Ten years is a long time in dance music and sticking to their guns when it comes to the high quality of their bookings and undeniable top calibre of their musical output is Chicago outfit Tied. Launching way back in 2012 with slew of parties in the Windy City that at that time was not a well-travelled road that soon included appearances from the likes of Cesare & Disorder, D’Julz, Topper, San Soda and DeWalta. This quickly grew to envelope a range of sounds that included deep house, tech house, and of course minimal.
With their party series coming first but closely followed by their vinyl only label and later a digital only imprint. With every passing release Tied delve deeper and deeper into the many facets of underground electronic music. From the subtle minimalism of Topper and long-time affiliate Max Jacobson, through Dieru’s deep paddy house, Mathieu’s recent groove heavy bombs and Silat Beksi’s reliably stunning ‘Objects’ EP. It is this variable journey that has helped Tied to stay the course and remain an ever-present force.
To mark the occasion Tied will be throwing a party on Friday, March 10th at a secret location. One such artist that has always been on the lips of Tied and its founder Mantas Steles is one of Japan’s leading lights – Fumiya Tanaka. An absolute mainstay at Perlon and an artist that is capable of stitching together an abstract yet wonderfully cohesive sound palette in one overarching primo package the performance from Fumiya has been a long time in the making. There are few names that can be called upon to deliver the goods for such a landmark event.
Setting the scene will be co-founder and burgeoning artist Mantas Steles. Having caught the underground bug from an early point in his career, the Lithuanian has propelled the minimal leaning sound into consciousness of the Midwest club scene. He will be joined by Ciphr, the duo of long-time Tied family members Max Jacobson and Christian Thomas and with a rock solid rep in the industry the party is completed nicely.