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August 10th to the 13th / Even Furthur 2018 / Format & EUR: Sindikate diyss. We are back and made it out alive. It's quite amazing when crews can come together and make great things. After a long 4 days we are a tad spent and want to share our stories with you. Unfortunetly...what happens in somewhere Wisconsin, stays in somewhere Wisconsin, case you missed out, we snapped a few undercover pics for you to drool over. Untz!


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We’re pleased to welcome this British-born, Berlin-based artist who’s established himself as a leading name in today’s techno scene to Chicago for his first underground performance, September 1st.


His DJ sets encompass a rich variety of styles, drifting seamlessly between straight up techno and his signature broken form that is seen and heard throughout his discography. Also, on support representing Blank Code is Anthony Jimenez along with FORMAT RECORDINGS residents Mark Angel and Brenda.

EARLY BIRDS & Tier 2 tickets have SOLD OUT and a limited amount of 3rd Tier tickets are live on Resident Advisor now.


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August 4th, Format Recordings & Oktave Records welcomed to Chicago for his very first Underground appearance, MARK BROOM! This was an amazing night of Techno surrounded by a thick underground vibe set within the heart of downtown Chicago. All supporting acts brought their A-games. From Brendas opening chugging set, followed by Jeff Derringer and Mia Wallace closing it out. It all came together quite nicely and yes, once again....we thank you Chicago!


FR026: Juan Trujillo "Voltage Shift EP" - The title track launches things off right from the start with some deep grinding basslines haunted by tight hi-hats, before wicked synths take over for the final exit. This release is packed with menacing stabs and metallic melodic synths throughout, creating an underground warehouse vibe within each of the 5 original and remixed tracks. Never-ending mechanized chords and stomping drums provide the momentum for some serious heads-down action. - Release Date: 08/11/18


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On July 20th, SNTS made his way stateside for a rare two stop micro-tour. With his first of two stops SNTS found his way right here to the Windy City and was in for one proper introduction to how Chicago and Format hold down an underground. If you were lucky enough to sweat it out with us, you would've witnessed a night that was just packed with Techno enthusiasts creating this thick underground vibe, set within a dark and sweaty warehouse. We were truly honored to host SNTS and Chicago first timer and Ego Death label boss, Uun along with Jerome Baker, Ken Sheldon & O'Scar Versace. This was an amazing night of relentless Techno and WOW, we THANK YOU CHICAGO!


This past July 07th, Format, Sleepwalker and Apart came together for one fierce underground event and hosted his return to the Midwest for his only 2nd appearance in Chicago...Headless Horseman! With support by Mord label artist Pinion, Apart MKE's Theodore Elektrk and Fortune accompanied with a sunrise live modular set by Fomat-Rec label and resident artist, KOMPREZZOR! Check out his live set here as he closes out what turned out to be, one wicked ass warehouse party!

07/20: SNTS + UUN

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The OFFICIAL Even Furthur : 2018 Pre-party presented by FORMAT RECORDINGS & EUR Electronic Union Records joining forces as they welcome the mysterious SNTS to the states for his Chicago Debut. He surfaced in late 2012 and has been behind two record trilogies, Chapters and Scenes, issued through his self-titled label, and also earned appearances on Horizontal Ground, 47, Sacred Court and Edit Select Records. His fierce, relentless, heads-down style of techno will be something you won’t want to miss! Let’s welcome him to the windy city for a proper underground warehouse party.

We're also excited to welcome Uun, who will be debuting his live set for the first time in Chicago. If you were at the Evolve 2018 : MORD Showcase, you know what you're in for!

In addition to the bill we have live performances by Jerome Baker, Obscure resident Ken Sheldon and opening duties from EUR's O'-Scar Versace.


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Chicago! Mark your calendars for Saturday August 4th!

With nearly 30 years in the industry performing at world renown clubs like Berghain, Tresor, Fabrik and releasing on labels such as M-Plant, Soma, Blueprint, ARTS, Drumcode, Primate, Sleaze, Zenit, MB Electronics, Edit Select, Driving Forces and countless others, we’re extremely honored to host Mark Broom to Chicago for the very first time.

FORMAT RECORDINGS In collaboration with Oktave Records label boss Jeff Derringer, along with the very talented duo Mia Wallace, and opening duties from Brenda, we invite you to join us for an incredible night of techno.

A limited amount of tickets are available on Resident Advisor. Click the link below to secure your tickets before it’s too late!


Format Recordings (FR025) features 4 original tracks from the newest addition to the Format family, Jeff Rohfling. With a grimey, industrial focused remix from label engineer and artist, Sumerian. From smooth, melodic synths and chill vibes to heavy bangers, this EP embodies multiple genres of Techno.


Giving it up to the one Charlotte de Witte for charting FR018 - Contact Point! 🤘 Released on Format Recordings by the newest edition to our artist roster, the man Decibel Flekx! Support the cause and check out this wicked chart by Mizz de Witte and Decibel Flekx's belter of a track here below.


What a way to close out 2017! Format, Sleepwalker and Noisefloor gather forces and pull off an event that was one for the books! With almost a 7 year hiatus from the Chicago scene, we were truly humbled to have hosted such a great inspiration to our Techno and Underground communities. If you were lucky enough to catch this man live, GREAT! If you somehow missed out on this one, well...we captured his set live to share with all you snoozers! The line up was so sick! With support by some heavy hitters...Submerge, Mike Dearborn, Mark Angel and Brenda. Link below:

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