I first met Juan Roman aka Mr. Fabulous-DJ FM when I was invited to guest DJ on DJ 4EVER‘s long-running streaming video show Chitownvibes.com.
Though I had never met him before, I had been a fan of his mixes on WCRX 88.1 FM‘s long running underground music show “Masters In The Mix“. To my ears, the 30 minute WCRX mixes put together by Mr. Fabulous-DJ FM are total ear-candy, a high-energy blend of old skool cuts that make you say “Mannn I haven’t heard THAT in a long time!“, raw tunes with 808 & 909 drum machine beats, classic soulful/vocal/club house tracks, and of course the tastiest latin house tunes you can imagine.
So after my guest set on Chitownvibes, I maintained contact with DJ 4EVER via our mutual connection as resident DJs on the ‘Masters In The Mix‘ show. Eventually 4EVER and I agreed to collaborate by having his long-running show simulcast on my upstart new streaming video station, Undergroundhouse.tv. As luck would have it, it turned out that DJ FM was 4EVER‘s co-host on the show, meaning that Undergroundhouse.tv had the pleasure of watching DJ FM mixing live on our station every Saturday afternoon 1-4pm CST (DJ FM usually gets on the decks for the last hour). Which leads me to this….
If there is one cat in Chicago who has a deep respect for the legacy of those who came before and blazed pathways, understands who the original producers were and what tracks they created that contributed to the evolution of this music we love so much, this music we call HOUSE…. one cat who can present it all in one package with so much energy, passion, style and love that you just can’t resist it…. that mixologist would be Mr. Fabulous-DJ FM.
So let me share something with you that, if you call yourself a HouseHead, you are going to fucking LOVE: The first 2 releases in the multi-part ‘Three Decades of House Music Tribute Mix Series‘ mixed by Mr. Fabulous-DJ FM. These free mixes are not just an amazing compilation of the ‘history of house music’, but as enjoyable to listen to as they are educational. ENJOY!!!! ~ DJ SPENCE:CHICAGO