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The Birdhouse Festival Review

San Francisco based label Dirtybird migrated to the Windy City this past weekend September 8th; with a compilation of some of the biggest names within the deep house scene. The event was held outside at 1340 w Washington blvd. Chicago and reaching max capacity as a successfully sold out show!
The music was consuming. It delved straight through my chest and pulled my sternum like the second hand of a mid century grandfather clock. The weight of my body began to sway from my right to left foot without a conscious effort. I was sold and took into the crowd swimming through a sea of exuberant faces.  The off key fashion and variety of era inspired looks could make one dizzy trying to take it all in. Feathered hair and red tinted glasses paired with a retro 70s chic look was laterally placed next to plaid combat boot underground 90s grudge looks then just to be counter balanced by bright colored rave girls in latex spanks.
Circles upon circles of intertwining fans filled the space with impromptu conversations. The more I journeyed onto the dance floor the more familiar faces popped out from the wood works. Strangers becoming friends and joining into the hysteria of dance.
Dirtybird have a subtle way of uniting a crowd to share their love of dance music to us. The consistent beats entranced you to dance just as strongly as it compellingly locked you into an immense conversation with close friends. Kick drum knocked down social walls implemented by the ghastly rules put together by an industrial standard of living.
I was thoroughly impressed by Will Clarke’s set. The stage full of dancing fans and girls who became advocates for his unique take. His set was a mixture of deep house yet had a quirky trance vibe. A crescendo of thinly sliced air pushing us towards hard dance drops formed from an arrangement of popping bubbles though a neurosensory pulsating of sequencers.
The night ended with a surprise b2b set by Claude Vonstroke & Derrick Carter taking control of the decks. Vonstroke started the Dirtybird label in the early 2000s. His experience and dedication to this community earned him to be voted America’s Best DJ in Pioneer DJ and DJ Times’ annual poll. In 2017, he was nominated at the Electronic Music Awards for both DJ of the Year and Radio Show of the Year for “The Birdhouse”. He has the innate ability to move a crowd into and from existential dancing frenzies. Vonstroke’s notable style washed throughout the crowd. His methodical transitions started just softly enough until the feeling became so strong that the breath of the reverb could blow our heads away. The reverberate wash came towards a point in zenith where the snares marched into a singular bit wave. He drives up the bass of track B into another adrenaline rush of bassey dance sequences.
Reluctantly, the night ended around 10pm and fans cleared out. Many people still moved by the high of dancing finding their way back into the concrete jungles of Chicago. After making my way away from the warmth of the crowd I felt the cool breeze of the impending fall season chill luckily, I was reminded festival season isn’t over until October! The Dirtybird Camp Outheld in California will be fast approaching!
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Reaction New Year's Eve Ticket Giveaway

We teamed up with React Presents to giveaway a pair of tickets to Reaction NYE! This year Reaction NYE will return to city limits with a one-night event at the legendary Aragon Ballroom ft. Adventure Club, Bear Grillz, and a special live performance by Ookay. To enter the giveaway log on to our facebook page like, share, and tag a friend in the post.

