Young Heavy Souls present their first official compilation album; 20 all-new tracks from a growing roster of skillful artists and producers. Get to know YHS:
These producers have captured their niche through unexplored sub-genres of hip-hop and electronic music. With their progressive sound, this body of work exemplifies what these artists value most – collaboration. Young Heavy Souls was established in 2011. Creative director, Matt Black cultivated a team of like-minded musicians, filmmakers, photographers, and graphic designers throughout the past three years.
“With this project we wanted to showcase our growth as a team as well as spread our music to new audiences. Young Heavy Souls is a family, and this project represents the spirit and sound of our crew,” explained Black.
The majority of the team consists of artists local to the Midwest, but they join forces with musical talents from all over the United States. All artists featured on the current roster have made themselves a valuable asset to this creation. Several guest contributing artists are featured, including Spankalicious, Eddie Logix, and Heavy Color. – Young Heavy Souls
Nunca Duerma hits the road this month with San-Francisco beatmaker, Duktap. The pair will be performing sets on select dates throughout the Midwest.
Nunca Duerma is a busy man. Over the last several months, he’s released multiple collaborative tracks with other artists while he prepares to drop his new LP, Shapeshifter, on Eliot Lippʼs Old Tacoma Records.
Nunca Dʼs latest offering is a remix of “Bloody Face Handshake” by rapper/producer Jeremiah Jae. Originally from Chicago, Jae recently signed with Warp Records after releasing various projects under Flying Lotusʼ Brainfeeder imprint and making himself a fixture of the Los Angeles beat scene.
In addition to a growing collection of single releases and remixes, Nunca Duerma will be performing select dates throughout the Midwest as Shapeshifterʼs launch date draws closer.
Champagne Safari Tour:
Dec. 22 – Chicago, IL.
Dec. 23 – Grand Rapids, MI.
Dec. 26 – Detroit, MI.
Dec. 28 – Kalamazoo, MI.
More dates TBA.
“The Haunt” is a new cut from Nunca Duerma and Detroit native, Jaws That Bite. With frequent collaborations in the past, this time around the two multi-instrumentalists deliver a macabre track with bump- designed to get heads bobbing and spines tingling.
Nunca Duerma’s new long-player, Shapeshifter (Old Tacoma Records), is still a few months away, but fans can catch him live on The Champagne Safari Tour in December (with San-Fran. beatmaker, Duktap).
Jaws That Bite infuses elements from multiple genres of music to create soundscapes that are unique and organic. MI heads can catch him live on October 28 at the FyouNK Collective in Royal Oak.
Premiering this afternoon on Vibe To This, “Reflections” is the latest Nunca Duerma collaboration, featuring San Francisco-based beatmaker, Duktap. With Duerma’s Shapeshifter long-player just around the corner and Duktap on the eve of releasing Rinsed, the pair of producers is preparing to hit the road on a string of live dates in Chicago and Michigan.
Filmed by: Zac Varela, Matt McFerrin, and Derek Wilds
Edited by: Matt McFerrin
Music: “Behind the Mirror,” Marcutio
This promotional reel was compiled by our friends over at Young Heavy Souls (YHS). Featuring highlights from their live events over the course of the last year, the video showcases some of the immense talent operating throughout the Michigan music scene.
Featured artists include:
Black Milk, Griz, MC Friendly, Clear Soul Forces, Elzhi, Shadow Attack, Ana Sia, Mexicans With Guns, Freddy Todd, Jaws That Bite, Duktap, Dayda, Mux Mool, Edsel Very, Opiuo, Dixon’s Violin, Nunca Duerma, Tree City, Marcutio, DeLaZoo, Matt Black, Ty Beat, One Be Lo, Cadillac Duke, Spankalicious, and more.