DNMO and Sub Urban came out with Broken in April, right in the middle of spring. The substance of the song runs quite deep making for a powerful yet woeful tune. Catching the ear of many artists it came to be apart of a remix compilation series. Chicago local Cofresi stands out amongst artists Stratus, Sunday Service and Mintorment in the remixes. Not only representing his brand of future bass constantly evolving but he takes it a step further showcasing his skills with a magnificent video. A live midi drum kit setup published on Run the Trap Youtube channel. Cofresi has many videos like this on his personal channel and incorporates this setup for live audiences. More than an artist he is an entertainer too!
A Billion Young comes back with a new track that shows a switch up in style. Experimenting with some house music foreshadowing their upcoming album Us. Only proper to dabble in house genres being apart of Chicago. Strawberry Satin would follow a few hip hop, foot work and juke remixes and releases and compilations. Their last mixtape Flwr which included popular locals like Sylvie Grace, Rich Jones, Jac Stovley and John Mcdonnell hit nearly 100k plays on Soundcloud. will be interesting to see what they got coming up next.
Ill Esha is back with an original she produced for Nest HQ. Following a collab and remix release she redefines her style on Hologram Midnight with synths that would accompany 80’s styled futuristic apocalyptic adventures. The intros buildup prepares you for the journey through dark basslines and beats in the main body of the track before surfacing back to back along the vibrant melody. This Denver based, Chicago influenced Nap Girl producer whom is responsible for a community of music producers on Discord channel continues thinking outside the box with the styles and work that she puts out. You can grab this track for free here.
With a Cover Art tributed to his Discography, Kaskade introduces Redux 002. Following a string of Remixes and podcast mixes this EP refreshes his discography with a set of deep house tracks that would keep your summer vibes lasting! Distinguishing his sound from his recent collaborators CID and Deadmau5 following his experimental house beat Jorts with Too Many Zoos. With a tracklist as extensively long and diverse, you will be lucky enough to find a show that is not Sold out by this living Chicago legend.
Following his Nest HQ series of releases Option4 kept his brand of tech house alive through podcast sessions with notable names like Prima Lux, Sin Label, The Barber Shop and Caveman Sounds. In between broadcasts his single Big Bang was born. Following, His label Hot Boi Records celebrates its first release. A productive year for the long time Chicago patron.
Coming up on a big collab Option4 gets to Workin with the one and only Worthy with the help of Leela D. on vocals. His most recent work this time collaborating with Treasure Fingers is a disco and tech house so groovy it will have you workin that body all night and day, another track under the Nevous inc. label from New York. This Denver Producer will be popping in and out of cities on tour so catch, do not miss these beats when they roll through your city!
Wild schedule so far up till now for Autograf, I wonder if they for saw all this in their Future Sauce. So much to happen in a years time; Originals have been released, remixed and played on stage for fans to hear. A remix project just last month saw PLS&TY, James Carter and TELYkast , Gianna Kosta and Mynga take on their Simple. Cant forget fellow local Cofresi‘s remix of Nobody Knows either. Autograf has a good arsenal for a the many shows and festivals they have been apart of, over 100 just this year! When do they sleep?
Remaking other artists work as well the Chicagoan’s are showing no signs of stopping, already working on a remix for Halsey ahead of their single release Sleepless in NYC. Post Malone got the deep house treatment just last month following their Lukas Graham remake. Dealing with two differnt styles here Autograf makes it their own like second nature and comes back with an original piece, with their signature ambient synths and hypnotizing vocals.
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.