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Irene Michaels will be performing at the legendary independent label Trax Records launch of their “MADE IN CHICAGO” fashion collection in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Chicago House Music on Saturday June 15th, 2024 from 2-7 PM .

In 2023, Irene Michaels became an overnight House Music sensation with the hit song, “I Like Rain”. She was awarded “Best Pop Song of the Year” at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville and received recognition for House Music Artist of the Year by Get Out Magazine, one of the most well-respected LGBTQ publications on the planet. On the heels of such success, Irene signed record label deals with Chicago’s own iconic Trax Records for “I Like Rain”, and then with NYC’s Tribeca Records for her cover of “What the World Needs Now” , a song first made famous by Jackie DeShannon and written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The latter recording garnered Irene consideration for a Grammy award nomination. And, this year, she is a nominee for another Josie Award for Actress in a Music Video and Artist of the Year.


TRAX Fest is taking place for the launch of two new collections, the Trax Collection designed by Mario Maldonado and Trax Atelier by Michael White. Chicago’s independent label Trax Records is “arguably the most important label in the history of House Music” according to Rolling Stone Magazine.

In addition to Irene Michaels, TRAX FEST features live performances by Screamin’ Rachael, Jorge Cruz, Oliver Fade, Joe Smooth and other special guest artists. In line with the streetwear essence of Chicago, TRAX Records will contribute to the rich tapestry of street style worldwide. Available at “Chicago Midwest Made” the first drop of the Trax Records Collection, designed by Mario Maldonado, will feature limited edition signature tees with two exclusive designs for the summer season.

Michael White will also be unveiling a high-end line aptly named, Trax Atelier. Trax Atelier offers a high-end line of couture pieces at the crossroads of avant-garde fashion and warehouses where House Music originated and thrives. Michael White, a Chicago native, has an impressive design portfolio including work for Bob Marley, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and now TRAX Records. The Trax Atelier Exhibition by Michael White will take place at the Colby Gallery located at 1626 W 18th Street in Chicago.

Both collections will be available for purchase and custom orders on June 15th at the launch party. Commemorative T-shirts will also be sold exclusively at this event! The TRAX FEST block party will take place on Saturday, June 15th, 2024 from 2-7 PM at Pilsen 18th Street Chicago.

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