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During the month of November, Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago will showcase a wide swath of diverse international and regional musical talent in venues throughout one of America’s greatest cities. The city of Chicago is in the midst of a creative renaissance where artists of every discipline are building strong, supportive communities that are making a cultural impact both regionally and beyond. In an effort to celebrate this creative class, today Red Bull Sound Select launched CHOOSING CHICAGO, which will shine a spotlight on six creatives that exemplify the innovative spirit unique to the windy city through seven weeks of bespoke social content centered around these creatives on Red Bull Sound Select’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram. These hand picked creatives are representative of the burgeoning scene of young creatives in a variety of unique disciplines from cross stitch to footwork and everything in between. Content to be released daily at 1pm est from October 23rd until December 8th, 2017.
The CHOOSING CHICAGO creatives who have taken Chicago by storm include Emma Mckee, aka The Stitch Gawd; a cross stitch artist who’s needles hook up Chance The Rapper, SZA, DRAM and more. Esperanza Rosas (better known to her fans as Runsy), is a south side illustrator who initially garnered attention for drawing as a Chief Keef stan but is becoming nationally recognized for her Mexican inspired, feminine focused and often times political artwork. Zoe Rain; a music photographer who  hit the streets of Chicago after getting acclaim as Macklemore’s personal photographer. DJ Taye, the youngest member of footwork music label Teklife, is bringing footwork and his DJ skills to the next generation.  And finally, Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey, the creators behind “Brown Girls”, a sex positive comedy/drama series set exclusively in Chicago, which was recently picked up by HBO.
All portraits taken by Zoe Rain.
Emma Mckee AKA The Stitch Gawd
Esperanza AKA Runsy
Zoe Rain
DJ Taye
Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey
Ticket Information:
Music fans can purchase tickets by signing up for Red Bull Sound Select, which is free to join. Tickets to Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago are $15 (plus fees and taxes) or less per show and limited to two tickets per night, per person. To sign up for Red Bull Sound Select and to purchase tickets, please visit
Red Bull Sound Select is an accelerator for music artists. We support them by collaborating on ambitious projects and ideas; using the strength of our global network together with a collective of artists, creatives and events to accelerate their growth. The network consists of 22 city residencies, 200+ events each year, 250+ artists, 50 partners and a growing list of our own festivals like 30 Days and 3 Days.
Red Bull Sound Select has released several two-song digital singles from its top hand-picked artists, including:
Jazz Cartier “Nobody’s Watching” produced by Mike WiLL Made-It
Montell2099 x 21 Savage’s “Hunnid on the Drop
Sampa the Great’s HERoes Act 2 EP featuring Estelle, produced by Rahki
Xavier Omär’s “Afraid” featuring GoldLink, Hit-Boy and Bizness Boi
Pell’s “Patience” /“Late At Night” featuring MNEK, produced by London On Da Track
Tennyson’s “Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday” featuring BJ the Chicago Kid with Mr. Carmack
Mick Jenkins’ “Drowning” featuring BADBADNOTGOOD
River Tiber’s “Illusions” featuring Pusha T, produced by River Tiber, KAYTRANADA & Doc McKinney
Gallant’s “Skipping Stones” featuring Jhené Aiko
G Herbo’s “Lord Knows” featuring Joey Bada$$

Deadbeats Chicago

Our quintessential, faithful, electronic favorites return to Chicago this fall for their latest tour. Their Northern Lights circuit in 2016 brought us ethereal waves of electricity and of course, a massive amount of bass. Zed’s Dead brings to us this year, Deadbeats, making its stop in Chicago October 21st. Switching it up for us in 2017, they bring with them to Navy Pier an eclectic mashup of greats we already know, and of course some little or lesser known. This group of artists will give you an evening that will specially deliver something you’ve been missing, with a little something you know and love. The boys bring with them this time, Ghastly, Ghostface Killah, K?d, Eprom, and Diskord–the kind of lineup that makes for an alluring night, basically.
A heavy bombardment of tempo and a deep cathodic pulse represent electro-house great Ghastly. A hard house producer and crowd favorite, Ghastly’s coming back to Chicago for a fall show this time, however.
Ushering in a new wave of electronica, K?d provides a majestic fulfilling wave, breaking sound barriers and hearts. This heavy mystical dub is a perfect fit for the rest of the staggering performance, and will undoubtedly be a new favorite for you if they aren’t already.  Also appearing is Eprom, an artist you’ll definitely want to see, featuring music you won’t hear often. It’ll capture your attention, with an array of wild space trap type beats that you’ll have to see to believe.
The Chicago show is also treated to a gross amount of bass from Diskord, and a swirling echoing dub; fitting with the theme of our lineup this year you can expect a mixture of trap and cerebral rhythms.
Special to Chicago, ZD and React bring to us classic rhymer, Ghostface Killah. If the night wasn’t already teeming with must-see acts, Ghostface is that old school hip hop you didn’t know you were missing.
This display of unique musical talent has so many different things to offer, there’s something for everyone to not only enjoy, but to love. Come to Navy Pier October 21st and become a part of the love that happens when divergent forces merge. And of course, it’s a chance for everyone who appreciates Zed’s Dead to join together.
It’s a mixture of old and new, in a venue with even more history than the artists that visit it and will represent a memorable fall event for everyone who attends.


