When you think of Haywyre you can already expect some abstract sounds with his creative style of dubstep and future bass. Then to have Cofresi come in to remix one of his tracks from his PANORAMA LP is a whole ‘nother level of greatness. What is interesting is Haywyre rocks the keyboards while Cofresi kicks it with percussive instruments and now, with Cofresi’s live performance video of Haywyres STORYTELLER, they both have live videos to compare! To see the two work it in their own style is something else and Cofresi brings in so much energy with his percussive rendition.
There are not much milestones like the first and for an artist they can be significant. This month DJ Heily B hits a big one as he debuts his first ep. Not out of no where however, Heily B has been working on single releases for the longer end of the year, practicing, getting better and more creative each time. More known as an electronic dance music DJ, spinning for events and venues around Chicago and event a couple of times for Ever Evolved events as well, Heily B has picked up producing along the way.
From his first release BREAD BOWL to ELECTRONIC DANCING MUSIC EP, there is quite a difference that can represent his growth as a producer, but the quality was present from the start. The EP itself is a quick 4 song package packed with energy reaching into diverse genres. Heily never seemed to stick with a single genre from the start and from beginning to end the EDM EP takes you on a audio trip. From the future bass track FORGET A DAY bearing feminine vocals, the hispanic lingo over a dubstep beat in DIVIDE, to the bass and riddim style ending out the EP. Heily B really puts Respect on his name with this release. If you missed his ep release party at The Auxillary Art Center, press play and live through it vicariously.
Putting a few bass heads together on a beat you should expect some madness. Kynetyk teams up with Reesebay and Cha boi to show you how that sounds like. Rippin’ sound bites of Frank Murphy from the cartoon F Is For Family adds a little emphasis on the overall mayhem. Packed with heavy growling bass lines between dark melodic breaks supporting Murphy’s tantrums. This follows We All Float, another track with Reesebay for a comeback. Keep an eye out for his next move Kynetyk got a sound you do not want to miss out on!
If you were to plan world domination, starting with music influence would be smart. RAAKMO seems to be foreshadowing; his latest collab Take Over with an artist named Gl0bal? Maybe only obvious to some. Working together last year on their track Slept On ft Malcolm Flex following the Pazuzu EP, seems they been plotting for a while, as their style certainly got heavier and production quality got cleaner. RAAKMO also worked with Porn & Chicken recently releasing Get Back. Gearing up for festival season crowds, tracks like these will cause a ruckus!
When you put two dope Chicago artists together you get gold and these two got stacks of them! Kyral x Banko have been pumping out their arsenal of bass little by little and each one gets better everytime; they all sound like anthems. Their dub-plates are heavy and clean with beat patterns and hooks influenced by hip hop and trap bass. A good composition of sound to represent their city which is raw, authentic and in your face. With some heavy Colorado roots the two have been all up and down Chicago and Denver spreading some good music and good energy.
Just to highlight a few of their releases since the start of the year we have Gold released as apart of an artist compilation EP called Alchemy, a slow but energetic track building up to their drop phrase Im Gettin Paid Bitchwhere a whole bunch of frequencies on the low end hit you. Following you got Rambo by So Down who featured Kyral x Banko and Def3 for a hip hop beat to tell it how it is. Most recently the duo released Stacks on Plenum Records with a few hooks to build up to a bass drop that hits you with the high end synths low bass and wild beat patterns ready for their adrenaline hungry fans at their next events in Colorado and adding Iowa to that list too! If you cannot catch them live follow their uploads, they hit the spot every time.
Working under labels and performing with artists associated with Dim Mak, Buygore, Firepower, Super 7 and more you better take KTRL and recognize, if you have not already, the potential your playlist can yield with this music. From Chicago, KTRL has some power behind his bass that you cannot ignore and the man otherwise known as Adam Kishanov is back, following an LP and a few collabs, with something new. Working with locals Joystick on the collab original dubbed Loading this team created a mid-tempo bass beat that will have you rocking the dance floor. This is even mild compared to what KTRL has in his discography but still heavy enough to have Circus Records all over it; and you should already know what Circus has for them to stand up to.
