According to an interview he did with Fabric quite recently, Chicago house veteran Lil' Louis brushes off haters with an unparalleled sense of grace. "I already though I was a star, so subsequently, I got a lot of bottles thrown at me, and subsequently fired from every club I played," he said. But it's easy to understand why criticism would be so easy to brush off for a man of such legendary status. A musician since childhood, Lil' Louis started DJing in middle school, where he earned his nickname playing in clubs, then started his own and started throwing the city's biggest parties. As one of the only DJs and producers from the Chicago house scene with hits that crossed over into the mainstream - no less than three number one hits on Billboard charts, including the phenomenal and still much adored French Kiss. Consistent working relationships with major labels that only ended once he got tired of it, alongside collaborations with everyone from Jay-Z to Louie Vega and Donna Summers - legendary. Lil' Louis plays New Guernica on Friday July 20. We have a double pass to giveaway. To win, tell us what your nickname is?