Shlick Smit Chicago Fresh still "On Tour" Live Performance

VIDEO PREMIERE: Chicago Fresh Ep2: Shlick Smit

He hops from coast to coast, but holds strong connections in Chicago along the way. Meet Shlick Smit, an MC with a mission to express himself through rhythm and poetry if nowhere else will listen. On the daily, he works his flow with others to BUILD like it’s never been done before, leaving each town better … Continue reading


Tambour – Chapitre I

Sucking fresh breaths from Montreal’s classical music scene is Simon P. Castonguay, better known with thick keys below hands as Tambour. Chapitre I is made of 4 visceral scenes of music, and it’s a contemplative treat for any time, any day, any place, and anyone. Composed to the tune of exploration, Chapitre I is for those who delight in … Continue reading

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Sonic Week 8.25: Burning Up

Must cook if we want to eat. Let the world be simple again. I am constantly chasing the itch to self-discover, to learn from potential negatives by never accepting their definition as such as the definitive point of anything. The point is no point is known, and to consider each point a point is to lose the … Continue reading

Chicago Fresh Promo Stills

VIDEO PREMIERE: Chicago Fresh Ep1: [dope] TENNIS SHOES

Nosferatune debuts its Chicago artist showcase series — Chicago Fresh — with an intimate video of Tennis Shoes, a musician bound only for the no-boundaries, future-sound hip hop cry. Falsetto soliloquies churn into rapping poetry before we can even put our sneaks into a shoebox on the closet shelf. Get familiar with the softer side … Continue reading

Sonic Week Tree Tennessee Hip Hop

Sonic Week 8.13: Trip Tree / Tennessee

We roll and we bounce, we glide and we cut up on this floating rock that pulses with trend and tension and flavor. Everything’s to miss when there’s something everywhere, where levels and consistency are fierce with inconsistencies, where too much is not enough for you. As we whimper over nothing real, the sun will fog … Continue reading

The O'My's Wicker Park Fest 2015

PHOTOS: The O’My’s @ Wicker Park Fest 2015

Every time I see The O’My’s, I wonder how their sound hasn’t looped around the world yet. Chicago hardly even knows about how good this music is — Wicker Park Fest might’ve been packed last Saturday, but these six brass-crooning, soul-feelin’ purveyors of modern blues deserve a larger audience for the vibes they throw down live. Maceo … Continue reading


Sonic Week 7.9: Welling Weight

Pressure is more than a thought at blue dawn, more than the wet weight of coffins on an overlooked night, more than simple sadness or veiled stimuli. It is not simple and it has no concern for you. It is a hounding beat that spins around the corners of your tea and simple pleasant. It … Continue reading


Title: Memories

Sparkle and simplicity; pleasant layers build out the girth of this Cosmonostro spirit collection by Toon Janssens, the Belgian producer better known to the world as Title. Memories is his first big batch of fresh music this year, home on the label that’s gaining incredible fan love for putting out some of the weirdest and wildest genre-bending beauty … Continue reading


Sonic Week 6.9: Somber Glow

When you find yourself sunk—wrapped in blankets and dreamy tapestries, smelling the world you can’t quite see—consider not what is missing in that time. Why search for what lacks where you’ve found an idyllic home for thought, a nook in time more precious than most to you, solemn blanket being, because it is entirely yours. Weave that … Continue reading


Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment – Surf

What is it about this man, Chance the Rapper. And his SoX crew of warm, soul-composing heroes proposing musical strength through simplicity, quirky street harmonies, and real conversation swept up in valiant wordplay. It seems they do everything to spread the positive energy and freshly juiced smiles around. When I listen to Chance and SoX productions, I feel the … Continue reading

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