Proper Drum & Bass Chicago is a night, an ideal, and a collective. Founded in 1999 by Chicago’s native son Ben Baez (Doctorgroo), Proper has gone on to host some of the brightest and best drum & bass talent on the planet.
The Proper crew hosts drum & bass talent every Wednesday in the always lively Wicker Park neighborhood at Debonair Social Club. Your weekly operators making Proper a success are, in no particular order, Jason Deuchler (DJ Intel), Juan Alvarez (Midway), Shawn DeVries (Misfit), Rob Santella (Alcove), and John Lamos (Lamos).
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.