Best of Soundcloud 2015 | Sonic Week Stardom

Nosferatune ‘likes’ and Sonic Week bests have led us here, to our end of year 2015 favorites collection. Call it the Ultimate Sonic Week Playlist, as it contains loads of future beats and hip hop diamonds, a handful of vocally dominating indie-folk gems, modern piano stories, harmonies stacked to kill — all with that Chicago … Continue reading

Sonic Week 10.12: Dope Hope

Wait for the day when Hope is Dope, When living air is life and up there really is just blue, And water is wet only when it’s inside of you // Crave the day that starts only when your eyes open wide, To the cue of mint breath — unopened, white, light, Soaking in presence, still twirling from gravity and … Continue reading

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

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

Sonic Week 3.9: Blueberry Punch

Punctual breaths, heating lips and roaring mouths, crying for love or change or both, sipping smoothies through the paranoia in a candy game mall. Eyes shift to the angle of vibration taking shape in conversation’s space. Find the source and shake it off but nothing catches spray, droplets stagnant in space time freeze for the duration … Continue reading

Sonic Week 1.15: Rubber Funk

Blue and White spotlights center on life. The sun dies under scorn, bare and barely there, leaving only the sympathy of tunnels to twist by your side. The world is dull, almost black and white, blocked by numbing rumbles above and a forgotten love for saturated days. The world needs spinning and shakes and violent … Continue reading

Sonic Week 5.1: Pretty Quartz Music

Beneath Asheville there’s a physiographic vein– part of the Appalachian Blue Ridge Mountains province- breathing and exploding with life so slowly that our tiny lifespans can’t even begin to comprehend. The gem and mineral life endures transformations that mirror our own, and a metaphysical relationship to them exists strongly in regions above these veins. Everything is … Continue reading

Sonic Week 4.17: Skin Up

No, you. You do it better. This week is all about fav hip hop tracks from the past few weeks, from the only genre that truly doesn’t give a shit about detailing the smokable inspiration lining a day in crew life. Danny Brown re-releases a new version of “Contra” produced by Mello Music Group’s star … Continue reading

Sonic Week 1.28: Beat Seat

Beat your slushy path to the seat heat for a hip hop playlist that’s as verbose as it is versatile, grounded always in gold beats. Chicago’s very own Tree comes up twice on Beat Seat, first with the bare-boned and catchy “Probably Nu It” and later on the raspy soul trap signature “God Like.” A rolling … Continue reading