Vermyllion Brings It Back To Ol’ School Dubs

It has been a wild ride for the dubstep genre and its fans alike. From the basements of the UK, to the main stages of the US, dubstep transformed into few different sub genres over the years. While many are currently hanging on to riddim bass, Vermyllion takes it back to a cleaner, more classic sound. His new releases reminds us that heavy bass and more simple production is all you need.

His latest, FRIDGE RAID with Agent O, another Chicago dubstep producer, combines the ol’ school dubstep, the way Skream intended, with more contemporary sounds; similar to Rusko, or Eptic and Joker. His remix of BANDZZZ, by Eazybaked, brings on some more heavier production and basslines, bouncing around a consistent percussive or clanging sound, hypnotizing you into movement. Then his earliest release within the last month, COALESCE with Chicago dubstep producer Spades, hits like bomb drop, a combination of it all; heavy bass, production and ol school’ dubstep rhythm. All premiering notably on theUntz, FUXWITHIT and through Spicey Bois respectively, these are for sure to give you hair raising chills.

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Artist of the Week: Brad Kemp Music

Brad Kemp recently dropped a half hour beat tape, LISTEN IN HEADPHONES, that made some rounds in the Chicago underground rap circuit. He has already been making some waves in a more mainstream market being 1/3 of Handsome Naked. They have appeared on NBC and have done some considerable numbers on the internet. Their album DOORS charted #2 on iTunes comedy albums charts!

You also might be familiar with Brad Kemp from his collaborations with Chore Boy in STORIES YOU CAN TELL YOURSELF, MISTAKEN FOR GRANTED, and EXORDIUM. He has also collaborated with a host of other Chicago names including CantBuyDeem, Vagabond Maurice, TomCat Trumpet, Glitter Money, MFNmelo of Pivot Gang, Femdot, and many more. Wilhelm Duke recently dropped a song produced by Brad Kemp called, RUN THE GAME, a soulful bombastic lyrical essay. Brad Kemp is also premiering new original instrumental production every other day on his YouTube channel. His consistency with putting out quality music and collaborating with a wide scope of peers is why he is deserving of Artist of the Week!

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Stratus New Music Brings Shivers To The Spine

This lowkey legend has been hangin’ around Chicago’s electronic music community for quite some time, producing music for over a decade! Having been more experimental and ambient at the start, the sounds and heaviness of drum & bass and dubstep ultimately took over. Having a playlist of about one hundred songs over many genres, if not more, the quality and intent in his music is undeniable. Stratus done it all from house music, trap, drum and bass, moombahton and more, he can rock whatever he puts his mind to. He continues to add to that with a the release of an EP and single to follow!

Coming to bass music, he got it mastered to a point where he gets the stamp of approval from OG’s like Doctor P, ’nuff said. His latest releases are no exceptions to the rule, packed full of bass and climactic synths, Stratus balances the highs and lows, not overdoing anything in between. His most recent track SHIVERS, a free download, takes you on a ride with ambient and melodic buildups that give way to some heavy chops. This track follows his EP EVERYTHING GOES BLACK, and if you cannot tell from the title, there is significantly less ambiance, and more in your face, heavy energy. You get straight gritty dubstep, AMUSIA gets dirty on a dance beat, and it is all topped off with ONLY NOW; some familiar lyrics giving way to a melodic bassline. Stratus hits the nail on the head with these new releases.

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Ayoo With The Chops!

Ayoo is back with another great remix to follow up from their Wolfbiter and Saladin remix releases! Picking one of their favorite DJ and producer Virtual Riot. The artist from Germany is a well established name in the electronic music community and more specifically in regards to bass music! He has performed festivals around the world and collaborated with popular names like Modestep, 12th Planet, DirtyPhonics, FuntCase and way more. From the GERMAN ENGINEERING EP, Ayoo pick out one of their favorite tracks CHOP CHOP, and turn the heavy riddim bass track into an energetic electro bass house beat.

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Birthdayy Partyy Got The House Partyy Right

Chicago duo Birthdayy Partyy is hitting the hot button with number of releases. Coming in with a couple of collaborations and a VIP track for your bedroom playlist, because we are going no where in this lockdown! Does not mean you cannot WIGGLE, like you can for their collaboration with Wenzday, published on Gold Digger, a perfect song for a night bass style collection. Or you can pick a FIGHT, published on Bite This! with Dirty Chime on that track, you can get your adrenaline pumping as the bass vibrates throughout the track. Birthdayy Partyy’s latest comes as a remake of one of their anthemic bass tracks HOUSE PARTYY, which gets a totally new boiler room energy about it, it is even more addictive with its sound than before.

