Kings Of Class – Nightshade (Original Mix)(Moody Recordings) [NEW RELEASE]

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Kings Of Class, formed in early 2014, have since released tracks and remixes on labels such as Hatrax and Illeven Eleven, locked down numerous gigs across the US and Canada, and secured a Saturday night radio residency on 101.1FM Chicago’s “Electric Playground”.

Their new original mix, “Nightshade”, was released earlier today on Moody Recordings for their Moody Miami 2016 Compilation. If build ups, beat drops, head banging and mosh pits are your idea of fun, stay away from this one. But, if you’re into house, want a mellow, smooth late night track, check out the track below.

“Nightshade” lives up to its name since it’s definitely a track you would hear at peak hours of any underground party, designed to keep your tired legs moving to a steady beat. When the main rhythm kicks in, the tempo changes, your heart races just a  bit quicker, and that second wind you’re looking for hits.

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#Afterlife: The Resurrection of Annex Nightclub

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Saturday January 23rd 2016 marks “Sneak Peak Opening”  of #Afterlife  being held at the Annex Night Club. The following weekend (Jan 29-30) will mark the inaugural night of the club’s resurgence into the Chicago scene. The Annex is located at 1958 W North Ave, on the edge of Wicker Park & Bucktown. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Bobby De Maria (Managing Partner/ Creator of #Afterlife) to get to scoop on everything and anything you’d like to know about this new event and hot spot. But first a little background on Annex:
Most notably the space was home to the locally famous Red Dog Nightclub in the early 90’s. Red Dog was one of the premier spots for true House Music during its existence. The club was often competing for acts with Crobar at the time. For several years the club also played host to the World Famous Boom Boom Room, which went on to become the longest running House party in the United States – roughly 24 years. Following Red Dog, the space had a stint where it was known as Ohm, which saw its better days as a Hip Hop Club.
WSC: How did #Afterlife get into talks to resurrect the club?
Bobby: Honestly, a lot of it was good timing. The owners were thinking about remodeling the club, but wanted to be sure they had some solid brands and parties involved before they made the call. They had just hired our boy Joey Swanson ( Radio host of 101.1fm’s Electric Playground & Creator of Boom Boom Room) to coordinate the remodel/ re-brand. In turn Joey gave me a call and asked if I wanted to be involved with the space. I said of course and I went in for a meeting and pitched #Afterlife. The owner and the GM, Mike Cho, loved the concept of the night. They thought the branding behind the party was great and the “Come as you are, be who you are” vibe was perfect for the spot. A lot of the shows they did at Red Dog were similar to what we do, so I could only imagine that’s why we all vibed so well.

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New Year’s Eve @ H.O.M.E Bar – House Music Saved My Life

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United2nite, Goodsex & Friends, Akib Present:

“Midnight in Paris”- New Years Eve 2014!

The same team that brought you “What Happens at Home stays at Home” is back at it again! Last years party sold out with 2200 tickets! This year we expect the same hype, but we made a few changes to address some concerns that were brought to our attention from last year. Here is what we did:

1. The Drink package is no from 9-12. In fact this year the package runs ALL NIGHT (6 Hours) for $100.00.

2. We booked the entire Holiday Inn hotel in Palatine vs only 1/2 like last year. Rooms at $75.00 and include a free shuttle to and from the party!
** Call (847)935-4900 and say you want the “HOME” deal to book your room!

3. There is no split packages. Last year we had a beer/ wine package as well as a liquor package. This year there is 1 package that includes everything!

4. Multiple fast service mobile bars have been added to reduce wait time for drinks!

Please be sure to get your tickets now because they won’t last!

******FOR TICKETS FOLLOW THIS LINK******

See you there! Dj Lineup: Kings Of Class Goodsex Audio Velocity DJ Akib Bentley Dean Caliago Kevin OHH Laces OutLogistix MK19 Matthias Nikho Statik Tony Trixx   Last Year’s Recap Video:

 

Taryn Manning – November 14 – House Music Saved My Life

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United 2Nite Entertainment/House Music Saved My Life will stage a night of entertainment on Friday, November 14th, at the House of Music and Entertainment, featuring a live Vocal & DJ set by actress Taryn Manning. You may know Taryn Manning from the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” as well as from her various other role in “Sons of Anarchy”, “8 Mile” & Hustle and Flow just to name a few. Taryn also has EDM tracks out with legendary House Producers Sultan & Ned Shepard. This will be the first in a showcase of events entitled “The Red Carpet Series” produced by United 2Nite benefitting featuring a variety of celebrity acts. All events will be hosted at The House of Music and Entertainment (H.O.M.E. Bar) located at 1227 N Rand Rd Arlington Heights, IL.

