ARC Music Festival is just around the corner, and you know what that means – another list of artists to catch that shouldn’t be missed!
ARC Music Festival is set to return to Union Park in Chicago on September 2-4 and will feature everything from an updated Grid stage to an elrow takeover that will keep the party vibes flowing all weekend long. The lineup for this year’s edition is stacked with legends and rising stars alike. From house maestros like Chris Lake, Gorgon City, and Lane 8 to techno behemoths such as Charlotte De Witte, Adam Beyer □ Cirez D, and Carl Cox, there are plenty of sets in store – not to mention the insane b2b performances throughout the weekend.
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With a lineup filled to the brim with so many stunning artists, there are sure to be some set time conflicts for any house and techno lover. To help you on your journey, we’re shining a light on some of those fantastic producers and DJs in the scene who will be performing during the weekend. Read on for some of the artists you shouldn’t miss at this year’s edition of ARC Music Festival. And if you haven’t purchased passes yet, get on it! There are still some available on the festival’s official website.
Five Artists You Shouldn’t Miss at ARC Music Festival 2022
Bringing out a melodic vibe in dark mode, the mysterious Kasablanca provides the energy for the dancefloor to perpetually move and groove. Having tracks remixed by Vintage Culture, Matt Fax, along with a hit with fellow ARC performer Lane 8 and tunes released through Armada Music, Anjunabeats, This Never Happened, and mau5trap. The duo has nowhere to go but up. If you’re in the mood for dark techno, you can catch Kasablanca performing on The Grid stage from 3:50 to 4:50 pm on Friday, September 2.
Pan-Pot serves us up the true techno sound with a touch of acid when it comes to their basslines. The Berlin-based duo has had rising success since beginning their journey in 2007 and has been a consistent force to be reckoned with on the global festival scene. The beats and patterns they are able to produce are timeless, and their sets are nothing but legendary. Be sure to catch this set at the Expansions stage on Friday, September 2, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.
If you’re in the mood for some spicy bass house, you’ll need to catch this set from Wax Motif. He offers four-on-the-floor beats with attitude, and they are certainly heavy hitters, especially his collaborations with other producers such as Matroda, longstoryshort, and Phlegmatic Dogs you know the set will be fire. His latest release, “Bump Bump Bump (Bom Bom),” is just the right tune to get the party going, and you can be sure that he’ll get everyone moving to his beat. You can catch Wax Motif at the Grid stage on Sunday, September 4, from 3:50 to 4:50 pm.
Martin Gretschmann, better known as Acid Pauli, is ready to give nothing but grooving acid and melodic techno vibes. The producer started exploring making music over 20 years ago but has been putting music out under this alias since 2005 with the singles “Nancy” and “I Love You.” Expect a mind-bending set when Acid Pauli takes over the decks. You can catch him performing on Sunday, September 4, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Expansions stage.
DJ Tennis is sure to bring the techno you need to hit you right in the feels out on the dancefloor and is bound to give a refreshing performance. With hit tracks like “On My Own Now,” “Atlanta,” and a recent gem with LP Giobbi and Joseph Ashworth called “All In A Dream,” he’s certainly one to be on the lookout for at ARC Music Festival this year. You can catch DJ Tennis at the Expansions stage from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Sunday, September 4.