Acclaimed music publication Dancing Astronaut will host their debut branded stage at this year’s SAMF, featuring an all-star lineup of DJs from the highest realms of EDM stardom. At the top of the bill for Dancing Astro’s stage takeover will be none other than Benny Benassi, longstanding icon of electronic music and creator of some of the genre’s most celebrated hits. Best known for his 2002 classic “Satisfaction,“ Benny Benassi continues to dominate the top tier of production and DJing prowess. As he shuts down the evening, fans are invited to immerse themselves in the soaring house melodies and pounding electro madness late into the night.
It’s my absolute pleasure to share with you the new release from local DJs/Producers Hi Five ( Bryan Gorecki) and Xonic (Jeff Roehl) entitled “No Pain”. I had a chance to preview this track a few months back, and after hearing a small sample, couldn’t wait to hear the final product. Combining heavy bass lines, effective melody, and a lyric sample from Drake’s “Over”; “No Pain” becomes an instant club banger.
If you like Jauz or Destructo, you will definitely like this sound. “No Pain” has that wompy bass that makes you move your feel. If we do not hear this track floating around Chicago clubs this winter I will be definitely surprised.
If you want to check the boys out live in the next few weeks; Xonic is playing Halloween at Freaky Deaky Saturday 10/31/15 at the Big Top Stage 2:55-3:40. Hi Five is supporting Eptic, Laxx, and Must Die this Friday 10/23/15 at Volkan Night Club Chicago.
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Local DJs Xonic and Hi Five teamed up to remix Milk n Cookies’ – “Monster” ft. Alina Renae. The duo takes Milk n Cookies’ hard hitting original track and makes it their own by keeping the original melody, beat structure, and great vocals by Alina Renae. They added a more simple, almost minimal rhythm section, instead of a hard “womp”. It works very well because it is a nice contrast, as is comparable to music made by artists Tchami and Oliver Heldens. Check it out below and make sure to show them some love & support!
If you want to see Xonic & Hi Five in action, check them out at Graffiti on Tuesday, May 5th for a Cinco De Mayo Celebration!!! Other local artists included. Check the flyer out below!
After our exclusive interview with Xonic, a local DJ whose stock is rising around the windy city, the WhySoChi crew headed over to Concord Music Hall for a sold out Borgeous show. That night we were treated to an opening set by Xonic, followed up by the high energy set from the Porn n Chicken Crew. LooKas was up next, dropping some trap before Borgeous himself took the stage.
It’s safe to say that the locals stole the show with their back to back sets. Xonic played to a good sized early crowd with his opening set. He dropped a few remixes of local artists while blending in some hits from Kaskade and Deadmau5. He also transcended genres; starting out safely with familiar tracks only to drop some dirty hard beats towards the end of the set.
That transitioned well for Orville Kline, Phives and Dom Brown to take over and raise the energy to a night high. If you didn’t know that the Porn N Chicken go hard and put on a hell of a show, you sure did after that performance. With Dom behind the mic spraying the crowd with whiskey and champagne, to Orville and Phives having a blast mixing tunes to their topless, pasty wearing, saw in hand ready for crotch sparks support performer; you got to experience what Porn N Chicken is all about at evilOlive every Monday. Well, almost. What happens at Porn N Chicken stays at Porn N Chicken. It was a delight when they dropped a remix of System of a Down’s Chop Suey.
Lookas was decent for a trap artist. The songs I knew I enjoyed and the ones I didn’t, left no impression on me. Trap for me is a way to fill the timeslot of a show. Though I do not hate any genre under the EDM umbrella, trap is definitely towards the bottom of my list and it takes a really good artist that mixes in some good 90’s tunes to get my approval. It’s getting old hearing “No Flex Zone” and “CoCo”.
Borgeous came on to a packed Concord Music Hall, with a long and loud cheer from the crowd. He started his anticipated set with his hit “Tsunami” Feat. Dvbbs. The place went nuts, especially when the main melody kicked in everyone jumped and sang along. A definite highlight had to be when Borgeous dropped his upcoming single “They Don’t Know Us” in sync with a confetti drop. The crowd reacted well to that combo. The only downside was, I felt that “Tsunami” or at least the main rhythm part seemed to be dropped throughout the entire set. It could just be me, or it could be the fact that this set was livestreamed on Sirius XM’s Electric Area, so Borgeous felt the need to keep his best known track playing for the livestream. Regardless the set was good.