Louis the Child, serving you music that make you happy, teamed up with Icona Pop for their latest. Certainly a instant timeless record, Weekend is such a feel good tune. Filled with airy synths, Icona’s vocals and all the best memories you have ever made with your friends on a Summer weekday this track no doubt being sung loud every where this festival season. Recently returning home to Chicago for Lollapalooza selling out venues like the Metro left and right. With One Hundred and Three Quarter Thousand fans on soundcloud this duo is easily a Chi Town favorite and we cannot wait to welcome them back again.
Released a in April, Autolaser & PLS&TY produced Hiding From The Rain with MARØ on Trap Nation that quickly gained popularity. The combination of MARØ’s vocals and beat and synth patterns drove everyone wild. Trap Nation thought it is so good they said hey it could use a remix. In comes an 18 artist remix ep released in July featuring Chicago’s own Solstis amongst producers like WildeFire, Frankie Sanchez, Maliboux, NINE LIVES, Indiginous and KNAME. Stripping down HDTR, they add their own future bass ingredients, remake a more ambient intro over cinematic drumming that leads into a bass heavy drop. A great addition to their playlist as their tour in between festivals and shows. Do not miss out on this free download!
What So Not unleashes his long awaited Gemini EP onto the public. The dedicated fans got many previews of the EP’s tracks during live shows such as Arrow, a collaboration with Dillon Francis and Dawn Golden that sets the crowd into a absolute frenzy. I have experienced this frenzy myself during Flume‘s live set at Electric Forest; Madness. Most of the tracks of the EP feature an separate artist; much like his recent project with TKay Maidza, Baauer and George Maple. All five songs are hits whether they are energetic or ambient.
Starting off with a prelude to the Gemini single, it features Tunji Ige adding a rhythmic flow of lyrics and rhymes. Continuing to Gemini, leading off with female vocals this production includes George Maple who helped make this song an instant classic. Next two tracks take on more energetic rhythm with heavy bass. Flowing into Arrows follwed by Death Drive that starts with a distorted guitar riff. KLP on vocals leads the rest of the track into a high energy trap juke rhythm. To finish off the EP What So Not tones if down a bit with Oddity, a track you may or may not be familiar with. A wonderful future bass track with the the ambient build and theatrical drop that What So Not has made a trademark sound with. Best of all you can have this EP for free. Grab it below.
Monte Booker, coming out of Chicago, celebrated recently over a million overall plays on Soundcloud with over 18K followers. Thanking his fans and supporters with New Chapter. A track with a beautiful synth and woodwind intro building into glitchy sound effects and beat patterns. A smooth track to vibe to, with a title that keeps you looking forward.
Monte is making a lot of noise with his style of future bass and hip hop production. Collaborating with popular artists from Chicago, gaining some notable attention. Most recently got a feature on Pitchfork, a highly reputable music medium, with a collaborative project with Ravyn Lenae called Baby. The track itself was part of a larger project on Soulection; the 16th installment of White Label, an EP influenced by jazz and flying lotus. The project includes 2 more original tracks and another collaborative effort with Smino. Monte Booker also had the opportunity to produce Smino’s five track EP BLK Juptr.
All that done within the last couple months only. Monte releases another collab project in that time span. Being busy recording with another Chi-town artist Jay2AintShit. Contrary to his name Jay has some energetic vocals that empower Monte’s intricate beat work. The two flow well together in their finished project Gina. By himself Monte is a force, keep an ear open for his music this year.
Drevm, with the help of Outlit and Cherry Eye, has released a first original for his Soundcloud account. The trap artist has mainly been focusing on collaborative remixes up until now thought he has a couple other remixes premiering on other blog networks. There is something about Spaced that gets you hooked. This dark and heavy percussive trap tune has a beat and pattern that is just addicting.
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Meet your new favorite future bass artist. Sjaaf, straight out of Belgium, will sends chill down your spine with his productions. Coming out of the studio to announce new music and to gift a remix. His last pieces of work were originals, released a month apart and that is without mentioning his exclusive track with Redbull. Sjaaf is releasing bits of work to foreshadow an upcoming project as he updates his social media about staying cooped up in the studio creating new and different sounds.
Pushing his boundaries as an artists this is the kind of work that comes out. Mind bending music that hits the soul. Sjaaf is an excellent beat smith and works around synthesizers quite well. He also has a good eye for artists for his covers. A true artist inspired by creation. Ever song gets full effort as it seems, his latest would be his best yet. I would be a few months since the release of Twigs and Flurs but a wait well rewarded.
His latest project takes Machinedrum‘s track Take Flight, an energetic bass track and slows it down to head bumping hip hop beats and heavy bass. Making a breathtaking intro into a percussive and chopped vocal build to a drop that pumps some adrenaline into your system. A master combination of sounds to create this soul releasing tune! Best of all Sjaaf gifts this remix to you for free with the announcement of a new EP in the works. All those tracks released little by little, all that time in the studio concludes with an EP we cannot wait to hear.
Sharksquad head master Jauz and electronic beat smith Marshmello team up on a remix. Need U (100%) is turned into a garage house track with trap and juke influence. The bass heavy Jauz and future bass mellogang idol pump a soulful Duke Dumont dance track with some energy fit for a wild party. While the sharksquad may have gotten to a plump 200k+ following gettin buck on some of Jauz’s more in your face anthems, they can adapt to Mello sounds which have gained a solid 150+ following. Good music well recognized.
Hip Hop mic handler Omar Linx hooked up with Hunter Siegel and Pro Logic for production on his lastest release. Back To You, released via Buygore, has an intense yet ambient feel to it. Omar Linx always hits the mic with such passion and energy combined with melody and synths brings you a song you can really dig into.
Linx can Keep It Mellow too on the other hand with a free one released late last month by Marshmello. True to its name it stay real vibrant with a bassline synth and piano dancing with some vocals that bring the track down to earth. Gotta give it to Linx for not being a one styled one genre artists. Always pushing the boundaries as he grow.
The local Chi-town drummer and independent artist Ben Cofresi has some fun in the studio. Seems he is always in there or out doing live shows so why not. Recently releasing his Nuveau EP & a few singles including a feauture on Probcause‘s Drifters LP and joining LIDO on tour, making a stop in hometown Chicago of course, Cofresi is making himself known. Keeping the fans occupied, he just released a beautiful future bass tune, Lykedat, a real good vibe tune as free download as well. Cofresi’s wavy synths and amazing drum work really hits a sweet spot.
If you cannot get enough of Hermitude you are in luck. Right here is a music video for the duo’s most recent track Searchlight. With Yeo on the vocals and Hermitudes raw production talent they have together created a track to light up the dance floors yet again. Synths blaring and trumpets sample pumping over manipulated vocals and snares; this song gives a feeling of enlightenment when the beat drops.
If that is not enough you are in luck if you live on planet Earth. Hermitudes 5th studio album Dark Night Sweet Light has been released worldwide since Aug 28th. Complete with our favorite tracks Ukiyo, Through The Roof and The Buzz. The Buzz as well as Through The Roof both went through some tearing down and rebuilding by a bunch of talented artists in Hermitude remix EP’s since their Australian release. Both those songs respectively got their own music videos with them as well. If you want to hear the full album go and download it on iTunes.
The album also comes in with a Dark Night Sweet Light Origin Series project. The video series has is covering Hermitudes origins over the years leading up to their 5th studio album and the making of. Quickly explaining how the duo met and what music inspired them and what their plans are for the future. These guys sound ready to show the world what they got and with the music they have been releasing we can vouch for their serious talent. Stay tuned on their youtube channel to follow Origin.