CHICAGO – Saturday, May 12th, React Presents and the Congress Theater are thrilled to welcome three of the biggest names in trance music to Chicago! Voted at the #5 position in the DJ Mag Top DJs in the world, London trio ABOVE & BEYOND return to Chicago with German duo COSMIC GATE and London producer MAT ZO! Tickets are on sale now at Clubtix.com!
From remixing Madonna to winning Essential Mix of the Year to playing for over one million people on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Above & Beyond’s career has been a copnstant upward curve sinbce the trio formed in 2000 because Above & beyond make music, pure and simple. The music happens to be electronic, and it does more than connect.
“We’re a group,” says Tony McGuinness. “And we’re trying to connect with people. When you see people singing along as passionately as they do, I guess you’re getting it right.” The ket difference is that Above & Beyond are DJs, producers, and musicians. “We like to think of ourselves as songwriters first. The most challenging thing is to write a song that really touches the listener”
Over 11 boundary-pushing years, Nic Chagall and Bossi have developed Cosmic Gate into one of the most creative and highly-sought-after electronic music acts on the planet. Revered uber-producers, their combined musical acumen has made them evergreen favourites of trance music’s highest echelon. Four hugely-received albums have transported tracks like ‘Not Enough Time’, ‘Body of Conflict’, ‘Analog Feel’, ‘F.A.V.’ and classics including ‘Exploration of Space’ and Fire Wire onto a now uncountable number of dancefloors. As DJs, the effortless cool of their kinetic, enthralling live sets are seen by hundreds of thousands of club and festival-goers annually.
At 21 years of age, Mat Zo is living the dream – part of a new breed of precocious, unrestricted DJ/producers that are making big noises without the one-dimensional genre blinkers of old. In the last 12 months alone, the London based producer has seen his boundary-blurring productions like “Superman”, “Rebound” (with Arty) and “Frequency Flyer” dominate the Beatport charts. DJs like the Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto and Above & Beyond hammer them at the biggest events on the planets, while Zo himself spends his time zig-zagging across the planet – rocking the crowds at events like Electric Zoo in New York, Audiotistic in LA and London’s SW4.
2135 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Doors 8 PM | 17+