Midnight Conspiracy - The Mustache & The Ninja
by Sara Cannon
In the ever growing sea of DJs and electronic acts out there, it takes more than talent and desire to distinguish yourself from the rest. It takes a mustache, it takes a ninja, it takes a producer who can travel through time, space, and the realms of hell. It's a good thing then that Midnight Conspiracy possess all three.
The group, which formed in late 2009 and "officially" debuted in January of 2010, has come a long way in a very short amount of time. Yes, they hit the Hype Machine's Top 5, five times with their amazingly produced remixes, had multiple tracks on BBC Radio 1's Kissy Sell Out show, and toured non-stop — melting faces with their hard hitting sets in over 50 cities in two continents, but it doesn't end there. What truly sets Midnight Conspiracy apart from other bands is, well, they are more than just a band. When they are in their hometown of Chicago, they are booking, producing, and promoting some of the biggest electronic events in the city and running their own clothing line under their Dead Fame brand and collective (we'll get to that in a bit). By doing so, Mid Con has amassed an impressive and very loyal following of fans, a feat not all Chicago-based artists, even internationally touring ones signed to major labels, can attest to.