Columbian-born Neil Zarama, known to the world as Juju, is a respected DJ/producer and integral part of the West Coast drum ‘n’ bass scene. He’s also been quite busy, managing his long-running club night, Phuturo; releasing a slew of high-profile tunes on UK labels like T.O.V. and C.I.A.; and launching two domestic imprints of his own. Most recently, with the inimitable DJ Craze, Juju has formed Cartel, a DJ/production duo and label. You can expect a hip-hop and funk-fueled vibe when Juju rolls through Chi-town this weekend: hard-hitting breaks riding over wall-rattling basslines and sinister synth patches to deliver a Latino-influenced sound aimed squarely at the dancefloor. (John Alex Colón)
August 12 at Sonotheque.