Small Font Big Future gives you a low-down on smaller artists you should definitely take the time to see when you’re stage hopping at the next festival.

Chicago, there’s a TON of artists coming to the North Coast Music Festival in 2017. Don’t just head to the biggest names, you’d miss all these artists to fall in love with.

And, if you haven’t already grab tickets right now!



Dudley Noon

This future beats DJ, producer, and all around electronic mastermind is coming… he’s also half of Dense City Music and co-founder of the New Nature Collective.


Talented Chicago DJ and creative injecting girl power into everything she puts her hands on. After an incredible “Babes Only” event at SXSW, expect even more talent and inspiration at North Coast.

DJ Jesus Face

No boundaries, no genres, and nothing else like it in the world. Hitting across the board with rap, pop, funk, and more, the crowd is always moving and wanting more with this one.

Vapor Eyes

This Chicago-based producer has been pushing positive vibes, opening minds, and expanding horizons since the electronic project’s inception in 2007. Incredible fusion of hip-hop and downtempo territory.


Dexter Alan

Performed at last year’s North Coast and coming back with his upbeat, funky, four-on-the-floor house music, as well as deep, tech house, funk, soul, and hip hop. No lack of bass here.


Starting up in Chicago, circa 2012 with the meeting of Zack Harper and Derek Outson. The pair blends modern electronic with classic live instruments in blues, funk, soul, and bass. Nothing about this is low key.


A drummer, producer, advocate, and one of Chi-Town’s most versatile DJs. He’s also a co-founder of Chicago’s chapter of Konkrete Jungle, one of the original promoters of dubstep and DnB in the area.


Massive DJ and production crew founded in 2011 and bringing that Chicago house sound to the stage. The Teklife crew brings with them footwork and a beat that will no doubt get the crowds moving.


Incredibly unique broken beat, electronic tracks fused with hip hop, and insanely recognizable. This Chicago producer is also one half of Dark Time Sunshine. Meticulously-crafted synths.


Hiroko Yamamura

This is what classic Chicago ride or die style DJing sounds like. This producer brings the sound of warehouse, heavy bass, and techno into your ears with gothic/industrial roots. She’s got an edge that might cut ya.

Ian Ewing

This Milwaukee DJ is focused on the smoother, cooler sides of electronic with a heavy soul, RnB, and hip-hop influence. This is the kinda stuff you slow everything down to. Relax.

Johnny Fonseca

Chicago-based disco/house/hip-hop DJ and local legend. And on top of getting you dancing from behind the turntables, don’t forget, he was a pro skateboarder with Reel, too.

Mike Daum 

This guy is an electro/house producer who brings live guitar and drums to take his sets to another level. You may recognize some of his tracks from popular video games around the world.


His style jumps from industrial, electronic, ambient, electro, to techno with a definite touch of Goth. He’s from Chicago and with so many influences, you never know what you’ll get, but it’s all quality.

Plaid Hawaii

If you’re looking for some of the islands, this is it. With elements of tropical house, indie dance, psychedelic, and funk, you’ll be groovin’ in no time.

Void Pedal

Put on your psychedelic hat and let the good vibes hit you from this experimental electronic artist and producer from Chicago. Layers upon layers of flowing vibes’ll get ya there.

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North Coast Music Fest 2017

Where: Union Park

More Info: North Coast Festival 

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