Garrett David (Smartbar-Chicago)
Trying his hand at music production and DJing before he had a driver's license, Garrett earned his first DJ residency at age 17. Soon after moving to Chicago he caught the attention of Smart Bar’s bookers. At 19, he was the youngest resident DJ in the club’s history. He’s further enmeshed himself in Chicago’s house community as an employee of Gramaphone Records, as one of the founders of the Stripped & Chewed record label, and as a resident DJ of Queen!, Smart Bar’s wildly successful weekly queer party. Garrett has also proven to be an ace producer, releasing his lush and nimble tunes on such prestigious labels as Courtesy of Balance, Lobster Theremin, Distant Hawaii, and his own Night Sea Journey imprint.