The start of festival season in Chicago is finally here! Being home to so many music festivals – being able to start off the Summer with a bang that will leave you wanting more is no easy feat. A feat that Spring Awakening will gladly take on. DJs and fans will be invading Soldier Field this weekend from June 12-14 for an incredible few days. Here’s a few artists that we think you should make time for during your busy weekend.
Mija has had an incredible year – from playing a secret sunrise set with Skrillex at Bonnaroo to frolicking with Diplo and friends at Burning Man – she has made a name for herself. This Summer she has scheduled appearances at Spring Awakening Music Festival along with Shambhala and The ‘Full Flex’ train tour… just to name a few. Her musican prowess has only grown after being drafted to Skrillex’s OWSLA crew and is always busy teaching herself new sounds. Her set will keep you jumping from genre to genre and you’ll see why Skrillex took her under her wing. Catch her at 5:00 on Friday at the Phoenix Stage.
I recently saw Slander at Sunset Music Festival and was blown away. Their chaotic set made everyone ignore the looming storm clouds and go nuts for a bit. They knew when to pick up the microphone and when to let their music do the talking for them. They even slowed it down a few times to play some heaven trap selections, without it feeling out of place. Don’t miss the duo at 7 PM at the Phoenix Stage on Friday.
This electro-dance-rock hybrid trio will be bringing some live instrumentation to SAMF 2015. After headlining their own Red Rocks show earlier this year the Brooklyn Trio is making sure that everyone gets a chance to see their unforgettable live act. With live drums, samplers and midi controllers, Savoy will make sure you know that rock, electro, glitch, trap and everything in between can all be played out at the same set and a dance music festival. Savoy will be taking over the Equinox Stage at 4:00 PM on Saturday.
How are you going to miss this superstar duo’s midwest debut in the heart of Chicago? Skrillex + Diplo, better known as Jack U have already closed out Ultra Music Festival AND filled in for an unable to perform Sam Smith’s headlining spot at Hang Out Music Festival…they are no strangers to the spotlight. Their sets as of late have had a little bit of everything sprinkled in – but most importantly they have FUN. Come have fun with Skrillex and Diplo main stage at 6:30 PM.
As one of the more ‘seasoned’ performers on the lineup, you KNOW Bro Safari is going to bring it. He has experience producing moombahton, trap, DnB, and even a little dubstep. His sets always impress. If that’s not enough of an argument…just listen to his set from Ultra 2014 and TRY not to get hyped. Make some time in your schedule for Bro Safari at The Hangar from 7:30 – 8:30
Yellow Claw has the possibly to be the most hyped up set of the weekend. Similar to Flosstradamus, Yellow Claw usually features one or two of the trio on the decks as the third member takes to the microphone and injects his energy into the crowd. What is created is a crowd that will mosh, jump, or rage at Yellow Claw’s will. It truly is a spectactle to see. Their unique aggressive take on trap music will be sure to leave you beat up in the best way possible.
Louis the Child is an act you don’t want to miss this weekend. The Chicago duo’s knack for producing catchy, feel-good dance music has landed them a huge following as well as a nationwide tour with Madeon and The M Machine. If you’re interested in soulful, future-influenced beats then catch these guys at the Main Stage at 4:30 on friday.
Brighton-based producer Hucci is one of the biggest and most renowned names in trap music for a good reason. His experimental, bass-driven, and dark production constantly pushes the envelope and challenges genre boundaries as well. Don’t miss this young beat slayer tear it up at 6:15 on the Phoenix stage.
For those that can’t make it to Soldier Field for the festivities…never fear. React Presents was kind enough to team up with T-Mobile for the weekend in order to give their fans at home a chance to experience the festival in one way or another. There is no schedule yet, but the announcement boasts live set streams from Borgore, Jack U, Oliver Heldens and many more. So tune in below for your chance to catch some amazing music.