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After living in an Avondale apartment for a year, multimedia producer and roving DJ Kevin Hsia decided that he wanted to give highrise living a shot. After searching around, he found a one bedroom apartment on Lake Shore Drive that overlooks the Lakeview neighborhood and had plenty of room for his record collection. Located in a mid-century building with Brutalist leanings, Kevin's apartment is not just a place to eat and sleep, but it's a place where music is the main focus. No television can be found in Kevin's apartment, but three turntables, hundreds of records and old film cameras fill his shelves. It makes sense, as Kevin regularly plays DJ sets at some of the city's most popular bars and is the founder of the monthly listening party series Wine & Vinyl. Kevin's nautical-themed decor hints at his taste for the smooth sounds of yacht rock, but also an appreciation for being near the lakefront.