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Soul Summit Free Dance Party: w/ Arat Sakalian, Brad Hales, Dreas
May 13 @ 9:00 pm - 3:00 amFREE
In late 2009 after walking around the city and seeing numerous flyers for soul nights. An idea formed. Why not have one night with a delegate from each soul group/crew to celebrate the different types of early soul sounds currently being represented in the city? The idea sprang into action and soon we had three ‘residents’, Dave Matta, Duke Grip, and Sloppy White. With these three DJs at the core, we also included a rotating roster of guests each month. The original purpose was to challenge attendees with different sounds and to not have a solidified format. Most important, the night is not about the guests but above all the music. With no preference to ‘rare’ records but records aimed for the dance floor regardless of how rare or common. Soul Summit is not about a ‘scene’ or alienation. We encourage all people from walks of life to come listen and celebrate early soul music. Join us every 3rd Saturday night of the month (some dates subject to change) at the Logan Square Auditorium in Logan Square.
Guest DJ: ARET SAKALIAN of WINDY CITY SOUL CLUB
Windy City Soul Club began as a group of rare Northern Soul DJs which currently includes Aret Sakalian, Ben Pirani, Nick Soule, Xavier Velez, and Jason Berry. They hosted their first party in a loft space called Heart of Gold back in 2008. As word spread the party became bigger and bigger. Soon they moved to the now defunct Sonotheque before finally settling on a home at The Empty Bottle in 2009. Since then they’ve packed The Bottle every month with an energetic and enthusiastic crowd of dancers jamming to WCSC’s selection of hyper rare Northern Soul records as well as party classics. Soul Summit is excited to have Aret back in action with us repping WCSC. Rest assured, people will move to his records!