Welcome to the first-ever event by Stuck in the Scene! Stuck in the Scene is a collective of creative individuals endeavoring to provide Chicago with a new event series showcasing artists and musicians which we hope will make the Chicago electronic music scene more dynamic, diverse, and in tune with other trendsetting and interconnected art and music scenes globally. Our goal is to shake up the status quo, and deliver a new concept aimed at keeping you Stuck in OUR Scene. For our inaugural event we are thrilled to invite Sarkis Mikael to Chicago to play an intimate showcase at the brand new B-Side in Arbella. Sarkis Mikael is a global ambassador for deep house music based in Los Angeles and has taken crowds from Miami to Dubai on journeys of physical abandon and inner discovery via his thumping, therapeutic, globally-influenced rhythms and melodies. As a founder of Deep House LA and co-founder of the Beatport top-five label NCTRNL, Sarkis has worked to establish a foundational community for deep house through his conviction that the right beats and the right state of mind can heal and transform us. Sarkis’ releases on Sol Selectas, Underyourskin, Dream Culture, TRNDMSK, and other labels of note touch dance music’s subterranean reaches, drawing out the listener’s emotional core through organic instrumentation and synthetic exploration– and his live sets demonstrate deep house’s potential to create community through the movement of sweating bodies and the connection between open minds.