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This video is incredible. It shows probably everything that means something to us when it comes to a real party. big big XL fun!

“what’s he doing with the mixer ? and what mixer is it ?”

“thats how you have a real party with the music cutting off and everything. im happy for those brothers”

“u know the music’s good when grown men are hanging from I-Beams doing karate kicks into the air. grown folk shit!”

“Abso-fucking-lutely, it was 2004! I was at that damn party. In the basement of a beauty shop. Suprised to this clip, on the tube. This is how we do it, in the Chi!”

“First of all..thank you for this gorgeous party moment. was so much fun watching this… In the end I´m a bit sad.. In the 90s there were still parties like this, but now these days in Germany everyone seems to feel like a top model!
People, get real- party- together!”

“sometimes i pretend im there.”

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We are more than excited …

Alright, here’s the thing – DJ Rahaan from Chicago is coming to germany for the very first time and we welcome him in berlin at Holy Water.

Rahaan is special to us, on his ability to constantly create a huge amount of energy that is focused on the dance, on creating a dense environment, where the single record becomes much more than one song mixed into another, the music communicates with the dancer and turns the crowd into the center of the party.

But before Rahaan made his presence on the global dance floor, Rahaan was playing his music from his cassette tapes with his dance crew called the Chuck Brothers. He then moved to the state of Wisconsin, whereby he started to grow a serious collection of disco and house records. In 1996 Rahaan moved back to Chicago started hanging out with his old friends, forming the reunion of the Chuck Brothers once again.

Schooled in the inspiring tradition of DJs in Chicago he absorbed the mad creativity of Ron Hardy and the sensitive taste of Frankie Knuckles, he shared a common passion for crazy disco records and the art of djing with similar minded chicago heads like Sadar Bahar and others…

During the 90’s Rahaan was building up his reputation as one of Chicago’s finest Disco/House DJ, playing at a hot club called “The Spot” and the infamous loft parties with Mr.Bill, Pee Wee and friends. This opened the door for Rahaan to perform on guest spots for Sisterz of Vision and Soul In The Hole club nights, followed by a residency “Budda Lounge” – one of Chicago’s best nightclubs.

Rahaan got his start to international fame through his highly praised dj-mixes, made available to the world by bringtheheat, chuckbrothers and deephousepage. In all the mixes he shows his musical diversity – playing around with amazing soulful disco, pulling deep unknown album cuts, making disco classics sound like u never heard `em before, pumping up some jackin house tracks or playing obscure european disco-not-disco. All the time u can hear the passion and originality of „the sounds of Rahaan“ – the real human touch!

On the release front, he recently shared a few of his much appreciated home-made disco edits on labels like Jisco Music, KAT and Stillove4music.  Deep in the tradition of the fierce edits a la Ron Hardy – Rahaan makes disco edits sound like jacking house music!

Lately he’s been busy touring the whole world, having literally killed dancefloors in Japan, Australia, Amsterdam, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, England and throughout America, but his journeys never brought him to Germany. This is gonna change!

Yes! His debut in berlin will be on the 19th of November, a thursday – at our new favourite underground dance venue „Monster Ronsons”. (Thanks to our beautiful friends Emil doesn’t drive, Spacelexx and Jeffrey Sfire from “People like us”, who were the first to start their parties at the Monster and came up with full support on us by hosting Holy Water). Monster Ronsons, a place that lives from its magic relationship between being the most fun karaoke bar in berlin and surpisingly having a backroom club with the coolest dancefloor in town. We will decorate the place with ballons and love, set up a E&S DJR400 rotary mixer to make sure Rahaan has fun on the knobs and we will most definitely loose control to the sounds of Rahaan…

After a lil warm-up set from Hunee, Rahaan will play, dance and fly with us!

So, here we are. happy and excited!

Thurday November 19

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