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 Tuesday in the always lively Wicker Park neighborhood, Proper is held at Debonair Social Club. 

And it’s free.

Powering Proper is a stable of local resident DJs and artists that are constantly pushing the 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 Tuesday @ Debonair Social Club, 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622


Official Proper Periscope Broadcast

We also broadcast LIVE from Debonair Social Club every Tuesday using Periscope. If you can’t join us for the regular Tuesday Proper Drum and Bass ritual involving cheap beer, lime salt, and whiskey shots, this is the next best thing. Below is the most recent Periscope post, additional archived broadcasts are available via the Proper Chicago Periscope Page.

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!