Photos & Review by Cassidy Kotyla
Stopping at Concord Music Hall just south of Logan Square, Jesse Kardon, also known to his fans as Subtronics, fled onto the stage with a sense of purpose and determination as his fans gripped the rails of the front stage barricade. Accompanied by Mike Guard, also known as the infamous Blunts & Blondes, the two battled to deliver fat, original beats complimented by remixes from some of their friends.
Original remixes were played to the sold-out crowd such as Guard’s “Queen Bee,” Kardon’s “Senpai,” as well as songs like “Spaceboss” as a tribute to artist Liquid Stranger. In addition, fans screamed and cheered when they were given the gift of tracks from artists like Rezz, Squnto, Slimez and more.
This unique, underground sound is the perfect mix for Chicago fans, as many were vibing out to the transcending beats that mixed into one another to form one, long song. Fans were seen with the traditional face masks, tour merchandise, riddim shirts (a sheer staple of Subtronics fans), and more. With long hair flying in the air and no shortage of love in the air, this was truly a night to remember.
This duo will be major players in the EDM festival scene. With these emerging artists drawing sold out crowds for multiple tour stops, they’re bound to attract attention of major festivals as main acts in coming years.