About Proper Chicago

Proper Drum & Bass Chicago is a night, an ideal, and a collective. Founded in 1999 by Chicago’s native son Doctorgroo, and operated alongside Phantom 45 and Jackie Pancotto, Proper has gone on to host some of the brightest and best drum & bass talent on the planet. Every Wednesday in the always lively Wicker Park neighborhood, Proper is held at Debonair Social Club. 

And it’s free.

Powering Proper is a family of local resident DJs and artists that are constantly pushing bass-centric sound forward. This collective operates under the philosophy that drum & bass need not operate in the shadows. No longer banished to the side rooms of the early 1990s, proper drum & bass belongs front and center.

 Come with an open mind.

All are welcome.


Every Wednesday @ Debonair Social Club, 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622


Official Proper Mixes

When not trying to save the world from evil, Proper DJs record mixes. Below are a few highlights from over the years on Mixcloud.  Enjoy!