Push Beats is Chicago’s premier producer/DJ collective. Since 2010, the Push crew has been throwing events and releasing music non-stop, keeping the pulse of the beat scene alive and expanding in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. A superb roster of residents and special guests keep original beats, live PA, hip-hop and experimental electronic music resonating through the speakers.
Featuring sets by
- Vapor Eyes
- Uncle EL
- Billy the Kid
Prior to Push Beats we’re hosting the RAWS: LA Listening Party w/ DJs BMajic (Grown Kids Radio, Nu Tropic, LA) and King Hippo (QC, Lumpen Radio). BMajic and King Hippo just got the masters for the new RAWS:LA album and want to hear it on some big speakers, so join us for a first listen.
RAWS is an intimate party held in a small club in Tokyo, where underground beat-heads unite. After a live performance by a jazz band which gets recorded, the beat-makers have an hour and a half to chop up the freshly recorded sample, flip it, and make a beat right there on the spot.
- Makaya McCraven – drums
- Jeff Parker – guitar
- Justefan – vibes
- Benjamin Shepard – bass
RAWS:CHICAGO was recorded here at The Whistler back in 2014. Have a listen.