Still hot off his Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE remix Cofresi one ups himself and aims for the iconic Imogen Heap & Guy Sigsworth in Frou Frou. Focusing on Imogens vocals in Dumbing Down of Love you can hear where the rhythm comes from. Layering in beats, hats, cymbals, synths and bass Cofresi turns the melancholy track into a vibrant track for an energetic crowd. Hitting up festivals and shows coming out of summer, I am sure the new beats are getting a great reaction and you can get the same at your party with a free download!
After a some silence we have gotten some audio from the tech house virtuoso. With a few edits here and there after Sloans Dress and collab work, eekkoo releases Just days apart a remix and a new original. We are first greeted with the original piece Cleopatra, filled with beautiful melody like the snake mistress’s gaze sucking you in to dark bassline as cold as stone. Following that, a remix for the techno cats pouncing the dance floors with Hanover by Jeremy Olander, with a playful melody and bass that purrs. Doing justice for the original track. Eekkoo seems to be picking up some activity with podcasts and the recent work, cannot wait to see what else he has coming up.
Amtrac seems to have an endless outlet of creativity. He is on a steady stream releasing EP’s and remixes. Looking way out of the box for musical inspiration. Releasing earlier this month a remix of Sigur Rós’s Heysátan. The musical piece, performed with live instruments such as brass, guitar and piano synth, has some age to it. Amtrac revives the Icelandic bands song into a melancholic house beat. Adding an ambient synth over the original brass melody and splicing in some vocals. A free download Right after releasing a couple of EP’s back to back.
While always working on remixes he always comes back around with the original sound. Releasing Farewell and Renton on Waze & Odyssey’s Street Tracks following another 2 track EP on Kidnap Kid’s Birds That Fly label. Some of the best tunes to hit a dance floor that can sway audiences between ambient beats an deep basslines, Amtrac does it big. Not even stopping there because while he is not releasing originals he has some more remixes.
With no signs of stopping, his most recent remix, Days Of Lavender. An ambient track leaving you drifting off. From Promises Ltd. EP by Chrome Sparks and Charlie Brand Amtrac targets Days of Lavender. An upbeat electro track off the duos debut EP reimagined. You will instantly hear the difference but both leave you breathless. Amtrac just continues to take his creativity to new levels.
Pulling all-nighters getting ready for tour, time to hit the road with Goldroom!✌️Tix: AutografGoldroom.com09.30 | Nashville – Basement East10.01 | Atlanta – Aisle 510.04 | Portland ME – Port City Hall10.05 | Boston – Royale10.06 | Philadelphia – The TLA10.07 | New York – Terminal 510.08 | Washington DC – A.I.10.12 | Montreal – Fairmount10.13 | Toronto – Mod Club10.14 | Columbus – Park St Saloon10.15 | Detroit – Majestic Theatre10.16 | Chicago – Concord10.19 | Madison WI – Liquid10.20 | Omaha – Slowdown10.21 | Denver – Cervantes Masterpiece10.22 | Boulder – Boulder Theater10.25 | Kansas City – Riot Room10.26 | St. Louis – Firebird10.27 | Oklahoma City – OKC Farmers Mkt10.28 | Austin – Vulcan Gas Co10.29 | Houston – Something Wicked10.31 | Albuquerque – El Rey11.02 | San Diego – The Observatory11.03 | Los Angeles – The Novo11.04 | Oakland – Fox Theater11.05 | Arcata – Arcata Theatre11.09 | Eugene – HiFi Music Hall11.10 | Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom11.11 | Vancouver – Imperial11.12 | Seattle – Neptune: @elvin.y
Posted by Autograf on Thursday, September 29, 2016
As Autograf sets off on their latest tour with Goldroom after much preparation from their visual setup to their setlist, they continue documenting themselves on their touring experience. To top off the start of their tour they grab straight from their playlist Future Sauce, releasing this ingredient from the tour for their audience at home to enjoy. This Sauce put you on a balance of ambient and night bass vibes with a harmonious piano prelude and a heavy bassline to top it off. A turn from their previous track Don’t Worry, adding variety and energy to their playlist.
Though based in Denver, CO Brennen Bryarly stays close to his Chicago family with roots deeply embedded in deep house and underground. Under the alias Option4 he took the underground Chicago house sound and made his own formula out of it and continues to push his creative limits. His influence has given him opportunities to befriend Chicago artists’ like Autograf and remix a track or collaborate with. He has also been able to take his Chicago influence to his home in Denver and reshape the underground house scene there with his promotional company the Hundred and music festival Cloak & Dagger.