All Day I Dream : A Summer of Love World Tour Announced

Lee Burridge’s roving open-air soirée, All Day I Dream, announced its 2017 World Tour. Dubbed, All Day I Dream: A Summer of Love, it’s ethos will continue to spread that very feeling out across the planet, connecting Dreamers along the way with it’s unique vibe and feeling. All Day I Dream of Chicago is this Saturday, September 23rd at Ping Tom Memorial Park.
In an array of iconic settings, All Day I Dream’s recognizable decor and artistic structures play their own part, complimenting the music while enveloping and enchanting the crowds of international musical nomads, artisans and adventurers. Each play their own part in creating one of the world’s most unique and exciting parties. Lee will be joined this Summer by many of his superlative label’s artists. Each weaving a part of the day’s story through their own musical mastery.
As might be imagined, the tour offers up a venerable collection of destinations and venues. Highlights include a run of North American shows including Summer residencies in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco while Chicago, San Diego, Montreal and Toronto play host to solo events. Festival appearances at Belgium’s Tommorowland, Romania’s Sunwaves, and Barcelona’s La Terrazza during off Sonar week are complemented by events in Budapest, Amsterdam and many more. And as the sun sets on summertime in these locations the tour continues until the end of the year, chasing the sunshine in Brazil, Dubai as well as Miami during Art Basel. These shows will be supported by All Day I Dream’s official beer partner, Sapporo.

Photo: Daniel Leinweber | Razberry Photography

In Lee Burridge’s own words on the World Tour, “music is one of the greatest escapes for me. It connects those who are open minded to life and the lives of others. It’s a language we can all understand and meet within to share experiences. The ability to take All Day I Dream out across the world again this Summer is a privilege and I’m really looking forward to sharing a thousand beautiful moments with friends, friends to be and total strangers. This is set to be an amazing year for us all. I’m looking forward to playing plenty of the parties with Lost Desert who I’ve been working with during Winter time.”
Photo: Daniel Leinweber | Razberry Photography

In anticipation of the tour, All Day I Dream has announced its ‘Summer Sampler 2017’ compilation set to be released on June 16. This stellar collection of seven hand picked tracks will undoubtedly soundtrack many in and outdoor dance floor moments over the next few months, offering an all-encompassing bridge between the label and iconic parties. Today dreamers may have a first listen to the compilation with PHCK’s ‘Death of a Butterfly’, a cinematic treat for the senses. Listen here:
Entering its seventh year, All Day I Dream has gained cult like status in North America and continues to spread its ethos around the globe uniting a loyal, passionate community of dreamers in each of its carefully chosen locations. Extending far beyond the usual musical community it finds it’s way into the worlds of fashion, art, wellness and beyond.
The event’s contagious positivity seems to spread like wildfire between those in attendance and represents a return to the simplest of things; broad smiles beaming from the faces of the beautiful souls who embrace the moment as well as this movement. A delightful and bewitching aural and visual treat for the senses.
More Info and Tickets to All Day I Dream: A Summer of Love World Tour:
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All Day I Dream : A Summer of Love World Tour:
June 11 – Los Angeles, US – Gin Ling Way
June 17 – Barcelona, ES – La Terrrazza
June 18 – New York, US – The Well
June 25 – San Francisco, US – Golden Gate Park
July 8 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau
July 9 – Detroit, US – TV Lounge
July 15 – Toronto, CA – Fort York
July 16 – New York, US – Brooklyn Mirage
July 22 – Belgium – Tomorrowland
July 29 – Belgium – Tomorrowland
Aug 5 – Budapest, HU – Cafe Del Rio
Aug 13 – Amsterdam, NL – Woodstock ’69
Aug 19 – Mamaia Nord, RO – Sunwaves
Sept 17 – New York, US – Brooklyn Mirage
Sept 23 – Chicago, US – TBA
Sept 24 – Los Angeles, US  – TBA
Sept 30 – Oakland, US – Middle Harbour Shoreline Park
Oct 21 – Amsterdam, NL – ADE
Nov 15 – Rio de Janeiro, BR – RARA
Nov 18 – Praia Brava, BR – Warung Beach Club
Dec 9 – Miami, US – Art Basel
Summer Sampler 2017:
Artist: Various
Title: Summer Sampler 2017
Format: digital / 2×12”
Catl#: ADID020
Digital Release Date: 16.06.2017
Physical Release Date: 07.07.2017
Track listing:
A Lee Burridge & Lost Desert – Absent Without Thoughts
B1 Zone+ – Akarian
B2 PHCK – Death of a Butterfly
C Superlounge – Jazzmatazz
C1 Gab Rhome – Venus
D Budakid – Share The Love
D2 Modd – Dreamland

