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Spring Awakening (Jun 8 -10)

Spring Awakening Chicago

Friday, June 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM

18+, Electronic

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The popular EDM festival is returning to Addams/Medill Park June 8-10, 2018 for the third year and promises to have a lot in store for its seventh iteration.

The first wave of acts set to drop the bass on the west side include 3LAU, Afrojack, deadmau5, Borgore, Carnage, Big Gigantic, Alison Wonderland, Slushii, Steve Aoki, Tiesto and Zed’s Dead.

While more acts (dubbed “Phase Two” in a press release) are set to be announced next week, the festival will also entertain attendees with a Trance Arena, Bass Kitchen and a new techno series, Requiem. There will also dance showcases under the banner “Sunday School” - featuring both big-name and underground champions in the scene, as well as additional curated stage takeovers by HELDEEP Records and music publication, DJ MAG.

Artist Details

3LAU

3LAU approaches electronic dance music from an unexpected angle. The artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and entrepreneur born Justin Blau usually begins his compositions on the piano. “Everything typically starts on the piano,” he affirms. “I like to create the framework for a song traditionally and then add the electronics later.” It’s a style he’s been cultivating since childhood. Commencing piano lessons at the age of three, he’ll tell you that he couldn’t go to sleep without classical... View More

Afrojack

In the span of less than 2 years, Afrojack has become one of electronic dance music’s major icons. From humble DJ beginnings in his native country of Holland, he has grown to become a multi-award winning, platinum-selling producer. His skills are some of the most sought after in the world, and with two Grammy Awards under his belt, it’s easy to see why. In addition to this, his DJ sets have fast become both iconic and unparalleled, providing an explosive take on the current state of dance music across... View More

Alison Wonderland

Groundbreaking Australian producer and vodka aficionado Alison Wonderland has been praised by everyone from Annie Mac to Diplo, touting her as “one of the best DJs from Australia.” Her debut five-track EP ‘Calm Down’, released locally through EMI sat pretty at the top of the iTunes charts, racking up two million streams across her Soundcloud and mass hysteria among her burgeoning fanbase. Alison released the EP via US label powerhouse Astralwerks, home to the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Hot Chip... View More

Baauer

Though Harry Rodrigues aka Baauer hasn’t been on the scene long, the amount of buzz the 23-year-old has been able to build in such short time has been strikingly impressive, going from SoundCloud’s best kept secret to contemporary electronic music’s new poster child seemingly overnight. Now, with stellar remixes for the likes of No Doubt and Flosstradamus under his belt, and the elephantine tune that is "Harlem Shake" (Mad Decent/Jeffrees), Baauer is poised to proceed with his global takeover, and... View More

Big Gigantic

Bringing It Hard!

Borgore

Hailing from Israel via London, dubstep badass BORGORE—the man who claims he “ruined dubstep” and bass culture’s enfant terrible—is one of the most colorful characters in electronic dance music (EDM) today. He is infamous for his propulsive, interactive live shows, which have turned him into one of electronic music’s most popular, controversial figures. Expect nothing less than bass-in-your-face frenzy.

Carnage

chipotle.. and head hunterz CARNAGE is an artiste, and bass is his muse. With a catalog of productions and remixes for rising MCs, DJ heroes, and pop superstars alike—from Theophilus London and A$AP Rocky’s triumphant “Big Spender” to his blog-dominating series of “festival trap” bootlegs to his blistering Borgore collaboration “Turn Up”—CARNAGE has proven his expert knack for things that go boom. One of his first projects was a tripped-out and captivating remix of Yuna's "Live Your Life." Soon, Tiësto... View More

Dash Berlin

Dash Berlin is the future. Dash Berlin is a true deejay at heart with a profound passion for the comprehensive culture of dance music. He is often described as an invigorating and charismatic newcomer, with the unique ability to leave a long-lasting impression upon his audience well after the night is over. Dash is one of those rare individuals that seems to understand the unwritten laws of the nightclub by nature. He keeps his ever expanding, nocturnal following alert, ecstatic and craving for more,... View More

