Sonic Week 4.20: Op Shop

  I am not high but I’m on top of you, your face is covered in torn shorts, I am dressed in peach lips and free from my memory. Your tongue is my summer rope, my anchor to pleasure comfort, my partner to dirty barefoot jams. I am not high but I am full of … Continue reading

Sonic Wek 2.17: Interruptive Sleep

My Anxieties no longer distract me from the joy of being. This Sonic Week Playlist goes out to every night your lids lost weight under the glare of an anti-hero. Featuring tracks by Grave Goods and Lucy Stone, Neue Grafik, Persian Empire, Whereisalex, Via Rosa, Stray, Ouska, Glenn Astro, Satori, Acid Pauli, Boathouse, EeMu, Stimming, Sevdaliza, … Continue reading

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

Monte Booker | Two Beats Ahead of the Game

A truly fresh sound, despite the thousands of new producers who emerge on Soundcloud every week, doesn’t come around too often. When you do find one, marked by a consistent and emotional flair on bedroom uploads or an unfamiliar and exceptional charm to big name releases, cherish that sound. It’s jarring and packed with beats, pauses, and ribbons … 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

VIDEO PREMIERE: AmbI Lyrics X Mosher Show

It’s a sunny Chicago day and Mosher Show visits AmbI Lyrics‘ house to paint a mural on her wall, the future home of Soul Food Sundays and creativity haven for networking and visual/musical expression. Watch Mosher piece together a spin on two of his iconic spray characters to the elegant and mystic beat of AmbI … Continue reading

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

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 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

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