[bandcamp width=400 height=439 album=1692364942 size=large bgcol=333333 linkcol=e32c14 artwork=small] thrtysmthng comes at our necks with a new 9 track project entitled Adult Contemporary Juke Music Vol. 1. The strictly instrumentals composition is anything but standard fare as it delves into experimental stylings for essential mood listening. Certainly the title might confuse some, as you might not find yourself at a party pinned against a wall, getting danced on to one of these tracks, instead these rhythms and unconventional patterns found on tracks like “Patiently Trending” are for the meditative and zoners-out. Although depending on what kinda crowd your rocking with tracks like “Westside Patois” and “From Oak Street to Oaksterdam” have move-your-body affectations. thrtysmthng is a Chicago native now living in Maryland and this is his debut project, which we find really strong. We believe he puts his project in the best frame of reference: “There are ALOT of producers who I’ve admired from a far for years and a lot of people I know personally who inspired me to create this. The two I’d like to thank the most are no longer with us, DJ Tapedek and DJ Rashad. This project is really me creating what their work inspired. One is known outside Continue Reading
Pivot Gang can’t stop won’t stop. Mfn Melo makes sure everybody eats in the visual for “White Cheddar” from Director Strip Mall who has been doing his thing as of late. Are y’all prepared for the Pivot Cyber War? Because the whole gang is out here doing big things, Mfn got a project on the way. Can’t forget to shout out Squeak and Dae Dae Pivot on the beat for this fire. Fuck with it.
Sllime somewhere is working on a number of masterpieces when he’s not touring, getting high, filming Sllime’s Broke Ass Low Budget Show or being asleep in a studio. That said this is one offering off a project “Happy Shit”, which consists of the songs deemed too happy for any of those said masterpieces, which by chance might make for a masterpiece in and of itself. Here is “Foolish” which features Xavier Holliday, enjoy!
Today is officially Henry Church day across the world. Joseph Chilliams has delivered on the promise after a long wait, and there is no disappointment here. With production from mostly from the man himself, Chilliams enlists Chad, Corey Grindberg, Sen Morimoto, Phoelix, Dae Dae, and fellow Pivot Gang/ brother Saba to create a mix of pillowy dream like beats and hard hitting neck breakers. Features include Saba, Sen Morimoto, Kiara Lanier, Add-2, Kevo B, DinnerwithJohn, No Name, Supa Bwe, Mfn Melo, Raych, and Jamila Woods. There’s a for the birds argument to be made, and in some ways it’s a part of the project, that some things are not always as they appear— Joseph Chilliams’ uniqueness, be it the hip thrusts, Fergie obsession, or team members that might in contrast hold the persona of “the straight man” in comedy terms, certainly are all present on Henry Church—- but while all that is there at face value, Henry Church isn’t all fun and games, meaning this shit is not for play. Some people just have a unique world view, few people can articulate that world view, let alone through Hip-Hop— those who can though are some of the best emcees alive (no pressure Joe). Continue Reading
Seems like this squad gonna be dominating our ear buds for a minute with no signs of slowing down. Luke Titus, who has been quietly making his presence felt in a big way gets an assist from Elton Aura and Phoelix on “Bubble Rap”, which feels like the smooth, wavy, cousin to Busta’s “Break Ya Neck”. All you synesthesia heads get ready to see mad colors on this one, and brace yourself for more from these dope artists.
Back with another Wiggidies Wednesday here at 119. Today’s two tracks are some deeper cuts from squad, “Paper” featuring a penchant for break beats and “Make Sure It’s Not Shallow” showcases our digging the crates for hot 80’s funk to sample. “Paper” has a cameo from some dude named Diego that Benny Nice found in addition to a rare appearance from Wiggidies member Xtion. “Make Sure It’s Not Shallow” has a freestyle / written hybrid style that was employed from time to time. As always, roll up some big dope and fuck with these.
Big Tings today as Jean Deaux drops some new music in anticipation of a new project which all you fiends should be geeked as hell for. Geeked only describes the half that we’re feeling as “Wikipedia”, a track we’ve been fortunate enough to hear live, is finally here, and it sounds amazing almost like a psychedelic, hypnotic, melodic infused cut that only Jean Deaux could deliver. Needless to say, we’re hyped its here… now y’all just gotta anticipate the bigger wave about to hit y’all.
All Smiles in July was a real treat with acts that amazed and astounded. We’re telling y’all, this is one of the most consistent and hot fire monthly’s in Chicago, and we’re happy to be a part of it. Green Sllime, Schenay, Big Breakfast, Ace Divinci, and Moore all took no prisoners at the Tonic Room. This August you know what it is… come through and see some great musics courtesy of Rich Jones and 119 at Tonic Room, ya heard???
SÄGE, THE 64TH WONDER is a wonder to us. As said time and again here, we always admire the emcees abilities to keep honing his craft while maintaining his kick ass aesthetic. No slouch with the rhymes, the same can be said about Säge’s production abilities and that is obvious on his latest The Gods Must Be Slumped parts 1 and 2. If you’re a hip hop head or just like some shit to blaze up to, these instrumentals are heavily fuck-wit-able.
Never not a good time for some new Saba music, so thankfully we about to have some good times. “There You Go” produced by Daoud and Saba himself, features the emcee working out some crazy bars, daring y’all to keep up with the god as he goes hammer. No word on a new project or anything like that, just a lil’ something to rock with. Good times.