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BASS-ZOOKA featuring: TONY HUMPHRIES

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friday, march 19th, 2004

x'ess entertainment and zentra nightclub present:

Flavor of the Month

featuring

BASS-ZOOKA

"FLAVOR OF THE MONTH" is the third Friday of every month theme event that guarentees to take your 5 senses on a roller coaster ride throughout the night. From the SIGHT of the outstanding decorations and sexy bartender garments; to the SMELL & TASTE of the savory scents & boatloads of sweets; listening to the SOUNDS of some of the best music CHICAGO has to offer...makes you want to reach out and TOUCH somebody!

This Event is a mixture of BAZOOKA BUBBLE GUM & TERRIFIC CHICAGO HOUSE and HIP-HOP TALENT. Keep an eye out for the future FLAVOR OF THE MONTH Events. CHECK, CHECK, CHECK IT OUT!!!!

Featuring:

Tony Humpries

Tony Humphries has entertained dance music fans across the globe with his “Hump-in-the-Homefries” brand of uptempo soul music. This Brooklyn, New York native landed his first “professional” DJ gig at Manhattan’s posh Club El Morocco in 1975. From there Tony’s trek to Boystown a.k.a. Club Tribeca NY, NY would prove successful, where he was then recognized as a talented DJ. In July 1981, producer Shep Pettibone asked Tony for a mastermix show tape to fill in for a no show on his KISS-FM NY radio show. A vacancy left by Pettibone at the station opened the door for his own permanent mix show. Simultaneously, schooled under the “I’ll-leave-you-in-the-booth-and-see-what-happens” antics of resident DJ Larry Patterson of NJ’s Club Zanzibar fame, resulted in him gaining “THE” residency in 1982. Developing his creative experiences behind the recording studio’s control board only enhanced his style and magic. Artists like Mtume (Tonys’ first gold record “Juicy Fruit”), Chaka Khan, Karen White, Regina Belle, Donna Summer, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, and The Cover Girls were all governed by the “Humphries handicraft”. By the mid to late 80’s, Tony became the sole helmsman weaving the tunes three nights a week, thus making dance music superstars out of local talent embedded in the heartland of Newark and her surrounding areas. Summoned across the Atlantic by the British in 1987. The “Jersey Sound” was coined by their press. In addition to traveling, remix projects mounting, pumping out a weekly radio mix show, and holding down the fort at the club, Tony was in his prime making the world of dance music exciting, hip, and refreshing. By November 1990, his 8 year tenure ended with a tearful refrain, but this didn’t discourage Tony as he became in demand worldwide and relocated to London, England. In January of 1993, Tony took up the offer to be the resident jock at the Ministry of Sound club. That year was rounded off with a residency at “Echoes” in Rimini, Italy. This Italian residency continued for 4 years while simultaneously relocating back in NJ to launch his Yellorange Production Co. It can be said that Tony Humphries has left an unerasable impression on the global dance music industry. To date over 300 venues he has gigged worldwide, done over 200 studio remixes, the latest being Janet Jackson’s hit “Together Again”. Throughout tremendous recognition, tons of awards and accolades from his peers, he has remained humble.

Paul Anthony

Hailing from the Chicago-land area, it was easy to seee how house music had an influence on Paul early in his career. Paul began perfecting his deejay craft in 1989 as a teenager playing local clubs and house parties. Even back then it was easy to see that Paul would emerge as a force in the Chicago music scene. Paul had become a sought after deejay, even back then, he could incite a crowd into a dance frenzy. Searching for a way to channel his love for Chicago house music Paul began attending some of Chicago's underground electronic events in 1997. There he watched as deejays such as Sneak, Derrick Carter, Terry Mullin, Dave Clark sent the crowd into another place spiritually. Paul knew where he wanted to take his career, to the underground scene. Paul began promoting himself to major Chicago production teams such as Boogietribe, Vibonauts, and N'Joy. After much hard work Paul finally received his chance while playing for a major Chicago event for Boogietribe. There, Paul wasted no time convincing the masses that he belonged. The reviews said it all. "Paul Anthony stole the show with his set-starting scratch assault." and " Chicago has a new house player." This would only be the beginning.

The attention had continued to grow into 2001 as Paul Anthony was feature in Underground Construcion's "Four X's Harder" mix compilation. The cd was available across the nation and gave Paul more exposure throughout the electronic music scene. Paul's notorious scratch wasn't the only thing that people were talking about. His track selection and the ability to get his hands on hard-to-find vinyl which made him one of those deejay's deejay. Everyone wanted to know what Paul was spinning, which was evident in the many over the shoulder label readers Paul had to deal with. The education into house music was made by Paul working at the legendary Chicago record store The Hip House, a store where many Chicago deejay legends got there start. Angel Alanis, Dj Sneak, and Halo to name a few. There Paul was the house music buyer.

Over the years Paul has played for many major event promoters across the nation sharing the main stage with legends such as Bad Boy Bill, Dj Sneak, Derrick Carter, Casjmere, Ritchie Hawtin, Armand Van Helden, Rabbit and the Moon, Gene Farris, Skylab 2000, KRS-1, etc...... Paul looks to the future and his career with a positive approach. New projects include producing tracks on his own record label, Fabric Records and touring the country on the Planet Bass Tour with Nigel Richards, Dj Funk, skylab2000,and Michael Myers. When booking Paul Anthony, expect the very best house music has to offer. One wouldn't call Paul Anthony just a deejay but rather a performer because when Paul comes to the decks, the first beat drops, the vicious scratch begins, all eyes will be on PAUL ANTHONY.

Miss Michaela

Chris Santiago

In the VIP Lounge:

Dave Moreno

Trilogy

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Residents:

Sativa

s&ld resident dj

Chris Santiago & Jon Huang

x’ess resident djs

X'ESS Hosted VIP Cocktail Reception from 9 - 10pm!

Flavor of the month Drink Specials:

$2 Bass-zooka Bombs

$4 all Bacardi Flavors

Weekly Special Drinks:

$3 Rolling Rocks

$4 Shots

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Guest list rules:

Free before 11

$5 from 10 -11

$10 from 11 - 12

$15 afterwards

$20+ without RSVP on our list all night! Note our list is the only list offering $15 general cover after midnight, so please make sure to sign on our list!!

GUEST LIST AVAILABLE AT:

www.xessentertainment.com

Zentra Nightclub

923 Weed St.

Chicago, IL

21+ ID Required

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