Sonic Week 8.3.16: Numb Rat Tap

You are a diamond, dulled only by lethargic rays and generic proposals.

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

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 11.12: Rilke Curve

“It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living. Because we are alone with the unfamiliar presence that has entered us; because everything we trust and are used to is for a moment taken away from us; … 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

Sonic Week 5.5: Crispy Fuck

Mornin’ sugar. Eat your coffee and drink your honey. Yawn and bark and growl and spit, ’cause not a man like this since… Spend a whole day without talking and your thoughts can lay dormant, unexposed to alteration like a child learning literature and science in the confines of social solitude. Spend an evening deep in love … 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

Sonic Week 12.11: Hero Hop

There’s a grey mist in the air that tends to clear up if you raise your arms and dance on through it. Give us something to vibe to and we’ll give you someone to believe in. These beats are on a mission to bridge the space between anger and retaliation, fortuitously compiling anthems of underground power for … 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