Benga’s Story: The UK Dubstep Pioneer on Mental Health, Ending Stigma, and Spreading Awareness


A few weeks ago, a series of tweets from Adegbenga Adejumointe aka Benga served to open the dialogue about mental health issues that run rampant in the music industry. No one is safe from them, but a particularly at risk population are many artists, industry professionals, and fans, who quite often fall hard from the struggles of trying to keep up with a fast-paced, quick to … [Read more...]

swindail – chao (goodbye)


Australian native Sid, or more commonly known as swindail, is an up-and-coming producer who already has a variety of both remixes and original tracks under his belt. Swindail is a young and multi-talented producer who's latest track entitled: "chao (goodbye)" truly demonstrates his musical capacity. This track blends intricate percussion patterns with calming guitar riffs and … [Read more...]

Instagram’s @music channel: a “home for artists big and small”


Earlier today, Instagram revealed their all-new @music: the first ever music-specific internally-operated account that will be, "capturing and sharing the world's musical moments."   “Artists are using Instagram as a companion to the art that they’re making,” said Jonathan Hull, Instagram’s head of music partnerships, in an interview with BuzzFeed News. “Musicians lead … [Read more...]

Riverwest Music Festival Announces Debut Lineup


Making its debut in Chicago over the fourth of July weekend is a new music festival, throwing their hat into the ring. Crowds will line the Chicago River at the corner of Division and Elston in Chicago and be greeted by a plethora of musical acts, ranging from Art Department to Excision. Riverwest Music Festival will run from Friday, July 4th to Sunday, July 6th. The deep … [Read more...]

Jump Smokers – We Ready (Swish)

Jump Smokers

Jump Smokers made their name in Chicago by creating absolutely banging remixes of chart topping songs, most of the time leading to a breath of fresh air into otherwise stale songs.  This time they deliver an original trap single in celebration of the NBA playoffs starting up this past weekend. The track has a 'bouncy' feel and doesn't punch you in the face with snare and … [Read more...]

Summer Set Music & Camping Festival Announces 2014 Lineup


Deep in the north of Wisconsin lies one of the midwest's newer premier music festivals. Summerset made a splash in 2012 with the debut of the new festival which included artist like Pretty Lights and Umphreys Mcgee. The extremely assorted lineup has returned for its third year, boasting an insane lineup. Atop the lineup sits king of bass music, Bassnectar, the legendary, … [Read more...]

Chicago end of year shows ft. Gramatik, Zedd

Gramatik New years eve

Hopefully by now you have your New Year's Eve plans set in stone, but if you don't then December 30th is a fantastic night to start! React Presents has taken it upon themselves to make sure that you have 4 nights of absolute non-stop dancing spread out across three different venues. Zedd Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter Zedd is one of the year's biggest electronic artists. … [Read more...]

Give It 2 U (Trippy Turtle Remix) – Robin Thicke [Free Download]


Trippy Turtle surprised us yesterday by dropping off a remix of the Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar, and 2 Chainz hit, "Give It 2 U." Trippy Turtle sticks to the script with a jersey-club style remix full of bed squeaks and constant kick bass. Trippy Turtle manages to retain the R&B feel of the song while adding a club element to it. Be sure to check out the breakdown at 2:05, … [Read more...]