Joe Bryl, previous co-owner and musical director of the famed Chicago
nightclub Sonotheque, has focused on on a wide-range of eclectic,
underground sounds. He has been working in the club and entertainment
industry for the last twenty years and was an original partner in the
creation of the renowned music venue HotHouse, exposing Chicagoans to
a wide range of left-field dance music, ranging from Rare Groove,
Latin, Funk, Brazilian, Steppers, African, Acid Jazz & Neo-Soul. Mr.
Bryl was also involved in early days of The Funky Buddha Lounge,
setting new standards for nightclubs in Chicago. He is also an
accomplished DJ and record collector, once named by the Chicago
Tribune as Chicago’s “Most Interesting DJ”, with an extraordinary
knowledge of music genres and history from around the world. He has
deejayed with Os Mutantes, Gilles Peterson, Seu Jorge, Thievery
Corporation and many other cutting-edge artists.