What So Not yet again produces a heavenly piece of trap. Although Flume parted ways with Emoh Instead this track has been produced by both artists and features George Maple as well. Gemini is the first release and a teaser to What So Not’s upcoming EP Gemini. As What So Not travels North America on his Gemini tour, thousands of fans will be able to hear to rest of the unreleased ep and marvel at its glory!
A man of few words, this seemingly anonymous artist ATTLAS is all about his music. It is all he has shared with us so far, but we are not complaining. His music is quite breathe taking. All ATTLAS provides us with is a profile pic, a few teaser trailers and links to his music. A few speculated the artist to be Deadmau5 himself, others deem it to be a man by the name of Jeff Hartford. Either way it is refreshing to see an artist put more focus on his music than anything else.
First making noise with a beautiful remix of Aural Synapse by Deadmau5 for 5 Years of Mau5 a few months back ATTLAS has since been signed to mau5trap and been busy with music. Soon after releasing a bootleg remix of Tove Lo‘s Scream My Name. You can get both tracks for free on his soundcloud.
Most recently he had a feature on We Are Friends, an artist compilation album on mau5trap with Sabs as the first song starting off the lp with really energetic and deep basslines. And finally ‘Siren’, released about a week ago, is an ep filled with wonderful sounds and compositions ranging in energy and tempo that should definitely be in your playlist. It is simply amazing. So follow him on soundcloud, linked below, and find out how you can get your paws on it.
An emcee can freestyle over a beat and move a crowd without missing one step. Straight from the West side of Chicago, hip-hop artist ILLA ILLS has the gusto of becoming the next legendary lyricist in music league. Nas, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and other old school hip-hop pioneer’s have motivated him as an artist. While listening to his music, the message is clearly understood and it is created for all people. From Hip-hop, Jazz, Soul and many more genres, Illa Ills is elevating culture so look to never be disappointed from this guy.
“3rd Rock” produced by Sagopa Kajmer shows Illa Ills performing around in various places in the city of Chicago professing his love for hip-hop as long as he lives on this planet. He has been writing rhymes since birth and will continue until the end. In this video above he certifies and will devour any emcee competition in his way. However, this is not his main mission to enter the music game, his objective is to uplift people through his music and to bring back real rap/hip-hop to the scene once again.
What’s Next for ILLA ILLS
If you are logged in on Facebook watch this Freestyle clip. Not only is ILLA ILLS internationally known and currently creating more music, catch ILLA doing shows at the Shrine in Chicago, his latest interviews on YouTube, and music events all around Chicago. Like and Share all his social media pages below and stay tuned for more!
If you do not know about Porn And Chicken Dance Party then you are missing out on one of the most wildest DJ’s and weekly parties that hit Chicagos nightlife. About a half decade ago, with what started as a chill weekly friendly session at Risqué in Wrigleyville, blew up into one of Chicago’s hottest weekly night spots at evilOlive in Wicker Park. Packed with sexy dancers and beautiful bartenders that are commited to the weekly themes and ofcourse, the porn and free chicken, you are guaranteed a one of a kind experience that you may or may not remember.
Awarded with a Chicago Night Life Award for best weekly party, and probably will again this year cause I mean c’mon have you been to their parties? Their continued success gives the Porn and Chicken crew huge opportunities, bringing the party to venues and festivals to places like New Orleans, Las Vegas, Japan and playing with artists like Bro Safari, Ookay, Kill the Noise, Zebo, Trentino, Bingo Players and way more! They might as well put take over the world on the to do list.
Along with being hosts of the craziest party the PnC crew, Dom Brown, Orvile Kline and Phives, pump out some of craziest big room bangers that you can rage to. Being professional filthy party animals these guys know how to get a crowd going. So knowing that they have the ability to produce these super energetic tracks that really make the dance floor go nuts. To add to that they give out their tracks for free on their soundcloud so you can add them to your mix! Check out their latest hit Watcha Want, download it for free and stick around we will keep you updated on their weekly parties in our event page!
FKA Twigs released her music video that she directed, Glass and Patron a week ago and it is already causing a stir. It is also featured for the YouTube Music Awards, in-which the concept aroused her fans and viewers up under the comments section. With secret mentions in the lyrics, it has been leaked that FKA will release her 3rd debut album EP3 soon. When will she release it? This is To be announced soon. UPDATE: Also it is April Fools but according to some sources FKA Twigs and her Beau Twilight Saga star Robert Pattison maybe engaged?? Stay tuned for an future update and check out her new video below.
