Umbertron doing his thing and releasing trap and juke tracks. Reporting straight from Tokyo Umbertron releases his first music video for his latest release Ume. Filled with evening colors and trippy visuals alowing you to focus on dancing to the chill synths and fast paced juke beat. This follows a 4 track EP Its Still Hot this past month which includes his remix of All U Ho’z by Kevin Halstead. All of which is up for free download for you to turn a party upside down!
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.
Divide & Conquer Out Now
Posted by What So Not on Friday, August 19, 2016
Anticipating her album release of Earf Gurl this upcoming 6th of September, Brittany Nacole drops bits and pieces of her project to satisfy ears. Nearly Twenty thousand heads to tune into her album titled track released about 4 months ago. In Earf Gurl Brittany is expressing her grace and piece of mind. Being a down to earth girl, living in the moment with carefree attitude. With soulful lyrics and the beat by DJ Earn Money the track sets the tone for the rest of the pending album.
Continuing with that, Saturdaze is a another good vibe track written and performed by Brittany Nacole herself. A talent not expressed by much mainstream artists so the authenticity is refreshing. It makes an artist more relatable to young girls especially in her more recent track Her. Not to exact on if that song will be on the new album but it does follow the flower and nature theme on the cover art. Saturdaze however is the 2nd preview for the upcoming project and is such a catchy beat that, over ambient synths and drumming, Brittany’s vocals and lyrics can leave you in a trance. Catch the rhythm and feel those good vibes.
Louis the Child, serving you music that make you happy, teamed up with Icona Pop for their latest. Certainly a instant timeless record, Weekend is such a feel good tune. Filled with airy synths, Icona’s vocals and all the best memories you have ever made with your friends on a Summer weekday this track no doubt being sung loud every where this festival season. Recently returning home to Chicago for Lollapalooza selling out venues like the Metro left and right. With One Hundred and Three Quarter Thousand fans on soundcloud this duo is easily a Chi Town favorite and we cannot wait to welcome them back again.
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.
Showcasing their new style, a new Statik Link emerges with So Obvious. Changing direction from their trap and bass sound, the duo turns to more soulful vibes. Promising to add live instruments in the studio and on stage. So Obvious this talent come naturally as they whip out the bass and guitar over future funk styled synth and beats. G-Funk is what they dub this new sound and it is catching on. Spilling over into their recent remix Am I Wrong. Becoming one of the many artists to successfully and creatively remake the track by Anderson Park and School Boy Q. Completely changing the pace of the song, giving it more attitude while still maintaining a funky soulful sound. Cannot wait to see what other tricks these 2 have up their sleeve after swiftly switching sound identity like it is second nature. Do not forget to grab that free download and follow!
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!
It always slips my mind that Kaskade is from Chicago. One of the few and growing number of artists that built a name for themselves coming out of this beautiful city. Giving himself opportunities to work with artists like Alicia Keys as he did with his lastest hit In Common. Putting her in a different element from her usual soul and R&B selection. The two artist work on beautiful dance track with somewhat of a Latino vibe to get your hips shaking on the dance floor.
Then one after another Kaskade releases another collab this time with Too Many Zoos; A trio famous for the subway jams on Youtube. With a combination of horns and house music the artists pull together Jorts, a wild track filled with energy that you cannot help but jump around too. Building up with pumps on the saxophone, it leads to a trumpet blaring drop and holds that energy throughout over an ambient lead by Kaskade.