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 Live Broadcast

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