LYK (Let You Know) – See What I Can Do (Single + Video)
27 July | | electronic

Newly formed production duo LYK (Let You Know) consists of Toronto vocalist/producer Ango, and Atlanta producer Druture, formerly 1/2 of Grown Folk. Lead single, See What I Can Do is from their debut EP, Leak, which was self-released earlier this month. The Fader premiered the official video today and it’s a doozy. Don’t worry, no animals were harmed during the making of it. Watch/listen to See What I Can Do below and hit the link to purchase LYK’s EP.

Bonus: LYK (Let You Know) – See What I Can Do (Video)

Buy: LYK (Let You Know) – Leak EP

Waterbed – do2me (Video)
22 July | | electronic

L.A. two-piece Waterbed (formerly MVSCLES) released their self-titled debut EP earlier this year. Last week, Chad and Cat released the music video for do2me, a standout out from their EP. Watch the video, which is just as fun and upbeat as the song, above.

Download: Waterbed – Waterbed EP

88 Ultra – Sirens RMXD EP
16 July | | electronic

Those Blue Sky Black Death boys must never sleep. 88 Ultra (aka Kingston) released his debut solo album, Sirens, earlier this year. Just last week he followed it up with a short remix EP. Titled Sirens RMXD, the four-track EP features reworks from frequent collaborators such as Kid SMPL, Child Actor, and more. Stream/download 88 Ultra’s remix EP in full below.

Download: 88 Ultra – Sirens RMXD EP

Obey City ft. Kelela – Airy (Video)
16 July | | electronic

Happy to see one of my favorite songs of 2015 get the video treatment. Obey City’s Airy, which was plucked from his recent Merlot Sounds EP, features delicate vocals from Fade To Mind’s Kelela. Premiered by Opening Ceremony, the video was directed by Trusst creative director, Melissa Matos, who was behind OC’s last video as well. Pick up a copy Merlot Sounds through the link below.

Buy: Obey City – Merlot Sounds EP

JMSN – Waves (Video)
14 July | | electronic

The tireless JMSN continues his quest to release a video for every song from the Blue Album. This one is for Waves, which was already heavily slept on. Featuring guest vocals from Elizabeth Jeanette and a full-on choreographed dance routine, this may be his best one yet. Please wake up and follow the link below if still you haven’t heard JMSN’s Blue Album.

Buy: JMSN – JMSN (Blue Album)

Ticket Giveawy: React Presents – Madlib, The Numero Group DJs & more live at The Mid (Chicago)
13 July | | electronic

Legendary rapper/producer Madlib will be in Chicago this Friday, July 17th for a show at The Mid before he takes the stage with Freddie Gibbs at Pitchfork Music Festival on Sunday. With support from The Numero Group DJs and a very special guest, the folks at React Presents hooked me up with a pair of tickets to giveaway in advance. For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below (please include your email) with your favorite Madlib song to date. One lucky winner will be chosen and notified by Thursday, July 16th at 1 PM CST. For others interested in attending, hit the link below to purchase tickets in advance for $10 or grab them at the door on Friday.

Buy tickets: React Presents – Madlib, The Numero Group DJs & more live at The Mid (Chicago)

KOR x P4K Fest 2015 Mix
10 July | | electronic

This year marks the ten year anniversary of my favorite live music event, Pitchfork Music Festival. Presenting more than 40 bands over the course of three days in Chicago’s Union Park, Pitchfork manages to secure some of the city’s best local vendors while maintaining very reasonable ticket prices despite an oversaturated local festival circuit.

This year will feature live performances from Wilco, Vic Mensa, Vince Staples, Chance The Rapper, Jamie XX, Clark, A$AP Ferg, Tobias Jesso Jr., Ariel Pink, How To Dress Well, Future Brown, Caribou, CHVRCHES, Run The Jewels, Panda Bear, Todd Terje & The Olsens, Madlib & Freddie Gibbs, ILoveMakonnen, Shamir, Mr. Twin Sister, and so many more. I am honored and excited to be a part of the festival for the third year in a row, which is why I have assembled a mix featuring some of my favorite artists set to perfrom this year. Stream the 18-track mix below and hit the link to purchase a ticket for Friday (Saturday & Sunday are sold out).

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Doja Cat & Lone – Dizzy + Bout That Life (Singles)
9 July | | electronic

L.A. rapper/singer Doja Cat recently uploaded two new tracks in collaboration with R&S Records producer, Lone. Originally titled Dream Ache and Airglow Fires, Doja adds a few verses to Lone’s ambient instrumentals and it’s not the first time she’s done this. While I’m almost sure these have all been unofficial releases thus far, I’d love to see these two come together for something new in the future. Until then, stream Dizzy and Bout That Life below.

P. Morris – Daydream EP
7 July | | electronic

New music from BCMG captain P. Morris is always welcomed, especially for the free. His latest release is a short, six-track EP, which is full of the lush, orchestral-style instrumentals that Morris has recently become known for. With melting vocal samples, syrupy synths, and potent basslines, Daydream picks up right where last year’s Beloved EP left off.

Download: P. Morris – Daydream EP

Khallee – Crying Diamonds EP
6 July | | electronic

Chicago singer/songwriter Khallee was first introduced as a member of non-traditional R&B outfit, JODY. After collaborating with the majority of Chicago’s rising talent pool, including the dense Posture (Supreme Cuts’ label) and Lo Motion (The-Drum’s label) crews, Khallee finally got around to releasing his solo debut earlier this month. Titled Crying Diamonds, the seven-track outing finds him honing in on his sparse R&B sound that can only be classified as “experimental.” Production is provided by the likes of Bobby Swan and Boody, with a guest appearance from fellow Chicagoan, Holy Kit. Stream Crying Diamonds below.

Deebs & Jarell Perry – Driving Blind (Video)
1 July | | electronic

Birthed from their recent EP, Toronto producer Deebs and L.A. singer/songwriter Jarell Perry teamed up with Pigeons & Planes to premiere the music video for Driving Blind. Jason Voltaire, who is responsible for the direction and lighting here, did a great job of recreating the dark, late night vibes of Driving Blind in visual form. See for yourself below and hit the link to support Deebs & Jarell Perry’s Shift EP.

Buy: Deebs & Jarell Perry – Shift EP

Keep On Repeat Presents: Mamby On The Beach 2015 Mix + Giveaway
1 July | | electronic

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The first ever Mamby On The Beach festival is set to take place at Chicago’s Oakwood Beach in just a few weeks and I have partnered with React Presents to help spread the word. For starters, I have compiled a 17-track mix featuring some of my favorite artists playing the festival. Mamby On The Beach will host live performances from Phantogram, Tei Shi, James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), Com Truise, Cut Copy, Woo Park, Glass Lux, Passion Pit, Classixx, Gemini Club, Tanlines, Matthew Dear, Goldroom, Holt, Royksopp, Moon Boots, Cashmere Cat, and many more. Stream an extensive mix below to get acquainted with any unfamiliar talent in the meantime.

I also have one pair of two-day general admission passes to giveaway ahead of July 11th. For a chance to win, start by following KOR on Twitter, then reply to this TWEET using the #MambyBeach tag in your response. One lucky winner will be selected by Tuesday, July 7th at Noon CST and notified via email. Additional tickets can be purchased through the link below.

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