Last week I featured a story to give those of you outside the “No Coast State” a glimpse into what a weekend in Chicago entails. After seeing the likes of LadytronZeds Dead, Gemini and KOAN Sound from Wednesday to Sunday; most people would have called it a day and head back to society with stories of an amazing extended weekend to tell. I on the other-hand know that a Sunday Funday is a mere warm up for the best day of all in Chicago.  Every Monday, Rehab at Debonair has some of the freshest artists (Cut Copy, Kid Cudi, Hood Internet, Kraddy) come throw-down some  straight pondefloor music for those looking to end/start their week off proper. Here’s how we topped off a great weekend in Chicago.

J2K (Flosstradamus)

I received a late text from one of the lovely ladies of Mac & Smash urging me to come out and though I protested  at first, once she informed me that J2K was about to start dropping bangers I was out the door sprinting down Damen towards Debonair. Upon my arrival, the hammers were already invading eardrums as J2K played nothing but straight Chicago style jukestep for the crowd to break a sweat too. This is the list of standout’s he played back-to-back:

Download : Original Don (FLOSSTRADAMUS REMIX) – Major Lazer (played an even better rework)

Download : I Can’t Stop – Flux Pavilion

Download : After Light – Rustie

Download : Grove St. Party (DJ Bassel Remix) – Waka Flaka Flame

Rick Carrico (Team Bayside High)

After J2K assaulted the crowds eardrums for an hour, Rehab Co-Owner/Team Bayside High member Rick Carrico stepped up and attempted to pick up right where the party left off. Though I have seen TBSH more times then I can count, Rick dropped some absolutely golden new material of the moombahton variety that had everyone going HAM for the remainder of the night. Standouts included:

Download :  We Found Love (DJ Groovematic Moombahton Edit) – Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna

Listen : Big Bad Wolf (Craze & Codes Remix) – Duck Sauce


As the lights were coming on, J2K came back up on stage and dropped 3 more hammers for the crowd to disperse too. The unique thing about this was they were all brand new; starting with the banger below and ending by playing a track that was BANANA’s which he cut right before the drop was about to go down.

Download : Express Yourself – Diplo

After this, the night became a bit blurry as we headed to The Mid Chicago to hangout. All I can remember was J2K talking about Clams in a taxi cab, a free bottle of Grey Goose, and the Russian mob downing the before mentioned bottle without a problem. Just another typical Monday in the Windy City.

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