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While it is a bit past the 10th anniversary of the critically acclaimed Sufjan Stevens record “Illinois”, in recognition, Asthmatic Kitty is releasing a 10th Anniversary Edition of the album which will include a demo of “Chicago”:
“Asthmatic Kitty Records is happy to announce that every Illinois: Special 10th Anniversary Blue Marvel Edition will also include a die-cut, Chicago flag star-shaped 12” of a demo version of “Chicago.” Sufjan, who plays guitars and organ on the song, recorded the track in 2004.”
Posted by @adamahaha
Chicago based producer Monte Booker has steadily been releasing music for 5 months having already collaborated with Soulection’s Jarreau Vandal.
Check out his latest tracks “all i need” sampling Jay-z’s 2001 single “All I Need” featuring Beyonce and “2099 flow”, stream below.
Chicago has been boiling with talent since the rise of “Drill” music started by King Louie and put on the mainstream by Chief Keef, since then several young rappers have made their name known but one that has stuck out from the rest is 20 year old Brandon Dickinson aka Lil Bibby. Since his first debut mix-tape Free Crack the rapper has not stopped in his rise to success having co-signs from Drake & King Louie among several others. His latest mix-tape Free Crack 2 has moved from street gritty tracks to top notch production and mainstream features including Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, T.I., Jadakiss & Kevin Gates. With the promising sound and success he has gathered the Chiraq rapper is sure to brake free from the street level/underground sound he is known for and surely release a mainstream EP with The Book on it’s way. Lil Bibby will be making his Vancouver debut May 29th at Republic Nightclub along with Jay Worthy of LNDN DRGS, BODY~n~SOUL and AKA Paradise DJ’s getting things started, click here for more info on the event and purchase tickets here. If you’re feeling lucky we’ll be giving away tickets for the show and all you have to do is email us at email@example.com with “LIL BIBBY” in the subject line along with your first and last name in the body OR comment/tag who you’d like to bring on THIS instagram post. Winners announced the date of event. Good luck!
Chicago has been boiling with talent since the rise of “Drill” music started by King Louie and put on the mainstream by Chief Keef, since then several young rappers have made their name known but one that has stuck out from the rest is 20 year old Brandon Dickinson aka Lil Bibby. Since his first debut mix-tape Free Crack the rapper has not stopped in his rise to success having co-signs from Drake & King Louie among several others. His latest mix-tape Free Crack 2 has moved from street gritty tracks to top notch production and mainstream features including Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, T.I., Jadakiss & Kevin Gates. With the promising sound and success he has gathered the Chiraq rapper is sure to brake free from the street level/underground sound he is known for and surely release a mainstream EP with The Book on it’s way. Lil Bibby will be making his Vancouver debut May 29th at Republic Nightclub along with Jay Worthy of LNDN DRGS, BODY~n~SOUL and AKA Paradise DJ’s getting things started, click here for more info on the event and purchase tickets here. We’ll be announcing a ticket contest soon, stay tuned!
On April 26th we lost one of the pioneers for Chicago’s dance music scene specifically Juke/ Footwork and Ghetto House. DJ Rashad passed away in Chicago and everyone from all sides of the music spectrum has given their condolences and respect to the genre’s pioneer. Here in Vancouver, all kinds of artists and DJ’s have shown their respect and Andishae has gathered a large amount of DJ’s to play a tribute night to DJ Rashad and the whole Juke/ Footwork movement which includes locals Taal Mala, HxdB, DJ Cure, Frank Grimes, Barlee, Tucker Foldin, Godmode, Heartbeat(s), #Basedg0th+WoBangs, Krusha, Electric Input DJ’s, Matt Tecson, Lootcanal, Sadgirl, Shaunic, Ganjoid & JSPH. All donations will go directly to the Teklife Crew, to get you prepared for the madness on Friday watch the Teklife crew play at the Boiler Room below!
Posted by @Hernandizzle
Vancouver’s own dj SadGirl has teamed up with ClubKnights to put out a mini-mix just shy of 16 minutes, fulla footwork vibes – which is perfect for an energy boost or a quick turn up. If you’re keen to know more about SG, below is a short interview below the tracklist.
