Gant Garrard (pronounced Jerrod) aka Gant-Man was introduced to the turntables by his older brother and learned how to count beats and blend records at the young age of 5. He was ready to share his talent with the world beginning at age 10 when the program director gave him his own mixshow on a college radio station in Chicago (WKKC 89.3 FM) where he mixed from 1989 through 1997.
At age 14, his first residency was at a roller rink "The Rink Fitness Factory" from 1994 to 1996 where he exposed his House tracks to a large south side audience which helped shape the Juke House sound.
in 1995, Gant produced his first EP for Dance Mania Records titled "Its About Time" which spawned the Chicago underground smash "3 Blind Mice" which was built around the theme music from "The Three Stooges" television show. He became known in Chicago as the "Youngest Professional DJ" and is recognized as being one of the main key innovators of Ghetto House/Juke. This EP was followed by several EP's and mixtapes sold locally.
In 1998, Gant alongside DJ Puncho coined the word "Juke" by saying it on House tracks and mixtapes which spawned the genre of "Juke House" music. That year, Gant also began releasing House music EP's under the pseudonym "Gant Garrard" to separate his Juke music tracks from his House music tracks.
At age 18, he began to travel, playing both the rave and club circuits in Chicago, the U.S., as well as in Europe. In 1998-99 Gant toured with Paul Johnson playing in France, Belgium and Switzerland, which prepared him for his summer 2000 residency in Ibiza at El Divino alongside Paul.
Gant was the assistant producer with Grammy Award winning remixer Maurice Joshua on R&B group Destiny's Child remixes which landed him his breakthrough remix in 2005. This made Gant the first Juke House producer to have a Juke remix on a major label with a major artist with his official remix of Beyonce's "Check On It" feat. Slim Thug on Sony/Columbia Records.
In 2006, Gant produced a smash remix of Chicago House/Techno legend Cajmere aka Green Velvet's "Shake & Pop" single which sold the most downloads on the "Shake & Pop" EP. Gant continues to collaborate with the Cajual Records family to this day.
Since then, Gant produced with the Fool's Gold Records family releasing the club smash "Juke Dat Girl" single and remixing Kid Sister singles, "Damn Girl" and "Pro Nails" feat. Kanye West. He also produced her next single "Switchboard" featuring Gant rapping on the 2nd verse in 2008.
Gant performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago that year with Kid Sister. After, Gant bacame Kid Sister's tour dj travelling to New York for CMJ, Brazil for the Nokia Trendz Festival, Vancouver, B.C. and Miami for the Winter Music Conference. This tour was followed by solo gigs in Paris, Brazil, Alberta, San Franscisco, Portland, Albuquerque, Denver, and New York.
Most recently, Gant performed as a guest along side Green Velvet at North Coast Music Festival doing his "Percolator" remix. His track, "Juke Dat Girl" is featured in the latest Tyler Perry's movie "Peeples" released in May of 2013. Gant also performed at Electric Daisy Carnival during it's debut in the Chicagoland area in May of 2013. You never know what to expect from the talented Gant or where his music might appear.
Lights Out (Drill Team Pro, MBM & The UnderGround Presents The Unofficial City Lights After Party)
Trap, Booty, Bass and Juke Music!
30,000 watts to go ham to Audio & Visuals By Event Horizon & Willy Wompa .
Live art by Con Artist Art Gallery
DJ Gant-Man aka General Juke |Chicago
18 & up $7 night of $5 with City Lights Ticket stub doors at 10:30 pm
The Art Gallery
Grand Rapids Mi
Jul, 24 09:00 PM
THE OFFICIAL HOUSE OF SOL PRE-PARTY
Join us on Wednesday, July 24th as we kick-off this summer's House of Sol!
Ed Nine CzBoogie Mr. West Mero Paparazzi Carlos Vazquez
Crocodile Chicago 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60642
9pm - 2am 21+ to enter No cover Drink specials all night Free pizza w/ drink purchase!
Ohm Night Club
Jul, 26 10:00 AM
The official House of Sol after-party @ Ohm ft. DJ Gant-Man, Source One, & Mero... say "House of Sol' at the door and get in free til' 1am
OHM is the hottest nightclub located in the heart of Wicker Park and Bucktown on the six corners of North, Damen, and Milwaukee. Long after sunset, OHM becomes one of Chicago's hottest nightlife experiences with table service, the sickest DJs, and beautiful people in the city. Open exclusively for playboys and playgirls til 5:00AM.
!958 W. North Ave.
Chicago, Il 60622
Aug, 24 12:00 PM
Gantman, Lego, Dj Earl of Tek Life, David Sabat, Hollywood Holt, Kenny Ray, Mr. West, Kite and The Clout Collective Djs at Evil Olive 1551 W. Division. House Music, Trap and Juke and in 2 Rooms of Music.
Sep, 20 12:00 PM
Special guest DJ for the night is Gant-Man beating the box!!!!
9 pm until 2 am
$10 (Ladies free until midnight)
21 and up
6915 W. Pershing
Stickney, Illinois 60402
"My House" Music Festival
Sep, 21 12:00 PM
The MHMF is a one-day music event celebrating the origins, growth and popularity of the House music movement. The festival takes place in the Lower West Side neighborhood of Pilsen and will begin at 12:00 pm and conclude at 9:00pm. This event packs the stage with 10 DJ’s playing different types of House music, such as Swing, Deep, Ghetto, Chicago, Disco, Hard, Hip, Latin and Progressive House.
Along with the extensive styles of music playing throughout the day, Five of Chicago best food trucks will be located on the West Side of the festival for your dining enjoyment. Festivalgoers can also take advantage of different Merchandise vendors selling everything from jewelry, clothing, and shoes to record collections.
Date: Saturday September 21st
Time: 12pm-9 pm
Location: Pilsen (16th st From Newberry to Morgan)