The Reluctant Hustler | Mixes from DJ Duke Shin
A Bad Advice Bear from Chicago presents hours of music for your earhole...
Episode 40 - LIVE from Freakeasy's Curse of the Voodoo Doll 2017
November 09, 2017 02:17 AM PST
This live set was recorded at the Freakeasy's annual Halloween takeover of the Metro/Smart Bar which featured special guests including Christian Martin, Mike Dearborn, Lady D, Gene Hunt, Miguel Solari, XANE FM, the Beautiful Outlaws and many more--including Freakeasy residents like me, closing out the main stage at the Metro with this short-and-sweet/spooky set just before the lights went on, ending an epic evening of art, collaboration, music and one hell of a Halloween party!
Episode #40 - Live from the Freakeasy presents the Curse of the Voodoo Doll
xx. Intro "Twilight Zone" theme
† Recorded Live on 10.28.17 @ the Metro after headliner Christian Martin, and a live stage performance from Ammo, between 4:10-4:45am (close).
###Episode 39 - Live at SmartBar 4.14.17 (Freak the Power with John Tejada)
April 27, 2017 12:52 PM PDT
The Freakeasy took over SmartBar with headliner John Tejada! Here's my opening set, recorded live on April 14, 2017...
(I'll try to get a tracklisting up soon!)
xxEpisode 38 - Vocalo Radio Chicago, Friday Night DJ Mix Series 3.17.17
March 29, 2017 11:10 PM PDT
Vocalo Radio (91.1 FM Chicago, vocalo.org) has a great Friday night DJ series, airing from 5pm-midnight, featuring some of the city's finest DJs as residents, and hosted by Jesse De La Peña. I was honored to be featured on the show with this mix, recorded live, and aired 3.17.17.
I had a lot of fun putting this mix together, working with a wide variety of tempos, styles, and grooves. Enjoy!
01. Fish Go Deep - Layback
1:06:24, 256 kbps
xxEpisode 37 - Duke Shin Winter 2017 Mix
January 19, 2017 06:16 PM PST
Mixed live on 1.19.17.
01. Von Pixel - Zero Gravity Pool Party
† Intro track: IMYRMIND - The Grief Master
0:57:04 @ 256 kbps.
###Episode 36 - LIVE at Smart Bar 11.15.15
January 05, 2016 05:03 PM PST
Recorded LIVE at Smart Bar, November 15, 2015, 10pm-1am, opening for headliner Fritz Kalkbrenner.
February 04, 2014 07:32 AM PST
When unable to make an anticipated morning close-out set, I took the preparation and sounds in my head to records the set that never was... here it is, to be enjoyed when things get late, really, really late (!)
January 21, 2014 02:31 PM PST
I recently had the pleasure of playing at the tied and Naughty Bad Fun Collective New Year party. My slot was early in Room 2, a "Back To Mine" themed room made for a more laid back environment from the more upbeat Room 1. It was so enjoyable getting the party started on a more eclectic tip, and I really felt good energy from the early attendees who enjoyed hearing something a little different than the usual *unst*unst*unst*. Days after the party and other really great gigs, too, the sounds from that early set still stuck with me, inspiring me to go into the studio and distill 2+ hours of tracks into this reconstructed, reinterpreted version of my contribution to that evening...
Recorded live on 1.20.14 with (2) Technics 1200s, Pioneer DJM600, Serato Scratch Live.
xx. xx - xx (xx)Episode 33 - October in the Chair [Fall 2013 Mix]
October 10, 2013 04:08 AM PDT
"Enough," said October.
Excerpt from "October in the Chair" by Neil Gaiman
This mix is inspired by the beautiful start to Fall we've enjoyed here in Chicago,
Duke Shin - October in the Chair [Fall 2013 Mix] - 1:29:20
01. Kalabrese - Marzikala - Compost Records
Recorded live on 10.09.13 with (2) Technics 1200s, Pioneer DJM600, Serato Scratch Live.
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Illustration by Tatiana KazakovaEpisode 25 - Hydra Is Where the Head Is [December '11 Mix]
December 06, 2011 02:39 AM PST
Duke Shin - Hydra Is Where the Head Is [December '11 Mix] - 1:21:00 [320 kbps]
01. Means - Fringe Music - Black Nation Records
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Recorded live on 12.05.11 with (2) Technics 1200s, Pioneer DJM600, Serato Scratch Live.
[enjoy!]Episode 22 - Duke Shin live @ Smart Bar 8.19.11 [Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts]
August 26, 2011 11:58 AM PDT
Graced with a 3hr opening DJ slot for the live Chicago debut of one of my favorite producers in Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, this set starts with a deep groove and gets weird, deep, techy, wonky, and traverses a range of tempos from 110-128 bpms, ending with a kiss of favorites... this was a super fun night after a great Summer of wonderful opportunities. Viva Smart Bar... enjoy!!!
01. Amine Edge - All Night Loop - Pezzner Remix - Tenampa Recordings
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what is the value of a beat? A rhythm? A melody? Duke Shin doesn't have any of those answers for you, but what he does have is a musical arsenal of the loud and strange, gentle and nuanced, mid tempo slow burns and torrid electronic freak outs--all wrapped up in deep house love, driven with a cybernetic techno heart. And his search to answer the question in finding the value of music has lead him to DJing many clubs, bars, lounges and loft parties including favorites like Smart Bar, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the monthly Freakeasy parties in Chicago. Somewhere along the way, Duke has had the good fortune in opening for electronic dance music luminaries like M.A.N.D.Y., Seth Troxler, Holy Ghost!, Pär Grindvik and Moby, and has enjoyed playing afterparties for bands like the Dandy Warhols, TV On The Radio, Jamie Lidell and Nouvelle Vague. When he's not busy DJing, Duke also works as a music journalist, and has had countless features, reviews and interviews published in Resident Advisor, BPM Magazine, New City Chicago (where he previously served as Clubs Editor for over 2 years) and CityPages MN. With an ever-evolving sound, Duke never slows down, continuing his search for musical enlightenment while delighting (and occasionally befuddling) ardent dance floor denizens and lovers of the eclectic mix. Aside from current guest appearances, you can also catch Duke at his REFRACT monthly residency (along with co-resident Merrick Brown) at new hotspot Primary Nightclub, and at most of the infamous Freakeasy events... Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org For more on Duke Shin, check out his links, below...
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