Written By Megan Caruso
Now that the days are getting longer and the sun is (almost) starting to warm Chicago up, React Presents has announced a series of intimate DJ set dance parties at the Virgin Hotel Chicago’s Cerise Rooftop Bar and Restaurant: the Daylight Disco. One Saturday each month from May through September, a handful of talented musicians will host a small crowd in the clouds of the Chicago skyline:
The Knocks will kick off the first set of the series on May 19 with a daytime club set of pop hit remixes, courtesy of Britney Spears, Ellie Goulding, and Theophilus London to name a few. The Brooklyn duo will round out their set with a few of their own originals, featuring collaborations with Foster the People, Sofi Tukker and Method Man.
On June 16, Bakermat will stop “hibernating” in the studio and fill the rooftop with “a shit load of new music” that he’s been producing. His pop/house creations are dancefloor ready, and this is a stop like no other on his busy summer schedule.
LCD Soundsystem vocalist, keyboardist & co-founder Nancy Whang brings a highly sought-after DJ set to Cerise in the deep heat of the summer on July 14. Nancy helped to forge LCD Soundsystem’s defining sound, and her set is guaranteed to effortlessly flaunt a spectrum of genres.
A rare DJ set by electronic music band Neon Indian lands on August 18. The live band aspect of the group was a novelty in the early 2000s chillwave scene dominated by DJs. In this unexpected set, Neon Indian has promised to dig through the vaults of their collection for their best summer feels with warm and sunny tunes.
An extended, four-hour B2B set closes out the Daylight Disco series on September 19 with Chicago legends Colette and DJ Heather, aka The Second City Sessions. From their start in the all-female DJ Collective SuperJane in the early 90s, they have both gone on to become two of the most respected house DJs in the city, scoring high-profile appearances and residencies all around the world. The two will give a send-off set to the series and say goodbye to the summer in the city where it all began.
Select amounts of tickets are available for all shows now. Daylight Disco Lift ticket packages are also available and include entry to all five shows, one Effen drink and express entry to cut the line.
DAYLIGHT DISCO SUMMER 2018
May 19 – The Knocks – Tickets
June 16 – Bakermat – Tickets
July 14 – Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem (DJ Set) – Tickets
August 18 – Neon Indian (DJ Set) – Tickets
September 15 – The Second City Sessions – Colette B2B DJ Heather – Tickets