Tag Archives: chicago

Claude vonStroke brings the Dirtybird BBQ to the Windy City

In summer, Chicago transforms itself into the host of hundreds of day festivals, parties and BBQs. From major festivals to block parties, you will not find one weekend without an event that brings people together through music and food. Because of this and Dirtybird’s meteoric rise in popularity amongst dance music aficionados, it perhaps seemed strange that […]

The Dirtybird Crew Invades Chicago

In the last few years we have witnessed the meteoric rise of Dirtybird, a label and artist collective born just over 10 years ago in San Francisco. Despite the incessant tours and label showcases that have hit the Windy City since, this coming Saturday marks the first time Dirtybird brings their signature BBQ party to […]

Pitchfork 2015 – A Celebration Of Established And Rising Talent

Pitchfork Music Festival returned to Chicago this past weekend for its 10th Anniversary. While the festival has grown over the years, it has stuck true to its roots as a spotlight and stage for up-and-coming talent. With capacity well below other major festivals in the city, the crowd never feels to intense for a three […]

Mamby On The Beach – Chicago’s New Lakefront Festival

  The concept of a beach festival in the Windy City isn’t a new one, with the city having experienced two separate editions of Wavefront Music Festival in 2012 and 2013. While Wavefront focused primarily on underground house and techno with elements of mainstream, Mamby’s organizers decided to change things up by offering an indie […]

AN UNDERGROUND OASIS AT SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL

Chicago may very well be the birthplace of House music, but it is no secret that the biggest dance music festival in the city largely caters to a predominantly EDM crowd. Spring Awakening Music Festival, as we know it, launched at Soldier Field as a two-day festival in June of 2012 with a line-up that saw Skrillex […]

Festival Review – Movement Detroit 2015

As it is now tradition for tens of thousands  in the U.S. and beyond, this past Memorial Day Weekend we made the pilgrimage to the birth place of techno for Movement Electronic Music Festival – a three day homage to the city of Detroit and the music it founded and helped shape throughout the years. Before […]

How To Survive WMC Without Breaking The Bank

Every year dance music fans weigh in on the pros and cons of attending Winter Music Conference in Miami, paying particular attention to how costly the trip can be. After making the trek to Miami for 8 separate WMCs over the span of 12 years, we decided to skip the usual recap and instead give […]

Max Graham talkes Cycles 6, the importance of hearing protection and Chicago

If you’re into dance music, and more specifically trance, progressive house and yes even techno, there’s a strong chance you’ve heard of Max Graham. An extremely talented producer and composer, Max is as well known for his production as his skills behind the decks. What sets him apart, however, is his versatility and ever-evolving music […]

Our Chicago Thanksgiving Marathon

In Chicago, the birth-place of House Music, the extended Thanksgiving weekend is a time where thousands are thankful for life, health, family and friends, but also for the gift of dance music. It is no secret in this city that while the day time may be filled with extended meals, early Christmas shopping and a […]

Jody Wisternoff on Anjunadeep06, playing in Chicago and tinnitus

This coming Saturday 27th of September, Chicago’s Spybar will play host to Jody Wisternoff, a man whose work helped put UK electronic music on the map back in the 90s. As one half of Way Out West with Nick Warren, Jody has been at the forefront of the progressive house music sound for over two […]