House Music DJ and Producer. Chicago, IL.

Bio: On any given night in Chicago, it’s more likely than not that DJ Gene Hunt is somewhere, crouched over the decks and working his magic. One of the true representatives of Chicago House Music, Gene Hunt (DJ) is one of the top artists to emerge from the city, with a career spanning back to the initial wave in the early 1980s. As a teenager, Gene 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, rough tech-y tracks. (And sometimes both in the same release – see, for instance, “Twilight People” featuring Robert Owens on vocals). By 1999 he had more than enough releases on his belt for a “Greatest Hits” double LP (Gene Hunt Classics, Dust Traxx).

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Mike Grant: Moods, Grooves and Cool People

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Gene Hunt: The 5 Magazine Interview

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5 Magazine DJ Series presents Gene Hunt

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The Legends of House Music – August 6 2016

The Promontory hosts The Legends of House Music with Byron Stingily, Andre Hatchett, Gene Hunt, DJ Lil'John, Derek Smokin Jones (bday), Dajae, Sheree Hicks, Cherrelle Sullivan and Czboogie, hosted by Curtis McClain.

Livesong Warms The Night: For Claudia Beruben – Feb 19 2015

Friends of Claudia Beruben are gathering together this Thursday, February 19 to "collectively pay it forward" in memory of Claudia and for her three...
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Paul Johnson is 44 – January 10 2015

Gant-Man still remembers the first time he saw Paul Johnson spin. "Paul's set-up was like nothing I’d ever seen before," Gant said. "He used one...

Preserving The Beats: A Conversation About House Music with Gene Hunt

Chicago DJ Gene Hunt is one hell of a conversationalist, and now you can hear him in the refined setting of a university library...
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Wired Fridays Is Back In Downtown Chicago

This Friday, October 3 marks the launch of the new season for Wired Fridays, the free daytime dance party in downtown Chicago brought to...
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Gene Hunt is Living In A Room (Hardmoon London)

Out of all of the old school producers who still have a credible current body of work, nobody can surprise you like Gene Hunt....
Mike Grant

Mike Grant: Moods, Grooves and Cool People

In 1985 - just as the profile of the Detroit scene exploded overseas - Mike Grant enlisted in the military. Thus began his second...
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Giorgio Luceri’s Liger EP (SAFT)

If my record collection is any guide, Giorgio Luceri isn't just going places - he's already arrived. In the wake of another EP on...
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Gene Hunt: May the Funk Be With You

It's 31 degrees in Chicago and some motherfucker is going on about Ibiza. Forty nine people were shot this weekend and if it's all...

5 Magazine DJ Series presents Gene Hunt

Note: The 5 Magazine DJ Series was a monthly CD series released in a limited edition from March 2007 to November 2008. We featured...

Armando Gallop: A Life

If you lived in Chicago in the 1990s, you couldn't get away from Armando Gallop. As a DJ, producer and promoter, he was everywhere...

Gene Hunt: The 5 Magazine Interview

I WANT TO INTRODUCE you to a guy - you might already know him. in fact, I'm sure you've met him before. If you've...