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Kyral x Banko Get Problematic with Kromuh

The Chicago native bass duo Kyral x Banko team up with Kromuh on their latest release. Late February introduced us to MR. PROBLEMATIC, and sure enough things got seriously problematic. While Kyral x Banko and Kromuh did not foreshadow our lock down situations, at least they prepared us with great music for the quarantine playlist. Great follow up to their track COME CORRECT with chonk, another release on a 40oz Collective, always coming in with fresh sounds for your dubstep and bass cravings.

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Artist of the Week: DJ Curt Henny Rolls Out Sonic Rawness With S.U.S.H.I.

SONGS U SHOULD HEAR INTOXICATED or S.U.S.H.I. is a fantastic mix series to listen to during any state of mind, because it offers much variety in the music being spun. It would not hurt to be under the influence of a little cognac, and well, who doesn’t love cognac? Artists you might be familiar with include Conway The Machine, Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Casey Veggies, Kid Cudi, Quentin Miller (Drake ghostwriter), The Underachievers, Stormzy, Ibeyi, Lil Wayne and Chicago local rising talent SoloSam, and more. DJ Curt Henny offers an eclectic mix of sounds and styles with his S.U.S.H.I. volumes 1 and 2.

Before the quarantine virtually shut down the live entertainment industry; one could find DJ Curt Henny spinning all over Chicagoland. Working showcases, open mics, weddings, or even big opener sets spinning for SoloSam and various Ever Evolved artists. Now that most of the industry has resorted to bedroom antics, we are excited to hear more SONGS U SHOULD HEAR INTOXICATED. We are sure a lot of you will be frequently under the influence, so turn on some DJ Curt Henny.

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YehMe2 on Repeat!

Also known as Josh Young, the Chicago producer went and gave us a combo of new music to add to our playlist! Flexin’ his taste of old school classics, he reworks GYPSY WOMAN by Crystal Waters and LOVE IN THIS CLUB by Usher. And he tops it all off with FEELIN’ MYSELF with Masayoshi Iimori and Blumbros on a wild trap anthem. If you do not recognize YehMe2 from his days as half of Flosstradamus, helping catapult EDM to where it is today, these beats here can remind you.

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Freaking Out Over This AYOO & Rico Act Collaboration

Ayoo continues with their growth and experimentation with their sound and we are all here for it. We even got a closer idea of who their influences are for their music and sound in an interview with By The Wavs. Both Brothers naming mutiple artists, specific to no genre. From Dr. Fresch, Dom Dolla, AC Slater, Kid Cudi, Bone Thugs, Syn, Habstrakt, Excision and more, you can see why AYOO’s sound seems to be ever changing.

Recently releasing a huge collaboration piece dubbed FREAK OUT, and with a name quite commonly known in the Dubstep community. Rico Act performed and collaborated with acts such as Snails, DirtySnatcha, Sullivan King, Spag Heddy to name a few, and now Chicago’s very own AYOO works with the titan, as Benasis did a couple years earlier. Now this tracks name is to be taken seriously, because the three of them blended hip hop, and mid tempo bass to perfection. AYOO is no stranger to adding hip hop influence or vocals to their records, in fact you can hear the influence in all of their original tracks. This follows their remix of THE WAVE by WOLFBITER, and as you can see, another switch up in style as AYOO get bolder with their sound, what and who they work with.


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Woman Crush Wednesday: DJ Avi Sic

An artist to look up to, Avi Sic has been rocking the 1’s & 2’s for a considerable amount of time and she has used up every minute effectively! Especially coming out of such a talented pool such as Chicago, her ambition sets her apart from many artists trying to make it in the industry. With a record of about two decades, Avi Sic performs well over 300 events a year. Between that and producing music and remixes, when does she find time to sleep?

In her time she trained by Grammy Award winning producers, and hit stages shared by artists like Diplo, Snoop Dogg, Calvin Harris and more. Being the first female DJ with KISS FM and IHEARTRADIO residencies as well, she has solid experience to be the official concourse DJ for Chicago Bulls, currently! She also works with numerous brand partners and sponsors like Nike and NBA for example, setting a solid foundation for her music career.

Recently releasing a couple of tracks, her main staple is dance music! She has made a good number of remixes as well as originals as a producer aside from her DJing. Her most recent original being IN THE NIGHT, a harmonious dance beat that can bear similarity to some of Porter Robinson ambient bass styles, with a touch of Rufus Do Sol. She also dives into Justin Bieber‘s song with Quavo to remix, giving it a lo-fi and guitar influenced remake. A good pick, as INTENTIONS aims to inspire, and Avi Sic ambition is just as influential for artists in Chicago!

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