April was a huge month for Chicago’s only Insomniac affiliated night club known as Enclave, bringing in such world class acts as Fedde Le Grande, Robbie Rivera, Gareth Emery, and, finally, BT this past weekend. Since December of 2011, BT has been airing a weekly radio show called Laptop Symphony on Sirius XM’s BPM, playing the best of trance, progressive house, and dubstep every Saturday from 12-1am EST. Chicago was lucky enough to experience what we believed to be his latest episode of his Laptop Symphony series live, but the set we listened to was not what he had streamed earlier that night. The EDM legend gave us something entirely new that was quite possibly one of the best sets I’ve ever heard live.
Starting off the night with Porter Robinson’s “100% in the Bitch” and then going into one of BT’s very own songs, “Suddenly (Dave Darell Mix)” got the crowd singing along to BT’s own vocals on the track and going crazy. The energy, excitement, and pure joy that was so apparent in BT was infectious as the crowd reciprocated the love to such electro-house bangers as Zedd’s “Don’t Slam the Door”, Swedish House Mafia’s “Antidote”, and Wolfgang Gartner’s “Manage A Trois”. As the night progressed, BT transitioned back to his trance roots with Ferry Corsten’s “Punk (Arty Rock-n-Rolla Mix)”, DJ Spoko & Mugwanti’s “Mugwanti (Mord Fustang Remix)”, and ending his epic set with his very own “Every Other Way (Armin Van Buuren Remix)”. This was not BT’s first show at Chicago’s Enclave, and it definitely will not be his last. If you’re in the Chicago area, make sure you check out the upcoming events at Enclave as they’re poised to present plenty of great talent in the coming weeks! Enclave Events
Written by: Mikey Gomez