Tag Archives: deep house

DownBeats’ Movement Detroit 2016 Phase I Playlist

Last week, Movement Electronic Music Festival Detroit released their 2016 Phase I line-up to the great excitement of the many who will be making the trek to Detroit on Memorial Day Weekend. Paxahau, the festival’s promoter, put together a roster filled with world-renowned acts, Movement debutants and surprises alike. In order to ready you for the weekend, […]

LA’s Clinic Wednesdays Start off 2016 with Strong Line-Ups

If you’re in Los Angeles and follow the local house and techno scene you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Clinic Wednesdays parties at Couture in Hollywood. Tomorrow, they start off a packed two-month line-up with their their 2 Year Anniversary celebration featuring Vatos Locos’ Hector. Coming up in the following 7 weeks is a roster of […]

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 […]

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 […]

DownBeats’ Best Sets of 2014

A couple of weeks ago we sat at our weekly DownBeats staff meeting and began reflecting on the past 12 months and came to the realization that 2014 was a milestone year in terms of the sheer amounts of shows and festivals we attended. We crossed state lines on multiple occasions beginning the festival season […]

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 […]