Chrissy Shively is an unsung hero of sorts, a Chicago native whose reputation as a killer DJ precedes him for those that know, but something of an unknown quantity as far as many, far too many, are concerned. A beacon of knowledge when it comes to dance music’s rich and storied lineage, Chrissy is genre fluid in his selections and you never quite know what to expect when he gets behind the decks – check the Honey Soundsystem-hosted jungle mix we featured in a recent mix roundup. In short, he’s the kind of guy you want playing at your party.

Sick of predictable, hackneyed Halloween playlists, The Night Owl Diner co-founder and former Smartbar resident put together a blend of spine-chilling alternatives to the usual dross. Music for the séance, or just a spooky knees-up, for the ghouls and night-stalkers, blood suckers and occultists. It comes just in time to draw attention to Resilience, the impending fourteen-track album “inspired by the early-’90s rave records that got me into dance music in the first place, with nods to jungle and Chicago house.”

“Every time I go out on (or around) Halloween I hear “Thriller” like 18 times, and then the rest of the night the DJ just plays normal club music. There are tons of other spooky Halloween dance jams out there, so I made a little mix to showcase some of them! Good for Halloween pre-partying, background music while putting on your costume, or blasting from your porch at full volume to scare away Trick-Or-Treaters.”

Tracklist:

Giorgio Moroder – The Autopsy
Ministry – Every Day Is Halloween
The Skatt Bros. – Walk The Night (Alkalino Re-Edit)
Cowboy Rhythmbox – Fantasma
Luke Vibert – Halloween
Funkineven – Dracula
Zsa Zsa LaBoum – Something Scary
Jinder – Youth Blood
Goblin – Tenebre (SSUK Re-Edit)
Cerrone – Supernature
The Immortals – The Ultimate Warlord (12″ Remix)
Manhattan Transfer – Twilight Zone (Twilight Tone)
Model 500 – No UFOs (D-Mix)
A Split Second – Flesh
Easy Going – Fear
Program 2 – The Number of the Beast
DJ Assault – The Return of Terror Tec
Bam Bam – Where’s Your Child? (DJ Rush Remix)
Grooverider – Sinister (The Influence Remix)
Wishdokta – Visitation
Subnation – Scottie
Boogie Times Tribe – The Dark Stranger
DJ Spinn – Halloween
DJ Rashad – Ghost
DJ Manny – Sum More
Guchon – Tower of Scissors
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Halloween
Cameo – Candy (Dub)
Bobby Brown – On Our Own (Theme From Ghostbusters II)
Eighth Wonder – I’m Not Scared

Resilience is out soon on Chiwax.

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