Chicago, United States
THE LONGTIME CHICAGO HOUSE MUSIC DJ AND PRODUCER, ANDREW EMIL, HAS BEEN A RESPECTED FIXTURE AND FAMILIAR FACE IN THE VIBRANT CHICAGO AND GLOBAL MUSIC SCENE FOR OVER TWO DECADES. PART OF CHICAGO’S 3RD WAVE OF HOUSE MUSIC ARTISTS, HIS MUSICAL BACKGROUND BEGINS WITH BEING A CONCERT-TRAINED PERCUSSIONIST SINCE AGE 11. ORIGINALLY FROM KCMO, HE EARNED A CHAIR IN THE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY BEFORE MOVING TO CHICAGO IN THE LATE NINETIES TO ATTEND COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO.
While studying acoustical engineering and music composition with Gustavo Leone, Ilya Levinson, and Andy Hill, Emil began his recording career as an assistant engineer to Vince Lawrence at Chicago Trax Studios. It was during this time that he embarked down a prolific production discography—racking up over 200+ production credits—diligently producing projects for some of house music’s most prominent labels, including remixes for diverse artists such as Common, Kanye West, Little Louie Vega, Jamie Principle, Steve “Silk” Hurley,