Without music, concerts wouldn’t exist and “funk” would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive deal for a house-music party package to an Old School 80s 90s Flashback Party with Legendary Hot Mix 5 & Freestyle DJs at The Joynt in River North. All tickets are general admission. All shows begin on Fridays at 9 p.m. and doors open at 8 p.m. Choose between the following ticketing options:
- For $15, you get an outing for two (up to a $45 value).
- For $20, you get an outing for four (up to a $90 value).<p>
Each member of the outing receives the following: * One ticket (up to a $12.50 value) * One CD with an exclusive mix made and signed by the evening’s DJ (up to a $10 value)<p>
Choose from the following performances: * March 30 with Kenny “Jammin” Jason * April 6 with Mickey “Mixin” Oliver * April 13 with Tim “Spinnin” Schommer * April 20 with Mario “Smokin” Diaz<p>
Since the early 1980s, house music has spread its musical vines around the globe from seeds sown in the fertile and funky Chicago soil, which germinated DJs the likes of Kenny “Jammin” Jason, Mickey “Mixin” Oliver, and other founding members of the pioneering Hot Mix 5. From humble beginnings as a weekly program on Chicago’s FM radio station WBMX, the DJ collective mashed up a new sound from fragments of disco, hip-hop, and field recordings of mechanical bulls in the wild.
In their upcoming series of shows, Kenny and Mickey join B96 radio mixmaster Tim “Spinnin” Schommer and Mario “Smokin” Diaz to throw intoxicating ’80s and ’90s house music into the swank environs of The Joynt. Their low beats and distant lyrics trickle through the masses, slowly building, gaining speed, then rising in tempo before dropping an anvil of bass that transforms the dance floor into a manic flurry of ecstatic bodies. After the show, guests can revisit the evening’s wave of sonic energy by playing their exclusive CD mix while at home, at the gym, or walking the dog to its very first job interview.