Sinister yet dancefloor friendly, AK1200’s sets are perfectly tuned for the rave and club set. Known primarily for his drum ‘n’ bass mix CDs on Moonshine in the late nineties, he later formed the Planet of the Drums DJ crew with fellow U.S. champions of the sound, Dieselboy and Dara. His latest mix CD, “Weapons of Tomorrow,” showcases the genre’s unsung heroes, drawing tunes from forum submissions and attacking them with his aggressive mixing style. Chicago heads will likely expect a bit more, specifically because POTD so recently visited Smart Bar. Nevertheless, solo sets from AK1200 deliver the goods, and those braving the chill will not be sorry. (John Alex Colon)
AK1200 headlines JungleFly, with Burn, BRC & MC Anti at Smart Bar, 3730 North Clark, (773)549-0203, on January 17 from 10pm-4am. $7 before 11:30pm, $10 after.