LAST DAYS OF SUMMER HOUSE PARTY
Growing up in New Jersey it was easy access for Ed to all the best house music that New York has to offer. Inspired by djs like Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenaglia, Françoise K, Joe Clausell, he is well versed in the NY house sound. He's played at clubs like Love, Exit, Soundfactory, Avalon, Cheetah Lounge, and more. After a 4yr hiatus from music and a move to Maine he picked up where he left off and began djing around Portland, ME in early 2012. In just over a year he has had gigs at Flask Lounge, The Red Door, and started his own party "Balance" at Asylum in the basement. These days he concentrates a lot on remixing and producing songs he can slide into his sets of Deep House and Nu-Disco. He plays an eclectic mix and chugging bass lines and sexy vocals while always adding some classic NY house flavor.
One of the founders of the infamous Wednesdays@ the Phoenix Landing, Chuck Caseroc has been one of the most revered house DJs in the city for many years. From his roots beginning at the legendary Loft on Stanhope st, to spending time filling warehouse parties in Denver Colorado, Chuck has been a very influential character within Boston's dance culture for quite a while.
In '97 he created Wednesdays@ the Phoenix Landing with partner Shannon Shalako. This night became one of the longest running club nights in Boston at that time. It's influence in the Boston dance scene is vast and the parties were legendary. While a resident there Chuck played alongside such legends as; Derrick Carter, Funk D'void, Mike Dearborn, Matthew Dear, Bernard Badie, L.A. Williams, Pepe Braddock, Boo Williams, DJ Hell, Sasse, Stewart Walker and Charles Webster among many others.
Currently Chuck plays gigs all over the city as well as being resident dj for Andy Husband's restaurant Tremont 647 in the South End where he plays deep house, disco and boogie. Most recently Chuck teamed up with the Never Say Never crew to open up for Juan Atkins on two different occasions. Chuck is also working on original productions which pay tribute to his love of house music and his roots in Boston. Still pushing the vinyl, Chuck likes to expand his vocabulary of his chosen language daily, tirelessly researching new music and presenting
the freshest of the old tracks to the uninitiated in a way that is uniquely his.
Vinyl is what most people think when they see Chris' name on a flyer, and while to some that may mean old skool tracks, Chris has been focusing on the steady stream of underground music that is being released as vinyl-only these days.
"It's not because it is a niche play (I do play CDs as well), but I just love the physicality and sound quality of vinyl, plus nowadays there are so many fantastic artists/tracks being released exclusively in that format. The vinyl-only release also harkens back to that old school experience - where to hear a track, you need to come to the club."
Another trademark of Chris' is that he is very focused on the crowd - something he learned early on, while playing Montreal back in '87. "The most important tool I possess is not the gear or track, but my eyes. To me the energy of the crowd is everything, and training yourself to always be observing the crowd is the key to a good night. Honestly I also just love to watch the dancers and soak up their energy - it is very fulfilling to work together with the crowd to create that special experience. My goal is to get people smiling with their eyes closed and hands in the air - we all get to share that moment together, and that is where the magic lives."
SPACE Gallery (View)
538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|