Category Archives: Electronic

Ill-Esha Holds No Labels

Ill-Esha continues to make some noise with some collaborations and remixes. The multi talented artist bounces between genres on After School with Slicarus from Australia and Almost There by Aceyalone. You just cannot define her to one sound or label. Her remix leaning on the trap bass side as opposed to electronica, more familiar to Slic. The tracks come following her Open The Vault EP showcasing previous undeniably dope work and reaching 40k followers on the cloud.

Recently featured in a Boiler Room Denver set sponsored by Budweiser. A live set displaying her vocals and beat work. A performance I got to witness back in Chicago during the Taste with local  trio the Rapper Chicks. Again emphasizing her various talents and interests in an interview with my self, Ill-Esha, Angel(ee-nuh) and Hologram Kizzie after their performance. Continuing to push the boundaries musically, whatever Ill-Esha creates next should be exciting!

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Harmonic Sapien Releases Natural State LP

Harmonic Sapien uploads Self Obtained (I Got It), the first LP single off Natural State prior to the release date, to set the vibe and expectation of the incoming music. A jazzy dnb beat with bass distinguishable by his other work which also follows his 9 to 5 EP some months earlier. Starting the project in February the full album contains a ear opening 19 tracks, varying between uptempo and downtempo hip hop, dnb, pop funk and footwork beats.

Brittany Nacole, Joselyn Marie and Christian JaLon each get a track with Harmonic Sapien. All delivering soulful vocals over ambient and melodic beats. While Joselyn is a frequent collaborator Brittany and JaLon work with Sapien as a first time collaboration. Each song is said to have a story attached to it as for a music videos we will have to wait and see. You can probably expect some thing from his second single Black Boy Chakra keep your eyes peeled.

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RAAKMO Turns Day To Night with these Remixes

Claiming to have the “Hardest Music in Chicago”, we would like to see anyone step up to the plate. You cannot go harder than Hardstyle, and RAAKMO is credited with some the best to come out of the city. Invited to some of the most wild parties such as Porn and Chicken Monday Night Dance Party, why? Just take a listen to his recent series of remixes.

Now RAAKMO typically leans towards Hardstyle but what makes any good artist is to blend style and make your own. His Rich Chigga remix has a trap bass foundation to it but you can clearly hear his hardstyle influence.  Just as well with his Turn Day Turn Night remix with VOVIII.  RAAKMO has an interesting Hardstyle infused trap formula and it works well with his collaborators. With Keku however they two stuck to hardstyle with they remix of Chupacabra by Carnage.

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Porn and Chicken Bring In The Bread

Porn and Chicken Dance Party continues to gain popularity in Chicago. Remaining the #1 weekly Monday night dance party in the city with continuously changing costume themes, headliner DJ’s, special guest hosts and all the crazy antics of the PnC crew. MTV host Eric Andre and Adult Swims Tim and Eric had the pleasure of experiencing Porn and Chicken as well as popular artists like LOUDPVCK, BARE, 12th planet, Yookie, 2Faced and more.

Over the last months PnC has made some big moves. One being a change in venue from the long standing evilOlive in Wicker Park to their new home at theMID in Chicago’s Fulton Market District. To celebrate the move the trio release a couple singles for the fans to rage to. Each release improving in quality the trio certainly outdo themselves everytime.

Also within the last month the group uploaded 2 tracks to the cloud. Following two original releases after All Hell Breaks Loose, 2017 is on a progressive year for them. Most recently a couple more collaborations under their belt. KTRL puts in some work makin’ Bread and straight following that they drop Zipper with Stellar. Both of which frequent the decks at the dance party, you better believe these tracks been tried and tested successfully in turnin up the dance floor.

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Hear GAWTBASS To The Top EP or Get Schooled

Coming from Illinois Graham Gawthorpe aka GAWTBASS grew up involved in music from the start. Becoming proficient in percussive instruments, guitar and the cello by 18 yrs of age before hitting that expert level and decided to teach guitar. Gawthorpe has also been apart of bands before deciding to take things a different direction. Once he got hold of electronic music he took off.

In just 3 years of producing he has hundreds of thousands of plays on his soundcloud and major record labels in his pocket. Getting much popularity remixing popular artists alongside his heavy trap singles. Early July saw the release of his debut EP To The Top. The 3 track project packs a punch but it seems like light work for this producer. The bass will rock your head off and this guy is offering what he knows. I would say take advantage of this EP and his tutoring!

