Each week the These Days staff comes across great music from Chicago artists that we could not provide individual features for. In an effort to keep our readers up to date with more of our recent favorites, the Round Up segment provides quick summaries and additional noteworthy content. Check out our latest picks below and feel free to submit a comment if you feel we missed something.
Netherfriends • "Love Is Tight" & "Wait Around" (Music Video)
One man band Netherfriends has released 900 various pieces of art this calendar year. From full-lengths to loose singles to beat tapes to music videos to sketches, he doesn't seem to go a week without a drop. Hell, he released a punk album the other day. One of the videos featured below, "Love is Tight", can both be found on his Ladyfriends LP, a stoner love album, while the song "Wait Around" kickstarts his punk project Logan Square. With these two videos included, Netherfriends has now released twelve music videos in the last two months. No sleep for the stoned.
Provsounds (ft. Seb Torgus & Blacky Chan) • "Wanna Ride"
Producer Provsounds teams up with fellow young talent from Chicago, vocalist Seb Torgus and rapper Blacky Chan for his latest release "Wanna Ride". Although Prov and Chan have strong backgrounds in hip hop, this song took a turn to more of a new atmospheric rock sound, probably with the help and direction of Seb Torgus, whom we still know little about other than he's a 19-year old with a diverse SoundCloud page.
Sipsake (ft. Kolby Woods) • "All This Time, For You?"
Photographer Transmental displays his multi-faceted talents by hopping behind the microphone, mumbling out some poetry, and changing his name to Sipsake. With a guest verse from 197-affiliate Kolby Woods, as well as smokey instrumentation from production duo Meniskos, it's obvious that Sipsake is associating himself with plenty of talent, all the while holding his own next to some greats.
Ransah • "Watch This (Freestyle)"
Up and comer Ransah has been on fire for the past month or so, and his newest release with 197's Plu2o Nash proves it. Nash gives us some hard hitting 808's that allow Ransah to get savage over. Plu2o Nash and Ransah have both been making a strong name for themselves among the 197 crew. If you've been looking for a new habit to get lost in, check out Ransah's music below.
The Holy Kit • "Fuckin' Faded"
The Holy Kit maintains his ear for droning beats that move on another release that'll have you headbanging. "Fuckin Faded" gives us Kit at his least sober as he staggers through a cloud of hi-hats and snares with production from Frozen Gang that keeps it ice-cold while The Holy Kit screams at the night. Come and get The Holy Kit, "Fuckin Faded" needs a listen.
Westside Flee • "Zack Morris"
Real recognizes real, and Westside Flee is officially recognizing Zack Morris. Check off one sentence I didn't expect to write today. If you've got no love for the Bayside beast then you're out of luck because this is one of the funkiest tracks to come out in a minute, no surprise to any Flee fan. If you had cable back in the day and found yourself being saved by the bell, then you know one thing for sure, the ladies love Zack Morris. Westside Flee is paying his respects, do the same and let "Zach Morris" find its way into your headphones.