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A deeper dive into the creative forces that make up Manifest

3 Questions with DJ Qu and Joey Anderson

In advance of their appearance at smartbar alongside ron trent, we asked american dance music legends dj qu and joey anderson a few questions. 

considered a leader of the late twenty-aughts new york house renaissance, dj qu has been gracing the great booths of the world for decades. he's produced for desolat, cocoon, fabric, and dozens of other taste-making labels - defining and re-defining what deep house is. 

joey anderson, a consummate dance music scientist who practices his alchemy with the likes of dekmantel, has pushed the bounds of selection, style, and production from brooklyn to berlin.  

we are honored to help welcome these two new york area pioneers to the windy city.

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3 Questions with Molly

molly is a rising star of the highest order in underground dance music. a longtime resident and a&r leader at paris's legendary rex club, label boss via RDV Music, and prolific producer, molly is equal parts otherwordly selector and industry ambassador. 

molly delivers deeply emotive sets by way of masterful mixing to crowds across the globe - from her head_on party at rex, to the hallowed halls of berlin, ibiza, and beyond.

molly has warmly welcomed the manifest team to the dance music world with every chance she's had. it is an honor to welcome her to smartbar.

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3 Questions with Hope for the Day & DJ Heather

in advance of our show at arbella to benefit hope for the day (4/20) we asked dj heather and hope for the day founder jonny boucher a few questions...

brooklyn-born chicagoan dj heather exemplifies the midwestern dance music community. she bends genres, promotes the 'chicago' house identity, and advocates for social progress through music. through her 'lake effect' smartbar residency, globe-trotting tour schedule, and releases on labels like fabric records, she stands firmly among the great chicago djs. 

hope for the day, founded by jonny boucher, takes a meaningful and innovative approach to mental health awareness. as suicide completion rates rise in america, hope for the day seeks to buck the trend through artistic expression programs like 'beatkeepers' and peer education training like their 'talk saves lives' and 'mental health first aid' courses. 

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