Sayveeyun – Strength

Although none of my lyrics are ever biographical, my struggles with anxiety and identity as a half-Tibetan are always focal points in my work. “Strength” in particular was written when I was thinking about my alienation as a second generation Tibetan and the distance I have from both the Tibetan community, as well as my family in general. It’s a little indulgent, which is why I tend to write less biographically and focus on simpler word and abstract phrases that evoke the same feeling without being too much about myself. It’s the reason why I admire someone like Thom Yorke who is able to write moving lyrics without being too introspective.


While making the beat for “Strength”, I wanted to do something that coexisted between my interest in experimental electronic music, Mumdance’s concept of weightless music, punk rock guitar swells, and post rock’s emphasis on changing textures rather than large melodic switch-ups. I believe the result to be something that is still inspired by leftfield pop and bass music without taking too much from deconstructed club.” – Sayveeyun

Ty Dolla $ign – Don’t Judge Me (feat. Future & Swae Lee)

Future and Swae Lee have an ethereal chemistry, from 2014’s “Drinks on Us” to Ty Dolla $ign’s smash single “Blase“. The two reunite with Ty for the Mike WiLL Made It-produced “Don’t Judge Me,” a midtempo jam about seeking solace at the bottom of a cup. Dolla $ign is prepping for the October 27th release of Beach House 3, the follow up to 2016’s Campaign.

frumhere – brooklyn baby

The mellow beats of the new and upcoming producer frumhere shines bright on his latest track, “brooklyn baby.” With gestures at Shigeto and Shlohmo, I’m predicting big things for this guy. Check it out!

DECCO and Leo Stannard – Sun Comes Out

Sweedish duo DECCO and vocalist Leo Stannard team up for the tropical house track,“ Sun Comes Out.” DECCO’s peaceful sound is no stranger to us, as he’s worked with artists like Selena Gomez, and Ry X. This delicious downtempo track is the sort of track perfect for chilling with friends and watching a beautiful summer sunset.

Ethos – Black Girl Magic (Feat. Morimoto)

In a world where black bodies are too often undervalued and destroyed, Ethos is here to anthemically say, Black girls matter. You can listen to his full eight track project here. The project features a great deal of beautiful spoken-word-poetry set to celestial sounds and beats that feel emotive and important not only for Chicagoans but for the world at large.

v1984 and Zora Jones – The Zone

Another day, another release off Visceral Minds 2. Today’s offering is a galactic footwork heater from v1984 and Zora Jones that’s as hype as it is heady. Check out the visuals over at Fractal Fantasy to get into “The Zone” and keep a watch for the next installment of Visceral Minds 2—the full compilation will be available August 15th, the day the last song is revealed.

Be sure to grab tickets for Zora Jones and Sinjin Hawke’s Chicago stop at East Room on September 23rd.

YehMe2 – lost boy rmxx

YehMe2 has been making music by himself for a short while now, since leaving Flosstradamus to pursue other projects. Off of the second mix in his “Steal This Mixtape” series, this track is a remix of Ruth B’s Lost Boy. Although it has a bunch of trap influences, it’s a secret nxc banger. This bootleg, is definitely quicker (duh) than the original, but it brings a lot of early trap sounds into the track, as well. It is far from being the only banger off of his latest mixtape, which has a lot of more unique songs. Out of this mixtape, there are plenty of great songs, but this one might be one of the easiest to get into. Hopefully, there will be more releases from YehMe2 in the coming months.