Marcus Alan Ward – Sun Away (Single) + Album Artwork
17 July |

With help from Pigeons & Planes and The Line of Best Fit, Marcus Alan Ward (formerly Freeze-Tag) unveiled the official artwork and release date for his forthcoming debut album today. Accompanying the good news is a stream of album cut, Sun Away, which Ward describes as “exploring the overarching themes of love at the subatomic level and self realization.” Grab a limited preorder of Last Night I Grew Tentacles to receive an exclusive digital download of Sun Away, as well as a physical copy of the album three days before its release. LNIGT will be widely available on August 12th via Long Division Recordings.

Preorder: Marcus Alan Ward – Last Night I Grew Tentacles (Album)

Too Future Vol. 1 – Dpat live in Chicago (Photos)
16 July |


Over the weekend I attended Too Future Vol. 1 at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago. Presented by In the Loop Productions, the event featured a stacked lineup, including Dpat, Atu, Penthouse Penthouse, Aztek, Flamingosis and Cofresi. It turned out to be a really fun night full of great music and positive vibes. In particular, Houston producer Dpat’s set struck me with his new live band consisting of drums, guitar and a keyboard. Photographer Michael Salisbury captured a few choice photos from the show, which can be seen below. Be sure to check out Too Future Vol. 2 featuring Esta., Cofresi and more at Beauty Bar on August 22nd.

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Glass Animals – Love Lockdown (Kanye West Cover)
15 July |

I saw Glass Animals live at the Empty Bottle last week and they blew my mind. For those who don’t know, Glass Animals are a UK four piece whose sound falls somewhere between funk, hip-hop and electronic, but cannot be precisely pinpointed. They played through standouts Gooey, Pools and the rest of their solid debut album, before playing an awesome cover of Love Lockdown from Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreak album. Today they liberated the proper version of their cover, which is set to appear on their Pools EP coming out on July 21st. Grab Glass Animals Zaba LP through the link below in the meantime.

Buy: Glass Animals – Zaba (Album)

Chet Faker & GoldLink – On You (Single)
15 July |

The latest product of the Yours Truly and adidas originals Songs From Scratch series is On You, a collaborative single between Melbourne singer/songwriter Chet Faker and Washington D.C. rapper GoldLink. Chet Faker steals the show on this one with his jazzy production and soulful vocals, while GoldLink lays down a verse and respectfully holds his own. Stream On You and watch a video from their studio session below.

KOR x P4K Fest 2014 Mix
14 July |

It’s that time of year again. Time for the 9th annual Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park in the heart of Chicago. The three day festival kicks off this Friday, July 18th and goes through Sunday, July 20th. The Festival will host live performances from Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, The Range, Kelela, Grimes, SZA, Real Estate, Hundred Waters, Isaiah Rashad, Mutual Benefit, DJ Spinn, ScHoolboy Q, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, The Field, KA, Majical Cloudz, St. Vincent, Danny Brown, Hudson Mohawke, Jon Hopkins, FKA Twigs, Earl Sweatshirt, Wild Beasts and many more. In anticipation of P4K 2K14, I have put together a little mix of the acts I’m looking forward to seeing most this year. While 3-Day passes and tickets for Sunday are sold out, you can still purchase individual tickets for both Friday and Saturday through the link below.

Buy tickets: Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

The GTW – Calling Cards (Video)
11 July |


Earlier this year, Chicago vocalist/producer The GTW dropped Calling Cards, the first single from his forthcoming debut. This week, Dazed Digital premiered the official video, along with a short interview with the man himself. Stay tuned for more on The GTW’s Chigeria project coming soon on Auda Records. In the meantime, catch The GTW performing alongside Cities Aviv, Dre Green and more in Chicago this August.

Bonus: The GTW, Cities Aviv, Dre Green & Juketastrophe live at Schubas on August 12th

Ticket Giveaway: Atu, Dpat, Penthouse Penthouse, Aztek & Flamingosis in Chicago
9 July |

I’m giving away a pair of tickets to the first ever Too Future Vol. 1 at the Hard Rock Cafe Chicago this Saturday night. Presented by In The Loop Productions, the event will feature live music from Atu (Soulection), Dpat (Soulection), Penthouse Penthouse (Team Supreme), Aztek (Them Flavors), Flamingosis (Keats//Collective) & Confresi. For a chance to win, leave a comment below with your email and favorite Soulection release to date. One lucky winner will be chosen and notified by this Friday at 5 PM. Additional tickets are still available through the link below and at the door.

Buy Tickets: Too Future Vol. 1: Atu (Soulection), Dpat (Soulection), Penthouse Penthouse (Team Supreme), Aztek (Them Flavors) & Flamingosis (Keats//Collective) at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

Suicideyear – Hope Building A (Single)
9 July |

Excited to learn that Baton Rouge producer Suicideyear (James Prudhomme) will release his proper debut later this summer on the ever-evolving Software Recording Company. Accompanying the good news is the woozy first single, Hope Building A, anchored by a heavenly organ loop and crisp finger snaps that reflect Prudhomme’s deep American South upbringing. Head below to preorder Suicideyear’s Remebrance EP ahead of its September 23rd release.

Preorder: Suicideyear – Remembrance EP

Bonus: Suicideyear – Hope Building A (Video)

Main Attrakionz ft. Willie Mack – Meal Ticket (Video)
9 July |

Watch the latest HerVision directed visual for Main Attrakionz single, Meal Ticket. The Willie Mack assisted cut is from MAz latest mixtape, Lo-Fi Til I Die, which you can pick up below.

Buy: Main Attrakionz – Lo-Fi Til I Die (Mixtape)

Lunice – Can’t Wait To (Single + Video)
8 July |

Today marks the return of Montreal producer Lunice, who will release his debut solo album later this year. Get an idea of what to expect with new single, Can’t Wait To, which he’s been playing out and sliding into mixes for quite a while if I’m not mistaken. Also, catch Lunice and his signature dance moves in the official video created in collaboration with Lexus. Head below to purchase Can’t Wait To until more details on his LP for LuckyMe unfold.

Buy: Lunice – Can’t Wait To (Single)

Saint Pepsi – Fiona Coyne (Single)
8 July |

Listen to Saint Pepsi show off his vocal skills on new song, Fiona Coyne, taken from his debut release on Carpark Records. The single, which was premiered by The Fader today, is the A-side from his forthcoming Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder 7″. Preorder the split single ahead of its August 12th release through the link below.

Preorder: Saint Pepsi – Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder 7″

The SEVENth – 13th Hour (Single)
7 July |

Rapper/producer The SEVENth reps the Grand Rapids based collective AGO. After being featured all over their debut mixtape Tuebor, The SEVENth’s been focusing on his debut solo project. In anticipation of its release, he dropped new single 13th Hour last week featuring production from AGO teammate, Savon. Stream 13th Hour below and keep an eye out for his SKYGOD project coming soon.