Ill Esha is back with an original she produced for Nest HQ. Following a collab and remix release she redefines her style on Hologram Midnight with synths that would accompany 80’s styled futuristic apocalyptic adventures. The intros buildup prepares you for the journey through dark basslines and beats in the main body of the track before surfacing back to back along the vibrant melody. This Denver based, Chicago influenced Nap Girl producer whom is responsible for a community of music producers on Discord channel continues thinking outside the box with the styles and work that she puts out. You can grab this track for free here.
Coming out of Chicago Elevated is on the way to the main stage with his brand of dub, trap and bass music. Sharing the stage with the likes of Flosstradamus, Benasis, Joker, Jsquared and Tombz. Kyral x Banko will be added to that list, opening up for the these heavy hitting locals at their Focus EP release party. A bit of foreshadowing for Elevated hitting the decks with new music to rock the crowd with.
Recently getting done with a couple of remixes of some of the local talent. The up and coming duo Vesper got Rooftops flipped 180 degrees like a storm, taking a pop electronic dance track nowhere you could have thought. Turning to another pair of talented artists, Win & Woo, known popularly for their future bass originals and remixs. Their track Chicago with Bryce Fox gets heavy bass remake bringing new energy to the song. An exciting buildup to a big project from Elevated soon to come.
Since debuting his sound with the 4 track Bitten EP, he has evolved into a monster of a dubstep and bass producer, quickly progressing as if this was second nature. From a friendly bat to an abstract entity fixated on delivering dark and heavy basslines, Bite Me has easily become one of the impressive heavy bass artists coming out of Chicago. On soundcloud his level of production has turned the heads of about 21.2K followers in relatively short time. Not bad for the artist whose main focus has been his production. He will no doubt share a stage hopefully soon with some big names as he connects with more and more artist through remixes and collaborations.
Following a couple of original releases Too Late and Wait For Me, Bite Me has taken on some more remixes. This time he collaborates with Pasdat on Alchemy by ATLiens and Bailo with 12th Planets Hide It All featuring Crichy Crich. These 2 follow his independent remix of Herobust Vertebreaker. Compared to his earlier work like his original Purge and Little Babylon remix these remixes have a riddim heavy presence with trap bass direction that is just madness. Bite Me surely mastered his sound and he is stirring up something big. Follow the man with us if you are as excited to find out.
Notorious for weekend anthems Louis the Child does it again. This time picking out a beat to remix, the laid-back Chicago duo keep it local with Chance the Rapper. From the Coloring Book LP the duo choose All Night to revive with its lyrics that emphasize exclusivity and the good life. Slowing down the dance beat to a hip wavin raggaeton bpm, changed up the bassline and threw in that wavy synth bass giving that signature sensational vibe. After a string of shows and festival runs that had fans coming in massive crowds to hear their feel good music, this song has turned summer into great memories for many. Now you get to relive the moment with a free download!
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.
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.
Ben Cofresi continues to challenge his creativity with his remixes. With a pattern of picking very popular and talented artists to recreate music from. Following Imogen Heap among the list of artists, Cofresi looked to more similar talents like James Blake and Bon Iver, who created the deeply beautiful tune I Need A Forest Fire. A track beautiful composed and yet Cofresi was able to redesign it and create a future bass track without hurting the quality of the original.
Turning to more familiar tunes. You may have heard this song serenading many playlists and radio stations. Alina Baraz seductive voice floating along Galimatias graceful melody Fantasy. Cofresi joins the many to remix the song but Ben has a talent on the drums that sticks out amongst others and he handles it well. If you are in Chicago this December 17th you can check out Cofresi work the drum pads and midi keys at the Bottom Lounge opening up for the Main Squeeze. In the meantime grab these tracks for free and play them loud.
Joining the many artists following What So Not’s Stranger Things Remix teaser Kyral and Banko from the city of Chi are amongst the few to stand out. Doing a really good job at splicing in dialogue from series and keeping the flow of the song, the two remake this smooth melody in to a elbow raising trap beat. You can own that one for free. This generous duo is offering up another track for free for you to blast out loud. Want It comes to you through Plenum Records earlier this week. You most definitely want this in your playlist.
Bouncing between tracks like Stranger Flip with a smooth melody and a raw beat like Want It, you can get a crowd hooked between the rises and falls characterized in these tracks. Catch these guys do their thing live opening up for Zeds Dead at Reaction NYE party in Rosemont Il, near Chicago and mid December in Denver at the Larimar Lounge. With an EP coming up early 2017, you can expect to hear some madness unreleased. New music riding under the trap King UZ‘s banner Quality Good Records, these should be head rocking beats.
A modern day Hip Hop and Rap artist with an old soul is a great way to describe this Chicago talent. Probably why he does not look out of place in a speak easy for his Pale Moonlight music video. Probcause has such a good ear for smooth rhythm its as if he was born with Jazz and Soul running through his veins. So when he hears about one of his own favorite artists, Big Gigantic making a new album he picks out one of his favorite tracks to remix in honor. Pumped with horns, bass, synths and vocals by Angela McCluskey, Probcause adds his own verses to Little Things it and gives the soulful tune some more energy and attitude.
This old soul also, however, rocks with a millennial fan base too and he got all our attention workin with Griz. Spittin verses over dubstep and sub bass genres splicing in with live instruments. Cannot get too far away from that soulful sound be they turn it into a party. Nothing but good vibes and a good message coming out of Griz’s new project Good Will Prevail. My Friends and I just spreads that good word of love friend ship and good times. Spread the vibes.
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!