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Solstis remixes Nelly Fertado

Nelly Furtado, a pop icon in mid 2000’s has many hits rolling off the tongues of reminiscent fans till this day. Put her songs on a throwback playlist and you will set off any party. As many other artists have, Solstis take a shot at remixing Say It Right and they revive it. Beautifully adding synths smoothly over a bass line without drawing too much away from the original melody.

An uplifting beat following their remix of Cry Wolf by Luna Shadows and a move to Seattle from their hometown Chicago. In the wake of a decision to commit to music the duo are following up with an EP soon to come. A 9to5 can be very distracting. Meanwhile you can sit back relax and dance to this.

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No Lil Thing About Knox Fortune Music

Knox Fortune releases a Lil Thing for the fans. A real mellow electronic beat that will keep you in the clouds. Accompanied with the song, a music video setting the atmosphere visually.  The song includes additional assistance from Nico Segal and Carter Lang on production and Joey Purp with writing. Long time friends and collaborators.

The Producer from Chicago has a playlist filled with hip hop, pop and alternative beats with notable artists. In the early Twenty-Teens Knox was influential in the rise of successful Chicago artists. Vic Mensa, Chance, Leather Corduroys amongst others entrusted Knox with providing quality production. Producers like Knox and oddCouple found themselves in the middle of a music movement in Chicago that boosted their careers exponentially.

When you put your friends on and work passionately it comes back to you in measures! Knox is another good example coming out of Chicago. Now releasing solo work to top 100k+ plays. Success works best with a team of like minded people.  Keep on the lookout for Knox Fortune, his story is only beginning.

Lil Thing – Knox Fortune

My new song/video Lil Thing is out now. I hope you guys like it 🙂 – KnoxFortune.com

Posted by Knox Fortune on Friday, July 21, 2017

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M.O.B. Can’t Break Remix LP

Over the summer we got to hear M.O.B. release her track Can’t Break. A vibrant electro bass track for those chill summer nights. But with the warm seasons over we need newer music to keep us warm. In comes Zach Tha Rippa, Papa Skunk and Shadow The Machine Angel. With their support Can’t Break is revived for the winter and the coming new year with this remix album.

Zach The Rippa kept it chill on his approach adding a little trip to it with a psy-trance influence on the breakdown. Papa Skunk on the other hand goes in and heavy with his dubstep remix, keeping it live all the way through. Shadow all the while takes the minimalistic approach, keeping you on on your toes and dazed. Three incredible tracks just in time for a mini tour while as fans indulge on New Years mischief.

Kicking things off on NYE, M.O.B. unleashes new music for the new year. Mutually the first show of 2017 for the artist and Ever Evolved at the Cold Front in SubT right off Damen Blue Line Wicker Park. Showcasing local talent, after she procedes onwards. Opening up for RUN DMT on the short run and capping off Groundhogs Day. What a way to end and start a year!

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Late Night Radio Gets Manic

Alex Medellin of Late Night Radio from Denver makes funky instrumentals crossing electro and soul genres. Reflective Tangents is his most recent jazz filled project. The 8 track playlist includes features by Kevin Donohue, Clark Smith, Def3, Boraham Lee, and WildaBeats. Most notable our hometown electro soul igniter Manic Focus hits us with that collab amongst the project along with Donohue on All My Troubles. Adding some additional electronic bass influence to the LP, it is balanced well amongst the intro tracks leading to NoGrave with guitar licks and groovy basslines. Listen to the full playlist on Late Night Radio’s soundcloud.

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Win & Woo Remixes

Win and Woo catches the attention of PRMD label. Releasing their remix track for Violet Days who gained popularity with Hotel Garuda on their collab Fixed On You. Your Girl originally was an independent release until massive success brought them to PRMD. The Chicago duo did justice for the original with their rework.

November saw the release of another remix. LA duo Cosmos and Creature get the remix treatment, another couple of rising artist in the mainstream pop music spotlight. Getting a lot of attention from their hit single Young, Win and Woo swoop in and add the final touch. Perfectly maintaining the youthful exuberance of the original track, and creating a dance music anthem that can match the energy of Louis the Child & Icona Pops Weekend track. A combination of talents made timeless.

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