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18th Street West's Biography
the short of it
18th Street West A.K.A. Kristopher Muse (born April 6th, 1979) is an American Music publisher, Record producer and DJ from the birth place of "House Music" Chicago, IL. He is the host and DJ for a "live" internet radio stream "Apartment Living" on www.mixlr.com which he broadcast on location most wednesdays 7-9pm Central Time. He has worked many professional gigs, taking a few intermittent hiatus's throughout his career to work on his own productions, forming his own recording label "Soul Magnifique", and other non-related music projects. He has also hosts and co-hosts a few events across the USA and is looked upon as an ambassador to the underground music scene.
Truly one of Chicago's golden children of House he's far now from where he first picked up a trumpet in the 4th grade. At an early age, Kris lived in the former rural outskirts of Chicago with his grandparents and grew up living a sustainable lifestyle. Like most kids, he and his cousin would avoid bed time by listening to late night mix shows hosted by WBMX, WGCI and B96 on a boom box his grandmother bought for christmas. In the mid 90's he got involved with Chicago's underground party scene and was strongly influenced and friended by big speakers and many of the local DJ's at the time who've since gained legendary, pioneering status in Dance Music culture. Which has since molded him to have the skills and knowledge he displays during performances.
Kristopher has built an overall reputation for his laid-back yet steadfast attitude off the decks, and his ability to set his dance floors on fire with style. He has been blessed with opportunities to DJ, perform live and work with some of the biggest names in the dance music industry, and the brightest musicians locally in Chicago, and the U.S. abroad.
His innovative techniques in digital production and sound design has repeatedly proven himself beyond studio worthy. He's known for his love of custom music gear, vast knowledge of software DAW's and being able to produce a diverse array of genre's from Lounge Jazz to Deep and Soulfull House Music to Gritty Techno tracks. You can find some of his work on most download sites. His inspiration lies in the power of nature, the nature of love, and the love of all life, and most things funk and jazz if theres time.
With all this love, hard work, and dedication he's shared with the scene for more than 18 years as evidence, its safe to say that Kristopher Muse will be a name in the eyes and ears of the house music fans and fanatics for many more years to come.
Accomplishments and timeline TBA
Best Gigs of 2013:
4/23 Noise From the Void, San Francisco, CA USA
5/10 Lotus, Honolulu, HI USA
5/10 P&C Afterparty @ SOHO, Honolulu, HI USA
5/11 Asylum, Honolulu, Hawaii USA
5/11 Mental Rager Beach Party, Hawaii Kai, HI USA
5/26 Grasshopper Underground, Detroit, MI USA
9/20 Hollywood Afterparty, Los Angeles, CA USA - w/Russoul "Pacific Flights Tour"
9/21 Riddim, Oakland, CA USA - w/Russoul "Pacific Flights Tour"
9/26 Bubble at Underground SF, San Francisco, CA USA - w/Russoul "Pacific Flights Tour"
10/19 Decompression Reno, CA USA - w/Russoul "Pacific Flights Tour"
10/24 "Welcome to Asylum" @ Primary, Chicago, IL USA - w/Russoul "Pacific Flights Tour"
11/1 415 Omaha, NE USA - w/Russoul "Pacific Flights Tour"
11/8 Asylum Afterhours, Honolulu, HI USA - w/Russoul "Pacific Flights Tour"
11/16 Asylum Afterhours, Honolulu, HI USA - Pacific Flights and Satoshi Tomiie
11/18 Stoli Pool Party Hilton Rooftop, Honolulu, HI USA - with H-Foundation and Asylum residents.
18+ Years of Past Gigs
Glow, Chicago, IL USA
Big Wig, Chicago, IL
Evil Olive, Chicago, IL
Red Dog, Chicago, IL
OHM, Chicago, IL USA
Green Dolphin Street, Chicago, IL USA
Motor, Detroit, MI USA
Congress Theater, Chicago, IL USA
House of Blues, Chicago, IL USA
Inferno, Madison, WI USA
Mantra, Milwaukee, WI USA
Cafe Lura, Chicago, IL USA Resident
Three, Milwaukee, WI USA
Bonnie & Clydes Lifestyle Boutique, Chicago, IL USA
Cuatro, Chicago, IL USA
Zentra, Chicago, IL USA
Betty's Bluestar Lounge, Chicago, IL USA
Smartbar, Chicago, IL USA
Firestone, Orlando, FL USA
Adidas Originals, Miami FL WMC USA
Cassanovas, Miami Beach, FL USA
Shore Club, Miami Beach, FL USA
Cleavlander, Miami, Beach, FL USA
Love + Hate, Miami Beah, FL USA
222 Hyde San Francisco, CA USA
Cardiff Lounge, San Jose, CA USA
Primary Nightclub, Chicago, IL USA
Asylum Afterhours, Honolulu, HI USA
Riddim, Oakland, CA USA
Underground SF, San Francisco, CA USA