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    "First Brothers of Dance" A-Trak and Dave 1 Sit Down at Chicago Ideas Week

    A-Trak and Dave 1 sit down with Fake Shore Drive's Andrew Barber to discuss the birth and evolution of EDM, the influence Black artists in the 80s have had on their careers, and how music has influenced and impacted our culture today.

    Alain Macklovitch (A-Trak)
    DJ, Producer, & Founder, Fool’s Gold
    Dave Macklovitch
    Musical Artist, Chromeo; Creative Director, Fool's Gold
    Andrew Barber
    Creator & Owner, Fake Shore Drive

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    Melodic Milestones: How Music Creates Culture

    Alain Macklovitch (A-Trak)
    DJ, Producer, & Founder, Fool’s Gold
    Dave Macklovitch
    Musical Artist, Chromeo; Creative Director, Fool's Gold
    Joan Morgan
    Journalist & Author
    Andrew Barber
    Creator & Owner, Fake Shore Drive
    Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair
    DJ, Producer & Music Director, W Hotels

    Music is a powerful medium. It’s shaped modern culture, behavior and ethos in ways that go far beyond the spectacles of Woodstock or Lollapalooza. More often than not, musical moments that truly shape history take place far from the public eye. They happen in recording booths; on a stage in a DIY venue; inside a subway car. In this signature Chicago Ideas Talk, we’ll dig into how that kind of melodic magic manifests, and how the ever-changing streaming wars are poised to change the game entirely.