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Two of the most salient aspects of the Chicago House scene are its diversity and it’s consistent quality. In an atmosphere that has spawned the careers of so many legendary DJ’s and producers, and continues to see incredible young talent develop on a nightly basis, a DJ can feel like there is an immense amount of competition. For Wisconsin born Rob Turner, it’s not about the competition, but rather the inspiration he can draw from each and every set he hears played out.
Drawing on musical influences ranging from the Talking Heads to the Beastie Boys, the Sneaker Pimps to Sarah Vaughan, and from Phish to Sasha & Digweed, Rob picked up his first piece of wax when he was just 13 years old.
11 years later, Rob has found his way through all manner of house, techno, tech-house, trance, and progressive records on his way to honing his signature hypnotic sound. This past year in particular, Rob’s laid-back opening sets have garnered significant praise within the Chicago House scene. Taking his influence from DJ’s like Jimmy Van M, Lee Burridge, and Danny Howells, this year has seen Rob booked to provide the opening vibe for artists like Los Angeles own Kazell, Soma Records Funk D’Void, and Armada Records artist Mathew Dekay,
Beyond his opening sets, in the past two years Rob has been fortunate enough to make several appearances at Chicago clubs Vision and Four, Milwaukee’s Room 434 and Lemon Lounge, he has held down a monthly residency at Appleton’s Ravens Lounge, aired several guest mixes on ETN.fm and Chicago’s own legendary WNUR, and has lent his chilled sounds to various other parties and afterhours, earning almost as much praise for his deep and tech house afterhours sets as for his opening efforts.
Between his growing reputation as one of Chicago’s finer opening DJ’s and the clear passion, energy, and potential that he exudes when he’s behind the decks, the future looks bright indeed. for Mr. Turner.