Daily Archives: February 6, 2013

Video of the Week: Maximum Hedrum – Synthesize

Check out the latest Maximum Hedrum video, “Synthesize.” The video features footage from the Girl Films and Chocolate Cinema skateboarding film Pretty Sweet directed by Spike Jonze, Ty Evans, and Cory Weincheque. Maximum Hedrum is a unique electronic-funk hybrid featuring Sam Spiegel, the vocals of Derrick Green from the seminal heavy metal band Sepultura, and German musician and producer Harold Faltermeyer. Enjoy and let us know what you think.

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CHVRCHES – Recover

Dramatic two-part melodies, Lauren Mayberry’s distressed lyrics, synthesizers building up to a blissful electro-pop masterpiece. These Scotts have a very bright future. Stream “Recover” from the Recover EP, out 03/26/13 in the U.S.

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Week that Was (2-6-13)

The Week that Was has been MIA for a couple of months, showing its head every once in a while. We’ve let our readers down. That’s why today marks the return… I’ve caught up on all the emails in the acityinthemidwest@gmail.com account (which you can submit music to at any time) and bring you a mega Week that Was. Think of it as a February gift. We’re back for good now. 20 tracks you need to check out. If you’d like any more information/would like to hear more of any of the artists featured, let us know and we’ll make it happen. Music is alive. Enjoy, tell your friends, and let us know what you think.

Young Dreams – First Days of Something

Wildcat! Wildcat! – Please and Thank You

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THEMpeople – Smoke Breaks [Download]

THEMpeople dropped a beat tape today, which you can download below. Here’s what they had to say about it:

Smoke Breaks is a light compilation of Soul and Electronic experimentation. Our smoke break series will be a Bi weekly presentation of instrumental music inspired  sonically by our compositions/conversations with a multitude of soul and electric based artists. For the past 2 years weve been trying to find a comfortable center that encompasses a Futuristic/Vintage sound. This selection of beats represent the foundation of a sound we like to call Glitch Soul or Soul Fi… As the series develops in the coming weeks we will share more of our evolution based on this sound. Smoke Break series also contains some instrumentals used in our Visual documentary projects.

Listened to this walking around town and was vibin hard with the Chicago based production crews sounds. Really good stuff. Take a listen to see if you like it.


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