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Monday Mix - Oskar Offermann's Resident Advisor Mix

The deep house expert Oskar Offermann is stopping in this Friday night so it seemed only appropriate to share this spacey mix with you all. Dive in and plan to explore the dance floor with us this Friday – no helmets required.…

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Monday August 28th


Monday Mix - Juana "Early In The Morning"

Very excited to have this mix from Juana for Savile’s [service] residency this Friday night. Take a listen to get in the mood and nab your advance tickets while they’re hot. See you on the dancefloor.…

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Monday August 21st


Monday Mix - Sevron for Abstract Science Radio

What can we say about the smartbar resident & Hugo Ball co-creator that hasn’t already been said? Take a listen to Sevron’s mix for Abstract Science Radio and get a feel for what you can expect Friday night when he makes an appearance alongside Subject Detroit alum DJ Bone.…

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Monday August 14th


Monday Mix - Justin Martin "After Hours Mix"

As Lollapalooza looms nearer we’re elated to welcome DirtyBird founder Justin Martin to the booth for an official Lollapalooza aftershow. This one already sold out in advance, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a journey through his After Hours mix and hope to get some of the limited tickets available at the door Friday night.…

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Monday July 31st


Monday Mix - Helena Hauff for Dekmantel

Saturday night Resident Advisor and Hugo Ball welcome Helena Hauff to the decks with an appearance from some of the Hugo Ball crew, including Eris Drew, Justin Long and Sevron.

 

$15 Advance, $20 Doors // Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM // 21+…

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Monday July 24th


Monday Mix - Jayda G "DISCWOMAN 16"

Jayda G (Freakout Cult, 1080p) returns to Smartbar this Friday, bringing the infectious energy and groove you need to start your weekend off right. Vibing high and hot off the release of her new Freakout Cult record with Laylay, Jayda G hits Chicago before continuing on to Boston, and NYC for Panorama arthritis Music Festival.…

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Monday July 17th


Monday Mix - Kevin Saunderson "Live in Madrid

Have you heard about this lil 35th Anniversary shindig we’re kicking off this summer? Here’s the rundown: July marks smartbar’s 35th year of being the greatest dance floor in Chicago (and let’s face it, probably the world). It’s a pretty big deal and wouldn’t ya know it, techno luminary KEVIN SAUNDERSON is pitching in with the festivities.

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Monday July 10th


Monday Mix - Speedy J "All Night Long 2016"

Saturday Oktave is back with special guest Speedy J and resident Jeff Derringer. Take a listen to the first half of Speedy J’s all night set from 2016 and get a feeling for what to expect. See you on the dance floor.…

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Monday June 26th


Monday Mix - Lauren Flax for Good Room Podcast

Lauren Flax is a DJ, songwriter & record producer. Her discography is extensive, flush with originals, collaborations and remixes, including projects with a long list of world class talent such as Grammy-nominated artist Sia, Kim Ann Foxman, Romy XX and Tricky.…
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Monday May 29th


Monday Mix - Laurel Halo for Truancy

Over the course of several EPs, two albums and many live performances, Laurel Halo has created music which is as strikingly original and engaging as it is unbound to conventions. There is an adventurousness in taste, an expert ear for detail and talent in seeking out exciting and surprising sonic combinations and contrasts – all skillfully antidepressants bound together without ever feeling forced.…

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Monday May 22nd


Monday Mix - Avalon Emerson Live at Printworks London

Avalon Emerson is from the desert. While she currently lives in Berlin, the music she produces comes from the dreamlike expanse and abstract textures of the Sonoran landscapes of Arizona. Her journey has taken her from that sunbaked state to the contemporary dance music mecca via a long stint in San Francisco, where she cut her teeth as a DJ in the city’s storied warehouse party scene.
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Monday May 15th


DAPHNE 2017 - ERIS DREW & SOLD - HUGO BALL MIX

As promised, this two hour mix of intense music is sold and Eris Drew’s follow-up to their presentation at 2017’s Daphne workshop on women in electronic music at Smart Bar. At the extremes the mix includes some of the most healing, refined and focused music ever committed to tape (e.g., C.C.…

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Wednesday April 26th


Monday Mix - Tony Fairchild 'Service' Mix

Kicking off this weekend is a new recurring event curated by our own extremely talented resident Savile. Featuring Tony Fairchild and adab during its first iteration, SERVICE is a residency centered around hospitality in all the connotations of the word.

Service {yourself}
Service online pharmacy no rx {each other}
Service {the room}

Setting a table for conversation, interaction.…

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Monday April 24th


DAPHNE 2017 - Hanna Elliott - Hugo Ball Mix

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 29th


DAPHNE 2017 - CL - HUGO BALL MIX

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


DAPHNE 2017 - L.SANGRE - HUGO BALL MIX

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


DAPHNE 2017 - MOZHGAN - HUGO BALL MIX

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 ????…

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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 imagineear.com/pharmacy/ 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 skin care natural of ways.…

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Monday February 13th