Events Festivals

Freaky Deaky Returns As Midwest Halloween Takeover

August 25, 2017  —  This year FREAKY DEAKY returns as a multi-city takeover across the Midwest! Featuring over 20 artists throughout four cities, everyone’s favorite Halloween party will host multiple events in MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO, GRAND RAPIDS and ANN ARBOR. React Presents is thrilled to expand the longstanding party series and bring the fun to fans across the Midwest.
In Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Center, a massive convention and exhibition hall located in the heart of downtown, will host two monstrous shows during the Halloween weekend. Kicking off the first night on Friday, October 27th, champion of the live electronic landscape GRIZ will headline, with supporting performances by FLATBUSH ZOMBIES and BOOGIE T. Headlining the second night on Saturday, October 28th, is renowned experimentalist BASSNECTAR, with support by fellow electronic and hip-hop infused acts including MIJA, BLEEP BLOOP and Milwaukee’s own ARTIFAKTS. For those traveling from Chicago, the Wisconsin Center is only three blocks away from the Amtrak station, with 9 trains running daily to/from the city.
In Chicago, Freaky Deaky returns to city limits with four shows at Concord Music Hall and the Aragon Ballroom.
Concord Music Hall will host experimental electronic producer KAYZO on Thursday, October 26th, as well as a supporting acts from his DOGHOUSE records imprint, which will be announced at a later date. Additionally, UK house duo GORGON CITY will headline as part of their Kingdom DJ Tour on Friday, October 27th, along with support by Hot Creations’ label boss LEE FOSS and KIDNAP KID.
Over at the legendary Aragon Ballroom, OLIVER HELDENS will throw down his futuristic funky beats along with the live French house producer KLINGANDE on Friday, October 27th. To round out Chicago’s Freaky Deaky weekend, everyone’s favorite DJ/comedian, DILLON FRANCIS will make his long-awaited return to the Windy City on Saturday, October 28th, along with Australia’s boundary-pushing producer WHAT SO NOT.
Spanning across two cities in Michigan, Freaky Deaky will take over The Intersection in Grand Rapidsand Necto in Ann Arbor. Located in Downtown Grand Rapids, The Intersection will host UK producerZOMBOY, known for his interjection of uplifting melodies with grimy dubstep synths on Friday, October 27th. Stream part one of Zomboy’s recent Rott N’ Roll EP HERE. Taking over Ann Arbor’s Necto Nightclub on Halloween proper, is the captivating electronic trio, CASH CASH. Support for both events will be announced at a later date.

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Watch Chicago's Growth Summit LIVE!

This Thursday, June 22nd, Techweek hosts the all new Growth Summit:
30 Founders & CEOs from high growth tech companies in Chicago speaking on topics that matter: customer acquisition, talent recruitment, growth financing and more.We are live streaming the Growth Summit for all those who can’t attend.
Chicago Growth Summit speakers this year include:
Miami – March 23  •  Detroit – May 23  •  Chicago – June 19-23
Toronto – July 24-28  •  Kansas City – September 11-15  •  Washington D.C. – October 2-6
New York – October 16-20
Dallas – October 30 – November 3  •  Los Angeles – November 13-17
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Techweek Returns to Chicago, June 19-23

