Sat Oct 16 2021 at 10:00 pm to Sun Oct 17 2021 at 03:00 am

Phantom Lounge | Washington

Phantom Lounge DC
Publisher/HostPhantom Lounge DC
Chicago House legend GENE FARRIS
About this Event

Gene Farris lives and breathes house music. A bonafide Chicago legend, he’s been

pushing musical boundaries for close to three decades, from spinning at

underground warehouse parties in the early 90s to working with the current

crop of world-leading labels and artists. Relief, Dirtybird, ViVa Music, Defected:

all have released and championed Gene Farris records over the past few years,

alongside his own Farris Wheel imprint: a fitting testament to the quality and

relevance of the music he creates.

Gene started his career spinning vinyl – a mix of acid house and disco – at the

and was one of The Power House’s first resident DJs, as well as holding down an

eight year residency at Chicago’s infamous Boom Boom Room. A move to Europe

followed, with Gene holding down a four-year residency at Jimmy Woo in

Amsterdam, after which he hit the studio with a profound sense of innovation

and a desire to make music that moved both him and others.

As a self-taught engineer and producer, his work with Cajual, Relief Records,

Defected Records, Soma Recordings and his own breakout label Farris Wheel

Recordings, propelled his influence into ever expanding realms. His catalogue is

vast, varied and consistently inspired, with notable releases including ‘Play’ on

Snatch!, ‘LOL’ on Relief and 2015’s ‘Move Your Body’, which was one of the

biggest club records of the year. Similarly impressive was Gene’s ‘Welcome To

Chicago EP’, which after its release on Defected Records back in 2003, quickly

became a cult classic.

2018 sees Farris Wheel locked back into a regular groove of releases after a few

years’ absence, with Paul Johnson, Roy Davis Jr, Sydney Blue all set to release

over the coming months. And with the continuing success of his Gene Farris &

Friends events - Chicago’s favourite monthly house party, with recent guests

including Black Coffee, Jamie Jones, Patrick Topping and Walker & Royce – Gene

is undeniably a major player on today’s electronic music scene.

More recently, Farris has become a go-to collaborator for many AAA producers,

Green Velvet, Jamie Jones, Sonny Fodera, Harry Romero and more have all

shared studio time with him, with the results rarely being anything short of

extraordinary and further established Farris as a rare and highly sought-after


In 2016, Farris took his penchant for collaboration to new creative heights with

the release of In The Screen: a studio album that included co-productions with a

staggering roster of talent, including Loco Dice, Jesse Rose, Mihalis Safras, Dajae

and many more released to critical acclaim with widespread DJ and radio play.

As someone who has never paid mind to the restrictions of genre – probably due

to his eclectic DJ beginnings, - Farris moves effortlessly between all shades of

house and techno, making him at once accessible and unpredictable: a rarity in

the often rigorously shoe-boxed world of electronic music. Long may he continue

to surprise and delight us all.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Phantom Lounge, 1327 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States


USD 10.00

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