Chicago Weekend Preview: August 7 to 10, 2014

DJOYBeat Event Spotlight

cosmic gate start to feel tourCosmic Gate @ Concord Music Hall (Saturday, August 9)

In the midst of their North American tour, Cosmic Gate has been bringing us the best these trance gods can offer. Their sound is profound and entertaining. They’ve been making us fall in love and dance for years, and this tour is no different. Cosmic Gate is a worldwide sensation among trance fans, touring with the likes of Above & Beyond and more. If you go out only one night this weekend, Saturday at Concord is the place to be.

The Weekend Rundown

Thursday, August 7

Capital Cities (DJ Set) @ The Mid

Two of the most catchy and infectious electronic producers to date, Capital Cities, are coming to the ever intimate Mid for a special DJ set to start off your weekend. These guys have been heard everywhere with their hit “Safe and Sound” and should not disappoint. This event was a close second to this week’s event spotlight, we only wish it was a live set.

Zebo @ Spybar

Chicago’s favorite veteran DJ, Zebo, will be tearing up Spybar for a nice warm up to the weekend to come. Zebo has been making Chicago dance for a while, and with weekly spots at the best venues in town, wherever he plays is the place to be. Versatile and overall awesome, Zebo would be a great choice for Chicago natives.

Friday, August 8

Djemba Djemba @ The Mid

If you’re looking to jump around a little on a Friday night, Djemba Djemba at the Mid should be your go-to spot. This high energy artist should leave you exhausted from jamming. Versatile but distinct, he’ll bring the sweat.

Justin Martin @ Spybar

Working out of the ever diverse San Francisco, Justin Martin thinks “music is pretty neato.” He shows this by being one of the most diverse DJs out there. He grabs the best music from all around and puts his own unique spin to it. You won’t find one particular genre at Spybar for this night, you’ll get a little taste of it all.

Topher Jones @ Studio Paris

Chicago natives are filling the clubs this weekend, and Topher Jones adds to that list. If you’re looking to get down and dirty Friday night, this guy is bound to make some booties shake. His collaborations are unique and his house beats are specialty. Check out the ever classy Studio Paris for this one.

Saturday, August 9

Boris, Inphinity & Kalendar @ Spybar

Jamming out of New York, Boris has been a huge name in techno and house for years. He’s had residencies in the sexiest clubs as well as festivals. He knows how to bring the grooves and never wants to quit. Teaming up with residents Inphinity & Kalendar at Spybar, this Saturday night is bound to get hot.

Sultan & Ned Shepard @ The Mid

Coming down from the north, Canadian duo Sultan & Ned Shepard are coming to The Mid for a Saturday night to remember. These guys bring a ton of energy, with huge trance and big room hits. If you’re looking to feel the love on your Saturday night, this is the place to be, make sure to bring a dance partner.

Sunday, August 10

Stafford Brothers @ Roof on theWit

Born in Australia, and currently making Los Angeles home, the Stafford Brothers are coming to the legendary Roof on theWit to close out your weekend. Winning awards in their home country, these guys bring the best that electro and house have to offer. If you’re not ready to end your weekend, check out this show and see what all the Aussie hype is about.

Urulu @ Primary

Born in Los Angeles, Urulu moved to the United Kingdom to be where the real club lovers are, and he’s been going global ever since. He brings the best of what some would call “classic house.” He spins the grooves that make you feel sexy. If you’re looking for a bit of a cool down to your weekend, check out Primary for this superstar.

There you have it, folks! A slightly more local crowd this weekend, but that doesn’t mean anyone will be less satisfied. Chicago resident DJs really know their stuff, and with such a diverse city, you’re bound to find something awesome. You can also check our events pages for even more parties!

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