Ajani Jones And Boathouse Team Up For A Gem On "Under the Weather"

Ajani Jones And Boathouse Team Up For A Gem On "Under the Weather"
Ajani Jones and Boathouse are making their ChicagoNow debuts with their new single “Under the Weather,”and this one is truly a gem. The Boathouse produced instrumental is laid-back and jazz-heavy. The moody chord progressions in the piano and chilled out cymbal hits create a nocturnal vibe, perfect for Jones’s introspective lyricism. Jones tackles some heavy subject matter on this... Read more »

Carlito Touches On Chicago's Gun Violence On "Zoo"

Thumbnail image for 'Carlito Touches On Chicago's Gun Violence On "Zoo"'
Carlito gifted us with his new single entitled “Zoo,” which dropped back on May 31. The 2nd in his ongoing monthly series, Carlito came correct on this one by weaving together a tale that serves as a harsh reminder of the gun violence that has plagued the Windy City for so long. The instrumental, produced by... Read more »

Carlito Touches On Chicago's Gun Violence On "Zoo"

Carlito Touches On Chicago's Gun Violence On "Zoo"
Carlito gifted us with his new single entitled “Zoo,” which dropped back on May 31. The 2nd in his ongoing monthly series, Carlito came correct on this one by weaving together a tale that serves as a harsh reminder of the gun violence that has plagued the Windy City for so long. The instrumental, produced by... Read more »
Advertisement:

Meet Mark Narens: A Chicago Visual Artist With A Youthful Spirit

Meet Mark Narens: A Chicago Visual Artist With A Youthful Spirit
All it takes is a few minutes spent in casual conversation with Chicago-based visual artist Mark Narens to see that he is not a man indicative of his age demographic. Though he is 56 years old, Narens possesses the youthful spirit of someone 30 years his junior. He says the key is simply keeping yourself in motion, and that... Read more »

Alondra Marie Gets Sensual On "All Night"

Alondra Marie Gets Sensual On "All Night"
Alondra Marie just dropped a brand new single, “All Night,” and this funky number is certain to have you moving in a different type of way. The instrumental on here, which is produced by Marie herself, fuses together Latin rhythms with a Jamaican dancehall type vibe in the synths, culminating into an instrumental that is lively... Read more »

King Art & Friends Come Together For A Friendly Affair On Their Self-Titled LP

King Art & Friends Come Together For A Friendly Affair On Their Self-Titled LP
Fresh off the release of his brand new EP, AEMMP hip-hop artist and producer King Art is back with a full-length project entitled “King Art & Friends,” and a friendly affair it is indeed. At 13 tracks and 45 minutes in length, “King Art & Friends” serves as a continuation of what made the first EP such... Read more »
Advertisement:

Musa Reems Gets Personal on "Not Know"

Musa Reems Gets Personal on "Not Know"
Musa Reems is back with with a new single entitled “Not Know,” which serves as the third installment in his ongoing “Musa Mondays” series. Playing out as more of a personal and lo-fi jam than the two previous installments, Not Know serves as a nice switch-up from the hard-edged aesthetic of its predecessors. The instrumental, produced... Read more »

Morgan Gold Fights for Sense of Self on "I've Seen Enough, I Know What It Does"

Morgan Gold Fights for Sense of Self on "I've Seen Enough, I Know What It Does"
Morgan Gold is restless. On Up All Night, the opening track off of her brand new EP I’ve Seen Enough, I Know What It Does, she is kept wide awake as the knife of her subconscious whittles away at any sense of stability left clinging inside of her head. She is tossing and turning as she bears the burden... Read more »

Young Maxwell and Unkle Slump Get Grimy on "Heart Chakra Treasure"

Young Maxwell and Unkle Slump Get Grimy on "Heart Chakra Treasure"
Young Maxwell and Unkle Slump have teamed up for their new single entitled “Heart Chakra Treasure,” bringing in Maxwell season with a bang. The instrumental, produced by Novmber, is atmospheric and laid back. The piano loop in the background is subtle and haunting, the percussion steady in its consistency. Maxwell’s lyricism is animated and colorful.... Read more »
Advertisement:

The Dark Knight is Back in Full Force on "Ways to Die"

The Dark Knight is Back in Full Force on "Ways to Die"
Fresh off the release of his debut album, After Dark, Young XAV is striking the iron while it’s hot with his new single, “Ways to Die.” In some ways, this track serves as a logical continuation of what made After Dark so great. XAV is teetering on the edge of sanity on this track, as he is... Read more »