Sol Speech – Areas 2
DJ Rashad – Drank, Kush, Barz
DJ Bake ft DJ Uniique & DJ Smack – Booty Bounce Anthem (DJ Paypal Remix)
Ice Underlord – Down On Me
DJ Boy Drama – Reacquainted
Ticklish – Rescue Me
Ultrademon & KP & Envy – You’re So Wet / Shawty Swing My Way (DJ Hoodboi Remix)
CK: Tell us how you got started as a DJ
SG: While I was in audio school (est 2012) I’d made friends with a couple of DJs in my class. They’d spin after class on Fridays and it looked hella fun, so one of them showed me how to work Traktor on his controller. I’d already learned about EQing frequencies, song structure, fx, etc in school – so I guess I picked it up easily. Growing up as a dancer made me subconsciously aware of rhythm, so I’d say that helped a lot too.
I think some people may have pegged me as a band wagoner, but music has always been a huge part of my life – growing up with a family of musicians, dancing and playing music. It felt like a natural progression to end up where I am now.
CK: What are your other talents?
SG: I grew up dabbling with instruments; guitar, bass, drums – but I really love singing, writing and I’m quietly learning production with Ableton. I’m using the alias “vzns” (pronounced visions) as a creative outlet for song writing.
CK: What do you listen to when you’re not listening to Dance music?
SG: Damn… this is always a hard question because I love so much.
Lately I’ve been listening to: Melody’s Echo Chamber, King Krule, Tame Impala, Venetian Snares, Fiona Apple, Flying Lotus, Zero 7, DJ Shadow, Sun Ra, Lianne La Havas, Shaprece, Portishead, Them Crooked Vultures, Bjork, Queens of the Stone Age, Sia, Banks… People who inspire me the most.
There’s a lot of amazing electronic music coming out of Vancouver that isn’t necessarily dance music; like what’s happening in Chapel Sound and Mountainous Collective. I’m very blessed & inspired to be surrounded by such talent.
CK: What would you like to hear or see more of in 2014?
SG: More original, inspiring music. As much as I adore the admiration and creative interpretation expressed through sampling and the use vocal acapellas… I’d love to see something more. I do love R&B and ladies like Ciara, Brandy, etc – but I’d love to see some light shown on up and coming vocalists. I love what Banks, Jhene Aiko, Jojo, Niki Randa & Solange are doing. I swear, If I hear one more Body Party remix… (lol)
CK: What’s next for SadGirl?
SG: I’m working on edits and remixes, more mixes… I played a show in Seattle recently with Ekali, opening for Falcons – I’d love to book more out of town shows. That was way too much fun.
As far as vzns goes; I’ve got a collab thing going on with Ekali and The Oneiroscopist – which remains nameless until we find something proper. We aim to release a 5 track EP this spring. Also, I’d like to put out a mixtape featuring producers I dig from all over.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen something more relaxed from Chicago, Martin $ky is the city’s answer to take a chill pill and light one up.
His first song surfaced 4 months ago which was produced by the impressive Madlib & Flying Lotus and since then he’s delivered nothing but great tracks on his soundcloud adding a real in depth and complex flow that keeps you listening. Not only does this cat have a great sound and support but also makes beats, the video above and this brand new track give you a taste of some “super cold shit”. Keep an eye on this cat, I can see him being in the spot light real soon.
Posted by @Hernandizzle
Chicago is easily recognized as one of the most successful pop rock bands ever, having lasted for so many years while still charting single after single.
To achieve longevity in the music industry, Chicago’s sound evolved to keep pace with popular culture. With disco rising to dominate the airwaves in the 70s, the band released their thirteenth LP (cleverly titled ‘Chicago 13’) which was produced with disco clubs in mind.
Their track Street Player is such a departure from traditional rock and roll. There’s this long sort of tribal funk house break about halfway through (which is pretty standard for disco records of the era), but keep listening and check out the last couple minutes. It’s easily my favourite part!
Oh yeah, and it’s been heavily sampled as well… but I’ll leave that up to you to figure out. Too easy.