Read our latest Feature on FKA Twigs posted in this previous month of March
Indie popsinger/songwriter from Sweden, Lykke Li (pronounced lick-e-lee) is a phenomenal artist that blends elements of indie pop, alternative, and electronic. Her debut album, Youth Novels, was released in 2008, her second album, Wounded Rhymes, was released in 2011, and her most recent album, I Never Learn, was released in 2014. She has collaborated with many underground artist and also popular artist such as U2.
Little Bit is from her 2008 album Youth Novels. It is about being in a “friends with benefits” relationship. As it says in this lyric “And for you I keep my legs apart, and forget about my tainted heart” She doesn’t want to be the first to admit that she is falling in love with that person. Lykke acknowledges in this song that she is just having sex with this person while trying to have no feelings involved. Being interested in someone but afraid to say it first for the fear of rejection is relatable to many people.
This video Gunshot is a song about dealing with an addiction to the point where it kills you, an addiction from love. This breakup ballad finds an anguished Lykke Li longing to get her lover back. This is also a moment in a relationship where you’ve fucked up knowing that some things you can never take back and it’s just gone forever.
Drift off to totally intangible places with violins, upbeat tempos, relationship anecdotes from Lykke Li. Her heavenly lyrics and soothing vocals can awaken relatable memories. Even though she is fairly new to the industry she is about to make her rise with Music, Art, and Fashion. She is also a collaborating designer for a collection with H&M and also apart of the Gucci Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Follow Her below on all her social media pages to see what’s next!
Axel Knox, an aspiring house music producer out of Dublin, Ireland is making some real noise coming into 2015. Having a good track record over the last few years Axel has been releasing tracks with record labels such as Dirty Red, BRM Electro, Phethouse and Pop Rox Muzik. He has also made onto top 5 charts with names like Audio Jelly and Track It Down with his hit single Elev8tor. His succession into the EDM community is gaining him a lot of support and respect among audiences and artists alike.
Knox has more than one track up his sleeve that has gotten him his much deserved recognition. Not long ago Armin Van Buuren himself gave Axel a shout out on his hit trance radio broadcast “A State Of Trance“. AvB went ahead and featured Live Without You , a progressive house tune with beautiful female vocals, after its release giving it airplay to a wider global audience that will surely enjoy the audio experience. Axels style and sound can most definitely capture the ear of any audiences across the globe.
Knoxs creative talent is takin him to make music that will pretty much please the ears of any house music listener. His most recent track Mogass via Pop Rox Muzik takes the listener through harmonious synths and crunchy acid house basslines. Giving the listener a trip any trance and acid head would enjoy and an idea of knox’s talents among a wide range of music genres. This is one for your next mixes playlist.
All that being said, Knox should be looking forward to a great year ahead of him. The kind of tracks he is generating is definitely addictive and once he hits a more larger audience he will be unstoppable, which should not take long. Recently striking up a publishing deal with Stadium RED in New York, it is only a matter of time through all these networks before his music is heard by a more national and even global audience. So keep your ears open for Axel Knox so you do not miss out on the excitement!
Becoming a music producer can help pioneer and outline the careers of many different musicians. It also requires time, patience, talent, training and contacts. MachoBeatz has it all on lock! Chicago native, Producer/Songwriter, holds the responsibility with music production, both on the creative and the business sides. A Producer supervises all aspects of the recording process, from helping to select songs, to contracting with session players, selecting the studio and engineers, booking studio time and overseeing the recording. No genre is too hard for him to plunge into.
MachoBeatz create beats that are abstract and endorsing to an audience. Genres that Macho constructs is Rap, Trap, Hip-Hop, Indie and more. He has knowledge of musical skill with performance experience, combined with a thorough knowledge of musical genres. Music and sound production in a recording studio is also another expertise of his. When not in the studio creating hit music, Macho is an student and majoring in Communications, Media, and Theatre courses (Arts) at Northeastern Illinois University. This big man on campus is also apart of the Student Union where they generate decisions to help guests relax, connect, learn, and grow from quality programming, art exhibitions, and a wide variety of other services. In other words they have Turn up parties on campus! He has performed at the Music Garage Open mic as well as the Cubby Bear up north in Wrigleyville area.
