No genré is off limits if the music is magic.
DJ C has rocked house parties in Chicago, night clubs in Prague, underground raves in London, and mountain-top festivals in Japan; sharing stages with legends like Lupe Fiasco, Four Tet, Rhymefest, John Madeski, Flosstradamus, and DJ /rupture.
His discography features over 50 records on labels including XL Recordings, Ninja Tune, and Soul Jazz, where he shares production credits with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Gregory Isaacs, M.I.A., Quincy Jones, and Diplo. DJ C's own Mashit label has produced more than 20 records since its early days when legendary BBC Radio 1 host John Peel featured it as a “Label of the Month.”
MC Zulu & DJ C @ Smartbar, Chicago
M.I.A: U.R.A.Q.T (DJ C Remix)
Ghislain Poirier: Blazin‘ (DJ C Remix)
Set Me Free From This Wicked Game
Buoyant Beats for the Turbulent Twenties: A mix of resurgent jungle produced between 2017 and 2022. Read more ->
Nuff Drum & Bass
A ‘70s Jamaican dub mix showcasing that time when dub engineers invented electronic dance music. Read more ->
A mix encapsulating some of the best tracks of the last decade recorded as part of the “Shelter in Place Mixes.” Read more ->
Singjay Rubadub (Dancehall Reggae)
Dancehall reggae feels like summer. To bring some of that sunshine into the dark days of quarantine, I live-streamed this set of Singjay Rubadub on 4/18/20.
“Rise” is not about leavening or even levity, but levitation of spirit; the alchemy when melody, harmony, and composition combine with rhythm for uplift.
Physically Distanced Protest Music (Eclectic)
A new generation of voices are rising up to proclaim that we shall overcome this moment too.
Minimal Epic (Electronic Dance)
Serotonin inducing electronic dance music.
Music for hunkering down, cozying up, getting down, and partying up. This is mood bling for stay-at-home family adventures.
Party Like It’s 19-Naughty-9 ('00s Pop)
68 classic hits of the 2000s mixed into a 55 minuite medley for a 2009/2010 new year's eve house party in Brooklyn.
Back & Forth
Classic-futurist-dancehall-pop and other party jams.
Recorded at the Lake FX IN Tune Music fest. alongside Lupe Fiasco, Rhymefest, Jamila Woods, Psalm One, and The Era Footwork Crew, this mix features emerging Chicago acts and other experimental party music.
(Hip Hop / R&B)
futuristic sonic-scapes, in minor keys, with deep 808 basslines, and sprinkler high-hats back lyrics of love, and loss.
Selection of Past Performances
Hotaka Mountain Festival: Japan
Glade Festival: UK
Mantua Festival: Ireland
Fusion Festival: Germany
Bass Journey: Tel Aviv, Israel
Mega Bass Robo Orgy: London, UK
Dungeons & DJs: Utrecht, Netherlands
Toxic Dancehall: Bristol, UK
Subterranean Club Residency: Chicago
Lava Club Residency: Chicago
Enormous Room Club Residency: Boston
Phoenix Landing Club Residency: Boston
Toneburst Collective: 20+ events across the U.S.
The Echo Nest (Spotify) Launch Party: Boston
Year of Chicago Music Media Event: Chicago
1871 Launch Party: Chicago
Divvy Bikes Launch Party: Chicago
mHUB Launch Party: Chicago
Renegade Craft Fair: Chicago
World Business Chicago Gala: Chicago
Rogers Park Montessori School Gala: Chicago
Arts & Business Council Holiday Party: Chicago
Smart Chicago Holiday Party: Chicago
18th Birthday Party: Brooklyn, NY
50th Birthday Party: Palm Springs, CA
20+ Weddings: Across North America
Bookings, remixes, questions, comments?