House music reigned supreme at Vagabond Saturdays throughout 2009, with
weekly performances by such classic house luminaries as
Frankie Knuckles, Little Louie Vega, Jellybean Benitez, and Jesse
Saunders. So far the soulful house vibes promise to live on at the downtown
hotpot in 2010, and Saturday night brings a special show by DJ/producer Julius
the Mad Thinker, one of the great enduring exponents of the Chicago
As co-founder of the internationally-renowned DJ collective
3Degrees Global, JtMT has garnered a solid reputation since the '90s, spinning
alongside legends like Frankie Knuckles, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Derrick
Louie Vega, Derrick May and Ron Trent, among others. He's made
his mark playing at top clubs in the house birthplace of Chicago,
in addition to the Detroit Electronic Music
Vega's Roots at Cielo in New York City, Marques Wyatt's DEEP event in
Los Angeles, and various parties in Boston, San Francisco, Washington
D.C., and Miami.
In June of last year, JtMT came down to Miami to shoot the music video for
"Dejame", a soulful upbeat Afro-Latin house number produced in
collaboration with Kaialexander. The video pays homage to Miami's small
but loving house music scene and laid-back Latin flair.
Saturday's performance at Vagabond comes on the heels of the music video's premiere, which will get a screening in the club's main room at
midnight on Saturday. Julius The Mad Thinker will be joined on decks by Saraswati resident DJ Ivan
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Julius the Mad Thinker at The Vagabond, Saturday, January 9, doors open at 10 p.m. 30 NE 14th Street, downtown Miami.
Check out the video teaser for "Dejame" after the jump.