For the serious house-music fanatic, a visit from both West Coast superstar Marques Wyatt and legendary Chicago house DJ/producer Paul Johnson on one bill is the ultimate. If you need convincing, consider that Marques Wyatt has been paving the way for the world’s deep-house music movement for more than a decade. Over the years Wyatt has built a house-music empire with his tasteful tunes via DJ sets, well-received mixes and his own productions. A well-known member of the OM Records roster and the West Coast house scene in general, Wyatt has done it all with his smooth, deeply organic take on the classic 4/4 sound. Paul Johnson, on the other hand, should need no introduction around these parts. This man is, to put it bluntly, one of house music’s all-time greats, a true legend. His countless productions, including the international hit “Get Get Down,” have made him a massive success across the globe.(Jarrett Spiegel)
Five-Star Magazine’s First Anniversary Party also features Lego, Sativa, Chris Santiago, Dysqo, E&G and the Chance. Local Chicago Lounge at Zentra, 923 West Weed, (312)787-0400. Rsvp to zentranightclub.com for free cover 9-10pm, $5 from 10pm-midnight, and $10 12-1am.