This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD video podcast: CVU: The Spring Awakening Music Festival 2012 Album, featuring interviews filmed live on location at this year’s Spring Awakening! Onsite for Illinois Entertainer, host Jaime Black checks in with Tommie Sunshine, DJ Phenom, Midnight Conspiracy, Team Bayside High, Willy Joy, and Krewella! Watch those films below, accompanied by the CVU Spring Awakening podcasts. All video filmed and produced by Colleen Mares of The Axis World and Lewis & Clark.
Dynasty Podcasts: The Spring Awakening 2012 Album
CVU182 - Tommie Sunshine
The veteran DJ talks about the rise of EDM, the underground Chicago electronic music scene over the last two decades, and the growing business of electronic dance music.
CVU183 - DJ Phenom
Colin Rebey, aka DJ Phenom, compares the Chicago scene and that of his native Indiana, shares his views on the Midwest music and party cultures, and discusses being accepted within the Chicago music community.
CVU184 - Midnight Conspiracy
Midnight Conspiracy’s Mikul Wing, Louis Kha, and Graham Geren discuss their new deals with Ultra and AM Only, working on new original material, and being accosted by an overly-eager crowd during their set at Spring Awakening.
CVU185 - Team Bayside High
The duo of Derek Berry and Rick Carrico weigh in on the staying power of their weekly Rehab party, talk about the DJ outfit’s upcoming EP, set to drop through Teenage Riot, and discuss Chicago’s growing EDM presence.
CVU186 - Willy Joy
The oft-traveling Willy Joy discusses his origins in the Chicago DJ scene, reveals why he supports the current accessibility in the modern nightlife culture, and previews his plans for new music in the second half of 2012.
CVU187 - Krewella
Jahan, Yasmine, and Rain Man from Krewella share their thoughts on their four-year overnight rise, provide background about their newly-released Play Hard EP, and talk about the group’s balance of hard work and hard play.
ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black, with video by Colleen Mares of Lewis & Clark and The Axis World. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.