Now one of Chicago’s most widely respected house producers and DJs, Mark Grant made his reputation in the mid- to late 90s as an artist on the Cajual label. Though he released a few solo sides, he did his best-known work either as a collaborator–recording “Dancin'” with label head Cajmere (under the name Chicago Connection) and “Revival” and “Psychotic Pimpin'” with Braxton Holmes–or as a remixer, on tracks like Green Velvet’s “Answering Machine” and Glenn Underground’s “House Music Will Never Die.” Grant also helmed 1997’s A Taste of Cajual, the label’s superb story-so-far mix CD. Since then his three-turntable style–heavy on a cappella vocals mixed live over lush instrumental backgrounds–has made him a club favorite worldwide. Whereas even the most polished Cajual productions on Taste have a raw, relatively “tracky” style, minimal and unfussy, Grant’s latest release, Sound Design/v2 (Om), brims with voluptuous jazz and Latin flavors–particularly in its final third, which moves from the skittering beats and Brazilian chants of Truby Trio’s “Carajillo” to two overlapping versions of Chichi Peralta’s flamenco-tinged “Un dia mas” to the preachy, neo-Latin soul of Osunlade’s “Tree of Life.” And the selections indebted instead to the typical R & B-rooted club sound–Freak Sensation’s synth-happy “Kickflip,” Inland Knights’ filter-disco “Feel This Way”–have the same insinuating insistence, even without the undulating piano and Afro-Latin percussion. Saturday, January 26, 10 PM, Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark; 773-549-4140. Grant also shares a residency every Monday at 10 PM at Red Dog, 1958 W. North; 773-278-1009.