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

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

88 Ultra – Sirens RMXD EP
16 July | | instrumental

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

JMSN – Waves (Video)
14 July | | instrumental

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 | | instrumental

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 | | instrumental

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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P. Morris – Daydream EP
7 July | | instrumental

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

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

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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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88 Ultra – Wish For More (Video)
29 June | | instrumental

Riding the wave from his solo debut earlier this year, 88 Ultra (Kingston of BSBD) released the first visual for album cut, Wish For More. Premiered by Complex, the Stephan Gray-directed video matches the mood and overall feeling of the track perfectly. Grab a copy of 88 Ultra’s Sirens LP through the link below.

Buy: 88 Ultra – Sirens (Album)

Ticket Giveaway: React Presents – Snakehips live at The Mid (Chicago)
18 June | | instrumental

UK production duo Snakehips just kicked off a short North American tour earlier this week. They will stop in Chicago next Thursday, June 25th for a show at The Mid and my friends at React Presents hooked me up with a pair of tickets to giveaway. To enter, simply leave a comment below (please include your email) with your favorite Snakehips song to date. One lucky winner will be chosen and notified by Wednesday, June 24th at 5 PM CST. For all others, the show is free before 11:30 PM with an RSVP or you can purchase additional tickets in advance for $10 through the link below.

Buy tickets: React Presents – Snakehips live at The Mid (Chicago)

Contour – Still Life (Mixtape)
12 June | | instrumental

Originally from Charleston but residing in Houston, rising producer Contour caught my attention after releasing his debut album, Street Chasers, back in April. Turns out he released more music a few weeks ago in the form of a new mixtape, Still Life. Sticking to his free-form style of production influenced by hip-hop, juke, footwork and more, Contour has quickly become one of my favorite new producers. Even though the limited edition blue cassette tapes are sold out, you can still grab a digital copy of Still Life for a $1 through the link below via Collected Recordings.

Buy: Contour – Still Life (Mixtape)

StarRo ft. Jarell Perry – Tainted (Video)
10 June | | instrumental

LA-based producer StarRo quietly released a new project back in February. With a few guest appearances from lesser-known vocalists, StarRo’s seven-track Emotion EP was seriously slept on. If you’re late like me, take this opportunity to check out the official video for Tainted, a standout featuring vocals from Jarell Perry. If you like what you hear, hit the link below to purchase the EP and look out for more new music from StarRo in the future.

Buy: StarRo – Emotion EP

The SEVENth – 1TL2A (Mixtape)
3 June | | instrumental

The SEVENth is a talented producer/rapper, as well as co-founder of Grand Rapids based outfit, AGO Music. With one high quality EP already under his belt, The SEVENth is looking to add another notch with his latest release, 1TL2A (1 Thing Leads 2 Another). The eight-track mixtape, which features Maydien, Joose, Sheefy McFly, Waldo, and more, is about finding a way to balance your insecurities/flaws as an artist, while still managing to stroke your ego. Stream/download 1TL2A below and stay tuned for The SEVENth’s forthcoming Sky God EP (Side B).

Download: The SEVENth – 1TL2A (Mixtape)