Whethan Livin The Life Of A Wallflower

Many if not all artists have two sides to them and Whethan bounces between the two effortlessly. You can get either the romantic, or the savage. Through some of his recent releases you can hear amorous music expressed through euphoric synths and harmonious melodies and vocals. Then like Sicko Mode he can flip it on a beat. Coming from Chicago though it is not surprise, we are sweet or sour depending on our surroundings.

To start off the cold seasons Whethan warms you up with some sensual electronic audio. By next summer you will be blasting each song to match those sunny vibes. His EP Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1 is flawless piece by piece from the production to the featured talent to the atmosphere. With acts like HONNE, Bipolar Sunshine, Mascolo, Oh Wonder and Broods you are getting Top Shelf music that will make some Good Nights. Then suddenly out of nowhere Whethan goes Sicko Mode and takes Skrillex‘s remix, that helped put Travis Scott‘s track on the map of Billboards top 100, and gives it a bit more attitude. But its no surprise what he can handle working with artists like Opia, Oliver Tree, Flux Pavilion and Louis the Child. 

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Satisfied With Win & Woo

We may not all have felt it but when you do, you will know! Your heart drops at the sight of their name, your mood shifts in their presence, and the sound of their voice sends a rush down your spine that is enough to keep you Satisfied. A different vibe from their last original, Beam Me Up, that had a more care free reggae atmosphere but equally as joyful. And in their recent remixes for Favorite Color Is Blue and Better Me Better You, you can hear it too. Win & Woo have a talent for capturing a moment or a feeling fluently with their music whether it is of friendship, relaxation, joy and with this new beat, love. 

The Chicago duo translates that feeling of ecstasy in their recent single Satisfied through an up beat house track with an energetic bass line that flows with the lyrics describing what it means to be in love. “Better than I was cause you give me that, that kind of affection… I crave the attention, I do, I do I do. I’m feelin’ the tension“. Sounds all too familiar when you think about the first time you mingled with the perfect energy. Get in the right mood with this one or remind someone you appreciate them with this song!

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Elevatd Treats

What an Elevatd year thus far for the Chicago duo. After rebranding and releasing a Curse there has been more blessings than anything.  From picking up shows in and out of state to playing festivals like Lost Lands, 515 Alive Fest, and Spring Awakening and even going viral getting style points from Bassnectar, the momentum continues to build for this heavy bass duo. Not only has their fan-base, connections and rapport been growing, so has their playlist with new originals and remixes.

Elevatd seems to have an exclusive track on deck for any event whether it is playing with their favorite artists or just special occasions. Playing with Boombox Cartel recently they remixed their ID track that features Flosstradamus, another idol for the duo as well. Alongside RL Grime at a North Coast After Party they got a beat for that. Flashback to a Zeds Dead and Jauz remix ealier in the year you see them now playing with the Canadian dubstep icons at theMID as well for a Dead Beats after party. And if you did not get candy this Halloween you get treated with Trick or Yeet, a dark n heavy tune for your goodie bag.

Whether it be a case of manifestation or just straight up power moves like joining MnifestMGMT, Elevatd keeps raising the bar! You just know they have some unreleased beats hiding away waiting for the perfect moment to be heard. But for now you have to check them out at their events to hear that exclusive. Follow them on their social medias linked below to find out where you can see them next.


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A CODA of Cofresi

Cofresi is back in the headlines and making some noise with a big release! Though he has not been all too quiet either! Following his Daft Punk remix and Led Zeppelin teaser Cofresh popped out a couple more tracks before hyping up an EP! Still coming off the vocal vibes from his Faces EP Jofred was invited onto Caution to make a jazzy future bass original. Unable to hold himself from adding another remix to his collection he follows up with a rework of Sable by Edamame as part of a remix album of BASK.

Bringing it back to the moment, we have five more new tracks to listen to collectively known as CODA. His last EP Faces focused around different styles of vocals in each track. CODA comes back to focus on ethereal synths, energetic drum patterns and dark basslines. But you will hear some vocal samples throughout the EP and a feature by Calid B on the outro track Crown; so some Faces influence remains! Altogether this project is the complete set of Cofresi’s production and experience and experiments up to this point; A concluding section, a coda, to foreshadow a new? Catch him on his release tour dropping these new tunes in random cities and festivals!

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Kyral x Banko Pull Up With Heat

Kyral x Banko Pull Up hot to the scene with a few collabs and remixes. Following the mind blowing EP Focus the duo took on tours, shows and festivals promoting new music. K&B then come back with a nasty remix of Bad Boy Sound, by Jantsen a favorite among the dub and bass community. They would then team up with a producer debuting as Holly on the track I Don’t Need You, to premiere on  FUXWITHIT. Most recently the two link up with DJ Ride to release Pull Up on MMXVAC. Each one of these tracks made for you to get wild to so turn up those speakers!

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Solstis Beyond Creative in Youth

Milestones are something to look forward to for anyone out there setting goals as an artist or individual. Musically Solstis has been surpassing many feats within the last year alone! Every release they published not only sounds amazing but has some connotation to them. Following this duo for a couple years now it has been inspiring to seeing how they have been evolving through sound and technique.

Recently taking Luna Shadows music another go, already giving her track Cry Wolf a remix with SANDS, the two found a greater idea to incorporate into a remix. The plan is use more live music instrumentation into their sets and they nailed it. Exploring different styles they landed on indie rock marking their first time to include a guitar solo. This track in particular is meant to be played in a live format. Making their music exclusive to their live sets now this sets them apart from many EDM artists, thinking outside the box in terms of technique and range of sounds for their performances.

