Posts Tagged ‘chicago’
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
The intergalactic Moon Boots has built a reputation in recent years for unforgettable melodic hooks and a penchant for flipping vocal samples like the boom bap producers of yore. I recently had the chance to share the decks with him in Mexico City and he’s also a solid selector and stand-up dude. Today the former member of Hey Champ! returns with No One, a collage of sultry female hooks, Chicago house rhythms and jazz hands that glisten like the moons of Jupiter. Download it gratis.
posted by @pat_lok
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.