What an Elevatd year thus far for the Chicago duo. After rebranding and releasing a Curse there has been more blessings than anything. From picking up shows in and out of state to playing festivals like Lost Lands, 515 Alive Fest, and Spring Awakening and even going viral getting style points from Bassnectar, the momentum continues to build for this heavy bass duo. Not only has their fan-base, connections and rapport been growing, so has their playlist with new originals and remixes.
Elevatd seems to have an exclusive track on deck for any event whether it is playing with their favorite artists or just special occasions. Playing with Boombox Cartel recently they remixed their ID track that features Flosstradamus, another idol for the duo as well. Alongside RL Grime at a North Coast After Party they got a beat for that. Flashback to a Zeds Dead and Jauz remix ealier in the year you see them now playing with the Canadian dubstep icons at theMID as well for a Dead Beats after party. And if you did not get candy this Halloween you get treated with Trick or Yeet, a dark n heavy tune for your goodie bag.
Whether it be a case of manifestation or just straight up power moves like joining MnifestMGMT, Elevatd keeps raising the bar! You just know they have some unreleased beats hiding away waiting for the perfect moment to be heard. But for now you have to check them out at their events to hear that exclusive. Follow them on their social medias linked below to find out where you can see them next.
Is having vision a talent or curse? Some would argue. They have changed up their logo and rebranded. Elevatd comes back with new look and new music. Do not be confused though they are familiar through remixes like Rooftops by Vesper, and others if you were lucky enough to have downloaded them. You would get a better chance to get familiar with them and their music at their local and out of city/state events.
Often they would drop unreleased beats at their events. You can catch them in the crowds supporting their favorite artists too. On the decks though they throw some nasty beats. Their most recent release Curse Them All catches you by surprise with popular edm vocalist Micah Martin, flowing over the melody before leading to a heavy drop. Knowing his way around bass production, Martin echoes back and forth between synth and bass like a battle. A kind of production that got us craving for more.
If you are low on bass music we got just the fix. Benasis, one of Chicago’s wildest dubstep, trap and bass producers, gets trigger happy and releases a series of tracks from his library. One week after another his fans got a new release from his Swamp Movement EP. Not stopping there Benasis got together with old friend Rico Act to finish it this release frenzy.
Makin their rounds across the sound board Swamp Movement‘s 3 tracks are perfect to turn a crowd upside down. The trap fans will put their elbows up for Run It with Rico Act, a frequent collaborator that got the media rolling with their Wook track. With support from Cherney, Eptic, Habstrakt, Slander and more, Benasis is inching up to 100k followers on soundcloud. Thought he is kept underground for now you can catch him opening up for some pretty big names and festivals. When he is quiet you can bet he is working on new tunes so keep your eyes and ears open!
Over the summer we got to hear M.O.B. release her track Can’t Break. A vibrant electro bass track for those chill summer nights. But with the warm seasons over we need newer music to keep us warm. In comes Zach Tha Rippa, Papa Skunk and Shadow The Machine Angel. With their support Can’t Break is revived for the winter and the coming new year with this remix album.
Zach The Rippa kept it chill on his approach adding a little trip to it with a psy-trance influence on the breakdown. Papa Skunk on the other hand goes in and heavy with his dubstep remix, keeping it live all the way through. Shadow all the while takes the minimalistic approach, keeping you on on your toes and dazed. Three incredible tracks just in time for a mini tour while as fans indulge on New Years mischief.
Kicking things off on NYE, M.O.B. unleashes new music for the new year. Mutually the first show of 2017 for the artist and Ever Evolved at the Cold Front in SubT right off Damen Blue Line Wicker Park. Showcasing local talent, after she procedes onwards. Opening up for RUN DMT on the short run and capping off Groundhogs Day. What a way to end and start a year!