our favorite artists currently working in the trenches.

This episode we present Brooklyn New York’s L.Sangre.…

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Wednesday March 15th


As part of Hugo Ball’s contribution to smartbar’s Daphne series, which celebrates marginalized women and non binary voices in electronic music, we present a month long series that focuses on some of our favorite artists currently working in the trenches.

Starting off the series we present a mix by Mozhgan from We Are Monsters out of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Friday March 10th

Monday Mix - Nina Kraviz "BIS #835"

This weekend we’re beyond thrilled to welcome Nina Kraviz to the booth in the second weekend of our month-long Daphnes series. It seems like Nina’s climb to the spotlight happened in nearly no time at all, and rightfully so. After starting трип records in 2014, which boasts releases from the likes of Camea, Josh Wink and countless more, Nina’s only continued to hone in on what she does best.…

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Monday March 6th

Monday Mix - Juan MacLean 'DJ Mix February 2017'

If you’re reading this we have full faith that there is no need to elaborate as to why having DFA’s Juan Maclean and our very own Derrick Carter in the booth together this Saturday is cause for celebration. Top it off with little of Argot’s Steve Mizek and all we can say is: YES PLEASE.

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Monday February 20th

Monday Mix - Leo Leal 'XLR8R Podcast 470'

With releases on imprints like John Digweed’s world famous Bedrock label, Kollektiv Turmstrasse’s Musik Gewinnt Freunde and Unlike Muzik, it’s really no surprise that Leo Leal has been rising through the popularity ranks the way he has. A Mexican native, Leo’s prowess as a both a musician and producer lends itself to his craft in the most natural of ways.…

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Monday February 13th

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

Monday Mix - Matthew Dear @ Movement 2016

Matthew Dear, the man with a hand in labels Ghostly International and Spectral Sound, wears many hats. His early work under his given name is considered by many to be house music essential listening, while his various monikers like False, Jabberjaw, and most notably Audion provide a twist into the twisted mind of a techno master.

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Monday January 30th

Monday Mix - Detroit Swindle 'Ray Ban x Boiler Room 021 Madrid'

If you were at smartbar for last year’s blow out Detroit Swindle DJ set, it would be redundant to tell you that having them back for a rare LIVE appearance is nothing short of a special occasion. Join us as we take in a the sounds of Detroit Swindle’s unique brand of house with support from smartbar residents DJ Heather and Philip Stone (who are no strangers to house themselves) for just $15 bucks in advance.

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Monday January 23rd

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