Note: The 5 Magazine DJ Series was a monthly CD series released in a limited edition from March 2007 to November 2008. We featured mixes from legends such as Frankie Knuckles, Gene Hunt and Terry Hunter to the next generation of hard-working Chicago House Music heroes, distributed for free on CD in the Chicago area.
As it’s been awhile, we wanted to check in with Rafael “Lego” Rodriguez to see what he’s been up to, and he graciously agreed to mix this month’s edition of the 5 Magazine DJ Series, available free in limited CDs on the streets of Chicago.
In addition to his legendary residencies in the Chicago area and international touring schedule, Légo also spins at his monthly White Label Sessions party at Darkroom (3rd Saturdays, 2210 W Chicago, 9pm-3am). On the production side, his label Poontin Muzik’s Fall ’07 Sampler Pt. 1 is scorching up the charts on traxsource.com. He’s also just released his remixes of Ralphi Rosario’s “Take Me Up (Gotta Get Up)” ft. Donna Blakely and “Wanna Give It Up” ft. disco goddess Linda Clifford.
We asked Légo about how he likes to move a room from behind the decks.
“First, I like to read a room – just check out the crowd and the vibe. Then I take the approach of how I’m going to bring the music to them.” As far as breaking new music, “It’s the set up. You have to set up a song. If it’s that hot, I’ll play it again.