Primary Radio episode 003 - Soul Button

Episode 003 of the Primary Radio Podcast
Soul Button takes over Primary Radio ahead of his set at the club on July 15th, 2017.
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Primary Radio 002 - Cocodrills

Episode 002 of the Primary Radio Podcast
Miami duo Cocodrills returns to Primary Nightclub on 6/3/17.

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Primary is nominated as one of the top clubs in North America!

Primary Radio 001 - Roger Sanchez

House music legend Roger Sanchez stopped by Primary Nightclub on 5/13 and we have the live set for you here as we launch the first episode of Primary Radio!


Derek Specs

DJ NAME: Derek Specs

STYLES: House // Tech House // Techno


Derek Specs birthed from the 90s Chicago rave scene has contributed to underground dance music for the past 18 years. His current vehicle is Chicago’s Primary night club thriving in the Gold coast. Derek selects the top underground talent of the globe making Primary a known force to be reckoned with. When he’s not curating his own club he prefers to throw down at others and or a good old loft party or warehouse.

In addition he launched Twist & Fader Studios in 2015 with music store, multi-room studio, live stream dj lounge/arcade, and full service AV company. His force has never stopped driving the music culture of Chicago since 1997.

Gene Farris

A global ambassador of Chicago’s classic house music sound, Gene Farris has spiritedly contributed to the evolving house and techno culture of this century. He began playing Acid House, Disco and the classic Chicago style of his peers at a young age, developing a unique sound that lead him to performances at Chicago’s legendary underground warehouse parties of the 90s, and a residency at the Power House. These formative experiences solidified his artistry, launching him into a four year residency in Amsterdam and an eight year residency at Chicago’s infamous Boom Boom Room.

In 1994 Gene hit the studio with a driving need for innovation and audio exploration. A self-taught engineer and producer, his work with Cajual, Relief Records, Defected Records, Soma Recordings and his own breakout label Farris Wheel Recordings, propelled his influence into ever expanding realms. He has played venues all over the world and massive festival crowds at Coachella, Outside Lands, Firefly, BPM 2015, and is performing at Movement and WMC events this year.

Strongly engaged with his city, he performed Chicago’s Wavefront Festival in 2012 and ‘2013, hosts “Gene Farris & Friends” monthly at Primary, and frequents the booth at Spy Bar. Working closely with fellow Chicago house legend Cajmere, AKA Green Velvet, has resulted in over 15 collaborative singles! ‘O’Darlin’ from their 2014 Jungle Love EP on Cajual hit number one on TraxSource, with Gene producing 3 additional number one hits that year. He went on to sweep the overall 2014 charts: ‘Move Your Body’, “Rules of Engagement” and “Cosmos” took #1, #3 and #5 respectively in top 100 Techno Tracks of the year; ‘The Way To Go’ topped the Jackin chart at #1 for 2014; ‘O’ Darlin’ took ‘#2 in Soulful House, and to top it off, the #3 Album of the year went to ‘Cosmos’ (Relief Records).

2015 is all about turning up the momentum. With Gene’s first dirtybird release currently bumping in the clubs, and tracks dropping on Visonquest, Defected, Cajual and Relief this spring, his insatiable drive, talent and love of his craft clearly keep him on the cutting edge, and sharing his wealth of house music with the world.

Phil Rizzo

DJ NAME: Phil Rizzo
STYLES: Tech-House // House // Techno // Progressive
LABELS: Zulu Records // Pinkstar Records // Armada Records


“Looking for Soul” w/ My Digital Enemy on Zulu Records
“Getting Ready” w/ My Digital Enemy on Pinkstar Records + Armada



DJ NAME: Dustin Sheridan
STYLES: Tech House // House // Techno

- Soundcloud / Mixcloud / Beatport link

- Affiliations
SoulTech | Primary | SpyBar

One of the newest, most indemand up & coming DJs in Chicago!
His Versitile style as a fusion of Deep, Sexy, Funk & Jammin Tech House.
You can catch him Opening, Headlining, Closing @ Chicago’s Top Parties/Venues & with his Non-stop Energy/ LOVE for the Game, Jam’s all the way into the morning of Chicago’s Finest After-Hours Parties!
He recently finished classes for digital music production & has been working hard developing his production skills! So be on the look out soon for some new releases by the up & coming Dustin Sheridan and also w/ Chicago house legend Gene Farris that form their new dangerous & highly anticipated alliance SOULTECH!!!

Frankie Vega

Frankie Vega

Affiliations: Primary Chicago, Grid Based Beats, Kompute Musik, UKR.


Chicago born and raised, Frankie Vega knows few bounds when it comes to playing music. His dj style is a testament to his years of working in the record industry and in event production and promotion.
His history of DJing spans from the 90’s rave era with DJ/Promo crew Mushgroove to his residency at Primary Chicago.

Always eager to get the crowd moving, Frankie thrives on playing a multitude of genres ranging from Techno, House, Acid, Industrial and New Wave. He spends his spare time in the studio producing music and remixing for record labels Grid Based Beats, Kompute Musik, UKR and more.

M. Sylvia

DJ Name: M. Sylvia


Affiliations: NORdjs, Twist & Fader


I strive to connect with the audience using a quality house and techno aesthetic that explores the idea of beauty as non-formulated and a product of imperfection. With this, I hope to create music that’s not just beautiful, but also significant.

No Sl33p

Press kit:

Bio: “From an early age NO SL33P has shown an immense passion for dance music. “It honestly all started with Daft Punk’s, Discovery album. “I remember jamming out to it on the bus ride to school. That’s where my journey in music really all began.” Over the years, his love for music has grown and it has become more evident as time has progressed that he doesn’t allow himself to be constrained by the confines of a purist mentality , his musical selection is range less.

He initially got his first taste of performing in the underground rave scene on the west coast in cites such as Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA but he is now is based out of the home of house music, and also his home town, Chicago, IL.