Nation’s Leading Tech Conference Spotlights Local Tech Startups, Provides Access to Top Talent
Chicago — Techweek is bringing a weeklong celebration of technology and innovation back to its home city for the seventh year in a row, June 19-23. With a strong focus on high-growth startups this year, Techweek Chicago’s exciting, extensive lineup of events and speakers offers attendees exclusive access to top industry leaders and opportunities to learn about innovative local startups.
Uniting visionaries, influencers and thought leaders, Techweek Chicago aims to make the world a better place through tech entrepreneurship. The conference will host numerous educational and networking opportunities for attendees throughout the week, including interactive workshops, a hiring fair, Launch Showcase and numerous speaker panels. Techweek’s goal is to help local tech startups become substantial and influential companies, increasing their influence and notoriety, while also bringing jobs and excitement to the Windy City.
Discussing some of the hottest tech topics in Chicago, ranging from high-growth startup strategies and diversity in tech, to acquisitions and scaling businesses, Techweek Chicago’s list of prominent speakers includes Mike Rothman, CEO of SMS Assist; Pat Vihtelic, CEO of Home Chef; Amanda Lannert, CEO of Jellyvision; and Justyn Howard CEO of Sprout Social, among others.
Complete details of Techweek Chicago’s 2017 schedule of events will be announced on Thursday, June 1, with highlights including:

  • Techweek Chicago Kick-Off Party: Monday, June 19 at 5 p.m. at the MillerCoors rooftop
  • The Capital One Gathering, which will take over three floors and feature 3D printerspace, coding, robot wars and more: Tuesday, June 20 at 5 pm at Capital One
  • Techweek Launch Showcase, a summit featuring top local startups from the Techweek100: Wednesday, June 21 at 5:30 pm at the Bottom Lounge in the West Loop
  • Nerdery Virtual Reality Event, with leading content and interactive activities: Wednesday, June 21 at 7 pm at the Nerdery
  • Women in Tech Breakfast, where female business leaders share their thoughts on tech entrepreneurship, in partnership with Syndio: Thursday, June 22 at 7:30 am at VenueSix10
  • Growth Summit, panel of CEO’s speaking about company growth topics: Thursday, June 22 at 8:30 am at VenueSix10
  • GoGo Air Gathering, featuring the passenger experience in the future: 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 22 at GoGo Air
  • Techweek Gives Event, announcing the most generous company: Wednesday, June 21 (time and location TBD)

Whether networking with industry leaders at fireside chats or discovering and exploring new technologies, there is something for everyone at Techweek Chicago. Guests are also invited to meet this year’s honorees of Techweek100, a celebration of 100 startup professionals reflecting the Hero Company thesis of economic development through contributions to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The full list of honorees will be revealed on the Techweek website at the beginning of June.
“As the city where Techweek originated, Chicago always has a special place in our hearts,” said Amanda Signorelli, CEO of Techweek. “Our city has one of the most diverse economies in the country, packed with numerous fast-growing startups, Fortune 500 companies and rising tech employment, along with world-renowned tech programs at local universities. All of this makes Chicago one of the most influential tech economies in the world. Now is more important than ever to help entrepreneurs in the city continue to learn and grow.”
To further its support of the Chicago ecosystem, Techweek launched TechweekGives this year as an opportunity to give back to the non-profits making a difference in the city. Techweek Gives is a campaign aimed at raising $1 million over a 90-day period by involving Chicago’s technology community. In partnership with uBack, a mobile giving platform, along with Walker Sands Communications and DLA Piper, the organizations will rally Chicago’s technology community to come together and give money, time and goods to S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and other worthy nonprofits. So far, in just the first eight weeks of the campaign, TechweekGives has tracked/logged nearly $600K in money, goods and volunteer hours.
Techweek Chicago 2017 is one of nine conferences across North America, with other cities such as Washington DC, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. For more details about Techweek Chicago, to purchase tickets or to find out more about other events throughout the country, visit
About Techweek
Techweek is a seven‐day conference, expo and festival where entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and thought leaders gather together to enable to innovation ecosystem in the cities of Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Toronto and Washington DC. Techweek curates a compelling programming that allows a global spotlight to shine on each ecosystem and its leaders. Past speakers include Rahm Emanuel (Mayor, Chicago), Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber), Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist), Dan Gilbert (Founder, Quicken Loans), Jonah Peretti (Founder & CEO), Susan Paley (First Employee and Former CEO, Beats by Dr. Dre), Peter Diamandis (Founder, X PRIZE) and Pitbull (world-renowned musician). The Techweek expo has gathered more than 200 sponsors, including companies such as Google, American Airlines, Microsoft, Motorola, Redbox, Uber, Yelp and WordPress.

