@ The California Clipper

Saturday June 22, 2024

09:00 PM - 2:30 am

We are ecstatic to bring Chicago’s own Madeline as our special guest for this edition of NIGHTMOVES!

Madeline’s @soft.content vocal-forward club sets have been stimulating Chicago dance floors for over a decade. A regular at Smartbar’s weekly LGBTQ+ party Queen! since 2017, their selections emphasize jacking acid basslines, disco/pop diva samples, polyrhythmic drums, and bitchy club cuts, regularly pushing into the 130-140bpm range without ever losing sight of the Chicago house groove that infuses their sets with a characteristic warmth and human touch.

The Bay Area transplant developed an ear for under-appreciated tracks over years of hosting radio on WNUR 89.3FM and working at the storied Gramaphone Records, eventually earning them a curatorial residency (Statement Piece) at Smartbar in 2023. Since then, Madeline has had international debuts in Berlin and Toronto, a Boiler Room Chicago debut, a feature in DJMag’s artists to watch, and a production debut (2022’s unlearning EP) with more releases lined up in the coming year. A disciplined student of music history and skilled DJ in both vinyl and digital formats, Madeline’s club- and techno-tinged house sets weave the genre-defining sounds of Chicago into the varied sonic fabric of the future.

Saturday June 22, 2024

9:00 pm - 2:30 am


Cover: $5.00

Nightmoves, The California Clipper