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Vagabond Maurice | A Garden at the End of the World

Vagabond Maurice | A Garden at the End of the World

In the heart of the autumnal breeze, and after a series of loose singles, our hero has returned for his meditative third album, A Garden at the End of the World. Nurtured by nature (rain, flowers, mud) and full of inward reflections as well as outward wisdom, the album is a practice in finding and defining happiness. Executive produced by Brad Kemp (with additional production by Emperor Bohe, Manny Beats and a wealth of musicians), the dreamy and jazzy hip-hop album completes the album trilogy and properly connects enchanted lands. A Garden at the End of the World is an introspective and thoughtful auditory experience unlike any other, both within the Windy City and beyond.

HarmonicSapien | AntiSocial EP

HarmonicSapien | AntiSocial EP

With glimmering hip hop instrumentals, wistfully cool samples, and a dash of humor, Chicago producer HarmonicSapien's recently released "AntiSocial EP" is a short-and-sweet soulful dream that beautifully marks the end of year and puts its best foot forward into the new year. 

Erzulie | The Black Blood: Genesis EP

Erzulie | The Black Blood: Genesis EP

Erzulie (pronounced Ah-zih-lee) is a Jazz Metal Band inspired by Haitian Vodou, Panamanian Folklore and Chicago Grit. Their heavy blend of Thrash Metal, Latin Jazz, Indie Rock, and Blues generates a reaw melodic music that entrances audiences. The have been compared to Kittie, Jinjer, and Paramore. 

Grimms & Blacknight | Grimmtopia|Think

Grimms & Blacknight | Grimmtopia|Think

Grimms & Blacknight are a dynamic “dreamhop” duo based in Chicago consisting of Jamal Semaan (Grimms) and Rob Lorts (Blacknight). With the unique combination of storytelling rap from Grimms and the dreamy experimental backdrops from Blacknight, the pair have earned their place in Chicago’s ever-evolving music scene.

Vagabond Maurice | Session 09 - Hagakure

Vagabond Maurice | Session 09 - Hagakure

Vagabond Maurice's newest track, "Session 09 - Hagakure" (produced by fellow Chicago musician Uymitsu), ventures down a dreamy city avenue composed of smooth piano, a contemplative jazz trumpet, and meticulously written lyrics reflecting on nostalgia, enlightenment, nature, and the self. 

Prince Yateem | Melamxholia

 Prince Yateem | Melamxholia

"This tape is a response to the beginning of the end of the world. It has very little to do with drugs, shooting and killing my own people, or degrading women. 80% of the album is eschatological, 10% Love, 5% Paranoia and 5% Bravado. It leans much closer towards gospel than hip hop. One must fight shaytan with his own tools. Praise The God."