Chicago Weekend Preview: June 26 to 29, 2014

DJOYbeat Event Spotlight

Friday, June 28: Gareth Emery and Michael Woods @ Concord Music Hall

Gareth Emery has been a household name in trance for almost a decade. His numerous radio shows have gone global, as well as his music. With hits like “Concrete Angel,” he’s a hard one to miss. This UK DJ wants to make you fall in love and dance. His music isn’t just for lovers though, as his hard-hitting beats can rattle the windows on any venue. Let’s hope the roof of Concord Music Hall doesn’t fall with Gareth Emery in town. As if that wasn’t enough, Michael Woods will also be there to warm everyone up. This unique DJ isn’t afraid to play what he wants, and we’re happy with that. If you go anywhere this weekend, this will be the place to be.

The Weekend Rundown

Thursday, June 26

Paris & Simo @ The Mid

The Mid always brings the best dance grooves to your Thursday night. Paris & Simo are a perfect example of that. These Montreal natives have been on mixes and podcasts from the biggest names in dance. Their progressive house tracks should move some feet.

DJ Cobra @ The Underground

A resident DJ in many cities, DJ Cobra worked his way to the top by doing what he does best, actually DJ. He loves music, and the variety he uses makes it apparent. While this show is at The Underground, DJ Cobra has played for the best of the best above ground.

DJ Funk @ Evil Olive

One of the most known names during the mesh of hip-hop and electronic music, DJ Funk still hasn’t lost it. He’s here to work it and you’ll know when its time for the percolator. The Evil Olive should be grooving and moving all through the night with this guy.

Friday, June 27

Paul Johnson @ Primary

A legend in Chicago, Paul Johnson is the ultimate house DJ and survivor. He’s the ultimate example of “can’t stop, won’t stop,” and his beats are second to none. Paul Johnson knows and loves Chicago, which is why Primary is the perfect spot.

Amnesia: Solstice Soiree @ Neo

Every 4th Friday of the month, Neo brings you Amnesia. What a better way to start your weekend, than with a good swipe of the senses with DJ Mutilano, Chaank, and Spatula. Just in case you’re still ready to dance after Gareth Emery, Neo will be going strong until 4 a.m.

Saturday, June 28

Dustin Sheridan @ Primary

Chicago native (and quite the handsome man himself) Dustin Sheridan is coming to make Primary the best place for house music on Saturday night. He just picked up a residency on Chicago’s biggest radio station for dance hits, Electric Playground 101.1 WKQX. Check him out at Primary and keep listening for more.

Miguel Migs @ Smart Bar

Miguel Migs has been making music since he was 18, he’s been all over and has explored many facets of music. His unique house music has a  feel that makes him stand out among the usual grooves. His ability to keep up with evolving music while giving the new guys a leg up is forever admirable.

Sunday, June 29th

Panic City @ Roof on Thewit

Panic City isn’t climbing the ladder, he’s leaping right over it. His remixes are loved by many, and listened to by all. Featured in Dim Mak and Mad Decent compilations, this San Francisco producer will not disappoint on this Sunday Funday.

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