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5 Artists Of Different Genres To See At North Coast Music Festival 2023

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is back this Labor Day weekend in Chicago, Illinois, and if you are an electronic music enthusiast you will probably want to check out this one.

Since 2010, NCMF has brought a unique vibrant atmosphere and immersive festival experience to the beautiful Chicago summer, making it a must-attend festival every year.

NCMF prides itself on focusing on a community-driven and inclusive atmosphere that fosters a sense of togetherness and celebration of music, art, and culture.

With names like Lane 8, Marshmello, Ganja White Night, and Chris Lake, it doesn’t matter what genre you are into. There is something for everyone.

Whether you are completely familiar with the lineup or you are entering the gates ready to discover, we are going to over five artists we would not miss during NCMF 2023, check them out below:

1. Elderbrook

Elderbrook’s music is influenced by a variety of genres including house, techno, R&B, and folk, which he seamlessly weaves together to create his distinctive sound.

He often incorporates live instrumentation and his own songwriting into his productions, adding a personal touch to his music. His lyrics cover themes of love, relationships, self-reflection, and the human experience, which allows him to resonate with his listeners on an emotional level.

If you are looking for a set where you can get in touch with all sides of yourself then we highly suggest checking out Elderbrook at The Canopy Stage, Saturday at NCMF.

2. MZG

MZG are a DJ duo comprised of twin brothers, Zach and Charles Weinert, who are known for their unique blend of genres, including house, funk, disco, and bass music.

NCMF is welcoming the brothers back home to Chicago, Illinois, the city that started it all for MZG. Gaining a strong following in the electronic music scene with their high-energy performances, infectious beats, and seamless mixing skills, this set is going to be a dance party without a doubt.

MZG’s music is characterized by their ability to consistently create a dynamic and eclectic sound that keeps audiences dancing. They often incorporate live instruments, such as keyboards and saxophones, into their sets, adding a unique and captivating live element to their performances.


3. Elohim

Elohim’s musical style is defined by her celestial vocals, evocative melodies, and atmospheric production. Her compositions delve into themes of self-exploration, mental health, and human connection, exuding profound emotions through her hauntingly mesmerizing voice and poetic lyrics.

She artfully employs an array of electronic elements, such as synthesizers, samples, and beats, to craft a soundscape that is ethereal and emotionally resonant, transporting listeners to otherworldly realms.

Her music consists of pop influences with many aspects that can change the energy in a blink of an eye. One moment you will be serenaded by her melodic voice and the next moment you are head-banging with Elohim’s dark side.

4. Alison Wonderland

Alison Wonderland always delivers electrifying sets that are sure to get the crowd moving. Her stage presence and connection with the audience create an immersive experience that leaves a lasting impact.

Her music incorporates a diverse range of electronic moods, from heavy bass drops to catchy melodies, and her live performances often feature unique and cutting-edge production techniques.

Alison Wonderland is known for promoting inclusivity and empowerment as a part of her artistry. She has been vocal about her own struggles with mental health and uses her platform to raise awareness and promote positive messages of self-acceptance, self-care, and embracing individuality.

Make sure you check out the queen herself Sunday at The Stadium Stage during NCMF.

5. Cloonee

Cloonee’s tracks are designed to create an upbeat and energetic atmosphere, making his live sets a perfect choice for those who enjoy dancing to house and tech house beats.

He has a keen sense of crowd interaction and knows how to read the energy on the dancefloor, building and releasing tension throughout his sets.

Surprises and unexpected transitions are also a hallmark when Cloonee is on the decks, keeping the audience on their toes and creating an unforgettable experience.

Make sure you go get your dance on Sunday night on The Canopy Stage during NCMF.

Photos courtesy of North Coast Music Festival Media Team

Written by
Emily Harvey

Aspiring Florida Journalist/Photographer enjoying the world and all the music it has to offer.

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