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There were over 60 acts playing on both small and large stages. The day started at 1:00 pm each day then ran until 11:30 pm the first day with headliner Skrillex. There was a VIP section for attendees that wanted to be closer and higher up from the general admission floor area. For the first day there were such memorable artists as A Track and Benny Benassi. Morgan Page performed and then I gave out free download cards of his music to fans courtesy of Fusion.
The second day was action packed as well. Local act Derrick Carter had everyone dancing. Big names like Carl Cox and Moby worked the large stage before the arrival of Afrojack. He proved that he deserved to close out the show. The light show was amazing and blinding at the same time.
Fans partied and jumped to the beat all night. Beyonce’s single “Run the World (Girls)” that the Dutch DJ contributed to was used frequently. Of course new friend Eva Simons “Take Over Control” was a highlight to set. Afterwards, there were tons a after parties to keep late nighters entertained all over the city including Afrojack at the Mid. Read my interview with him on Fusion!
I know its really summer that’s around the corner…. I feel like the fest should be called Summer Awakening instead of SPRING Awakening, but whats in a name right? With chart topping names planned to perform this weekend at Solider Field, that is all Chicago needs to know.
The already large city is about to get even bigger with Skrillex, Afrojack, Flux Pavillion, Moby, Wolfgang Gartner, Laidback Luke, Diplo, A-Trak and many more coming to take over.
Chicago’s wild party rockin’ DJ duo comprised of Rick Carrico and Derek Berry – better known as Team Bayside High, are taking Chicago’s party scene by storm. Each and every week, they host the infamous Chi-Town dance party, “Rehab Mondays”, which won “America’s Best Party” by readers of tastemaking New York publication Paper Magazine. TBH are known for their high-octane DJ sets filled with an infectious blend of moombahton, electro, dubstep and everything in between. The duo are sure to bring the heat for the hometown crowd at Spring Awakening for a fresh breath of local talent that is not to be missed.
Who else is gearing up for a weekend full of PARTYING!? I know we are!
Chicago is ready for some music festivals, am I right Fusionites? Doesn’t it seem like there are always some great festivals going on everywhere else in the world except the Midwest? Think about it guys, between Cochella, and all the Miami winter music festivals, and Aussie’s Million fests they put on every year… we should get a chance at one too.
Its finally here! Chicago is hosting the Spring Awakening Music Fest this June 16th and 17th at Soldier Field. You’ll hear some amazing bands and dj’s that I cannot wait to tell you about. Check out a little blurb on the fest here…
Chicago is known for a few things: Beer, Brats, the Bears—and, of course, house music. Perhaps those don’t all fit together perfectly, but it does make sense that the first ever, two-day, all EDM festival in Chicago would take place in the legendary home of the Chicago Bears. On June 16 and 17, Soldier Field will play host to Spring Awakening, a massive gathering of dance music featuring some of the top performers and producers from across the world, with names such as Skrillex, Afrojack, Moby, Flux Pavilion, Diplo, Datsik and Dillon Francis all set to throw down in a setting so encapsulating of Midwest experience, Norman Rockwell couldn’t have dreamed it better.
Unlike other big Chicago music festivals, this one doesn’t come with a big Chicago price tag. Two-Day passes are retailing at $119.99, with Single-Day tickets priced at $65.00 There’s also a VIP experience package, with Two-Days for $239.99 and Single-Days for $120.00 Tickets are available through Clubtix.net which, thankfully, means less ticket surcharges than that other ticket site.
We knew this day was coming. As Radio-Info columnist Sean Ross points out; techno or electronic music is on the rise today.
In the early ’90s, techno’s breakthrough records struggled to find a place at Mainstream Top 40, or what was left of it at the time. The most influential record from today’s standpoint was probably the Movement’s “Jump.” And the only reason it’s not the apotheosis of early ’90s techno is because there was an actual Apotheosis involved.
For a minute in the early ’90s, techno made dance music almost as underground and as hip as Hip-Hop. When KPWR (Power 106) Los Angeles segued to Hip-Hop around this time, the only dance music it kept was techno—to the point of sponsoring a station rave. But ’90s techno was short-lived on the radio. Its poppiest distillations were 2 Unlimited’s “Get Ready For This” and Reel 2 Real’s “I Like To Move It,” which became much bigger in the years to follow, and AB Logic’s less enduring “The Hitman.” And when none of those songs were home-runs, techno was dismissed as a fad by already-skeptical PDs.
The key exception was WBBM-FM (B96) Chicago, where most of those songs were hits, along with L.A. Style’s “James Brown Is Dead” and “I’m Raving.” Shortly thereafter, Eurodance took a turn back to the melodic (Captain Hollywood Project, Snap, Culture Beat, LaBouche, Real McCoy, Haddaway, etc.). The less melodic techno eventually searched out a home on the Alternative rock side (e.g., the Prodigy’s “Firestarter”), cultivating an uneasy relationship that still waxes and wanes today. Not surprisingly, Underworld’s “Born Slippy,” did best in Chicago, becoming a big record for Alternative WKQX (Q101).
It’s accepted now that nobody under fifty is particularly fazed by Hip-Hop elements in pop music, or even country. Similarly, even if you’re well into your thirties, “vroop, vroop, vroop” (just an extension of Hip-Hop’s scratching, if you think about it) has been a subliminal part of your pop music vocabulary for years. In other words, the sound that’s “so three-thousand-and-eight” is actually an almost-comforting twenty-year throwback.
It’s unlikely to actually happen in today’s more-chart-driven-world, but you could make a case for making “Jump” or “Born Slippy” as bring-backs, since they certainly don’t sound like 20-year-old records. They have the qualities of most songs that become huge years later—particularly in that nobody in the U.S. had the opportunity to get sick of them.
At the very least, I hope that Moby gets to enjoy this a little. Trashed in song a decade ago by Eminem and assaulted on the street by strangers, the DJ/artist/producer lost his radio footing at a time when he was still making good radio singles. Now, it would be interesting to hear what Moby would do now with some of the assignments that are going to Harris, Benny Benassi, David Guetta, and the like. But he should at least appreciate the irony of dance music’s dominance at today’s CHR, with Eminem now being one of rap’s few representatives. It’s never really over in pop music’s evolution, but for now, everyone listens to techno.- Radio-Info
Read the entire article on Radio-Info here
(Dave Tripper) Tamia, meet Moby. Moby, Tamia. I smell a duet after Moby actually experienced a tripped-out stranger in his house.
According to Moby’s journal posting, he recently awoke one morning, and while walking through his living room, he saw a stranger, Robbie, standing next to his couch. The situation resolved itself as Moby handed the stranger a hoodie and “gave him some breakfast money…and sent him on his way.” Apparently the stranger admitted he was still in the middle of an acid trip.
Knowing Moby, a song or album concept will come from this bizarre episode. What is confirmed is he will be announcing plans for his new album on February 15 on his website.