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

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 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

Sonic Week 4.6: Layered State

His dreams, as they looked to her beside him, were full of mismatched anxiety. Fears rearranged under flickering eyelids, former relationships and failures weaving the texture of his subconscious mind. There are active functions shifting in these observable moments between sleep and waking. As sleep initiates his escape from common reality, dreams ping push him through the deep-eyed … Continue reading

OSLO- Volume One

Slow and steady sounds are arranged for gentle pleasure on OSLO‘s newest set of songs, Volume One. The City By Night (hear: beauty by Selerac) release blows dust from window sills in the same measure that it triggers our arduous exploration of pain. It is calm, intent on pondering battered and buried musings only after ample reflection, allowing beauty … Continue reading

للشعب – For The People (Music For Syrian and Iraqi Refugees)

The music industry, much like a boy lost in a new neighborhood or a band of laid off, vacationing businessmen, is evolving in real time- reaching with keener senses in the dark for any and all opportunities to find a positive way, reiterate relevance, and generate income in new and unknown territories. Free digital file … Continue reading

VIDEO: The Meta Modular Project

The Meta Modular Project is an experiment in redefining musical collaboration. Inspired by Moogfest’s interactive design, this project recorded sound clips from festival goers experimenting on equipment inside the Modular Marketplace. All audio tracks recorded were then sent to music producers to create an original Moogfest song. The results are true examples of crowdsourcing sounds, … Continue reading

Sonic Week 6.5: Bumpy Rides

BPM slows tempo on the final track from their no-boundaries bass compilation Kaizen Movements Vol I, coming up for one grand and busty melodic breath with the Benjha original “Lighthouse Blues.” Like a final scene or the last chapter in a tale of splits, it punches our sights upward and out of  those muggy memory caves with deep techno rhythms, … Continue reading

The Future of Technology is Here, and It’s Sensitive

The future of technology is here, and it’s sensitive. Like don’t touch me down there, I’m not ready quite yet sensitive. Like I have serious feelings, dripping from my eyes to the pit of my stomach, and I can convey that for you sensitive. Amidst this waterfall of rapid technological innovation, a much bolder front … Continue reading

A Complete Photo Guide to Moogfest

Photos by Groovenik (Tiffany Wen). Click & arrow to begin: