A Billion Young comes back with a new track that shows a switch up in style. Experimenting with some house music foreshadowing their upcoming album Us. Only proper to dabble in house genres being apart of Chicago. Strawberry Satin would follow a few hip hop, foot work and juke remixes and releases and compilations. Their last mixtape Flwr which included popular locals like Sylvie Grace, Rich Jones, Jac Stovley and John Mcdonnell hit nearly 100k plays on Soundcloud. will be interesting to see what they got coming up next.
With a Cover Art tributed to his Discography, Kaskade introduces Redux 002. Following a string of Remixes and podcast mixes this EP refreshes his discography with a set of deep house tracks that would keep your summer vibes lasting! Distinguishing his sound from his recent collaborators CID and Deadmau5 following his experimental house beat Jorts with Too Many Zoos. With a tracklist as extensively long and diverse, you will be lucky enough to find a show that is not Sold out by this living Chicago legend.
Apart of an EP release on Manifest alongside Zooey Glass, Dagō & Zooey Glass are apart of a collective promoting conscious collective through artistic expression. Others Over Self, the first track introduces the EP in a trance with sustained synths making a zen deep house beat adding some bass beat and piano work. Altruism (75 Degrees) captures the underground deep house sound of Chicago. Both evoking a hypnotic peaceful vibes, this chicago collective is very in tune with our own mission. Own this EP for free or donate.
Though based in Denver, CO Brennen Bryarly stays close to his Chicago family with roots deeply embedded in deep house and underground. Under the alias Option4 he took the underground Chicago house sound and made his own formula out of it and continues to push his creative limits. His influence has given him opportunities to befriend Chicago artists’ like Autograf and remix a track or collaborate with. He has also been able to take his Chicago influence to his home in Denver and reshape the underground house scene there with his promotional company the Hundred and music festival Cloak & Dagger.
Over the last month Option4 has been releasing a new project little by little through NestHQ releases. Working with Sweat It Out label on this, this project is outside the box than your conventional EP releases. Collaborating with Ashley Jones on art illustrations, Brennen has created a soundtrack for an alternate reality comic book series based upon characters and friends in his music career and home city of Denver, CO. The outcome is quite an entertaining and interactive experience between fans and the artist.
The comic is based upon the legalization of marijuana in Denver, CO and the expectations that came out of it vs the reality. Many believed the legalization of the herb would raise crime rate levels as a consequence. What has happened was quite the opposite, the city thrived economically and everyone was too baked and happy to produce crime. This comic portrays the expectations of the fearful public and as the listener and reader you can listen to and watch as the story unfolds with every release.
Big things in line for Caleb Cornett‘s music career. Also known as Amtrac, the artist has a lot planned for himself and his fans! He just embarked on his first Headlining tour with Hotel Garuda. You know what that means, as a headline Amtrac can produce live to his fullest potential knowing people come specifically for him and his talents. Lucky us as well, Chicago has a tour date for February 18th at theMid. You can check out his facebook for tour dates near you!
Coming as a double whammy announcement, along with his first headlining tour Amtrac releases Darkest Sound. A deep bassline and harmonious synths leading to vocals to start off the first track of Amtrac’s up and coming EP for 2016, Lost In Motion. Hearing this track I can only imagine what unreleased goodies he will be playing on tour that he has not already played during tours with Gorgon City. Amongst the many tracks he has on his playlist already. Have you seen his soundcloud lately?
Caleb has been puttin in some real work in the studio. From remixes to collabs to originals, he has been creating some addicting hip shakin tunes. Lover, released just over two weeks ago, is already at 88k views. Elev8, a collab with notable house artist Alex Metrix, released on OWSLA/Big Beat Records will have you lost in a trance. Finally a remix of Get Your Love by Leo Kalyan will sober you up with deep lyrics and hypnotic bassline that keeps your hips swingin. These are only a few of the tracks Amtrac has released within the last month and a half, give or take. There is 3 singles on Toolroom Records and a piano remix of Kaskade’s Disarm You ft. Ilsey that you are waitin for your listen on soundcloud. Do not snooze on Amtracs sound!
Don’t Give Up (On Love) is the new single from Blinkie with vocals from Alahna. BBC radio predicted this song as the future anthem and banger of the year. This love song makes all singles feel hopeful for there next love affair and free from baggage. With an upbeat tempo, you cannot help but smile and keep moving a long. With Vocals like Alahna’s you feel like she is singing and dancing with you.
Blinkie is a producer and founder of Watch The Garden. Watch The Garden is a group of individuals that come together to express there musical talents and creativity together. It can be from song writing to producing to playing instruments. They are so confident and talented that they do not want to (and don’t) relay on any celebrity endorsements according to Blinkie’s bio
As the summer is close to the end, Duke Dumont gives us a reason to dance to the end of our summer nights. Ocean Drive has a smooth miami vice feel, with a nineties deep house vibe. An amazing song like Ocean Drive can only keep us in great spirits. His new EP, Blasé Bous Club (also the name of his record label), according to his iTunes reviews, is much anticipated for its release date on October second.
Duke Dumont was mentored by Switch, a well respected producer and former member of Major Lazers, who has produced for well known artist like Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, and M.I.A. His success can only be steered into the right direction. In 2013 Need You ranked number one in the UK and in 2014 I Got You, was as well, number one according to the Official Charts Company. Ocean Drive being released only for a few weeks, will only climb up the charts.
Scrolling through my soundcloud feed I strolled upon a masterpiece of sounds and melody. With a succession of string instruments and funky basslines, German duo KlangTherapeuten have created a track that sounds like heaven in your ears. This piece is fit with piano, synths, a groovy a bassline and what sounds like violin & cello that would make Holding Hands sound orchestral. It would be a wonderful experience to be able to see this performed with live instruments. But for now enjoy it as a free download!
As one of the newest signed artists on Toolroom Records, Amtrac releases Those Days for his debut on the label. In an interview with Toolroom Amtrac talks about his influences and the creative process in his music making. “What I love most about house music is rhythm and soul. That’s the basis of everything this scene is about, and that’s what I strive for in every single one of my productions”.
If you have kept track of Amtracs work you would know that those words hold true. Every track from his Defeated/Primal EP, his remixes, to Those Days, they all have that quality soulful sound and intricate rhythm and melodies you can groove to. Once you hear the choppy vocals and bassline on Those Days you will get hooked on that replay button. Tracks like this is what will keep Amtracs list of followers growing.