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Record #: O2021-2850   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 6/25/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action:
Title: Honorary street designation as "Julian 'Jumpin' Perez Way"
Sponsors: Reboyras, Ariel
Topic: STREETS - Honorary Designations
Attachments: 1. O2021-2850.pdf

WHEREAS, Julian 'Jumpin' Perez has been a Mixmaster on Chicago Radio for over 25 years— the longest of any DJ in the World. At the age of 14, Julian 'Jumpin' Perez began his career promoting and spinning records at his own events while attending high school: and,

WHEREAS, In 1983 Julian was featured as a weekly guest DJ on Chicago's legendary radio station, WBMX. With the popularity of his guest appearances on WBMX, he secured a residency at a rival radio station where his mixes were featured during the afternoon rush hour rating period; and,

WHEREAS, While ferociously building his brand name at that station, Julian entered a nationwide Battle of The DJs, competing to become the next "elite" member ofthe infamous "Hot Mix 5" at WBMX. Facing thousands of entrants, four sectional competitions, and a final battle, Julian finished victoriously. He reigned supreme and became the most talked about DJ in Chicago; and,

WHEREAS, Using the radio waves as his platform, Julian became a strong proponent of a musical sound that would inevitably be called House Music. As an early pioneer of House Music, little did Julian know the impact he would have on the world of dance music forever; and,

WHEREAS, In 1986 Julian 'Jumpin' Perez began producing his own music and re-mixing records for such artists as Queen Latifah, Pet Shop Boys, TKA, Fast Eddie, Tyree, and Kool Rock Steady among others. With over 100 productions to his name and the ability to move crowds all over the world, Julian 'Jumpin' Perez had become a household name in the Chicagoland area; and,

WHEREAS, In 1988 WBMX was bought and their format was changed, leaving Chicago with no power house "mix show." Within 3 months, however, Chicago's B96 WBBM FM—a top forty radio station—approached Julian to bring that street power to B96. Thus, the B96 Mix Show was born; and,

WHEREAS, In 1994 Julian 'Jumpin' Perez created a radio show that would represent the music evolution occurring on the streets and in the nig...

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