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Futura Bloom Debut with Honey!

Futura Bloom cements their sound with the release of their debut EP Honey! Going back and forth with single releases as duo and individual Ali and Sly Luke present a dynamic body of work. Swaying the mind with R&B, Hip Hop and skillfull lyricism, leveling up and joining many other up and coming Chicago artists releases work this summer.

Futura burn through 6 tracks with ease over production by Dougy. NversivE, another local assists on production on a couple beats as well a Kidwin. Starting off with Rare Candy and into BeenUp bleeding attitude from Chicago streets, highlighting their ambition. Simplifying the project with Cakewalk to clear headspace, a soulful track that spaces out the tracks for smooth transition into the sensual Body Type. Butterflies vocally melds the two artists in an R&B album probiving a safe landing for Pt 2 outro. The duo certainly made some noise with this EP, marking only the beginning of their story.

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Harmonic Sapien Releases Natural State LP

Harmonic Sapien uploads Self Obtained (I Got It), the first LP single off Natural State prior to the release date, to set the vibe and expectation of the incoming music. A jazzy dnb beat with bass distinguishable by his other work which also follows his 9 to 5 EP some months earlier. Starting the project in February the full album contains a ear opening 19 tracks, varying between uptempo and downtempo hip hop, dnb, pop funk and footwork beats.

Brittany Nacole, Joselyn Marie and Christian JaLon each get a track with Harmonic Sapien. All delivering soulful vocals over ambient and melodic beats. While Joselyn is a frequent collaborator Brittany and JaLon work with Sapien as a first time collaboration. Each song is said to have a story attached to it as for a music videos we will have to wait and see. You can probably expect some thing from his second single Black Boy Chakra keep your eyes peeled.

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RAAKMO Turns Day To Night with these Remixes

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.

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Solstis remixes Nelly Fertado

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.

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No Lil Thing About Knox Fortune Music

Knox Fortune releases a Lil Thing for the fans. A real mellow electronic beat that will keep you in the clouds. Accompanied with the song, a music video setting the atmosphere visually.  The song includes additional assistance from Nico Segal and Carter Lang on production and Joey Purp with writing. Long time friends and collaborators.

The Producer from Chicago has a playlist filled with hip hop, pop and alternative beats with notable artists. In the early Twenty-Teens Knox was influential in the rise of successful Chicago artists. Vic Mensa, Chance, Leather Corduroys amongst others entrusted Knox with providing quality production. Producers like Knox and oddCouple found themselves in the middle of a music movement in Chicago that boosted their careers exponentially.

When you put your friends on and work passionately it comes back to you in measures! Knox is another good example coming out of Chicago. Now releasing solo work to top 100k+ plays. Success works best with a team of like minded people.  Keep on the lookout for Knox Fortune, his story is only beginning.

Lil Thing – Knox Fortune

My new song/video Lil Thing is out now. I hope you guys like it 🙂 – KnoxFortune.com

Posted by Knox Fortune on Friday, July 21, 2017

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Brittney Carter Rising

If you look for female artists that break the mold of the ideal in today’s male dominated entertainment industry and in music specifically look no further than Brittney Carter. Coming from the southside of Chicago she can shred any mainstream artist with her sharp words and savage flow. Her passionate mind delivers a message of self love, strength and awakening. Her story is one for the warrior!

Carters story is only continuing to unfold as she continues to work and collaborate with different artists. Recently featured on Kw3st track Detour, the two artists turn out to flow really well together. Produced my Austin Marc, the slow heavy beat allow the writers to release a more aggressive flow.

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oddCouple Reaches New Heights

Since the release of his LP Liberation oddCouple has been noted just about everywhere, though the producer has been making beats for quite some time in Chicago. Moving in locally to attend DePaul University in ’07, where he found himself acquainted with Chance the Rapper and his manger, he continued to fill his beat library.

For the producer also known as Zach Henderson however the rise has not been as glorifying as his current success. Dealing with parting ways with his original partner amongst other heavy losses within his life, Henderson found himself at a difficult crossroads between his passoin for music and the dreary 9-5. But a push to complete his first LP Chatterbox was made well worthy as a call from Closed Sessions before finishing the project turned his luck around.

Since then oddCouple worked with some of Chicago’s most popular. Jamila Woods, Mick Jenkins, Joey Purp, Chance the Rapper, Rich Jones & Kweku Collins to name just a few have all put in work with Henderson. Fast forward to 2017 today and this rising artist is enjoying the fruits of his labor. Recently coming out of a festival he curated with Summerfest in his hometown Milwaukee, theMID with Aux Cord DJ Sessions and Pitchfork after parties, oddCouple also humbly releases a single See The Sun. Reflecting on the light after a Liberation. Looking forward to see what he has planned next.

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Sylvie Rise To Grace

Inspired by music at a young age through singing, this Chicago artist has transformed herself into the genre bending cello playing vocalist she is today. With a passion for her art and talent Sylvie Grace takes to the streets of Chicago on Michigan Ave and performs for the public. If you had the chance to greet her she is quite friendly! She frequents the studio when not street performing and has gained quite the reputation in the Chicago music community.

Collaborating with many locals from A Billion Young to Palmer Squares and many others, she assists with either with her cello or her vocals. Leaving her mark in sound around Chicago. On her own she works with a loop station a cello and sometimes a drummer. The combination results in soulful pop and R&B tunes with deep lyrics. Another beautiful example of Chicago’s many talents. Keep on the lookout for her single this coming February, a preview to her project Bloom coming in March.



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NversivE

Sifting through Chicago artist on soundcloud I run into NversivE. Has an interesting encapturing sound and style much like Monte Booker. One smooth beat maker at that and he just recently released 3 tracks that calm you down. Follow NversivE n get lost in some trance to his beats. Most of his beats are free as well so take advantage, the playlist looking back is ambient and quality.

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Rapper Spittin Poetry: Mykele Deville

Mykele Deville another up and coming hip hop artist, poet and actor from Chicago is making some noise this year. Actors definitely need a cool name like that. Coming out with an LP not too long ago entitled Each One, Teach One and Super Predator earlier in the year. In More reacent releases he has collaborated with Jordanna in Memory Card (Back Me Up) and Mute Feelings a solo single released at the end of October. Being a poet this man lyrics can be thought provoking. Keep up with Mykele with us as we learn more of him through music it looks like he stays busy in it. You can catch him performing at Subterranean in Wicker Park the 18th of December.

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