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Bam Creates & The Godfrey Hotel Presents: INDUSTRY SLEEPOVER

Bam Creates Industry Sleep Over 2017 was held at the Hotel Godfrey on Sunday Febuary 19th.  It was a blend of funky blue Afros, a laid back vibe hipsters, a dash of suit and tie gentlemen, and all held together with plenty of booty shorts and the pasty adhesives. The diversity in attire allowed the attendees to express themselves in whichever way allowed them to get down and let loose from the afterhours of work. This networking party was meant to not put a face to the name but personality.
Upon entrance the first floor of the Godfrey hotel was transformed into a club equipped with two bars, plenty of seating, and art décor. Water trickled down a behind us on a black marble wall adding touch of nature into the fully modernized layout. Loud music played over the sound system while people took to the floors. Gogo styled women danced upon high rise seats while a cast shadows contrasted the highlights emphasizing abdominal twisting. Each second that passed a new intriguing person made their way across your path. The mixture of unique attire and compelling conversation was purely invested in this scene.

The outdoors was open for people to smoke and drink while getting a glimpse of a city view. Standing nearly twice my size; oversized vintage styled lamps were intermittently placed upon the roof top. I stood and took pictures near the spore of the lamp while the milk-white lamp shade engulfed me beneath it like the cap of a lactifluus piperatus. It melted in cerulean blue accentuating the artic kiss of this winter wonderland look. The majestic atmosphere felt as magical as a Fantasia Disney scene. Luxury fire pits and heated cellophane igloos make it easy for guests to enjoy their time without scurrying in from the impenitent Chicago winters.

We began venturing down the hallways following the hotel carpet like a scene from Fear and Loathing. Pocket sized underground parties held compact in the dimension of a hotel room. Music bled into the hallways as several floors were exclusively closed off for the party guests. There could be no explanation for what randomness can be packed away within each cubby. Guys in thrift shop fur coats and women in silk robes and VS sports bras filed between the walls. Here we ran into a women who sported a black feathered Mohawk and snake! We snuck away to find an industrial cage for the mini photo shoot.

I watched as a red ball came rolling into the hallway; then a blue then a yellow. Sure enough a ball pen was just around the corner. Slow motion camera defied laws of gravity as it showcased a cascade of elementary colors floating through the air like an astronaut as he plays with ripping water bubbles through deep space.
We continued into another room and curiously found our way through black veils. A man stood like some sort of hyper reality slinger leaning against a table which showcased various virtual reality goggles and business cards. He was well dressed with a slick way about himself as he introduced to us this goggled vision.
Inside sprang an ocean scene that came alive from the wreckage of pirate ship. Physically I turned my body like a compass looking for the North Pole when suddenly an intimate view of a blue whale made his way before my very eyes. He motion towards you as my eyes gazed back and forth at the touch of grays and blue. The gentle eyes blinked and interacted with my presence just as much as I was interacting with his. This only confirms what kind of quasi matrix reality we will be seeing in the not far future. The blue whale eyes were molded with emotion and his soul seemed just as deep as the ocean I discovered him in. He seemed imprinted with the gentleness of old age. In all honesty he was probably the most sensitive and deep character I had encountered that evening. His sensitivity seemed curious for expansion and growth; not tethered in character by distraction of the city. He was humbled beneath the silent waters and wise to the glorification of sexual exploitation.
I removed the goggles to teleport right back to where I had previously remembered leaving my body. In the dark ambience of a hotel room with starkly characters all around me. We were handed a business card that read Midwest Immersive.

Room 612 held a massive dance party secluded into the darkness. Bodies moved to the pulsing bass whilst DJs spun their music influence over the attendees. The room was netted in black paper machrochet from ceiling to walls. We were drawn into the den of the lion where Red light and smoke dissipated into the humid air. Finally I felt at home deep on the dance floor. Here is where I felt belonged as the crowd and I all moved as one. The Dj’s Hair flattened from under the weight of her headphones as the vibrant highlights of Carmel hair popped against her skin. Photographer’s shutters began to snap as she explored our minds with trance.


This party was a behind the scenes look at how Chicago’s Industry lives and breathes. After the exhaustion of hard work this celebratory form of meditation was rightfully deserved. Keen Entrepreneurial skills, networking intuition, art, dance, food coinsurers and incredible taste speaks feats into why Chicago is one of the most talked about cities in the world!