Merrick Brown is a DJ, producer, and vinyl collector who has played an essential role in the American underground music scene since the mid-90s — first in Texas, and now in Chicago where he’s lived since 2007. He’s known for deep, uplifting, and inspiring musical journeys — freeform and spontaneous sets of new and classic underground sounds from around the globe along with rare grooves, future classics and leftfield oddities. His love and passion for music is always front and center, as he connects the dots between soul, disco, jazz, Detroit techno, broken beat, deep house and beyond. These influences are reflected in his original productions and remixes on labels such as his own Tektite Recordings and Chalant Music; as well as Harmonious Discord, Subplot, Aathee, A Colourful Storm and more. These days you can catch him regularly on Twitch, or hosting “Music For Life” on Chicago’s Lumpen Radio and his regular club night by the same name, along with regular appearances at the legendary SmartBar and other Chicago staples.