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!
BassBin is a weekly electronic music night at Billy’s Lounge in Grand Rapids.
This week: Nunca Duerma performing w/Beyond Luck; opening DJ set by DJ Moppy.
Beyond Luck is a Chicago music collective consisting of members DJ Moppy, Radius, Keter Darker, and Lailah Reich.
The group openly defines their ‘style’ as Beyond Genre Music, expressing their common love for jazz, house, prog rock, hip-hop, dub/reggae. The group’s production setup includes but is not limited to: Moppy on Technics 1200s and effects, Radius on the MPC1000 and Korg Kaoss pads, and Keter Darker & Lailah on vocals. – Transistor Chicago
BassBin at Billy’s Lounge
1437 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI.
10pm – No Cover – 21+
Venue info: billyslounge.com
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
“‘Birthday’ is the most tasteful angry R&B song ever.” – Netherfriends via Twitter
After dropping a multitude of self-released projects and collaborative works with other artists, P3ACE will be Netherfriends’ first official studio project, produced at Coyote Hearing Studio in Oakland, California.
Netherfriends is on tour this October – click here for dates.
Bonus: Check out the video of Netherfriends cooking up some “Birthday” cake live at the Kimball House. Video by FragDfilms.
Originally available for download as part of Join The Studio’s Free Track Friday series, “Crafty” is another off-kilter head-bobber from Nunca Duerma, collaborating with the elusive Detroit-based beat maker, Gord.ie.
The folks at JTS also chopped it up with Nunca D, who had this to say about his tenure in the Windy City:
“…I love Chicago. Never thought I would enjoy living here when I took a random leap of faith two years ago. I’ve been so lucky to have the experience I’ve had thus far, and I’ve received open arms from artist collectives like Push Beats, Kimball House Productions, some of the LOD guys too and have been very surprised how welcoming everyone has been. Chicago is a great place for young up and comers and really fosters an environment of creativity. Most of the collectives I mentioned are really trying to do something new and not follow a pre-fit mold on how things are suppose to be done. It’s them, their art, and no bullshit. I love it.”
Nunca Duerma will be dropping more beat collaborations and one-shot releases in the near-future, all leading up to the release of his upcoming Shapeshifter project.