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New Chi-t Featured In Chicago Reader’s Favorite Music Of 2013

Chicago Reader: Our Favorite Music Of 2013

Six Reader writers, 12 months, 30 picks — and not one list that just rearranges the same records you’ll see everywhere else: Click to read the full article on chicagoreader.com

This week, New Chi-t appeared on the front page of Chicago Reader. A collaboration between Netherfriends and a slew of Chicago artists, the project was featured in the Hip-Hop segment of The Reader’s  Favorite Music of 2013:

Overlooked Chicago hip-hop | Leor Galil

Netherfriends, New CHI-t
Nomadic indie-popper Shawn Rosen­blatt (aka Netherfriends) is no stranger to hip-hop: 2011’sNetherfriends Does Nilsson includes a wobbly, funky tune called “Full of It” with local MC ShowYouSuck. That track also appears on New CHI-t, a rap-centric collection of Netherfriends collaborations featuring local hip-hop acts such as the Whoevers, Fess Grandiose, and Impolite Society. Rosenblatt molds his psychedelic-tinged pop—sometimes peppy, sometimes wistful, sometimes both at once—into the foundation for fun hip-hop tracks. The Sublime-sampling “Summertime” in particular makes me yearn for warm-weather adventures even more than I usually do.

Netherfriends – New CHI-t

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Netherfriends presents New CHI-t, a compilation of his collaborations with Chicago artists. All tracks recorded and mixed by Netherfriends at the Kimball House during the summer and fall of 2012.

Download: Netherfriends – New CHI-t

TRACK LIST
01. “I’m Gone” (feat. Fess Grandiose)
02. “Never Walk Out On You (feat. Impolite Society)
03. “Mattress” (feat. Fess Grandiose)
04. “Summer Sex” (feat. Auggie the 9th)
05. “Summertime” (feat. Jams Dean, Chandler London, & Auggie the 9th)
06. “Phoenix, AZ” (feat. Rich Jones)
07. “Full Of It” (feat. ShowYouSuck)
08. “Good Vibes” (feat. ShowYouSuck & Elee X)
09. “Jurassic Park V” (feat. theWHOevers)
10. “Numero Uno” (feat. Chandler London & Mig Mora)
11. “Frankfort, KY” (feat. Blakkass Westley)
12. “Ringpop” (feat. Rich Jones & Divino Nino)
13. “Monkey Man” (feat. Divino Nino)

theWHOevers & Netherfriends – “Jurassic Park V”

Download: theWHOevers: Jurassic Park V (Feat. & Prod. by Netherfriends) - Available on Soundcloud

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Premiering today on GoWhereHipHop, theWHOevers drop “Jurassic Park V” as part of their weekly #WHOWednesdays series. With Netherfriends on the beat,  Dotkom and J. Arthur sound as cool and collected as a hat-trick of Velociraptors on the hunt. Rawr.

While Steven Spielberg couldn’t be reached for comment, theWHOevers did offer the following statement:

WARNING: This record contains sounds never heard before!

the 3rd installment of theWHOwednesdays series. We follow last month’s record, “Roll of the Dice” with a collabo by none other than traveling music nomad himself, Netherfriends.

Like our beloved Chicago seasons, “Jurassic Park V” captures the essence of a smooth summer breeze, while slapping you in the face like the winter wind. Delivered with incredible ease, J.Arthur and Dotkom skillfully place complex delivery patterns over this super-snappy Netherfriends production. In the race for greatness, this team plans to “get to the top and keep on climbing” …

“Jurassic Park V” belongs to a Netherfriends compilation album titled “New CHI-t” with a proposed 06/28 release date that also features many of Chicago’s rising artists.

Grab the track below, and be sure to download New CHI-t when it drops at the end of June. For more music from theWHOevers, click here.