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
Video: Andy Allen, Derek Wilds, Milan Boyer, and Matt Black for Young Heavy Souls
Music: “Pack Your Bags” – Nortroniks & Vapor Eyes
Our friends over at Young Heavy Souls are dropping their first official compilation next week, and we are psyched to check it out. For the unknowing, this album will be the perfect introduction to the YHS crew and all of the talented artists on its roster.
In anticipation of the album drop, YHS put together this trailer featuring some new and archival footage from the crew’s live events.
Young Heavy Souls – Volume One drops February 20th.
Video: Matt Black & Milan Boyer for Young Heavy Souls
The newest edition of artist profile videos from our friends at Young Heavy Souls features Nunca Duerma, who is preparing to release his upcoming full-length, Shapeshifter, on Old Tacoma Records.
We followed Nunca Duerma and his drummer, TJ Devoe, on the road as they played shows in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo & Detroit. We also got some behind-the-scenes footage of their practice sessions.
Also featured in this edition of the Artist Spotlight is an interview with Eliot Lipp (Old Tacoma Records, Pretty Lights Music). We caught up with Eliot before a show in Detroit to talk about ND’s sound and upcoming album “Shapeshifter.”
Track 1: Nunca Duerma – “Girls”
Track 2: Nunca Duerma – “Slap”
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.