Means of Escape are proud to present a bonafide legend at the small but perfectly formed 212 Bar, Mr Gene Hunt.
Gene Hunt is one of the true representatives of Chicago House Music, with a career spanning back to the initial wave in the early 1980s. As a teenager, he played at many of the key touchstones of the first generation of House Music spots, including the Warehouse, The Playground and The Music Box; he's been best known in the last few years for a series of tracks made then with the legendary Ron Hardy.
As a producer, Gene Hunt's first EP was Living in a Land, released on Chicago's Trax Records and co-produced and shepherded by Armando Gallop. From an early age, Gene imprinted his stamp on his musical style with an alteration between soulful, vocal recordings and harder, techno tracks.
In the years following, Gene Hunt released some of his best records on labels including Dope Wax, Track Mode, Got Soul and Unified, and delivered a tour de force in 2011 when noted Dutch label Rush Hour released Gene Hunt Presents Chicago Dance Tracks, a collection of some sixteen unreleased records from the likes of Larry Heard & Marshall Jefferson, Steve «Silk» Hurley, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Lil Louis and Ron Hardy. As a follow up, in early 2012 Gene released an original two track EP, May The Funk Be With You, also on Rush Hour, with a remix from Theo Parrish.
It's an honour to have him come and play at the 212 again and for Means of Escape for the first time. Resident DJ's Scott Broadhead, Alex Mundy & Keith Gillott complete the bill.
212 is a small capacity venue, once it's full, it's full, so we suggest you get down early. Entry is free and we will be going until the early hours.
House music all night long.