Below we’ve peeled back the layers that went into the most recent design for our Friday, April 18th Frankie Knuckles Benefit for GMHC, the nation’s oldest AIDS service organization, with Todd-Love and our resident bleek ‘n coy at Sandwich Bar.
With the special nature of this event, we used imagery of a sun rising in the Chicago streets, a sunset over calm waters, and pieces of film alluding to Frankie’s production resurgence under the Director’s Cut alias with Eric Kupper.
Chris Mitchell hails from Tampa, but his original productions alongside running the respected Vanguard Sound and Anunnaki Cartel labels with Amir Alexander have placed him on an international scale. Indeed, Orlando is happy for the chance to host him before he departs on a European tour spanning six different countries and completing stops in all the major hubs like London, Paris, and Berlin.
We decided to have a chat with him before his Friday, March 21st send off at Sandwich Bar. Aside from his own labels, Chris has also released on New York’s techno platform Plan B and Patrice Scott's Detroit driven deep house imprint Sistrum Recordings - both held in high reguards by critics and dancefloors alike. Uncompromising, conscious, and determined to make his mark, Chris is certainly a reflection of our own values at Open House Conspiracy.
Win a limited vinyl only release, an event ticket, a poster, and a drink. #intoyourstory
Ahead of our Friday, February 21st event with Kai Alce and Brad Ashwell at Sandwich Bar, we are giving away a 12” single from Orlando label Fast Fwd that includes Kai’s remix of “Into Your Story”. Also up for grabs is a ticket to the event, an 11x17” poster, and a drink on us.
All you have to do to enter is fill out the short entry form below. Every friend you refer will give you an extra entry in the drawing.
We hope you’ll share this giveaway with your friends, followers, and circles across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, and wherever else you may be. After all, the more people who put your name down as their referral, the more entries you get.
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Open House Conspiracy was created by a group of individuals who share a lot more than a deep love for music, dancing and art. From the very beginning our vision encompassed efforts to foster a better community we can all live in. We’re all excited about the upcoming event with King Britt & Q-Burns Abstract Message and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to address a persistent and often hidden problem, while providing you an outlet to help.
Lisbon bred, Munich based Lino Rodrigues, aka Alkalino, began DJing in 1988. Over two and a half decades later, he finds himself making his North American debut on a tour that hits three heavyweight US cities with major club music legacies: Detroit, Chicago, and Philly. Generous with his edits and with originals/remixes covering a range of different styles, Alkalino is the allusive workhorse in many DJ’s sets, receiving support from key players in the disco and house world.
The tour makes its stop in Orlando this Thursday, August 29th at Sandwich Bar. Lino’s history and deeper understanding of how to program a night across genres for a cross generational dance floor is exactly what we’re about at Open House Conspiracy. Expect a blend of the D’s techno, Chi-town’s house, and the City of Brotherly Love’s soul amongst other sounds.
To round things off we asked Whiskey Disco owner and O-town local, Sleazy McQueen, to provide support for the evening. It’s only right that the two be paired for this special night celebrating an established Orlando label with international reach. Get to know Lino better and hear Laurin weigh in on his imprint in the following Q&A.