Red Bull Music Academy: On the Floor

Red Bull Music Academy is a platform for those who shape our musical future, a music workshop that has been traveling the world since 1998. Red Bull Music Academy On-The-Floor tour is all about placing past Red Bull Music Academy lecturers and participants "on-the- floor" of local music venues to give local artists the opportunity to interact and learn about what is shaping music around the globe.

Red Bull Music Academy present Jackmaster, Deadboy and Numbers Residents “On-the-Floor” at Beauty Bar Chicago on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

About the artists:

DJ Magazine’s “Best Breakthrough DJ” in 2010 and Red Bull Music Academy alum Jackmaster has been forging ahead on a wave of elastic alien syncopations for time, and has been a member of the legendary Rubadub crew since the age of 14. His labels Dress 2 Sweat and Wireblock have been at the forefront of new electronic music, and so is his new joint-forces venture Numbers, putting out records by red-hot producers Deadboy and Lazer Sword. Recently he's dropped mixes for everyone from The Wire and FACT, to Mary Anne Hobbs and Modeselektor, and has appeared at temples of boom such as Optimo, FWD>> and his own Numbers parties at Fabric, with a fast-paced blend of everything from Drexciya to Dilla. Jack by name, jackin' by nature.

You could describe Deadboy’s music as heartache for the dancefloor. Tapping into London’s rich musical heritage from Scott Walker to early 90’s Hardcore all the way through to UK Garage and House, Deadboy’s tracks somehow still share the same sense of futuristic melancholia as the first wave of Detroit Techno by the likes of Derrick May and Juan Atkins.

Applications are now being accepted for the next edition of the Red Bull Music Academy, which takes place in Tokyo. For more info visit:

Date & Time

  • March 24, 2011
  • 10:00 PM


Beauty Bar
1444 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL

21+ / $5

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