Reverse Events Series TECH(NO)

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On Saturday September 6th in an undisclosed (yet) location TECH(NO.3)  will open its late night doors and intrigue its crowd once again until the sun comes up. TECH(NO) events typically pop up monthly in the downtown Chicago area. If you are looking for an updated underground experience with all the features of a big room show, you might want to add TECH(NO) to your calendar.

Three things stand out in in Reverse’s TECH(NO) series which makes it one of a kind. First, is the fact that it is aimed to give party goers an underground feel with the production of a mainstream concert event. This involves the level of stage production, sound acoustics and decor production at the loft space. Couple that with a small intimate setting of which the location is revealed the day of the event and you have something unique. Second, all artists that are booked are encouraged to play a more techy set. Techno and tech-house are the bread and butter of these parties and give a nice twist to the ever growing mundane “big room house” bubble in the EDM scene. This also allows artists to play something they might not be accustomed to. Lastly is the sunrise set, which is the last set of the night which takes place from 6 am-7 am. In the underground scene it’s considered an honor to play the last set of the party as its the one  party goers experience before right before heading back home as the sun is coming up. This reminds me of the ending of Groove. If you haven’t seen that movie, you should.

Below check out my Interview with Reserve Events partner Andrew Dalpino, as we get a personal perspective of what made TECH(NO) what it is today and what we might expect going forward.

1)   Seeing how TECH(NO) really is a unique experience compared to what
we’re used to seeing in the Chicago scene, could you briefly explain how idea came about?
– The idea to produce TECH(NO) came about one day when me and my partner Yegor were sitting down and brainstorming for ideas for our first show together. I had always wanted to do an underground show but I wanted to do it the right way. In the past when I attended afterhours or loft shows there was usually little organization, no creativity, hardly any attention to production, a lack of security, and even safety hazards sometimes – I thought to myself, I could do this better. When the idea for TECH(NO) came up, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to show Chicago what we could do!

2)   Why Techno as the choice of music? Instead of let’s say “Chicago House” sets?
– House Music is already well represented in Chicago. As an independent forward-looking promotion company, we wanted to bring something new to the table. I am a huge music nerd and I follow trends quite closely. I predicted the rise of Deep House about a year before it started breaking and my hunch was that Techno would soon follow. As of right now, Techno is the 3rd top selling genre on Beatport behind Deep House and Tech-house.

3)   Is there a ceiling to how big these events can get before you have to think bigger? Or is the plan to keep them small and intimate mirroring underground events?
– The idea is to make them bigger and better every time. Every TECH(NO) show thus far has been just that. There are certain benefits of keeping the show small, like the intimate atmosphere, and that we are better able to keep our crowd at a certain caliber – but the goal has always been to one day turn the party into a stadium show with a massive billing. For now, we are focusing on TECH(NO) the “Loft Series” which typically hold about 400 people. I’d say even if we did make it as far as a stadium show, we’d still continue to do our loft series as a way of staying “grounded.”

4)   You have included “hometown heroes” in past lineups as in this current TECH(NO) lineup. Is that by coincidence or done on purpose to expose the audience to some Chicago artists they might not otherwise go out of their way to see?
– I love supporting Chicago DJs but the main reason why I book the artists for TECH(NO) is because I feel they will do the best job in maintaining the experience that we set out to provide. In some cases I think to my self, “That would be really awesome to see such and such a DJ play a Techno set!” and in other cases I book them because I know people like to come out to see them. Right now, for example, I am working on bringing in an artist I just met from New York who I feel the Chicago market would really dig. Sometimes we’ll get requests from International DJs that just want to play a major US market, and therefore we’ll grab them for super cheap. The lineup is often a juggling act which, at the end of the day, is usually decided on a number of factors.

