Apart of an EP release on Manifest alongside Zooey Glass, Dagō & Zooey Glass are apart of a collective promoting conscious collective through artistic expression. Others Over Self, the first track introduces the EP in a trance with sustained synths making a zen deep house beat adding some bass beat and piano work. Altruism (75 Degrees) captures the underground deep house sound of Chicago. Both evoking a hypnotic peaceful vibes, this chicago collective is very in tune with our own mission. Own this EP for free or donate.
Rama Duke and Purple Peanut revive an old classic by Ghost Town Dj’s, My Boo, a track saught after many remix artists. This prompting Trentino to come back and put his flavor into this modern age throwback, adding some grinding basslines akin to Zeds Dead. Following his original beat Basis on Brooklyn Fire Records this is another free download and a must have for your playlist!
You can catch Trentino bouncing around the Chicago nightclubs. Those unfamilar should know a Trentino show is a must attend event if you wanna know this cities nightlife. True to the DJ culture, Trentino perfects scratching techniques shared by few artist like Big Once, Zebo, A-Trak to name a few. Always makin new music or performing so keep your eyes and ears peeled!
Many artists had their try at remixing this Avicii‘s Fade Into Darkness house anthem, it was time we got a proper hardstyle remix. Who better than Chicago’s heavy hitting bass head RAAKMO. With Brennan Heart and Timekeeperz remixes standing opposed our heart goes to Chicago. Keeping energy alive from beginning to end balancing heavy bass, synth and vocals evenly. If you were smart you coulda heard it first at evilOlive taking over the backroom with Kyral x Banko.
This track follows a few early summer remixes. Highlighting his diverse portfolio of artists to apply his style to. Previous remixes dealt with hip hop, trap and heavy bass influences. Avicii has more pop appeal and its good to see RAAKMO work his way around it without compromising his style. The track is free so add this gem to your hardstyle playlsit!
Coming out of Chicago Elevated is on the way to the main stage with his brand of dub, trap and bass music. Sharing the stage with the likes of Flosstradamus, Benasis, Joker, Jsquared and Tombz. Kyral x Banko will be added to that list, opening up for the these heavy hitting locals at their Focus EP release party. A bit of foreshadowing for Elevated hitting the decks with new music to rock the crowd with.
Recently getting done with a couple of remixes of some of the local talent. The up and coming duo Vesper got Rooftops flipped 180 degrees like a storm, taking a pop electronic dance track nowhere you could have thought. Turning to another pair of talented artists, Win & Woo, known popularly for their future bass originals and remixs. Their track Chicago with Bryce Fox gets heavy bass remake bringing new energy to the song. An exciting buildup to a big project from Elevated soon to come.
Since debuting his sound with the 4 track Bitten EP, he has evolved into a monster of a dubstep and bass producer, quickly progressing as if this was second nature. From a friendly bat to an abstract entity fixated on delivering dark and heavy basslines, Bite Me has easily become one of the impressive heavy bass artists coming out of Chicago. On soundcloud his level of production has turned the heads of about 21.2K followers in relatively short time. Not bad for the artist whose main focus has been his production. He will no doubt share a stage hopefully soon with some big names as he connects with more and more artist through remixes and collaborations.
Following a couple of original releases Too Late and Wait For Me, Bite Me has taken on some more remixes. This time he collaborates with Pasdat on Alchemy by ATLiens and Bailo with 12th Planets Hide It All featuring Crichy Crich. These 2 follow his independent remix of Herobust Vertebreaker. Compared to his earlier work like his original Purge and Little Babylon remix these remixes have a riddim heavy presence with trap bass direction that is just madness. Bite Me surely mastered his sound and he is stirring up something big. Follow the man with us if you are as excited to find out.
From Chicago Kyral x Banko been known amongst locals for their impressive bass anthems and remixes contributing to wild nights at Trap House and Porn & Chicken events. Riding under the Quality Goods banner following their Plenum Records and independent releases they have been gaining recognition nationally. Sharing stages with the likes of UZ, LOUDPVCK, Vic Mensa, Figure, Cookie Monsta and more, the duo established their name suddenly after landing opening slot for a sold out Flux Pavilion show for their first performance. With hard work and dedication the two capitalize on the opportunity and kept the momentum going.
Before Kyral x Banko, Collin Burdick and Bennet Kohler went to college together where they graduated chemistry and advertising; an essential key to getting their brand name out there through blogs and other sources. Just sharpening their DJ and production skills working on hip-hop beats originally, it has grown into complex layers of bass, synths, high hats and beat work. Just releasing their Focus EP on Quality Goods to follow Proper you can hear how their experimental style evolved.
