Last weekend House DJ/Producer Erick Morillo brought is smooth sounds to The Mid Chicago and blessed fans with an amazing set. Our friends at React Presents let us come through and snap a few photos of the evening. Drinks were flowing, the house was packed, and everyone around danced the whole night long. I wasn’t too familiar with Erick beforehand and it took me be surprise when I heard he was the man behind “I Like To Move It”, but he stormed through Chicago with a lot of energy and that definitely came out in his set. We hope to see Mr. Morillo back in the Windy City sometime soon, but until then, check out a few shots we took.
A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to sit down with English-based producer Jon Gooch, more commonly known by his stage name Feed Me. We discussed how his current tour had been going, his new teeth stage setup and how it was designed, and what we can expect from him down the road in 2012. All you Feed Me fans will be happy to know, we did talk about the album and he said it’s a work in progress, but to share a little secret, there may be two separate projects coming. Maybe. You’ll just have to wait and see what he’s got up his sleeve. If you missed his show at Congress we’ve also included a few clips so you can check out his awesome stage setup.
We’ve been shooting like mad men here at IMF so we’re slightly behind on schedule, but we’re still giving you exclusive content you can’t see anywhere else including these latest shots of Fedde Le Grand taking over Enclave Chicago a few weekends ago. The Dutch producer gave his fans a nice 2-hour long set and left fans screaming for more. Unfortunately Enclave wasn’t allowing it so fans were semi-disgruntled but ultimately left pleased because Fedde’s set was amazing. If you missed the show we snapped a few photos so hit the jump to take a look!
One of the most fun things we got to do while in Miami for the 2012 Ultra Music Festival was getting to sit down with Matt Madonna and Ryan Anderson of Love & Light. Hailing from the west-coast desert region of the Reno/Tahoe basin the duo embodies their hometowns with the west-coast dub/crunk/glitch sound that they completely make their own. Their mid-tempo bass rhythm is comprised of funky bass lines layered below melodic synths and complex builds that don’t drop into the widely overused wobble wobble wobble that some of us might have heard a little too much of these days. As a refreshing testament to the down-to-earth spirit that is beginning to become rare with artists in a genre that is growing exponentially more popular with each passing day, Love & Light came through the IMFmag Ultra residence just under two miles from Bayfront Park and talked poolside with us about their first time at Ultra, what us fans can expect from them in the upcoming months, and much more. Make sure to check out their Soundcloud page here as well as even more free tracks on their website.. Hit the jump to check out a few photos!
Last Friday night the Canadian-based duo Adventure Club made their way to Chicago for what I believe is their first show in the Windy City. They were joined by openers DJ Solo and M Machine but apparently there was a little snafu with the M. We previously M Machine open up for Paper Diamond a month or two ago and it was a duo, however, at The Mid we were given only one member of the Machine. After we asked why one of them was missing the had this to say: “technically there were TWO missing…” – There you have it folks.
Regardless, The Mid was packed with a crowd that I would say isn’t the norm and the IMF crew was enjoying every second of it. Everywhere you turned someone was rocking a spirit hood, dreaded guys were enjoying the fine taste of PBR and everyone was enjoying the amazing dub courtesy of Adventure Club. I would love to see more crowds and nights like this at The Mid personally, and I’m sure we will. Adventure Club is slowly starting to take over the EDM scene and mark my words, they will be big players before you know it. Enough rambling, check out the photo-goodness after the jump. Shouts to React Presents!
The Mid Chicago recently celebrated their one year anniversary and they kicked things off Thursday night with Nervo, followed by Los Angeles-based DJ and Producer Wolfgang Gartner on Friday night. The house was packed and fans couldn’t wait to catch a glimpse of the Wolf doing his thing. He performed his usual’s including the “Devils Den” which prompted everyone to go crazy, along with his new track with Tiesto “We Own The Night”. If you missed it, well you missed it. The photos don’t do the night justice, but you can see Wolfgang in all his glory. Enjoy. Special thanks to our friends at React Presents.
Big Gigantic Denver’s electro-jam duo Big Gigantic kicked off Sunday in a huge way under the beating Miami sun for a early afternoon set at the Live Stage. Dropping a handful of hits off their latest album, Nocturnal, as well as a few remixes from hip-hop all stars like Kanye’s “Get Em High”. The set was especially spine-tingling because about 45 minutes before Dominic and Jeremy went on stage, IMF had the opportunity to sit down with them and talk about their take on their unique sound, the new and improved stage set-up, and Ultra itself. Hit the jump for the video of the interview and the final recap of Ultra Music Festival 2012!
The Mid, one of our favorite and most visited music venues in Chicago recently had their 1 year anniversary and what better way to celebrate than to bring in amazing musical talent from all over the world. They kicked things off Thursday night with the beautiful Nervo twins and their fans couldn’t of been happier to see the blonde Aussie’s up close and personal. We had the opportunity to sit down with Mim and Liv before their set to get the details on new material they’ve been working on and much more so stay tuned for that – we’ll be releasing it later this week. In the meantime, we wanted to hit you with a few photos of what you may have missed. Lets just say good music, good people, and a whole bunch of girls dancing in furry costumes. That’s right. Just another Thursday night at The Mid. Thanks to our friends at React Presents, you can see it all after the jump.