Grammy-nominated Wolfgang Gartner is someone no electro-house fan should miss. He’s worked with Deadmau5 and Skrillex, and his music’s been featured on a host of TV shows including Teen Wolf and Arrow. For those who remain unconvinced, there’s Chicago-born House DJ Nathan Scott, and DJ Gus Kara playing in the Century Room.
It's one thing to go out expecting the unexpected, and it's another thing entirely to have those expectations satisfied by a surprise performance from the DJ duo of Dubfire and Sharam, aka Deep Dish. Although the two haven't performed together as Deep Dish since 2006, Saturday night's crowd at The Mid in Chicago experienced a flawless live show courtesy of the legendary progressive house duo. Seamlessly traversing through house, techno, and everything in between, Deep Dish proved that no matter how much time has passed, they are very much still a force to be reckoned with.
Friday, February 14th
This Valentine's Day, go above and beyond fancy dinner and a movie. Head out to Primary and catch Treasure Fingers, with support from Echodroides, Gunlove, and Miranda Wright, as they spread the love around on the most romantic night of the year. Doors open at 10 P.M., so don't worry about having to skip dessert, and with tickets still available for $12, what's to stop you from dancing the night away with that special someone?
Friday, February 7th
This Friday night, Primary presents a deep and different line up of talent being headed up by Option4, who describes himself as "more house than tech, more deep than disco." With support by Dustin Seridan, Bisharat, and Elliot Osborne, the party will be hot and heavy all night. Tickets are available online now for between $8 and $12 for everyone 21 and older.
5 W Division St (between State St & Astor St), Chicago, IL 60610
Prepare for absolute mayhem at The MID when RL Grime & SALVA's North American Tour comes to Chi-town on Friday. Supported by ZEBO and PHNM, the tour continues to dominant city after city with repeatedly sold out shows, this one included. While online pre-sale tickets, which only guarantee entry until 11:30 P.M., are no longer available, general admission tickets could still be available at the door so get there early and you might get lucky.
MartyParty and Joker are two names that have become synonymous with the atmospheric sound they have used to carve out their own unique niche in the dance music scene, unique in that there is really no one word for it. Think of it as one big party bowl of hip-hop, grime, dubstep, and deep bass with some indescribable secret ingredient that makes the whole mixture unpredictable enjoyable. Then again, what good is trying to put a finger on something you can't really describe without missing something important when you can experience this musical roller coaster ride for yourself?
Friday, November 22nd
Alvaro's "Welcome to the Jungle Tour" is hitting Chicago this weekend. This Dutch DJ has worked with names like Will.i.am, Far East Movement, Pitbull and Lil Jon and now he's rocking the house at the Palladium in the huge multi-venue Castle Chicago this Friday.
632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654
306 N Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60661
Saturday, November 23rd
Alesso is on the Uprising, at least that's what his tour is called. From collaborating with Calvin Harris to playing the main stage of Summerburst, he's doing big things. Now he's taking over the states with his Uprising Tour- next stop Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom.
Friday, November 15th
At the ripe age of 22, DJ Blake Jarrell has already traveled the world from Europe to the states and spun at the most killer clubs and parties. Now you can hear him spinning in your city at Sound-Bar, one of Chicago's most upscale, modern nightclubs.
226 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654
Saturday, November 16th
Krewella is an EDM group based out of Chicago, and this Saturday they're going back to their hometown to blast out some crazy house and dubstep tracks at the Aragon Ballroom as they continue their Get Wet Tour.
1106 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640