The four track EP starts off with mild with some harmonic synths and chopped vocals leading into a Break of heavy bass drops and siren like synths. Bend It does just that, bend genres into a fusion of bass and moombahton influence to get a dance floor bouncin. The title track rumbles through the speakers like a trap anthem to prepare you for the Matrix with Matty Did That. Concluding that with some high energy the much anticipated EP is a must have for your playlist. Check out their interview with Trapstyle so for more in depth perspective on their journey to this EP thus far and get inspired.
Notorious for weekend anthems Louis the Child does it again. This time picking out a beat to remix, the laid-back Chicago duo keep it local with Chance the Rapper. From the Coloring Book LP the duo choose All Night to revive with its lyrics that emphasize exclusivity and the good life. Slowing down the dance beat to a hip wavin raggaeton bpm, changed up the bassline and threw in that wavy synth bass giving that signature sensational vibe. After a string of shows and festival runs that had fans coming in massive crowds to hear their feel good music, this song has turned summer into great memories for many. Now you get to relive the moment with a free download!
Bringing some love to his hometown fans with a couple of performances during North Coast Music Festival weekend in Chicagos Union Park JmaC treated them to some new music and surprise guest Pretty Lights. Recently releasing a full length album at the start of Summer 17′ Minds Rising contains a mixture of hip hop, funk and bass beats paired with some live instrumentation. Within the album you have Chicago locals Probcause, Psalm One and the Rapper Chicks alongside Russ Liquid, Exmag and Late Night Radio to name a few.
Furthurmore we also get new music for the end of summer madness. Manic Focus redesigns Liquid Strangers dubstep track Frankenskank adding trippy layers of free form bass as apart of a remix EP alongside Yheti, Shlump, LUSZID and Protohype. JmaC will also be joining Liquid on tour dates. Shifting his cross hairs to fellow musicians Big Gigantic Miss Primetime featuring word connoisseur Pell. He turns the seductive electronic jazz beat into his own blended style of electro funk and bass. Bringing the perfect energy to bring in the new season!
With an already vast playlist Deem adds a new EP to the discography. Produced completely by Mulatto Beats, Better is a quick 3 track experimental hip hop set. From the South Side of Chicago Deem demonstrates creative diversity, not only working with different genres but also blending subject matter. Creating music that stands alone and stands out.
Originally it was a project called Girl Crazy, along the theme of heartbreak and growth. After some advice and and unfortunate loss Deem tells Myriad Magazine how Better came to be. In a creative burst, he fits as much words he can think of on the three tracks and calls it Better. Confidently telling Myriad he knows this is content most artists are not capable of pulling off. Can you fully disagree after indulging in that predictable mainstream content?
Not stopping for a minute though Deem already has multiple projects in line for the future. Stay tuned for another video this Halloween and an EP in the works called Lil Third Eye to follow. Planning ahead to 2018 you will see an 2 track project and an album to hit all your senses. Exciting to see what kind of creations he comes up with in his music next.
Joseph Chilliam pulls off an incredible album featuring a handful of local collaborators. Henry Church together Jamila Woods, Pivot Gang, NoName and Supa Bwe amongst others. The fellow Pivot-Gang co-founder shining light on West Side Chicago talent, didnt need much but his reputation to promote the LP. Coming out of a sold out show, his first ever to headline in Chicago to attest to that.
The message is clear he will not come to conform to society be real and true to yourself; and fuck Bow Bow. Henry Church is filled with wordplay, pop culture references, jabs at celebrities and some real talk. An LP than to define Chilliams character, he brings some loose comedy, west side attitude, and inspiring ambition to the mic. Of course it cannot go on without honoring the fallen, friends to family most notably John Walt Aka DinnerWithJohn and fellow Pivot Gang co-founder.
From the start its relaxed and playful; Setting the tone with Fergie, pulling his own spin off of a Fergalicious sample and demonstrating versatility in his flow. Then inviting MfnMelo on mic to get Buck. West Side meets the South as the mic is passed to Jamila Woods on Shake My Ass, with a seemingly reversal in roles between the two artist to make a statement about sexual consensual perspectives. Chilliams gets real with NoName and Supa Bwe on Kale standing tall against music labels, who really makes the culture? And kicking it back with FN – 2187 for a laid-back tribute track with SKYLR and Sen Morimoto.
Such is the attitude of the full LP and that only the one third of the LP. Layered with diverse lyricism and live instruments between raw production. The project appropriately concludes with a DinnerWithJohn outro. Hannah Vernier on cover art perfects the image of the Henry Church. Find you favorite track and put it on repeat.