Deadmau5

Found lurking in the creative laboratory known as the ‘deadmau5 disco den of despair and inequity’ this creative ingenue runs the gamut of beats unlike any other. Since his inception deadmau5 has stormed our planet with chart topping action and playlists from the best of the best. deadmau5's magnificent stylings have a captured an audience that has moves with him and his sounds. Ranging from thumping to the electro, the weird and the strong - one thing has become synonymous with deadmau5 and that is... View More

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike have come a very long way in a very short period of time. In just 2 years, they’ve bypassed the usual steps to making it big by proving they have super-star quality in everything they do. They are sought after producers, remixers to the A-list elite and number 1 hit makers. The accolades they’ve clocked up within this relatively short time are equal to those some DJ stalwarts amass during a lifetime! Kings Of Tomorrowland And Beyond In 2010, Dimitri and... View More

Flux Pavilion

Hitting the scene in early 2009 out of Towcester, UK, Joshua Steele (better known as Flux Pavilion) secured himself a solid stance in the dubstep world. His blend of hard smashing rhythms and manic basslines have certainly gained him an audience. Also as a musician he has incorporated his singing and instrumental talent into his tracks. Well known for his high energy sets, he is being booked home and abroad for his unique take on the dubstep sound. With exclusive plays from the likes of Rusko, Caspa,... View More

Getter

GETTER has taken the underground bass music culture by storm. This San Jose native has been taking over stages across the states for the lasttwo years with a high energy stage presence and bass infused sets he is crushing the dance floor with each banger he drops you. Before he was 18 Getter had already grabbed multiple releases on some underground labels: Ultragore, Prime Audio, and Chronos. Whathe is best known for, are his signature guttural basses he has in his tunes. Getter is currently being... View More

Hardwell

Music maturity came swiftly for the now seasoned-veteran Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell. At the age of 25, the young Dutch titan capped off a 10 year journey when he was crowned World’s No.1 DJ in the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll cementing his position as the electronic scenes newest superstar DJ and becoming the youngest ever winner of the coveted Top 100 DJs award. Having already created a legacy that would put most of his counterparts to shame this award-winning DJ, producer,... View More

Kaskade

Honest. Elegant. Beautiful. Such terms are rarely used to describe electronic artists and their music. But KASKADE is a rare breed. The New York Times may have called him the “new face of electronic dance music” in a recent profile, but Ryan Raddon, known as Kaskade, has been in the trenches of the EDM scene as an original recording artist and in-demand DJ for more than a decade. He has released seven studio albums, including his latest, Fire & Ice, scored nine Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance... View More

Matoma

About me: 23 years old music producer and pianist. Love to compose electronic music with groovy basses, percussion and synths. I love music with great dynamic pump, but also music that are produced ​​with soul and passion. To me this is essential to create an atmosphere filled with good vibes and tones.

NGHTMRE

NGHTMRE hit the dance scene like a sweet dream releasing tracks at a frenetic pace since he got here a year ago. The 24 year old’s remix of Showtek’s “We Like To Party” with Slander has been championed by the likes of Diplo, Carnage and DJ Snake to name a few and garnered almost 5 million plays online.  Soon after the releasing the remix of Showtek, NGHTMRE signed with Hashtag JukeLife Management (Nadia Ali, Slander, Meaux Green, Bobby Puma, etc) who in turn quickly signed him over to Steve Gordon at... View More

Sam Feldt

While only in his early twenties, Dutchman Sam Feldt has become quite the deep house tastemaker of his day. With amazing remix work as well as solid hits like the early 2015 release ‘Show Me Love’, which proved to be his definite claim to fame, he’s one of the DJs to watch when it comes to a new sound flooding the scene. Sam Feldt is definitely not a stranger to the house music scene. After working behind the scenes as a producer for a long time, perfecting his musical talents, he decides to show the... View More

