Lassai has got IT goin on in his latest music video, and as a reminder, so do you. Whatever IT may be; energy, attitude, message, perspective or hustle, this music video is a reminder to feel IT within yourself, and to be proud of IT. From the South Side of Chicago, Lassai aims to invoke confidence in your authenticity as a human being, directing your awareness inward through his verses, “Are you feeling it, Take control of it… If you want it come get it, Do you want it?” Doubling up with the visuals, dancers passionately moving to and fro, with urban settings as their stage, it paints a metaphor that you can flourish in any environment, any circumstance. A calming song to reflect upon personally, on top of being moved by the rhythm physically.
CJ Run, who’s pronoun is They, from the UK and residing in Chicago is back to releasing new music, since their HERE FOR NOW EP and LEAGUE OF MY OWN singles release. We have 3 new tracks and each one contrasts the last, in message and energy. Showing off their diversity in creativity and expression, CJ Run goes through a few layers of them self, deep in the lyricism. Between love, retrospect and attitude, CJ unravels and experiments with styles.
RUNS WORLD goes deep in the roots of being, what makes they, what makes you. Lyrics like, “reaching for the sky with the devil on my shoulder,” can be a metaphorical expression that can mean, maintaining ambitions and aspiration, while being realistic & aware to the nature of life and happenings; “days are getting longer, getting harder and I’m colder.” The song is paired up with THE MIDDLE & LOSE MY COOL, produced by shlatos this time, as opposed to Wize on the first track. CJ really moves in a whole different direction with LOSE MY COOL as it experiments with a dance beat, creating a dance-funk and soul energy, similar to Disclosure, that is just too hot, too flammable, so undeniable! Bringing attitude and sexual energy, you just might lose your cool.
Consistenly bouncing back and forth between his old and new style of dance music, Kaskade has the ear to satisfy just about anyone. Following his REDUX 003 DELUXE release, the Chicago native is back with a deep house beat. Teaming up with Lipless, MY LIGHT starts dark in tone with feminine vocals, brandishing “You are my light” into your head, up the the climax. The main body of the track is a gentle but dark bassline humming under melodic synth work, giving off a very sensual and mysterious energy!
What is love without the pain? Some will believe you cannot have the good with out the bad. For Autograf the good & the bad is what Love & Retrograde comprises of; the highs and their lows of their last couple of years. You can even hear it literally as you go through dark low bass lines and high end synths and vocals between songs.
Starting the EP off with Test the Waters, a down tempo beat setting a heavy tone. In between these hypnotic instrumental breaks echoes, “Go out and Test the Waters the tide will drag you deeper than you know“, like a test of will of some kind. What will come of this darkness and confusion? The EP then jumps into Retrograde, tunneling through minimal bass sounds, giving some life with these bassline grooves, a strong positive transformation!
Getting your energy ready the Casual Love, this track breathes life into Love & Retrograde, a hopeful sound to bounce around to and chant along with. “I’m looking for people of a like mind… I’m looking for love of a casual kind“; another house anthem for Autograf. They Then get funky with Hold Me Back, giving the right attitude for living singing, “the corners no place for me babe“. Turning this EP on its head from dark to energetic sounds with strong notes, Love & Retrograde really paints a story from start to finish.
Letting their fans know it represents growth for them musically and personally, paying close attention you can hear and feel that in this EP. From the dark, minimal sounds and the doubtful lyrics in the beginning with, to vivacious house beats and groovy tunes with strong affirmations. Autograf ends it strong with Night Drive, a mix of high vibes and low techno basslines. Love & Retrograde is the perfect title for the project for what it represents.
Kygo has Stole The Show since Firestone, released in 2014. Ranking number one in Norway according to the Norwegian Charts. Headlining in huge festivals like TomorrowWorld in Georgia and Findings in Norway. Song after song, he has us wanting more. In late July, sponsor by Über, he threw a surprise free pre-show in Chicago in honor of Lollapalooza . Fans were going crazy trying to access entry to this sold out show.
If you ever feel lonely, just know that Kygo has partnered up with British Vocalist, Ella Henderson and are here for you. His new single Here For You makes you feel nothing but encouraged. As if there was a hand on your shoulder, telling you that everything will be alright. Even if in your life, you keep chasing the wrong. A very supportive song for those who keep going for what is inconvenient. Just know they’re will always be someone there for you to catch you.
One of many Kygo’s talents is remixing a song and giving it The One and Only unique touch. The song that gave him more of a public recognition was I See Fire by Ed Sheeran. His more recent spin off is Dirty Paws by Of Monster and Men (OMAM), giving it more of tropical house. OMAM’s song is already very imaginative. Kygo did a great job giving it more of a delicate fairy tale like tempo.
Looking for something new and edgy to listen too? 18 year old Tkay Maidza is an female emcee born in Zimbabwe, Africa. At the age of 5 her family moved to her current hometown Adelaide, Australia. This little lady is pint sized, bursting full speed into the scene in 2013 with her hit Brontosaurus feat. Badcop.
She enjoys daring lap dances during her radio show interviews and please do not compare her to Azaelia Banks or her fellow home mate Iggy Azalea. She’s in her own lane. Tkay spits her flow over any genre from Electronic, Pop, Alternative and she does it very well.
Tkay starts off singing her chorus lyrics over this electronic pop beat song “MOB” Money over B%$#!es. Wait until the base drops, she then starts to rap. If it’s too fast to comprehend, look up the lyrics. The meaning behind this song is an ethos “hard work over stupid shit.
What’s up Next for Tkay Maidza
Tkay is currently on a national tour with recording artist Rita Ora as well as performing in Festivals such as Beyond the Valley, THIS THAT, SPLENDOUR and more. She is collaborating with other music artist like Charli XCX, Mark Ronson as well as A$AP Ferg. Keep up with Tkay, follow her on all her social media pages, in which you can find on her Website link below.
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His new song Never Sleep Alone, has been out for less than a month, and has already hit a million plays on Spotify. Seeming by the art work on his single, it looks like he gets his inspiration in the ambiance of nature. You will feel nothing but peace and serenity leading you into those fun summer days. Different from his mix, Summer Time Sadness. He wrote on his page that he does’t want to tell us what this song means. Like in a dream, he wants us to imprint our story into his song.
Don’t judge her tiny figure, she comes with huge talent and great music! Alison Wonderland (Alex Scholler) is taking the U.S by her madness. She has been part of Coachella and Mad Decent’s line ups. This Sydney native is signed by EMI Music Australia and Astralwerks (an American label company). On Mad Decent’s website they called her “one of the most influential producers in the region”.
Producing her new album Run, it has almost 5 stars on iTunes. You may think she thinks of ” 6 impossible things before breakfast” (Alice in Wonderland). Her Album is electronic with a perfect dash of wonder. Her most popular songs are Run and You Don’t Know. I can only see her climbing up the music charts or even making Dj Mag’s top 100 Djs. She is one of a kind, you cannnot say she is copying anyones style or sound. Her Album is a different kind of electronic music.
A great experience at The Mid – Chicago by Alison Wonderland along with Hoodboi. Her first time in Chicago and hopefully not the last. She had the crowd going wild, playing her new album and mixes. The crowd never once stopped dancing. Her energy was intense you would think her soul was following the rabbit into the turntables. Perhaps her goal was to make us all mad.