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I woke up Autograf‘s Mikul and Louis from a nap when I met then at the hotel. In fact they asked for another quick 15 minutes of sleep before we chatted.
Chicago indie dance band Autograf is three guys: Mikul Wing, Louis Kha and Jake Carpenter. Autograf started as an art collective modeled after Andy Warhol‘s legendary New York Factory scene. While working on art installations, Autograf made a few bootleg remixes (including 50 Cent, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations) to fuel parties at their Future Factory space. These remixes became incredibly popular and soon offical remixes followed which eventually led to Autograf releasing original material.
Louis and Mikul were still groggy and disoriented when I woke them up the second time, but we had a great chat. How did an art collective become a dance act? What does the band mean when they tell each other to “bask like a lizard?” We start with the most important question: If Autograf is three guys, and Louis and Mikul get the two beds in the Autograf hotel room, where does the third man sleep? Listen to our chat.
Tracks played on the show…
1) Autograf, Future Soup EP (2016) “Future Soup” (featuring Patrick Baker)
2) 50 Cent & Lil Kim “Magic Stick” (Autograf bootleg remix)
3) Autograf, Metaphysical single (2015) “Metaphysical” (featuring Janelle Kroll)
4) Marvin Gaye “Grapevine” (Autograf bootleg remix)
5) Autograf “Dream” (Robotaki remix) (mp3)
6) Autograf “Dream” (original) single
7) Autograf, Future Soup EP (2016) “Heartbeat” (mp3)
NO songs CANCON
Here’s the extended version of my hang session with Autograf so you can hear all the stuff that won’t fit into radio length. Listen!
Two 80’s classics for you to get romantic to.
Holy moly NO MORE STRANGERS HALLOWEEN was just unreal! Our secret Chinatown loft space (aka The Lions Den) was wall to wall by 11 and the sweaty singalong makeout dance jamboree was so crazy crazy crazy.
UPDATE: You’ve got to check out the pictures! PHOTOS FROM NMS HALLOWEEN HERE.
Along with the usual mess of mobile phones, jackets, and wallets you usually find, we also found a bag of bread, a glass bottle of milk, love letters, the weirdest wall stains you can imagine (in the weirdest places), and a bunch of spinach. Milk and spinach at a dance party!
A massive thank you to everyone who came out to dance and check out the amazing bands. Winnie Cooper and the NO MORE STRANGERS family love you!