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Orchard Lounge

Chicago, United States

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If you can move, Orchard Lounge will back you up.

Formed in Chicago in 2000, OL is the collective of Ben Silver, Spencer Lokken and Bethany Briscoe Lokken. This versatile trio has enlightened dance floors from Mexico to Maine with their eclectic mixes, from sunset chill-out to bass-dropping tech house, and an array of other futuristic sounds. Theirs is a democratic mission: to expose as many people as possible to the artists they admire and respect. What sets Orchard Lounge apart from other club DJs is that you won’t always find them in the club. In recent years they’ve built a reputation as a hard-touring festival act and set-break crowd favorite, frequently supporting such bands as The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, Umphrey’s McGee, Sound Tribe Sector 9, The New Deal and Future Rock. They’ve played alongside heavyweights like Aeroplane, Bonobo, Lindstrom, DJ T, Jamie Jones, Booka Shade, Metro Area, Steve Aoki, and Kevin Yost. They’ve also had the rare pleasure of performing for thousands at world famous venues such as Red Rocks, Hammerstein Ballroom, and Millennium Park.

Outside the booth, the members of Orchard Lounge continue making music: Spencer is a classically-trained violinist and regularly plays with a trio in Chicago; Ben has studied guitar for more than ten years, and continues to write and produce and Bethany studied the clarinet. Always looking to experiment with different sounds and studio techniques, they have been writing and working on original music to drop on the dancefloor. Despite their affinity for live music, OL’s focus hasn’t shifted since the group’s inception almost a decade ago: to provide sophisticated and stylish DJ sets that are appropriate in a variety of settings, from the dancefloor to the couch.