This remix follows yet another milestone in their career with the release of their debut album Nowhere. This project is a collection of the finest sounds and a wide range of emotion. Over a years worth of work and imagination put into this LP the opening track, inspired by Smashing Pumpings and 90’s Rock, sets the mood for the LP with a epic buildup. Acquiring the melody from ODDEEO before the inception of the idea of an LP, who also collabed on Robot Daydream years back, Dreaming in Reverse is a climactic build leading to a Euphoric melody that gives a breath of fresh air before the next beat Open Your Eyes blows you away. This kind of production has been pivitol in their position with music and something to be excited about as far as newer music if you have not followed them it is about time!

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Krewella Stuck In Your Head Like Bad Liars

Some can use it to their advantage, some people give it away, lying is not for everyone. Krewella plays on that idea with a vocal performance in Bad Liar, a smooth synth and bass beat that flows flawlessly between the lyrics. This follows Gold Wings a collaborative production with Shaun Frank, another future bass beat topped with a beautiful vocalization by Krewella. Steady releasing tunes this year we expect to hear some more from this Chicago Krew.

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Cofresi is Better, Faster, Stronger!

Is it possible to go Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger than Daft Punk? Few dare try and succeed but Cofresi decides to takes up the challenge for himself. With a live midi drum-set setup, he certainly has the resources to match the virtuosity of the legends! Armed with a camera he proves with a live performance that he can indeed pull off a Daft Punk remix with ease and style. Not only unique with his production and execution the man thinks outside the box when it comes to his originals and remixes.

Maybe its to keep challenging himself to other genres or it could be boredom but Cofresi has become a master at these revisions. Not only perfecting a Daft Punk remix, he takes it one step further and challenges some of the gods of Rock N’ Roll, Led Zeppelin, to remix Black Dog. Then upon listening to the beat it was deemed holy for it sounds sanctimonious! After remixing James Black & Bon Iver, Alina Barz & Galimatias,DNMO & Sub Urban, Imogen Heap, Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE and way more, Cofresi has shown time and time again that his passion is unparalleled.

COFRESI @ Sonic Bloom – Led Zeppelin's Black Dog (COFRESI Flip)

Performed my new Led Zeppelin remix @ Sonic Bloom🥁📹 Wayne Schultheis

Posted by COFRESI on Sunday, June 17, 2018

An impressive progression following the release of his EP Faces. Knowing just how to keep his playlist fresh with new music. His EP consisting of 5 tracks is in diligence with vocalists. Each track works with vocalists of different styles from ProbcauseMarcus AllenJofred, Cathy P & Riles and Ehiorobo. Cofresi works around hip hop, experimental, soul and pop vocal styles and lays down a foundation of live future bass production that hits the speakers hard and gracefully. A true mastery in both originals and remixes, this is one act you have to follow.

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Up and Coming Producer: Aced Spade

Not forgetting about the producers this year. They are getting the right recognition and starting with Aced Spade, he is doin it right. Equiped as a producer, DJ and dancer and maybe some other hidden talents we have yet to find. Someone give him a mic lets see. Ringing in the new year with Marko Stat$ at Subterranean in Wicker Park at Ever Evolveds Cold Front stage with the crowd rocking to new music.

Feelin’ the new year vibes he releases a remix that is Not Bad, Just Boujee days following the Cold Front. Afterwards Outta Sight Clothing would announce a cypher beat created by the one and only. Then Aced would just come back and one up himself with another remix. Taking aim at up and coming Chicago artist Simone, whom just recently dropped the Ready EP. Good Girl is the perfect track to meld into Aced Spades dynamic style. Set to perform at the Beat Kitchen you can hear these dope tracks there follow him for the info!

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Cant Keep This LWKY Forever

The influx of live music performers in recent years is refreshing. There is something about music fresh off the instruments or a freestyle beat smith that adds some real energy to a performance. Giving the opportunity to improvise on stage can turn a regular show in a unique and memorable event. Artists like Disclosure, Flume, Beats Antique, Griz, Brasstracks, and more have perfected their own styles with live dance music. While DJs and producers like A-Trak, Trentino, Zebo and aarabMUZIK have long mastered scratching or live beat work.

Chicago is becoming a emerging hub for local independent artists and a growing number are getting creative with live instruments and bands. Coming arcross LWKY music I was pleased so see the experimental dance music artists joining others in breaking away from the CDJ norm. Using guitar, synths and midi controllers, with their style and production they can easily bend genres and experiment.

In the most recent releases you can hear many different influences. Combining electro funk and jazz beats reminiscent to Manic Focus and future bass that can match Cofresi and his live work on drum pads and midi controllers. Flux has some glitch hop and funk influence and the Down Low sounds like K-Theory reborn. Just releasing a music video as well for Happy To Be Human coming from their 2014 LP No Sleep, you get a visual idea of how they work in real time.

Yes this group has been mastering their craft a while. Up till now they have few albums, couple EPs, countless singles and remixes and best thing about it is its all free to you. Or you can go out and find one of their shows and see them in action. In Chicago they are opening for Manic Focus early March at the Riv. I can expect to hear a lot more from LWKY this year, excited to see what they got goin on next.

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