Over the last month Option4 has been releasing a new project little by little through NestHQ releases. Working with Sweat It Out label on this, this project is outside the box than your conventional EP releases. Collaborating with Ashley Jones on art illustrations, Brennen has created a soundtrack for an alternate reality comic book series based upon characters and friends in his music career and home city of Denver, CO. The outcome is quite an entertaining and interactive experience between fans and the artist.
The comic is based upon the legalization of marijuana in Denver, CO and the expectations that came out of it vs the reality. Many believed the legalization of the herb would raise crime rate levels as a consequence. What has happened was quite the opposite, the city thrived economically and everyone was too baked and happy to produce crime. This comic portrays the expectations of the fearful public and as the listener and reader you can listen to and watch as the story unfolds with every release.
Axilon regularly drops edits and remixes fresh from their sets they play a shows. If you are unfamiliar with the name they are all over Chicago and beyond performing at small venues to big festivals. Recently opening up for Hucci at Concord Music Hall and will be touring around Chicago with acts like ETC!ETC!, Run DMT, Cookie Monsta, AFK and the likes. If you are familiar with them they you know they play some of the most down right filthy dubstep coming from the underground bass scene. Here we got a trio of edits for free download you can use to spice up your set.
What So Not continues to experiment with different sounds across the electronic music spectrum. We heard his try with a hip hop collaboration with Tkay Maidza and trap and bass sounds in his Gemini EP. Now we see more of a combination of both in recent days; This summer releasing a fair share of genre bending tracks and a music video. Emoh seems to be having fun branching out solo, directing What So Not into newer sounds with creative artists like GANZ, Baauer, Dillon Francis, George Maple, GTA and Tunji Ige to name just a few.
One of the many songs that should be in your playlist this summer, Buried is a beautiful combination of hip hop, female vocals and beat production with George Maple and Rome Fortune. You will sing your soul away among the guitar and synth. A much more ambient song compared to Feel It with GTA and Tunji, yet just as vibrant. Feel It builds with more synths on the high end with vocals quickly leading into an atmospheric drop. Have you jumpin on a cloud.
Now if you want heavy What So Not has heavy. After playing with light synths, WSN hits the studio to work on a new EP project Divide and Conquer. Just as GTA gets ready for an album release this October. Divide and Conquer the single is released following the aforementioned tracks. Not long after releasing the Gemini EP either and this guy is ready to showoff some new sounds. Getting creative on the heavy bassline on this one. A dark trap anthem is born to get a night life crowd pumped. Along with Buried, these songs set the tone for the upcoming EP, this sounds exciting.
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Posted by What So Not on Friday, August 19, 2016
Released a in April, Autolaser & PLS&TY produced Hiding From The Rain with MARØ on Trap Nation that quickly gained popularity. The combination of MARØ’s vocals and beat and synth patterns drove everyone wild. Trap Nation thought it is so good they said hey it could use a remix. In comes an 18 artist remix ep released in July featuring Chicago’s own Solstis amongst producers like WildeFire, Frankie Sanchez, Maliboux, NINE LIVES, Indiginous and KNAME. Stripping down HDTR, they add their own future bass ingredients, remake a more ambient intro over cinematic drumming that leads into a bass heavy drop. A great addition to their playlist as their tour in between festivals and shows. Do not miss out on this free download!
Packed with energy, Cofresi picks up on two of the bigger names dominating mainstream electronic music scene. Need You by Dillon Francis and NGHTMRE is like a festival party in a song, those two know how to get a crowd bouncing. Cofresi turns that around and remakes it into a adrenalin packed future bass track. If you know Cofresi you know he is a mad man on the drum kit and this remix is loaded with cymbals, hats, snares and and plenty bass carried by the synths on the harmony. This new remix is crowd worthy as it is just packed with so much energy! Grab it for free to add to your own playlist.
In between shows and festivals JmaC finds the time to entertain fans all around with new tracks. Always coming with a steady stream of new remixes and collabs like Funky Style and Its All Good. Recently releasing an original piece alongside Artifacts and Jesus Coomes from Lettuce, Manic Focus alwalys has some new material to play for an audience and any of his shows. Snap Like This has a vibe familiar to long time Manic fans, reminiscent to his earlier styles with a mix of vocals and touch talent from Jesus Coomes and Artifakts influence.
I myself have gotten a chance to see Manic Focus recently at Electric Forest Music Festival in Rothbury Michigan in what was an unforgettable performance. Looking forward to seeing him again at Backwoods. With the announcement of his Minds Rising tour It seems there is another opportunity to check him out in Chicago as well! Fans all across the map can get a chance to seem him well into Nov of 2017. Fresh with a new funky revision of the Floozies track No Part Of This. Taking the main riff and a loop of the intro leading into a manic horn pattern and bassline. This crowd ready track should get everyone dancing and waving their hips in the upcoming tour!