Thursdays Arent Done yet Reel Rite Edition Feat: John Clees vs Rick Wilhite
525 Monroe, Greektown; Detroit, MI 48226; United States
Thu, 18 Oct 2012
9:00pm – 2:00am
Thu, 18 Oct 2012
9:00pm – 2:00am
.speak & fck sht dayum present..
..reel rite edition..♪♫♬INSIDE OF EXODOS EXPERIENCE♪♫♬
vibes music // still music // rush hour // 3 chairs
Rick ‘the Godson’ Wilhite has dedicated his life to the music industry; whatever one wishes to know about Wilhite is conveyed through his music. His skill set includes DJ sets of R & B, Hip-Hop, Techno and Reggae but his ‘mojo’ is House and Disco. A Detroit native, Rick learned at an early age that a career in music takes more than playing one’s favorite records. Multi-faceted crowd control, sound engineering and creative party promotion are what make him more than a Detroit DJ. With over two decades experience in playing clubs and parties 24-7, 365 makes the Godson one of Detroit’s best and most versatile DJ’s around. His venture to college in the south to Southern University allowed his skills to take the region to another level of Music. His DJ styles of House, Techno, Rap and R&B helped change the black college music scene across America. Beginning in high school, Wilhite also battled in contests against other well-respected DJ’s. He still impresses audiences today, and retains his undefeated status in the DJ community.
Throughout his music career, Wilhite has performed for numerous international and stateside venues. He has gone by a host of names: DOC, Tech-12, Working Mixx, and most recently The Godson.
Matrix // Unfound Sound // Redsoul Records // Detroit
As he developed himself as an international DJ/Producer, John started in Detroit. 1999: Monthly appearances at The Shelter, Downtown Detroit, DJ Bileebob’s “Three Floors of Fun”
2000-2001: Weekly residency at “The Velvet Lounge” (aka Tonic), with Terrence Parker. Weekly residency at “The Sky Club” Sunday night venue entitled “Overdose”, with Thomas Barnett. John has also had countless appearances at some of Detroit’s hottest locations, including: “The Motor Lounge”, “Oslo”, “The Works”, “Cork Town Tavern”, “Foran’s Irish Pub” and “The Lager House”. In addition, John has played along side some of Detroit’s hometown legends with his remarkable and wholesome Deep House sets. These icons include Stacey Pullen, Mike Grant, Sean Deason, Mike Clark, Norm Talley, Delano Smith, Lee Curtiss, Seth Troxler, Reggie Dokes, Reggie Curry, and many others. In 2001 Redsoul Records was born and John’s imprint began its evolutionary cycle. The first release on Redsoul Records was from John himself, entitled “Melodic Melodies”.
This release was a huge hit and started getting international attention after being aired on Chuck Horn’s electronic music program on NPR (101.9 FM) in Detroit as well as Germany’s Lars Behrenroth’s “Deeper Shades of House” program. Shortly to follow, John’s DJ mix was aired on Italy’s “Love Nation” show (which reaches the ears of over a million listeners!). In 2004 John’s minimal remix “The Final Shit” was released on Matrix Records, which also got much international attention, as well as his “The Funk Settlement” on the “African Diasporia” collection hosted by Cranbrook Art Museum. In 2007 John’s “Breakfast With Thorialanus” (Seth Troxler Feat. John Clees 7AM At The Coney Mix) was a huge success on the Unfoundsound Label. As the years continued, John went on to tour in Moscow with his hottest live performance to date.
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Dissolute // Detroit
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Live Art by: Al Depree
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..doors @ 9pm..
..$5 21+ $10 18+ all night..
..exodos . 529 monroe..