5)   Being the event promoter I bet it is hard for you to choose one,but what is your personal favorite aspect of TECH(NO)?
I like the vibes. I’m all about vibes. I’m lucky to have a partner that understands this as well. From the look of the room, to the acoustics, to the stage design, to the attitude of the doormen, and even the parking lot – everything is designed to vibe in unison. Some promoters understand this, but most don’t in my opinion. For me, the most satisfactory part of the show is seeing all of the creative aspects we control come together as one experience – and it’s usually over the top!

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About REVERSE Events:

REVERSE Events is a Chicago-based Independent Electronic Music event promoter/organizer. Founded in 2014 by partners Andrew DalPino and Yegor Kiyenko, the company aims at providing unparalleled live music experiences.

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Feed Me at the Aragon- 8/23/14 [Recap]

         feed_me_psychedelic_flier_frontwebSo I’ll start this off by saying I got tickets to this show for free, that alone kinda made me think twice about going. I had heard of Feed Me before, heard some of his tracks and thought it was decent, but not enough for me to pay to see him. So granted, free show, lets see how he is live. The Aragon for the first time that I’ve seen wasn’t packed for a dance show, which was odd and I understood why people were giving out free tickets. Needless to say the acts leading up to Feed Me were mediocre, I was basically counting down the minutes until Feed Me was on. The minute the curtain dropped to reveal Feed Me’s stage set up, which were giant LED teeth shaped screens, I was absolutely amazed. This man is a UK Duster genius, completely blew me away, by far one of the best shows I’ve been to in a few years. The vibe was great, the track selection was on point, all in all Feed Me should have been a sold out show. I definitely recommend ANYONE if you have the opportunity to attend a Feed Me show, you wont regret it.

Mario U


Just Stay Chi! Weekly Clubbing Preview 34 (2014)

Monday 7/28/2014

EvilOlive SRTB Presents: Porn N Chicken – BANGARANG!!! RSVP for no cover till 11PM
The MiD Industry Mondays presented by Effen Vodka RSVP Deal: Free Before 11:30 PM
Roof on the Wit Movie Mondays – Crazy Stupid Love Reservations Call: 312-239-9588

Tuesday 8/26/2014

Door No.3 The Trap House Say “HATZ” at the door for FREE entry till 10:30 PM reduced after
Roof on the Wit Roof Live Reservations Call: 312-239-9588

Wednesday 8/27/2014

Primary 3 Degrees Wednesdays For 3 Degree Card Members
Roof on the Wit Navic Reservations Call: 312-239-9588
Smartbar Dj Heather, Jesse De La Pena, Dj Pns FREE
Studio Paris Studio Sessions – Nervo For Tickets follow the LINK. To reserve a table, please call 312.595.0800 or email
The Underground EDW – Steve Smooth, Tony Arzadon, Nathan Scott, Dante, Zebo For reservations email

Thursday 8/28/2014

The MiD    NCMF Pre Part : ATB Ladies free till 12AM, Guys $10 till midnight $20 after. For tables text 773.504.4348
Primary Them Flavors Thursdays feat. Foba $5 Before 11PM w/ RSVP; $10 After.
Roof on the Wit PHNM Reservations Call: 312-239-9588
Spybar Kalta, Statut3, Bart Takuski Buy tickets HERE
Soundbar Clockwork Password: WHYSOCHI  Free before midnight, $10 from midnight to 1AM, $15 after. For tables text 773.504.4348
Studio Paris DJ Arkitek To reserve a table, please call 312.595.0800 or email
The Underground Camp Underground For reservations email

Friday 8/29/2014

Castle Deniz Koyu Password: WHYSOCHI $5 Ladies | $10 Guys before 12AM, $20 after ($25 regular cover)
EvilOlive The Lab Say “EVIL” for FREE entry till 12AM ,discounted after. For bottles and group events please email
The MiD What So Not Buy tickets HERE
Primary 5 Magazine 9 Yr. Anniversary ft. Todd Edwards Buy tickets HERE
Roof on the Wit KALENDR Reservations Call: 312-239-9588
Smart Bar LONE (LIVE) For tickets follow the LINK!
Soundbar Liquid Stranger Password: WHYSOCHI Free before midnight, $10 from midnight to 1am, $15 after.
Spybar Dino G, Garrett B Buy tickets HERE
Studio Paris Anthony Pisano To reserve a table, please call 312.595.0800 or email

