Groovemen presents: Keith Mackenzie

Groovement presents: Keith MacKenzie

Bliss, Goodsex, Richie Olivo

Fri, March 10, 2017

10:00 pm

$0.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Keith MacKenzie
Illeven:Eleven Recordings label boss Keith MacKenzie's contributions to the breakbeat scene cannot be overstated. After honing his skills as a DJ in the 90's Florida scene alongside luminaries like DJ Icey, DJ Fixx and Infiniti, Keith's move into the label game sought to combine his various influences under one roof. Although the primary focus has been bass-driven breaks music, the label built a reputation for releasing quality collaborations from artists working across electronic genres, quickly making it a Beatport favorite. Besides his own productions with DJ Fixx (as KMFX), the ever-growing list of releases have included music from producers like Calvertron, Deekline & Ed Solo, Hatiras, Bass Kleph and Gigi Barocco, as well as frequent vocal contributions by the likes of Sporty-O, Sue Cho and Whiskey Pete. In addition to gigging extensively in North America, the last few years have seen Keith's profile boosted to international breakbeat fame. Over the last year alone, Keith has smashed dancefloors in Spain, Russia, Rome, and London, constantly pushing his potent formula of party-rocking breaks to new heights.
I make creative hip hop records. I write, perform and travel. When I was born I was 90% def, I had to use ear tubes and take speech classes as a child to learn how to talk. Now that I'm older it feels amazing to be making music and doing what I love. I have released 3 solo albums as well as projects in the past with the conscious/political rap group Kritical Kontact, the satirical hip hop duo Modern Gentlemen and the trippy-experiemental Bliss & Sitter.

I have toured all over the country multiple times and done more shows then I can remember, playing in every state.. except a few (Alabama, Mississippi and a few others) Weither improv freestyling at chairty events for the National Kidney Foundation or rocking packed crowds of drunken college kids, my high energy live shows are consistant. I sometimes rap about thought provoking and conspiratorial topics. I used to be a battle rapper, then I was a political activist rapper. Now days I just want to make music that makes people feel good. Thru out the early 2000′s I helped establish the indie hip hop scene in Minnesota and the midwest. I'm originally from Duluth (North of Minneapolis, the largest metropolitan city on Lake Superior and the place Bob Dylan was raised) the cities beautiful landscape and blooming music/art scene enhanced my creative process and also helped form my early years of finding and developing my own style turning me into the artist I have become

I was a regular in the mc battle circuits back in the Scribble Jam days.. having a decent showing at the finals in Cincinnati in 2007. I later gave up on battling to focus on making albums and touring. Over the years I've been lucky enough to perform with some of the best names in Indie hip hop, folk, and pop.

We completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to release my last project and gave out thousands of free cds.
Born and raised in Chicago, GoodSex has played some of the biggest music festivals the city has to offer, including the main stage at both Spring Awakening and Freaky Deaky. For five years he has been consistently booked at some of the hottest night clubs in the city, including two of DJ Mag's top ten nightclubs, Spy Bar and the MiD, headlining and gaining residency at them respectively.
Venue Information:
Primary Nightclub
5 W Division St.
Chicago, IL, 60610