Mad Decent Block Party 2011 | Photo gallery
The minute I move out of my old Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood, who moves in? Good ol' Diplo. Well, Diplo's kooky electronic dance and then some label, at least, Mad Decent, moved in just for a summer's day party. Saturday, the Mad Decent Block Party returned to Chicago, but in a new location on Milwaukee Avenue between Western and Wabansia. Talk about a block party, that's literally a block from my old pad. An eclectic range of label-associated acts pounced on the Chicago stage despite some moist weather. Rappers, rockers and DJs including Curren$y, Dillon Francis, Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross, Bosco Delrey, Kito, Reptar, Lunice, BBU, Benzi and DJ Say Wut took on the tall order of entertaining a rabid, beat-crazed Chicago crowd all day and into the night. Didn't make the scene? Check out the photos above and then just think about it. Maybe Mad Decent will visit your block next year?