Getting lost in music is easy with Option4, his music can take you on a journey or tell you a story. Even literally with his Nest HQ releases a little over a year ago depicting drug lords and legalization of marijuana in his home city Denver, CO. From start to finish To Be Your Baby takes you on an audio adventure, slowly layering on eerie hypnotic sounds that build up to deep basslines and a bouncing beat. Working together with Kid Astronaut on this track this collaboration follows his work with Treasure Fingers and Worthy.
I was wondering when the world was going to get the Christmas album it deserved. It was about time someone took the title away from Mariah Carey and leave it to a Chicago native to get the job done right. Kaskade brought back to life Christmas tradition with this album and added the sound and energy of modern day culture. Nobody could have pulled this off better.
A Billion Young comes back with a new track that shows a switch up in style. Experimenting with some house music foreshadowing their upcoming album Us. Only proper to dabble in house genres being apart of Chicago. Strawberry Satin would follow a few hip hop, foot work and juke remixes and releases and compilations. Their last mixtape Flwr which included popular locals like Sylvie Grace, Rich Jones, Jac Stovley and John Mcdonnell hit nearly 100k plays on Soundcloud. will be interesting to see what they got coming up next.
With a Cover Art tributed to his Discography, Kaskade introduces Redux 002. Following a string of Remixes and podcast mixes this EP refreshes his discography with a set of deep house tracks that would keep your summer vibes lasting! Distinguishing his sound from his recent collaborators CID and Deadmau5 following his experimental house beat Jorts with Too Many Zoos. With a tracklist as extensively long and diverse, you will be lucky enough to find a show that is not Sold out by this living Chicago legend.
Following his Nest HQ series of releases Option4 kept his brand of tech house alive through podcast sessions with notable names like Prima Lux, Sin Label, The Barber Shop and Caveman Sounds. In between broadcasts his single Big Bang was born. Following, His label Hot Boi Records celebrates its first release. A productive year for the long time Chicago patron.
Coming up on a big collab Option4 gets to Workin with the one and only Worthy with the help of Leela D. on vocals. His most recent work this time collaborating with Treasure Fingers is a disco and tech house so groovy it will have you workin that body all night and day, another track under the Nevous inc. label from New York. This Denver Producer will be popping in and out of cities on tour so catch, do not miss these beats when they roll through your city!
Wild schedule so far up till now for Autograf, I wonder if they for saw all this in their Future Sauce. So much to happen in a years time; Originals have been released, remixed and played on stage for fans to hear. A remix project just last month saw PLS&TY, James Carter and TELYkast , Gianna Kosta and Mynga take on their Simple. Cant forget fellow local Cofresi‘s remix of Nobody Knows either. Autograf has a good arsenal for a the many shows and festivals they have been apart of, over 100 just this year! When do they sleep?
Remaking other artists work as well the Chicagoan’s are showing no signs of stopping, already working on a remix for Halsey ahead of their single release Sleepless in NYC. Post Malone got the deep house treatment just last month following their Lukas Graham remake. Dealing with two differnt styles here Autograf makes it their own like second nature and comes back with an original piece, with their signature ambient synths and hypnotizing vocals.
Apart of an EP release on Manifest alongside Zooey Glass, Dagō & Zooey Glass are apart of a collective promoting conscious collective through artistic expression. Others Over Self, the first track introduces the EP in a trance with sustained synths making a zen deep house beat adding some bass beat and piano work. Altruism (75 Degrees) captures the underground deep house sound of Chicago. Both evoking a hypnotic peaceful vibes, this chicago collective is very in tune with our own mission. Own this EP for free or donate.
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.