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Elevated Playin With Local Sound

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.

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Bite Me Remix Frenzy

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.

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Manic Focus For The New Season

Bringing some love to his hometown fans with a couple of performances during North Coast Music Festival weekend in Chicagos Union Park JmaC treated them to some new music and surprise guest Pretty Lights. Recently releasing a full length album at the start of Summer 17′ Minds Rising contains a mixture of hip hop, funk and bass beats paired with some live instrumentation. Within the album you have Chicago locals Probcause, Psalm One and the Rapper Chicks alongside Russ Liquid, Exmag and Late Night Radio to name a few.

Furthurmore we also get new music for the end of summer madness. Manic Focus redesigns Liquid Strangers dubstep track Frankenskank adding trippy layers of free form bass as apart of a remix EP alongside Yheti, Shlump, LUSZID and Protohype. JmaC will also be joining Liquid on tour dates. Shifting his cross hairs to fellow musicians Big Gigantic Miss Primetime featuring word connoisseur Pell. He turns the seductive electronic jazz beat into his own blended style of electro funk and bass. Bringing the perfect energy to bring in the new season!

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Model of Music: Ridley Victoria

Coming across Ridley Victoria I find a multi creative women confident in her artful expression in modeling, singing and songwriting; a detail even most mainstream artists lack. Born in Chicago she started songwriting at the early age of eleven but it was not until she hit twenty that she took up singing professionally full time as she tells Fashionbugla Media in an interview. Mainly influenced by a fusion of hip hop, pop and R&B her recent work would blend into reggae, swing, dance and jazz. Just as a model takes up different looks and styles, Ridley can try on different genres and make it her own.

Since the release of her debut album only two months ago in June Ridley made time for more releases and collabs. Most recently, she brought out the soul and R&B on Slow Down produced by Eddie J. Showing off her vocal range across any genre and her consistency releasing quality songs. Her album itself is filled with catchy and dynamic tunes.

Pretty on Purpose or her POP album is a 10 piece energetic multi genre project and an impressive one for her 1st. Speaks volumes about her potential. Starting off with Vogue, a fitting intro for a singer and model, its upbeat and colorful and sexy. Dialing it back with Love Out a swing styled pop track with John Renaissance. You get to Give It To Me and you hear Ridley ride a raggae beat. Continuing into her album you continue to hear a range of styles with more local collaborations with Chai Tulani, Adam Ness and Me’Chelle. A powerful addition to a growing community of strong and creative women in Chicago.

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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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