Gene Hunt is truly one of Chicago’s Pioneers in the house music industry. He has been one of the top DJ’s entertaining crowds for the past 25 years. Playing at the hottest venues around the world such as The Music Box, Medusas, Green Dolphin, Smart Bar, Metro and many more.
Gene’s first EP in 1987; “Living In The Land” was released on an old classic label where Chicago house music was exposed called Traxx. He then moved onto several UK labels such as, Djax, Hybrid, Deeplomatic Recordings, Mc Projects, Step 2 House, Svek and Rush hour where he made is mark abroad. Mr. Hunt has released his albums “In Sound” on Little Angel Recording – Harley & Muscle, and “Seasoned” on Unified Records. He’s recently joined the Aria team for Roland.
Gene has appeared as headliner at many festivals such as; Outside Lands, Glastonbury, Firefly, Coachella in the Heineken Dome and performed at Chicago’s own Summer Dance. Gene is a 2011, 2012 and 2018 winner of the NBC Chicago Music Awards along with being nominated in 2016, he was listed as number one in 2011 for top dance album in the United Kingdom, with his “Dance Track Volume One” album. Gene’s performed at Boiler Room London and Boiler Room Chicago. He won the Global Mix Award, and performed at the Congress Theater who then, was interviewed for the release of the History of House Music Chicago LP CD and DVD. Gene also has a custom line of headphones designed for top house & hip-hop legends in the industry; he was also the apprentice of the late legendary Ron Hardy US Studio.
Gene is currently working on a new compilation album with Rush Hour Records and starting his first record label “Jack in the Hunt Records”. He was recently inducted into the Hot Mix 5 est. 1981 as their newest member of the group.