Seven Lions

Seven Lionsis quickly taking the dance world hostage with his deep, soulful, hybridizedcreations - at times elegant, at others pulverizing - all distinctly his own.Seven Lions' Polarize EP, one of the most promising releases of the last yearin the EDM world, just dropped in April and has already garnered praise for itsmelding of main room bombast with a very sensitive, human touch. For Seven Lions (neé Jeff Montalvo) ‘fast’ is an understatement for how hiswork has spread virally amongst fans of trance,... View More

Slander

Though they have been perfecting their craft since 2010, Slander has entered the dance music scene with the feel of an overnight success story. Veteran DJ's as well as skilled producers, their releases have catalyzed a devout following, garnered millions of listens, and even has seen them craft their own genre dubbed "Heaven Trap." Even with their rapid rise, they are no stranger to support from the industry's top producers including Skrillex, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Diplo, Porter Robinson, and... View More

Slushii

Julian Scanlan, born in 1997, is an electronic artist hailing from Mount Laurel, NJ. He worked with the psychedelic progressive pop band Deuteronomy from 2009 - 2012, playing bass on their debut album, The Propaganda of Deuteronomy, released in 2012 Following his departure from Deuteronomy, Julian, under the alias of DJ Swoon, began to make original works and remixes. A remix of OneRepublic's "If I Lose Myself" and "Rasta Pasta", a song collaborating with Sean Sauce, each got hundreds of thousands of... View More

Steve Aoki

DJ Steve Aoki Kid Millionaire has risen from throwing impromptu concerts in his living room while a student at UC Santa Barbara in the late 90’s to become one of the most sought after DJs in the country. Deemed the music tastemaker by those in the know, his ear for music paired with his ability to drop party rocking beats has championed dance floors night after night. Whether providing the indie soundtrack to his wildly popular Tuesday night at Cinespace in LA (which also showcases the hippest... View More

Tchami

Hailing from Paris, Tchami, is no stranger to the dance music industry. Coming on to the scene with his remix of Janet Jackson’s “Go Deep”. The track became an instant over night hit! With much critical acclaim, he soon followed up with his first original production “Promesses” with Kaleem Taylor via Fool’s Gold Records and Ministry of Sound. It was not too long after “Promesses” that Tchami released “Shot Caller” under the same EP for Fool’s Gold Clubhouse. From then on, Tchami subsequently released... View More

Tiësto

Tiësto is a performer who has transcended musical genres to create a global “Tiësto” brand. His achievements include: a Grammy nomination, numerous MTV awards, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to an audience of billions, and even a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. With over 11 million friends on Facebook, 1 million followers on Twitter, close to 300 million hitson YouTube, his globally syndicated Club Life radio show as well as his Club Life iTunes artist podcast (#1... View More

Tritonal

At the top of 2016, Tritonal’s Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed release a long-coveted but previously unavailable single, “Blackout”. Featuring Steph Jones’ delicate vocals and a pop twist on the duo’s melodic sound, “Blackout” quickly becomes Tritonal’s fastest-selling and -streaming single to date. Its impressive success is the latest in a series of milestones for the Austin, Texas songwriters and producers. Over the previous year alone, Tritonal surpassed 53 million streams in aggregate on Spotify, over... View More

Zeds Dead

The tape reads Biography. Pop it in. Rewind. Press play. A whiskey voiced narrator starts speaking as the hazy images come into focus. “It’s 2010. Zeds Dead is about to play one of their first shows in the basement of a dive bar in Toronto. Behind the brick walls and the unfinished ceiling exposed wires hang freely. The air smells of beer, smoke, and sweat. A crowd is lined up outside, flasks hang from their back pockets and cigarettes from their lips. Abandoned drinks rest on the lip of the dj booth... View More

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