Elee X (Impolite Society) collaborates with MPC-smith Sev Seveer on this synthy, spaced-out cut from Uncle EL’s No Doze compilation.
Rapper, beat maker, DJ, and Chicago mainstay, Uncle EL, presents No Doze- a compilation representing an eclectic mixture of sounds from the underground rap and beat scenes of Chicago and beyond. Featured artists include Doc ILLingsworth, OHBLIV, Wino Willy, Lanzo, Radius, Kenny Keys, Jon Rogers and many more. Ranging from left field, ethereal, to classic boom bap, there is one common theme throughout. Don’t sleep!
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: 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”
If you’re bummed about Bieber’s retirement, or just need a chill playlist to soothe your post-holiday stress, don’t trip; treat yourself to the second annual Kimball House compilation- comprised of some of our favorite tracks from our friends and resident artists.
2013 was a great year of positive growth for us on many levels! If you’ve reviewed our music, come out to our events, downloaded our tracks, rocked a show with us, or supported us in any way, we’d just like to say THANK YOU.
01. Fess Grandiose – “New Vehicle, Baby!”
02. Chandler London – “TheDrug3.3” (prod. by OH!Quinn)
03. Impolite Society – “Wackass Artwork” (prod. by Von Vuai)
04. Nunca Duerma – “The Snake” (Remix)
05. Chandler London & Rich Jones – “Colorado Or Bust” (prod. by Danimal Tha Choppa)
06. Fess Grandiose – “Casanova Shit”
07. Khalfani (Impolite Society) – “Singled Out” (prod. by Khalfani)
08. Netherfriends – “Good Vibes” ft. ShowYouSuck & Elee X (prod. by Netherfriends)
09. Nunca Duerma – “Bus Rides”
10. Jams Dean & Netherfriends – “Jams In The Road” (prod. by Netherfriends)
11. Impolite Society – “The World” (prod. by Zip)
12. Fess Grandiose & Netherfriends – “Goosebumps” (prod. by Netherfriends)
Nunca Duerma hits the road this month with San-Francisco beatmaker, Duktap. The pair will be performing sets on select dates throughout the Midwest.
Our friends theWHOevers just dropped their new project, Ridin’ Waves. On their sophomore album, DotKom and J. Arthur effortlessly display a knack for delivering high-caliber lyrics with precision. With J. Arthur tackling the majority of production duties, Ridin’ Waves also features tracks from DJ Rhettmatic, Japandrew, and more.
Catch theWHOevers in Chicago on Friday, Dec. 6 for the official Ridin’ Waves Release Party at Lincoln Hall. The event will feature performances and DJ sets from Markyboy, Martin $ky, Fess Grandiose, and BAMBU. More info to come.
BONUS: Check out the visual to “TIMEOUT” – Directed by Sol Films
Our friend and Kimball House Rock alumni, Lanzo, just dropped his new project. Deadweight.Sheep is a full set of spacey, electronic jams- visit his Bandcamp and check it out.