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Layo and Bushwacka @ Transit this Thursday! 11.20


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Layo & Bushwacka!

Debut Mix Album All Night Long coming soon!

Layo & Bushwacka are London’s best kept secret, quietly working their way to the top of the charts with their latest LP release on Beggar’s Banquet. They are the darlings of dance music, as DJs of all genres claim their sound as THE sound of tomorrow. Why? It is a sound that defies easy classification, effortlessly melding techno, breaks, house, electro and trance all into a stardard 5-minute track. Singles from their latest album wound up on the most diverse set of playlists, from Paul Oakenfold to Richie Hawtin to Felix da Housecat, a rare feat in a world of music that has more sub-genres that it does listeners. Their DJ sets are driving but blissful, and ultimately always pay homage-a-house Chicago-style, a tip of the hat to one of their major influences.

$10 In Advance

$15 General Admission

$10 before 11:00 PM + open bar before 11:00 with R.S.V.P

$10 all night for you and a friend with the PURE Card


Layo & Bushwacka / The End Recordings, U.K.

"We both believe in the same things, good people, good parties, good music. Acid house, basically." Idealists, hedonists, prophets, call them what you will, but Layo & Bushwacka!'s love affair with music started as teenagers under 1988's strobe lights and it's led the both of them through techno, breakbeat, electro, dub and electronica, emerging blinking into the light a decade later with a sound that fuses all their influences and channelling them into 2002's most anticipated dance floor album.

It's the same outlaw spirit of eclecticism that still informs their five hour DJs sets, whether at their spiritual home in London's The End, or on a beach in Brazil or a state of the art superclub in Ibiza or Argentina. Layo seamlessly segueing cutting edge sounds, while Bushwacka! tears the arse out of the crossfade, turning nondescript breakbeat battle weapons into a compulsive collage of beats and breaks. The same spirit that took the "for the fans" thousand-copy only 12" Untitled into a global club anthem. It's now 'Love Story' - renamed with the title given to it by the fans in Argentina who sit down rather than dance through the track as a mark of respect for its majesty. "I thought that track was a bit cheesy initially," muses the ever-analytical Layo. "Of course now everyone loves it, I've warmed up to it a bit." And you can't get much more acid house than the legal minefield that is Bushwacka!'s much bootlegged remix of Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' - surely the biggest bootleg mix in a year inundated with white label remixes of dubious legality. If only, as Matthew shrugs, he'd done the bootlegs himself, as everyone assumes.

"The music industry is an industry where the best business people do the best and the most creative people don't," reflects Layo, "that's life I suppose. But I'm hungry for that creativity. I'd like to be really good at what I do, rather than hugely successful. You need to be able to look yourself in the eye and say the route you're taking is a good route, be proud of what you do, and on the other hand also enjoy it. I'd be much more happy if this album had good reviews, rather than sell a million copies. Something I can visit in a few years and be really proud of."

DJ Finesse / Chicago

Dino Gardiakos / Chicago

Jack Nielson / PURE

Steve Prior / Chicago



Locations nationwide




5405 S. Harlem - Chicago




191 W. Golf Rd. - Schaumburg




1420 N. Milwaukee - Chicago



1431 W. LAKE

10 PM - 4 AM



Upcoming PURE shows:

11.20 Layo and Bushwacka @ Transit

11.22 Deep Dish feat. Dubfire @ Transit

11.27 PURE Thanksgiving @ Transit

12.04 Holiday Glam @ Transit

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