abstract science is future music radio: a weekly exploration of innovative electronic music and its roots since 1997. this staple of chicago’s airwaves investigates the current evolution and influence of dj culture, dance music and experimental sounds on a global level. co-hosts CHRIS WIDMAN, HENRY SELF, LUKE STOKES + JOSHUA P FERGUSON showcase the latest releases alongside underground classics, overlooked gems, exclusive live performances, interviews and dj mixes.
past guest include AMON TOBIN, APPARAT, BONOBO, BURAKA SOUND SYSTEM, CONVEXTION, DAEDELUS, DEADBEAT, DJ KRUSH, FOUR TET, JAGA JAZZIST, JUAN ATKINS, LUKE VIBERT, MONOLAKE, MODESELEKTOR, PLAID, RJD2, ROBERT RICH, SLEEPARCHIVE and SQUAREPUSHER. the program marked 800 episodes in 2013 and celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2012. over the years, abstract science has co-sponsored and curated hundreds of events at chicago’s premiere venues, including residencies at sonotheque (“funk the mental” 2004-2006) and smart bar (“abstract sessions” 2001-2003 + “subfix” 2008-2011).
abstract science broadcasts every thursday night (10pm-midnight usct) on WLUW-chicago 88.7fm and wluw.org, in addition to a weekly podcast.
send music for airplay consideration to: abstract science P.O. Box, 617633, Chicago, IL 60661
Chris Widman is a Chicago DJ who defies easy classification. As co-host of the weekly radio program Abstract Science (since 1997 and a DJ since 1995), he is at the forefront of breaking new styles, crossing genres and re-introducing forgotten music. When DJing for the dancefloor, Widman is known for his adventurous mixing of tempos.....Continue Reading
Chicago based DJ, tour manager and merchandiser for several international touring musical acts, comic book writer, and co-host of Abstract Science on 88.7 FM WLUW Chicago. Luke has been making a name for himself over the last decade and a half while working with Martin Atkins Invisible Records – Undergorund Inc.(’98-’03), John Hughs III’s Hefty.....Continue Reading
Henry is a versatile veteran behind the turntables with almost two decades of experience promoting, DJing, producing and remixing a wide range of sounds. In addition to remotely hosting Abstract Science from our Los Angeles satellite studio, he regularly plays at The Standard hotels and is a resident DJ and co-founder of the notorious Full.....Continue Reading
Mister Joshua sees music as a spectrum. With innumerable colors spreading across a rainbow of possibilities, music has always been a multifaceted endeavor for the DJ and writer. No one style paints the picture of Mister Joshua’s tastes completely—his appetite for quality sounds takes him across genres, scenes, parties and people. With careful thought to.....Continue Reading