Paradigm Presents Halloween 2014.

I am very excited to announce to our readers a special treat Paradigm Presents has in store for music fans this Halloween. If you are a regular reader of EDM Chicago, and familiar with my Chicago: Deeper than a Drop series, then you are already aware of my appreciation for Paradigm Underground events. If you have not had a chance to read my review of the night they hosted Seth Troxler and Martinez Brothers at Lacuna Lofts, then I suggest giving it a quick read as a primer for what a night they have planned for us: Chicago DTAD 2: Paradigm brings Tuskegee to Chicago.

Since I covered the Tuskegee party, Paradigm Underground has been regularly hosting some of the biggest names in the underground electronic music scene, including Guy Gerber, Moodymanm, Delano Smith, Livio and Roby, Fur Coat, Robag Wruhme, and more. Not only is the talent on point, but so are the venues and attendees. With venues such as the Lacuna Artist Lofts and Navy Pier and the refreshingly fun crowd the shows seem to attract, there has never been a night of disappointment in any of their hosted events.

On October 31st, Paradigm Underground returns with another talent packed night with a haunted twist. Headlining the night will be Apollonia and a special Tiga v. Audion set, with support from Max Jacobson and Mantas Steles. As if that line up wasn’t enough to demonstrate the night’s potential, Paradigm will also be presenting some first-time surprises. In addition to the usual high end production the 15,000 square feet of haunted loft space will also host the artist alley and a costume party judged by Apollonia packed full of prizes.

Feature Set – Apollonia


Exploding out of the Paris Underground scene, Apollonia is an artist collaboration featuring the back to back to back talent of Shonky, Dan Ghenacia, and Dyed Soundroom. Now residing in Berlin, Apollonia’s marathon sets have allowed them to perform at some of the most exclusive clubs and festivals, including DC 10 in Ibiza, Panorama Bar in Berlin, BPM Festival in Mexico, Fabric in London, and recently Riverwest Music Festival in Chicago. Their talented has been most concentrated to Ibiza where they feature their ‘All Night Long’ showcases at DC10, regular appearances at Circoloco, and in 2014 gave a debut performance for Richie Hawtin’s award winning party, Enter. The trio has also released DJ mixes for both Resident Advisor and Fabric. With quite the impressive resume already established, Apollonia shows no signs of slowing down.

On October 20th, just 11 days prior to their set at Lacuna Lofts, Apollonia will release Tour à Tour, their highly anticipated first full length album. I had the opportunity to review the album prior to release and can without a doubt assure fans eager to hear it that they will not be disappointed. It features numerous tracks which are guaranteed to dominate afterhour parties for quite some time, an assessment that has me wildly anticipating this event.

If you would like to familiarize yourself with Apollonia, I recommend the following links:

Their upcoming album, Tour à Tour, streaming on Resident Advisor.
Their Purple Rave Mix from Mix Mag\’s August issue on Soundcloud or YouTube.
Replay of their performance at Enter Week 12 on YouTube.

Feature Set – Tiga Vs. Audion

Tiga’s influential career in music could fill an entire article in its own right. Alongside founding record label Turbo Recordings, Tiga has established his own successful career as a producer and DJ while also releasing records from an assortment of artists, including Azari & III, Chromeo, Boyz Noize, Gesaffelstein, Proxy, and most recently Clarian. As a producer, Tiga\’s remix releases depict the diversity that his sets are known for and include artists such as the XX, LCD Soundsystem, Depeche Mode and Justice. His connections to critically acclaimed artists are not limited to remixes as he has also collaborated with artists such as Soulwax and Matthew Dear. As a solo artist, Tiga has released two full length albums, including Sexor, which won the Juno Dance Recording of the Year in 2007. While his role as the founder of a record label and successful productions demonstrate his taste for music, it is his technical ability and instinct for reading a crowd that make Tiga\’s sets memorable.

Controlling the decks alongside Tiga, for the Chicago premier of their back to back tour, is Audion, Matthew Dear’s unforgivingly harder edged alter ego. As Matthew Dear’s renowned flavor of pop techno propelled him to international success, it was the his performances and productions as Audion that catered to the driving, body moving music palate of underground parties around the world. Paradigm’s Halloween event will mark one of an extremely limited amount of Audion performances seen internationally in 2014, and marks his first return to Chicago since his appearance as Audion at 2013’s Wavefront Music Festival. Rivaling Tiga\’s proficiency for crowd instinct, the meeting of these techno legends should not be missed.

The Artist Alley

Readers of EDM Chicago might recall a post I had made previously calling for artists interested in having their artwork on display at a Paradigm Underground event. The result of this art call will be a gallery of hand selected artwork from Chicago artists on display for all attendees of the Halloween party. The Artist Alley will feature artwork from the following artists:

Alexander Espinosa
Arley Valdez
David Bozic
Jim Markus
Brendan Cooney
Josiah Neniskis
Angela Aznavorian
Andrew Seabrook
Peter Deligdisch
Ayo Catrance
Luz Letamendi

A Costume Contest Unlike Any Other

In addition to the production quality, artist performances, and the Artist Alley gallery, will be a costume contest judged by Apollonia. While the concept of a costume contest being judged by Apollonia is enough to attract attention, it is the prizes lined up that will have you working extra hard on your costume preparation. All event attendees must do to enter the competition is tag photos during the event of themselves and their crew with #ParadigmHalloween on Instagram and they will be automatically entered. The winner will be chosen based on creativity, originality, and scare factor. Once choosen, the winner will receive an Apollonia prize package including their new album Tour à Tour, Red Bull Prize package and two VIP passes to Paradigm’s New Year’s Eve event.

Your Chance to Win

EDM Chicago and Paradigm have come together to offer a very special contest where the winner will win not only free admission to the event but will be able to bring two of their friends along for free as well.

EDM Chicago and Paradigm Underground\’s Halloween Loft Party Giveaway in Giveaways! on LockerDome