Groove Line

Thu. February 2, 2006 12:00 AM
by DJ Plez

Web Gems
You most likely spend plenty of time on your computer surfing the net. And not just for dates and quickie hook-ups. Two local DJs with web pages of note are Doug Brandt ( and Greg Drescher ( Brandt is a resident DJ at Cocktail and has made quite a name for himself on the local house music scene. His web page is very cool looking and chock full of interesting info and music. Drescher (pictured), a Halsted Street favorite, recently launched his web site with the help of local web developer Kris Wagner ( Its sleek design is an attractive portal that allows visitors to get to know this talented DJ much better.

Forward Thinking
The special events on the last two Sundays of February at Crobar should be special indeed with two of the biggest DJing names in the world manning the decks. On the 19th, the Evolve party comes back to town with the one and only Victor Calderone heating up the main floor with his sexy and edgy progressive tribal sound. Chicago’s own Chris Eterno will be spinning in the VIP Lounge.

Then on the 26th, the man who has been dubbed the “greatest DJ in the world”- Junior Vasquez - visits Chicago for the first time in five years in support of his new mixed compilation CD, White Party 7 (Centaur Music). The CD has received critical acclaim and been storming up the charts while folks in NYC say that Junior’s recent live sets have been creative masterpieces. February may be a short month, but it will be a fun one.

Lookout Alert
Heather Headley, who starred on Broadway in the musical Aida and who is a proud alumnus of Northwestern University, is out with a new CD called In My Mind (RCA). The title track single is quite good and getting monster play, so hopes for the full album (which I’ll review in my next column) are high.

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