Last month, Netherfriends dropped Volume 1 of his “Kind of Buzzed” series for our June podcast. Volume 2 features Swords the Ronin (Second City Citizens) freestyling over improvised beats, live at Cafe Mustache. Peep the video, and grab the track below.
In the spirit of Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue, Netherfriends put together “Kind Of Buzzed”- a series of improvised beats, cooked up fresh on the spot, and garnished with the freestyles of different Chicago Hip Hop artists.
Netherfriends recently appeared on MusicVox, a music and talk program on Chicago’s public radio station, Vocalo. The one-man-band on-the-run discussed touring, the process of making his 50 Songs – 50 States project (dropping July 4th), and collaborating with Chicago Hip-Hop artists.
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI)/89.5 (Northwest Indiana). For more info, please visit vocalo.org
Quit your job. Give up your lease. Drive your car around the country for one year. Write and record a song in every state. That just might be the formula for writing a great album. At least that’s the one Netherfriends used to write his album – 50 Songs / 50 States. Shawn Rosenblatt, the man behind the project, joined Jesse Menendez to talk about his experiences traveling and producing the 50 song album as well as his newer endeavor – collaborating with Chicago’s hip hop community.