What’s coming up next for MachoBeatz
He’s currently working on an album with RhymSter as well as collaborating with another producer Frekwenzy on a beat tape. MachoBeatz is also making beats for a mid April show at Northeastern Illinois University. He and RhymSter will be performing at Northeastern’s “Nest Fest” opening up for Hellogoodbye on May 5th. On June 9th he also has a set at The Subterranean (SubT) in the Wicker Park area of Chicago.
Eric “MachoBeatz” is an Producer/Songwriter from Chicago looking to spread the love for original music. Need a beat? Check out MachoBeatz music on Soundcloud and Follow him on all his social media pages below. Want advice on recording? He is always open for collaborations with all musicians. Contact him also via email @MachoBeatz@yahoo.com
Local Chicago Hip Hop MC RhymSter is stirring up quite the buzz around the underground scene. Since the release of his last singles You Don’t Know and Can’t Fuck With Us RhymS has been busy making more music, networking and doing shows around Chicago and getting his name and brand out there. These days you can catch him bouncing around open mics in Chicago between Lily’s on Lincoln and Halsted and Subterranean in Wicker Park. With this ambition he has been turning heads and gainin some street cred.
While building a good name for himself at open mics, underground Chicago artists from SAK Crew have taken notice to RhymSters talents . One thing leads to another and RhymS and the SAK Crew start doing shows together. Recently headlining a show at the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville, RhymSter invited SamIAm the MC from SAK, an off the top Freestyler, MTV World Rap Battle finalist and BET‘s 106 & Park Freestyle Friday Hall of Famer, onto the stage to cap off a wicked set. It was not long before RhymS was initiated a member of their crew.
While RhymS chit chats with the local artists, gaining support for total world control, he has also been hard at work making beats with those same artists. Just a few days ago releasing Ya’ Playin, a head bopper with SamIAm the Mc, produced by the talented Hip Hop producer and RhymSters go to beat maker from Germany, Henrik3000. Also givin away another collab for free, Yin & Yang, produced by Frekwenzy and Sandlot MC L.x.
With all this being said, it is only the beginning for RhymSter. He has so much more planned. Linguistic Rhetoric, an EP in the works, straight hip hop, is gonna be a must if you love that creative flow. More work with Henrik3000, MachoBeatz. Shows, of course, you have to catch RhymS at one of the freestyle open mics at SubT, or Lily’s or where ever he finds one, no place is safe. Or you know you can wait for a tour. He knows how to catch a crowd, even from the top of his dome.
Smooth; adjective smoother, smoothest.
Defining the word Smooth can have many different meanings. It could mean being easy going, having a way with words, to be extremely cool or just completing everything down the line with finesse. Smooth Rhythm, a singer/musician and a #SANDLOTCREW member, was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago. Watching him play his guitar certifies he has the qualities of being smooth and the rhythm he brings with his talent will make people move out their seat.
Listen above to Smooth latest song titled “Wait A Minute” produced by Eric “MachoBeatz” Camacho also an #SANDLOTCREW affiliate. In this song Smooth expresses how he sees this pretty lady at a lounge where he had to stop and get those digits before she preceded to leave out the door with her friends. Smooth also encourages his fellow Men on his SoundCloud page with this statement, “To all my dudes get your game on and talk to that lady…” As you can see he’s definitely not afraid.
As a musician Smooth is a Universal Artist. There is no one genre he attaches himself with, he does it all. From Hip-hop, Spanish, Reggae, to R&B , thinking outside the box is more of his mechanism. Smooth not only enjoys listening to all different types of music genres, he is open to working on collaborations with other artist as he progressing with his own music career.
Smooth is currently performing his titled song “I wanna love you” which is inspired by the hit song made by Bob Marley. This version is transformed into his own style and lyrics. Log on to Facebook and Click This to see a live performance.
Ladies get ready to throw your sexy panties to the stage. Per a previous conversation I had with Smooth Rhythm, his music is for everyone all over the world to listen to, nevertheless, he is a Ladies Man. Possibly there will be special moments when he may even grab a special lady out of her seat to sing and dance with him on stage. Wouldn’t that be a treat? Not only does he sing good but from the looks above he may even be good with his hands. Which could lead to why he plays the guitar so passionately.
What’s Coming Up Next for Smooth Rhythm
Smooth Rhythm is presently performing at different Open Mics around the city of Chicago. He is writing, recording, making music with other artist and gearing up for a music video for his song “Wait A Minute” which will be featured this Summer. Follow Smooth Rhythm on all his social media pages below to keep up to speed with his latest news, interviews, music projects, shows and more.