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.
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!
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.
Axilon regularly drops edits and remixes fresh from their sets they play a shows. If you are unfamiliar with the name they are all over Chicago and beyond performing at small venues to big festivals. Recently opening up for Hucci at Concord Music Hall and will be touring around Chicago with acts like ETC!ETC!, Run DMT, Cookie Monsta, AFK and the likes. If you are familiar with them they you know they play some of the most down right filthy dubstep coming from the underground bass scene. Here we got a trio of edits for free download you can use to spice up your set.
Benasis from Chicago unleashes a couple heavy Dubstep and Trap originals promising to release some more as he hits the studio this week to produce some heavy hitters. If you have not heard his name you definitely heard some of his tracks like RAXX with Cherney dropping at any bass heavy tent at festivals all across the board. With artists like Eptic throwing down his beats in their sets and a following of over 90k on Soundcloud Benasis is easily one of the more popular dubstep artist coming out of Chicago. So you can bet your lucky stripes these free tracks will rock a crowd.
Since reporting on his debut EP Bitten, Bite Me has released countless remixes, gaining more skill and creativity with each project. Now he comes back with an original single Purge following Caution a couple months prior, both released to fans for free! Purge hits you with a nitty gritty trap and dubstep drop that will laugh maniacally, to really get the blood goin. Bite Me always changes it up a bit where it counts, getting heavier every time. Excited to see what this Chicago artist comes out with next.
DC & Hooks back in the scene releasing a monstrosity among the public on a collaboration with LOUDPVCK. Not realizing till their actual work came out, these guys are perfect collab to make a killer track. Both understand what it takes to make a ringing and memorable trap house track to make a dance floor hit. With Zeds Dead history in dubs, they add their style with the trap masters and produce an epic.
And with Zeds Dead collaboration with Megalodon earlier this month, it is a great time to be a dubstep fan. Basically two known heavy hitters of dubstep collaborate and you get what you would expect. Some heavy bass hitting madness. With some Rasta beats and dub wobbles and growls you get a downpour of bass and grime from the double duos. DC & Hooks have been dropping these tracks at their recent sets and you already know, their music is super intoxicating. Keep up with these cats.