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North Coast Music Festival takes over the Mid – Official After Parties!

August 30, 2011

Ladies & Gentlemen, are you ready for this weekend?! Summer’s Last Stand is upon us, and The Mid is absolutely thrilled to host some of the hottest (after) parties Chicago has ever seen! Our weekend is completely stacked with some of the biggest names in today’s dance music scene and legends that helped make it what it is. Tickets are still available from Clubtix, get them while you can!

Friday, September 2nd, another edition of Mayhem at the Mid welcomes Ultra Records’ WOLFGANG GARTNER. Gartner’s latest release, “Menage a Trois” is currently resting comfortably in the Beatport Top 100.

“The thing that makes that track for me is how conceptually different it is,” Gartner offers. “It’s literally just a bunch of random pieces from all over the place, some Fender Rhodes piano, and this bass tone and then this vocal snippet that sounds like it is saying ‘Menage a Trois.'” Purchase the track over at Beatport and definitely get your tickets from Clubtix!

The night is rounded out by the much beloved and critically acclaimed SBTRKT, who will be performing a DJ set. The man behind the mask has been getting praise from every angle for his first self-titled full length, most notably from Pitchfork for his post-dubstep and bass rooted sounds. Oh, and a little UK based radio station you might have heard of, BBC, called SBTRKT “this decade’s Timbaland.” Hopefully we’ll get to hear “Wildfire,” a track that Drake remixed and fellow North Coaster Little Dragon guest on.

Saturday, September 3rd needs little explanation. Two words: Carl Cox. Control Saturdays have already taken over as the place to be on Saturdays, and just for you, we added Carl Cox and the legendary Green Velvet to the mix. Carl sent us over a link to his recent sets in Ibiza, which you can check out here.

Chicago’s own Green Velvet takes The Mid stage once again after ripping it up as Green Velvet and his alter ego, Cajmere. Green Velvet just released a new track, “Techyes,” and we’ll hope to hear more new material!

To close out the North Coast Music Festival on Sunday, German DJ and Producer ATB hits the Mid with plenty of new material from his latest release, Distant Earth. Check out his new single, “Move On,” here and a minmix of the upcoming remix album here. With 8 original albums under his belt, 30 singles, 121 remixes, and a standing in the Top 5 of the DJ List for over 10 years, ATB is one DJ you do not want to miss!