Door for this event open at 9:00pm and the show will run till 4am.

The lineup of talent for the night will be headlined by Taryn Manning, BDRE, Chris Bachmann (New York City) & Kings of Class. Other acts appearing that evening will include rising local talent such as Akib, Arvii Mala, Armour, DJ Nurotic (Kiss FM) and More!

Tickets are on sale right now for only $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to www.housemusicsavedmylife.com/shop.

Exclusive: Kings of Class [Interview]

 

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Kings of Class:                 Bobby De Maria & Tsunami

It was truly an honor to interview the members of Kings of Class, Tsunami and Bobby De Maria. This DJ/Producing, clothing line and entertainment company owning duo from Chicago *deep breath* is seriously the ones to look out for. Please checkout their new and hottest remix of Kaskade’s “Ain’t Gotta Lie.” This deep house track will definitely be on my summer favorites track list. Below this interview I posted all the links you need to learn more about Kings of Class. Hope you enjoy this interview, I without a doubt did!

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What is the meaning behind the name Kings of Class?

The name is kind of an irony in itself. Based on our past track record of basically just being like party boys. Some might say, we are the opposite of classy. This was more towards our younger age, not so much now.

What are some of your influences?

We’re both into Dance and House Music before this whole EDM bubble popped. Bobby: One of Erik’s favorite groups that he turned me on to and one the first electronic shows I ever saw, that changed everything for me was Crystal Method. As far as our influences now go, we are more towards Underground Tech House and Deep House, this is what we are playing more at these shows. Guys like Mark Knight and Alex Kenji are pretty big influences.

 

What do you think of Spring Awakening Music Fest (Chicago)?

It was great, we were supposed to play Sunday but we got pushed up to play Saturday. We performed on The Club House Strobe and the Dirty Bird Stage. Just seeing our name on the big LED sign, it was great! The rest of the night was cool, we had a chance to play at Concord with Ardie and Sander Van Doorn. It was really a fun show.

 

What advise would you give to upcoming DJs/Producers?

 Making your own stuff and putting your own spin to things, you have to make your own tunes. Do anything that will set you apart from the 9 million other people doing this. We still learn as we go, especially through of trial and error. Never think as a DJ that you don’t have to promote yourself  your music and shows.  You always have to network. Promoting yourself and others around you is important because, especially with this social media bubble, is that everyone is promoting and supporting everybody to maximize your reach. You can’t be in it just for yourself. You can’t be selfish and bigheaded, you have to work as a team. You have to emerge yourself, work on  your music at least a couple hours a day. It is easy to lose focus, treat it as a job.  The party doesn’t have to stop, it just has to become smart. 

 

What is House Music Saved My Life?

House Music Saved My Life  was  created by a national entertainment company called United2Nite. United2Nite creates, produces, and funds dance music shows. The conceptual idea behind the sessions is to bring out of the ordinary house music parties to venues across the country. Three months ago we decided to turn the company more towards non-for-profit in hopes that we can have a more literal meaning and get house music to “save some lives.” We pledged to raise money for the charity during the course of the year. All the money we make at the events will be donating to the cause. 

**Event dates for House Music Saved My Life are posted below this interview**

What do you think about the EDM scene at the moment?

Its blown up bigger than its ever been in the US ever. EDM is a lot more mainstream, everyone likes it, therefore a lot more opportunities popping up. We are sitting in an especially awesome position because people are going to being to get into the underground sound, which is like the tech house and Chicago house. They want to see how deep the rabbit hole goes.

What’s your favorite set?

As Kings of Class, we played in New Orleans last summer (2013), it was one of those outrageous road trips. That night before we left for New Orleans, we were fortunate enough to play on the main stage in Castle( in Chicago) for the Lollapalooza After Party! The whole weekend was outrageous. The club in New Orleans we played at was open until 8am and our set didn’t start until 5am, it was complete chaos!(In a good way) People kept coming in, it was a great time.

 

Upcoming Event: Kings of Class @ Evil Olive in Chicago, IL Monday, July 21 @11:00P

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KingsOfClass

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kingsofclass

NEW MIX WITH FREE DOWNLOAD!: https://soundcloud.com/kingsofclass/kaskade-feat-decarl-aint-gotta

House Music Saved My Life: http://www.housemusicsavedmylife.com

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Interview by: Rooty_V

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