Gotta love Chicago; the birthplace of house has a knack for incubating some of the smoothest music in the world. One of the scene’s rising stars, Kate Simko, has already established herself as a prominent local DJ/producer with a residency at Smart Bar and remixes of Philip Glass, Guy Gerber, and Laura Jones. She’s also created her own audio-visual live show–a performance aspect that usually comes much later in an artist’s career. It seems the sky is the limit for Kate, and her latest offering is pushing her even closer to the stratosphere.
The sexy Go On Then asks “Where we going?” atop a jackin’ deep Chicago beat that provides the perfect backdrop for the soulful voice of Jem Cooke. Uneven claps and quirky percussion keep the rhythm infectious, while the rich bassline makes you feel like you’re floating. Your feet won’t be touching the ground after Kate’s finished with her aural hypnosis.