Flosstradamus, A legendary name to Chicago, and for good reason! Helping bring edm and trap bass to mainstream popularity with remixes like ORIGINAL DON by Diplo in 2012, with former member Josh Young AKA YehMe2. Floss is back with an original release following a collab with Post Malone, Key, Fki1st and graves earlier this year. Simplifying this recent collaboration to one artist, Nonsens, for an upbeat hit for the summer named SO FAR. Kicking it off with a dnb styled intro, chopping up a vocal loop, into a body of bass and alarming synths to wild out to. The piano break in between keeps the uplifting energy going on this dance worthy beat!
Umbertron doing his thing and releasing trap and juke tracks. Reporting straight from Tokyo Umbertron releases his first music video for his latest release Ume. Filled with evening colors and trippy visuals alowing you to focus on dancing to the chill synths and fast paced juke beat. This follows a 4 track EP Its Still Hot this past month which includes his remix of All U Ho’z by Kevin Halstead. All of which is up for free download for you to turn a party upside down!
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.
Willy Joy is fired up and turbo charged with this riddim. Inviting the Kemist to the studio to add his Jamaican style for the perfect touch to this adrenaline packed track. Kemists breakdown provides a catchy sing-along anthem over a trap beat and horns while leading to a fast paced drop throwing your feet into a frenzy, perfect for a festival crowd. Catching the beat mid way Kemist whips it around one more time building up for a bass heavy trap drop that Willy Joy is known for.
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.
Machobeatz gets dark and heavy on his latest addition to his discography. Reminiscent to his Getcho Freak Own and The Mid on his album DOVGH NVTS, Macho creates a club ready track any trap loving audience can break their necks and throw their elbows up to. Jumping between moody and heavy hitting tracks, Macho continues to improve and evolve in his sound gaining more substance and flow with each and every beat.
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Only 5heriff has the creative ingenuity to come with a beat as such. Merging two cultures together, Latin American and hip hop and trap beats from Chicago, Pero (Lyke) gives you a tough decision between bailando and kickin back. The energy is surreal, mostly because there are not a lot of beats available in this fashion. Talk about thinking outside the box. Cannot identify the Spanish sampling because of my ignorance on the genre but in any case this track is one to repeat.
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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.