Slicker Has A Plan For Latest Hefty Release





As the owner and operator of Chicago's ¸ber-hip Hefty records, John Hughes III has to be all business - pay bills, stay within budget, etc. However, as the owner of a record label and an artist, he has the perfect opportunity to blow off some steam and put on his creative, musical hat from time to time. Under the moniker of Slicker, Hughes has released two full lengths and a remix album since 1998. On May 11, Hughes will drop his latest Slicker project, We All Have A Plan, through his own label and advance copies have already been getting some great reviews from the press, including Vice, Urb, and Alternative Press.


The music Slicker creates is impossible to pigeonhole into an existing genre. Instead it blends genres, combining jazz, funk, Afro-beat, Mowtown and just about anything you can think of with traditional songwriting to make something incredibly unique. If that sounds interesting to you, or if you're already a Slicker fan, Hefty is lining up a few listening parties across the country. Check those out below:

04.25.04 - Chicago, IL:

Hefty Records Presents Slickerís ìWe All Have A Planî

Feat. DJ sets from Slicker, Prefuse 73, Nobody, and DJ Rik Shaw

Sonatheque

1444 W. Chicago Ave.

Brought to you by Hefty Records, The Fader, Cornerstone, and Rvng Intl

05.02.04 - Austin, TX:

North Loop Sound System Presents Slickerís ìWe All Have A Planî

Feat. DJ Klassen & DJ Jester the Filipino Fist

9 PM ñ 2AM (9 ñ 10 PM listening)

Caucus Club

912 Red River

05.07.04 - Atlanta, GA:

CORK Presents Slickerís ìWe All Have A Planî

Feat. DJ Salah & Kembo

10 PM - 3:00 AM

Eastside Lounge

485 Flat Shoals Ave.

05.08.04 - Seattle, WA:

Shameless Presents Slickerís ìWe All Have A Planî

DJ Tobias (Chicago / www.syne.tv)

Recess (SEA)

Derek Fisher (PDX)

The Perfect Cyn (PDX)

9 PM ñ 2 AM

Alibi Room

85 Pike St # 410

For more info: www.simplyshameless.com

05.12.04 - Denver, CO:

GROWednesdays Presents Slickerís ìWe All Have A Planî

Feat. DJ Ivy & DJ Psychonaut

+ Special guests

9 PM ñ 2 AM

ROX @ Union Station

1701 Wynkoop St.

05.13.04 - Los Angeles, CA:

Dusty Debauchery Presents Slickerís ìWe All Have A Planî

Feat. DJ Jolyon (spinning dub / hip hop / soul)

9 PM ñ 2 AM

BarCopa

2810 Main St.

Santa Monica, CA




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Slicker Has A Plan For Latest Hefty Release