Saturday 8/30/2014

8Fifty8 Together – Summers Last Dance For Guest list and Table Reservations follow the LINK. For parties, call 312.455.2776.
Castle Chocolate Puma Password: WHYSOCHI Free all night for ladies, free until 11:30PM (half off after) for gentlemen.
EvilOlive NCMF After Party – Grantheft and Midnight Conspiracy To buy TIX follow the LINK
The MiD Nicky Romero Buy tickets HERE
Nikki Summers Last Fling RSVP DEAL:FREE before 11:30 PM  Reduced After
Primary The Pool House CXX ft. Dino G & Garrett B, Nick Bassett, & Phil Groves RSVP@primarichi for reduced cover, Ticekts also available by following LINK
Roof on the Wit delaChapelle Reservations Call: 312-239-9588
Smart Bar JOEL MULL / SHADY P $13 Before Midnight, $15 after get tickets by following LINK
Sound-bar Sliink, Green Lantern, TWRK 8/30 $20 general admission. RSVP for free cover before 11:30 PM
Spybar Tensnake, Curses Buy tickets HERE

Sunday 8/31/2014

Roof on the Wit Hook n Sling Reservations Call: 312-239-9588
The Mid Dada Life Buy tickets HERE
Primary The Pool House CXX ft. Dino G & Garrett B, Nick Bassett, & Phil Groves Table Reservations: Contact Any Host
Studio Paris Politik To reserve a table, please call 312.377.9944 or email
The Underground Chicago Industry Alliance with DJ Zebo RSVP to



Today  LUMBERJVCK releases his JVCKWOOD EP. The name could sound familiar as he was an entry into the EDC Chicago 2013 Discovery Project. His blend of dubstep with trap (seems to be a trend in 2014) has brought some success thus far; as his highly successful ‘Click Clvck’ became a staple in Skrillex’s sets on his Mothership Tour.

It’s no surprise that JVCKWOOD EP will be released via Excision’s label Rottun Recordings. This short but sweet EP is  filled with industrial, dark sounding melodies and sounds with heady bass lines similar to those you’d find in Excision’s hits. There is even a small similarity between Skrillex’s earlier albums and some of the sounds you’ll here fading in and out before the womp takes over again. If you’re looking for something new a fresh to rage too this release is for you.


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2014 Top Earning DJs List

Calvin Harris: 'You could not buy me to remix one of your records.'
Forbes has officially released the 2014 list of the world’s highest paid DJs. Last year the list was topped by Calvin Harris at 46 million dollars. This year, Calvin Harris continues to remain in the number one spot- this time making 66 million dollars. Check out the list and compare it to last year’s edition that included Diplo, DJ Pauly D, and Swedish House Mafia, which are no longer on the list (SHM for the obvious reason of no longer being around). 

1. Calvin Harris – $66million
2. David Guetta – $30million
3 & 4. Tiesto tied with Avicii – $28million
5. Steve Aoki – $23million
6. Afrojack – $22million
7. Zedd – $21million
8. Kaskade – $17million
9. Skrillex – $16.5million
10. Deadmau5 – $16million
11. Hardwell – $13million
12 & 13. Armin van Buuren tied with Steve Angello– $12million

1. Calvin Harris – $46million
2. Tiesto – $32million
3. David Guetta – $30million
4. Swedish House Mafia – $25million
5. Deadmau5 – $21million
6. Avicii – $20million
7. Afrojack – $18million
8. Armin van Buuren – $17million
9 &10. Skrillex tied with Kaskade – $16million
11. Steve Aoki – $14million
12 & 13. DJ Pauly D tied with Diplo – $13million