Expanding Chicago’s Electronic Music Legacy

n a blustery autumn day in West Town, Chicago Phonic, a new educational center for electronic musicians, held its first public open house. Mixers, turntables, and computers were all neatly arranged in a room wrapped with lush, seafoam green wallpaper. Prospective students asked questions and milled around the narrow facility. Daryl Cura, one of Chicago Phonic’s founders, patiently answered questions on modern electronic productions while cracking open cold bottles of Peroni. In the months leading up to Chicago Phonic’s conception, veteran Chicago electronic musicians Jamal Moss, a.k.a. Hieroglyphic Being, and Daryl Cura talked about the state of electronic music culture. … Continue reading Expanding Chicago’s Electronic Music Legacy