Trance Identity w/ Aruna, Kenneth Thomas + More

September 30, 2017

October 1, 2017

22:00 To 5:00

1958 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 United States 

Event Description

Funky Entertainment’s Trance Identity parties at Afterlife have been killing it! This time we decided to spice things up a little bit.


In the male-dominated world of EDM, one artist is determined to be seen as more than eye candy or a pretty voice. She’s penned a chart-topping single recorded by Miley Cyrus for the multi-platinum selling #1 Billboard Hannah Montana soundtrack, collaborated with some of dance music’s biggest names, and has since added DJing and producing to her arsenal of skills. Along with being a classically trained pianist and formerly sought after studio musician, it’s safe to say that ARUNA is one of the industry’s most exciting and successful leading ladies.

ARUNA got her start in dance music recording with a host of internationally recognized producers, including Cosmic Gate, ATB, Markus Schulz, Myon & Shane54 and Roger Shah. Her debut solo single, ‘Let Go,’ was released on UK imprint Anjunabeats’ Volume 8 compilation and cracked the iTunes Dance Top 200 singles chart shortly thereafter. But ARUNA’s true breakout moment came in May 2012 when her track ‘Live Forever’ with Dutch legend Ferry Corsten shot to #2 on the UK Upfront Top 40 Club chart. Dubbed the “anthem of the summer” by fans around the world, ‘Live Forever’ became one of the Top 50 most played tracks of 2012 on Sirius XM BPM and stayed at #1 on the Beatport Trance chart for nearly eight weeks. 2013 saw the arrival of her debut collaboration with Armin Van Buuren , ‘Wont Let You Go’, on his artist album Intense, which shot to #1 on iTunes in 20 countries the day of its release. In the following years, ARUNA began shifting her focus towards the release her own artist singles such as “The End” and “What If” on Tritonal’s Enhanced Recordings, receiving support from A-list DJs the world over including Nicky Romero, W&W, Morgan Page, Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren in addition to airplay on Sirius XM BPM.

More recently, however, ARUNA made a critical pivot in her ever-evolving career path, shifting her sights primarily towards production, stepping away from Trance and into the world of bass music. Her debut artist release on Monstercat in late 2016, “Ready To Go”, her first to feature another vocalist, was a breakout Drum & Bass smash, reaching #1 in the Soundcloud Top 50 Most Played charts and landing her feature interviews in UKF and DJ Mag.

Meanwhile, the songstress/DJ has been a regular fixture on the international circuit, touring consistently both singing and spinning live, with highlight performances at such festivals as ASOT 550 and Nocturnal Wonderland, and at top clubs the world over including Foundation (Seattle), Lizard Lounge (Dallas), Avalon (Los Angeles), Exchange (Los Angeles), ATT Showbox (Taipei), X2 (Jakarta), Home (Sydney) and The Hollywood Palladium alongside Armin Van Buuren.

Dubbed one of the Top 10 Powerhouse Females in EDM by Magnetic Magazine and armed with a musical training background encompassing everything from film scoring to electronic production to jazz theory, ARUNA continues to break barriers in the dance music world with each new release and remains poised to become one of the most prominent and provocative female artists the scene has to offer.


Hailing out of Detroit, this DJ/Producer/Label Owner understands and appreciates emotional, melodic dance music and how to translate our deepest feelings into tracks and sets that stay imprinted on our hearts. With Top 10 Beatport hits that cemented his name in the industry such as “Ghost In The Machine” and “The Orange Room,” “Drive” and “The Heart Speaks” Kenneth continues to bring us a variety of musical goose bumps with forthcoming releases like “Be With You” and “Heart On Fire.” When not working on originals, KT is putting together hit mashups like “Waterfall Language” and “Set Fire to 1983”, being played by Armin van Buuren and Tiesto- while also keeping an ear out and developing new talents to put out on his own imprint IAMPHOENIX.




***GAM GAM***

Saturday September 30
Annex Nightclub

Who is it for?All ages – Family


Tickets : How to get tickets?

At the door: If available. – call & check if available


Date & Time: Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 22:00 PM to Sunday, October 01, 2017 | 5:00 AM
Venue & Address : Afterlife & 1958 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 United States 



1958 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 United States 

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