Notes from the Underground: Thursday May 7th – Saturday May 9th

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The goodie crew providing the laser fullness at their warehouse.

Soooo many good DJs are rolling through Philly this weekend. This is a list of what’s going on to help keep you up to date and up all night.


Truewave @ The Dolphin Tavern with Dev79 & residents Jack Deezl, JXL Beats, DWPLX and Freddie Fresh

We just had the Truewave guys and Dev79 in studio to mix it up and chat. Listen back to Dev’s live set at KDU to hear some new and unreleased stuff from his labels Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey.

Grandmaster Flash @ Coda with Love City DJs

“Don’t push me, cuz I’m close to the edge!” Grandmaster Flash was one of the first to ever kill it on the turntables, a true OG. Sidenote: Dan (Love City DJs) named his cat after Grandmaster Flash.

FRIDAY (5/8):
Claude VonStroke @ Coda with Jeff Omega & Alexander the Great

Claude VonStroke is the boss of one of the hottest record labels in the world, Dirtybird, and has developed a bass-heavy hip-hop infused house sound that is dominating clubs and charts. Check out his Essential Mix to see why he’s one of the most in demand DJs out there…

The Grit @ Inciting HQ with Ron Morelli, M//R, Westov Temple, Dan Trevitt, Chaperone

Great Circles crew play host to L.I.E.S. label boss Ron Morelli at the famous Inciting HQ for what will certainly be a memorable occasion. Gritty, sludgy techno warehouse vibes in full effect. Goes late…

The Magic Message @ Medusa Lounge with Huerco S

The Magic Message just celebrated 4 years of vibin’ parties and are moving it right along with a stellar lineup of Huerco S. and Maxine & Cleo b2b Shelbina Sinclair. You’ll even be able to live-stream the party at

Holy Ghost (all vinyl set) @ The Dolphin Tavern with Greg D

It was a raucous occasion last time DFA mainstays Holy Ghost played The Dolphin. This time around, they’re on tour celebrating the release of their remix compilation Work For Hire.


Jeremy Underground @ The Dolphin Tavern with Universal Cave

The Universal Cave guys have impeccable taste, so it makes sense that they’d bring in Jeremy Underground, the Parisian tastemaker behind the label My Love Is Underground. Prepare to go deep for his Philly debut.

The Circle Shakedown @ The Barbary with Rob Paine, O’Keef, Sean Thomas and Willyum

Worship Recordings are celebrating the release of their new deep and massive tune “Gone Too Deep” Shakedown style! The remix package even features King Britt reigniting his Scuba moniker, which got some love from XLR8R recently.


Chris B. is the electronic music director at WKDU and will be at most of these events. Catch his show Hot Mix on air Thursday nights from 9 – 11 pm.

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