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Hit The Dancefloor With Chris Malinchak This Friday Night

By Katie Karpowicz in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 6, 2014 4:30PM

Is it even worth noting anymore when an artist leaps across genres? Especially in dance music, producers are put in the position of being more freely able to create and collaborate in less than traditional recording spaces, freeing them to explore more musical spaces with ease. Mary J. Blige released a track with Disclosure earlier this year and seemingly no one batted an eye at the unlikelihood.

A quick click-through of NYC-based DJ/producer Chris Malinchak's Souncloud tracks would suggest he's much more scattered than what a longer, more focused listen will reveal. Malinchak, who brings his short U.S. tour to Lincoln Hall on Friday, isn't so much crossing genres when he combines soul, house and disco beats as he is exploring the close relationship between the styles. It's not too uncommon to hear these types of music juxtaposed but it's not always this seamless. So to answer our original question: Yes, when an artist is curating and blending sounds this well, it's worth mentioning.

While house music is still alive and well in Europe, it continues to dwindle to a niche genre in its home country. Artists like Malinchak are proving that there is indeed a new generation of house beat-makers out there giving the minimalist electronic sounds a contemporary facelift. Malinchak is also known for having been a part of the French Express label, fostering other young talents of the same musical ilk along with former Chicagoan Moon Boots.

The disco ball that hangs from Lincoln Hall's ceiling should shine a little brighter this Friday night when Malinchak takes to the tables. It's an 18+ show that starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are still on sale for $18 ($22 at the door).