This month we have an extra special artist feature lined up as we are not only highlighting one Chicago artist, but four of them. Each artists brings different creative direction and experience to this month\’s artist feature, but each one is worth taking a look at.
Previously working under the moniker Hannibelectro, D2A aka Brian Rosin, has been writing, performing, and producing in the music industry for more than 15 years. As an artist he has performed over 3,500 shows all over the United States. He was one of the original DJs on www.myhouseyourhouse.net for its first three and a half years of broadcast. D2A has worked with major labels such as Sony ATV and Universal Republic, as well as independent electronic labels like NOSALADRECORDS on both the live and production sides of the electronic industry. Under the name Hannibelectro, he held a residency at the infamous Zentra nightclub opening for Green Velvet, Mark Farina, Derrick Carter and more. D2A has also opened for fun. at the House of Blues Chicago, AFI at Summerfest Milwaukee, Lazy Rich at Bass City Oasis Michigan and Semi-Precious Weapons at PornNChicken at the Evil Olive, Chicago.
Take a listen to his newest track release, Liquid Sky:
Connect with D2A: www.d2amusic.com
From the age of 14, Robert Nikho has immersed and dedicated his life to the art of music. Diving into the industry in the form of DJing, he quickly taught himself the ropes through trial and error. While he had started out small by simply playing for friends at house parties, he quickly found himself getting booked at college frat parties and then followed by clubs all over the city of Chicago. And before long, he found himself playing at festivals that included international artists such as Lazy Rich and Hatiras. But being unable to ignore the beats and melodies running through his own head, he began producing his own original tracks which have been featured on numerous blog sites such as Fist Pump The World and Everything Looks Brighter. Currently, he is signed under the national talent management firm K. Ashton Management and is also affiliated with United2nite/House. Music Saved My Life.
Take a listen to his latest release featuring Marianna, Distant:
Connect with NIKHO:
Bio: Northwestern grad / former NFL player reborn as producer/DJ Xonic. Xonic is a 2014 Electric Forest, 2014/2013 Spring Awakening Fest (main stage), 2013 North Coast Fest, & 2013 Wavefront Fest artist and a current resident at the Century Room/the Mid, Vertigo Sky Lounge & Lunatics of Bam. Xonic\’s skills on the decks and in the studio have led him to be chosen to support and/or share a bill with top acts such as: Alesso, Tommy Trash, Afrojack, Krewella, 3lau, Sidney Samson, Porter Robinson, Nervo, Hardwell, R3hab, Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Cash Cash, Hard Rock Sofa, Mord Fustang, Uberjakd, Autoerotique, Zebo, Inphinity, Kalendr, Tony Arzadon, Milk N Cookies, Shermanology, Jordan V, Trentino, Stellar, Orville Kline, Midnight Conspiracy, Dante, Steve Smooth, D2A, Positive Vibr8tions, & Swggrbck.Performance resume encompasses the top-tier of Chicago nightlife (the Mid, Spybar, Dolphin, Rooftop at the Wit, Sound-bar, Congress Theater, Bodi, Bull & Bear, Bevy, NV Penthouse, the Century Room at the Mid, Enclave, Prohibit, Red Ivy, Y Bar, Fedora Lounge, Stay, Proof, Vertigo Sky Lounge, Polekatz, and Estate Ultrabar.) He is a fixture in the statewide college scene with repeat performances at Illinois State & Northern Illinois. Xonic has taken his talents to the international level, performing multiple shows in Mexico City in 2012-13 and headlining Lukrezia in Acapulco for New Years 2014.
You may remember a very special upload Xonic shared with us: his live set from Electric Forest:
Connect with XONIC:
Get a feel for Zander\’s style by listening to the recording of his recent set at Reverse Event\’s Tech(no.5):
Connect with ZANDER:
SHOW SOME CHICAGO LOVE
AND SUPPORT THESE LOCAL ARTISTS!
You can catch all for of these great local artists at various venues located throughout the city. Be sure to follow them on their various social media accounts to stay aware of their upcoming gigs. On December 4th, House of Chi will be hosting all four artists as they celebrate D2A\’s birthday at Spybar Chicago. Go out and show these local artists some Chicago love!