Spring Awakening Announces Dancing Astronaut Stage With Benny Benassi, Sander Van Doorn & More

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.

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Hi Five & Xonic x Drake – No Pain [New Release]

Hi Five & Xonic - No Pain

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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Be sure to support Hi Five and Xonic on their social media sites:

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Just Stay Chi! Weekly Clubbing Preview 20 (2015)

Monday 5/18/2015
EvilOlive SRTB Presents: Porn N Chicken Beetlejuice Banger! RSVP Deal: Free before 11:00 PM
The MiD Industry Night w/ Jesse Seely, Meg, Darren RSVP DEAL: FREE B4 11:30 PM
Tuesday 5/19/2015
Crocodile The Trap House feat. Ricky Remedy Say “HATZ” at the door for FREE cover till 11 PM
EvilOlive The Trap House After Party FREE ENTRY if you attender The Trap House at Double Door
Primary $2 Primary Tuesdays Say “Diana” at the door for FREE entry till 12 AM Reduced After.
Roof on the Wit Roof live Reservations Call: 312-239-9588
Time Industry Tuesday w/ Im Buddha FREE entry for Industry all night
Wednesday 5/20/2015
Roof On the Wit Big Once Reservations Call: 312-239-9588
Studio Paris Kalendr For Tickets follow the LINK.To reserve a table, please call 312.595.0800 or email studioparis@leye.com.
The Underground EDW  w/Rock City, Dante, Nathan Scott For reservations email Host@TheUndergroundChicago.com
Thursday 5/21/2015
The MiD    Arty For tickets follow the LINK. For bottle service and table reservations text 773.504.4348
Primary University Thursdays FREE Entry w/ College ID
Roof on the Wit Roof Runway Reservations Call: 312-239-9588
Smart Bar Quadrant& Iris / Dioptrics / Alfonz Delamota / Selekta Steel Free All Night
Spybar Sakro | Mike Mack RSVP DEAL: Free All Night
Studio Paris EDX For Tickets follow the LINK. To reserve a table, please call 312.595.0800 or email studioparis@leye.com.

Friday 5/22/2015

8Fifty8 Super Friday – Dj Trilogy & Friends For Guest list and Table Reservations follow the LINK. For parties, call 312.455.2776.
EvilOlive No Drama Fridays Text “Vertigo” 33733 for Free/Discounted Entry
Graffiti Brotinez RSVP @ info@graffitichicago.com or Text 312-585-5749
The MiD DJ KOOL HERC – CRAZE – BBOY BATTLE Password: “WHYSOCHI”Ladies FREE all night, Guys FREE till 12 AM. For bottle service and table reservations text 773.504.4348
Primary Primary, React, & Hot & Bothered Present: Tom Trago Password “DIANA” at the doro for FREE entry before 12AM.
Roof on the Wit Joe Maz Reservations Call: 312-239-9588
Smart bar Josh Cheon For tickets follow the LINK 
Sound-bar PHNM, Nathan Scott, Dj Spin – Xonic, Airborn and Aleks Zander in the round Bar Password: “WHYSOCHI” Free entry until 1:00 AM, $10 after  For bottle service and table reservations text 773.504.4348 (2 for $300 deal must pre book with us )
Spybar  ANDHIM – Maher Daniel-Nick Bassett RSVP DEAL: Free Before 12 AM $20 After
Studio Paris Konflikt For Tickets follow the LINK. To reserve a table, please call 312.595.0800 or email studioparis@leye.com.
Tunnel Dj Rock City W/ Xonic Guest List RSVP HERE
Saturday 5/23/2015
8Fifty8 Excess Saturday w/Marcus Shadden and Perez Bros For Guest list and Table Reservations follow the LINK. For parties, call 312.455.2776.
EvilOlive I Love House Music Text Evil Olive to 312 659 6922 To Get in Free
Graffiti Graffiti Saturdays Please email info@graffitichicago.com or call/text 312.585.5749 for any questions, RSVPs, or table reservations.
The MiD Cash Cash Password: “WHYSOCHI” Ladies Free before Midnight, Guys $15 untill Midnight. For bottle service and bday parties text 773.504.4348
Primary 1833 & Them Flavors Present: Rone Say “Diana” at the door for FREE entry till 12AM Reduced After.
Roof on the Wit Dj Evil One Reservations Call: 312-239-9588
Smart Bar Teri Bristol and Psycho-Bitch For tickets follow the LINK
Sound-bar Genix and Sunny Lane (AnjunaBeats) Password: “WHYSOCHI” Free entry until 12 AM, $10 after. For bottle service and table resevations text 773.504.4348
Spybar Inphinity, Kalendr + Friends RSVP DEAL: Free Before 12am $20 After
Studio Paris Jerzy Saturdays Buy tickets HERE. To reserve a table, please call 312.595.0800 or email studioparis@leye.com.
Time Dj Gordo W/ Vlad House and the Conbustibles For reservations follow the LINK
The Underground Clinton Sparks For table reservations visit theundergroundchicago.com/table
Sunday 5/24/2015
8Fifty8 MDW w/ Dj Trilogy For Guest list and Table Reservations follow the LINK. For parties, call 312.455.2776.
Primary Act Natural ft. Don Parra. Say “Diana” at the door for FREE entry till 12 AM!
Roof on the Wit ROOF Sundays – Manufactured Superstars Reservations Call: 312-239-9588
Smart Bar Queen! With David Morales / Michael Serafini / Garrett David $7 All Night
Studio Paris Matt Boy White  For tickets follow the LINK. To reserve a table, please call 312.595.0800 or email studioparis@leye.com.
Time  PURE Memorial Day White Party For tickets follow the LINK
The Underground CIA Sundays w/ Cobra RSVP to CIA@RockitRanch.com

Milk n Cookies – Monster (Xonic & Hi Five Remix) [New Release]

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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!

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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!


Borgeous @ Concord 1-31-2015 [Recap]


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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.


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