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HOUSEPITALITY w/ FARRIS WHEEL RECORD’s own Gene Farris, South of Roosevelt & Bai-ee w/ Mike Bee in the Groove Lounge

Posted by admin - November 2, 2013 - Current & Past

  • ( ( ( ( (H O U S E P I T A L I T Y) ) ) ) ) presents a special showcase honoring a distinctly Chicago institution with this Farris Wheel Records Showcase, featuring***GENE FARRIS
    Farris Wheel | Chicago***SOUTH OF ROOSEVELT
    Farris Wheel, Flapjack, Guesthouse | Chicago***BAI-EE
    Farris Wheel, Acid Test SF, Housepitality | Chicago/SFGroove Lounge:

    ***MIKE BEE
    Vinyl Dreams | SF

    The details:

    FREE champagne from 9pm-10pm
    $5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount)
    FREE before 11pm with RSVP at
    otherwise $5 before 11pm, $10 after


    Gene Farris

    What defines a Dance Music Legend? Over 100 productions, six albums, on labels including Defected, CR2, Soma, Cajual, and his own Farriswheel Recordings? Djing in over 30 countries, playing in all the hottest clubs all over the world for over a decade, from Ibiza’s “Space”, Cielo New York, or Residenting at North America’s longest running dance night; Chicago’s “Boom Boom Room”? Gene Farris is considered all over the world by dance music fans, producers, and Djs as a Dance Music legend.

    For The better half of two Decade’s Gene Farris has captivated crowds from all around the world with his dj sets and productions, whether at Amsterdam’s “Extrema Festival” or at Chicago’s Legendary “Red Dog”, his DJ style includes Sexy sultry, melodic blends with hot party beats makes him a club favorite around the world. Pushed by local kids in his South Side neighborhood of Chicago Gene Farris caught the DJ bug at the tender age of twelve. Inspired by the likes of Larry Heard, Ron Hardy, Lil Louis, Derrick May, Prince, and Roy Ayers Farris began blending a mixture of Chicago Deeps House music, funk, disco, and soul combined with eighties’ pop icons such as, Duran Duran. One may still hear hints of disco in his production style, In his first productions on Cajual and Relief Records like is debut 1994 smash club killer “Summer Affair”, the 1998 Farriswheel Recordings Debut release “The Copa Cabana” over 25,000 sold world wide, 2000 release “The Spirit” Remixed by DJ Sneak, or with his classic hits like “Sanctifed Love” released on Defected Records in 2001,”Welcome to Chicago” 2002 Defected Records, “Black Satin” released on Soma Recordings in 2003, or “The Big Doobie” released 2005. Gene Farris’s productions continue to inspire and grow stronger through the years, his 2009 releases “Do You Believe in Love” and “Take Me Back” were both in the top 20 digital downloads for dance music in 2009. Gene Farris’s Dj style currently reflects Chicago’s “Boompty” sound, in a similar vein to Derrick Carter & Mark Farina.

    In 1998, Gene started his own record label – Farriswheel Recordings, which has continued to be one of the leaders in underground house music. The Farriswheel Family has put out remixes and full productions from some of the worlds most prolific and respected dance music producers for over a decade, such as J.T. Donaldson, Chuck Love, 1200 Warriors, Stacey Pullen, Glenn Underground, Greenskeepers, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Boo Williams, Dj Sneak, Brett Johnson, Miguel Migs and Jay-J.



    South of Roosevelt

    South of Roosevelt, or “SoRo” as sometimes tagged, is held down by 2 individuals brought close through their love of House Music and Underground Chicago nightlife. Formed in late 2008, their Jackin/Swing sound was an instant hit in the Chicago House scene, playing numerous loft parties, raves, and the hottest clubs across the Chi-town area code.

    Turning the page in 2009, Kris and JP put their knowledge of Chicago House to task creating their first release titled “The Thank You EP” (Homeschooled Music). Landing in Traxsource and Stompy’s Top 20, the release was an instant hit and became what was the catalyst for their current success. Their latest releases include the #1 Smash Hit “Over Me” and #5 Traxsource Chart Topper “Gimme A Taste” (Guesthouse), as well as Traxsource Top 20 hit “The Road” (Coyote Cutz) and many more.

    Now, with over 30 releases and 15 Top Ten hits, they are now being recognized as one of the best new coming House acts around the globe. They have been featured in 5 Magazine’s 5 year anniversary edition alongside legendary DJ/Producers like Frankie Knuckles, Maurice Joshua, Ron Carroll, and Paul Johnson, discussion panels, as well as numerous radio shows around the globe and clubs from Boston to San Fransisco.

    With a release and tour schedule that continues to grow, South of Roosevelt will remain an undeniable force in the underground for many years to come.

    Don’t say we didn’t warn you.




    Mike Bee:


    Enjoy handcrafted cocktails by our very own groove lounge mixologist.

    World class acts, world class music, every Wednesday night..

    We got you!

    Located at F8 (formerly Icon Ultra Lounge)
    1192 Folsom
    Folsom St. at 8th St., SF

    9pm-2am | 21+ | 3 Rooms

1192 Folsom St., San Francisco, California 94103

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