A longtime Chicago favorite behind the decks, Michael Serafini is capable of a frenzied dance floor or a relaxed lounge affair, sometimes in the same evening. As honcho at Gramaphone and a resident at the legendary Boom Boom Room event, there’s little question of his ear for quality house music. Julio Bishop developed his sound over years as a DJ with Chicago’s venerable Soul Foundation crew and now applies his able ear as co-owner of RealDEEP Recordings. His sets blend stomping kickdrums, vibrant basslines and sultry vocal samples. Supported by Droopy’s tech-house skills, this Detox session at Lava looks like a winner. (John Alex Colon)
October 25 at Lava, 1270 N. Milwaukee, (773)342-5282, at 9pm.