Don’t keep your eggs in one basket as the saying goes, and many artists in Chicago that we cover often times find themselves with multiple talents, fortunately. Pugs Atomz is another good example of this with his level of ambition and activity, working as a visual artist, a designer, radio host and hip hop emcee. Catch him on CTARadio every Wednesday on 88.5 fm or selling merchandise at Iridium. At the moment Pugs Atomz is getting ready to release a full album with Australian producer Inkswell.
The two artists met on Instagram and what started out as quick collaboration turned into a long term full album project. Inkwell, having worked with artists like Georgia Anne Muldrow, LMNO, Illa J to name a few, has the right sound to work with a hip hop artist like Pugs Atomz. They both sound so good together and their two leading singles, INVITE THE LIGHT and 4AM BURNERS from the LP THE MOON to be released on Sonar Kollectiv, show how their styles mixes with one another. Marrying jazz, funk and hip hop beats together, along with Pugslee’s lyricism, these songs are like audio soul food. Full album should be released soon and it features dope artists like Planetself, Wes Restless, Awdazcate, Nathan Knew among other Chicago locals, and the preview is up on Sonar Kollectiv soundcloud.