Over the past 7 months Hakim’s been crafting mixes for podcasts for his monthly show which really opened his mind to present music outside of the 4 on the 4 floor house music that he loves. However, once in a while one must go back to their roots and in Hakim’s case is beating a mixtape like he’s at the club. This mix is raw and uncut journey that spans several genres of house that represents house culture.
Hakim is a producer/dj from the Chicagoland area who's musical style ranges from House to Techno. Hakim's journey begin as a dancer in Chicago as a lot of his musical influences come from Larry Heard, Robert Armani, Dance Mania, Relief, and Cajual records. As a Chicago footwork dancer, Hakim gradually became inspired by the music and began playing records in 1996. Since then Hakim has ventured into production work and eventually founded two records labels in 2008: Machining Dreams; and Synapsis Records with Avondale Music Society.