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AUDIO: Grace Weber – “Thru the Fire (Feat. Chance the Rapper)”

R&B artist Grace Weber worked with Chance the Rapper on her latest single. It’s a song about resilience against all odds; Weber sings of “waiting through the fire” and “using it as fuel” as metaphors for keeping a good head on her shoulders. Chance comes in with a verse about getting picked for things last when he was younger, but

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AUDIO: Hundredbucks – “EP3”

Chicago-based dream pop artist Hundredbucks has the final edition of his trilogy of EPs out. A collage of sonic delights, this body of work reflects the variety in style Hundredbucks feels inspired by. From electronic dance to hip hop to ethereal pop, he embodies an artist not putting himself in any one category. Hip hop artist Fanetic hops on a

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AUDIO: Motel Breakfast – “Irish All the Same”

Indie rockers Motel Breakfast are here with an Irish folk-inspired album. The band has had an affinity for such music since their inception, and they decided to recreate the energy of dance, drink, and delight with this record in place of the holidays we’d normally be celebrating Irish culture this time of year (Wren Day, SouthSide Irish Parade Day, St.

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AUDIO: Hundredbucks – “EP2”

Chicago-based lo-fi artist Hundredbucks has a second EP out, following the first that came out last month. He continues building on the dream pop foundation with soulful vocals, ethereal synths, and luscious guitar. “$enior Year” feels like the soundtrack to having come a long way while sticking with the same people; “Don’t Be Sorry” features a heartfelt sample about restraining

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AUDIO: Core REX – “Gemini+”

Chicago-based hip hop artist Core REX has his highly-anticipated new album out. Corresponding with the striking artwork, REX shares an elegant exhibition of artful rap cuts that convert broken emotions into cries for love. He expresses in the intro that creative expression is all we have to cope with the internal and external evils of consciousness, and he elaborates on

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AUDIO: 5PM to Nowhere FT. Cosmic Sleepovers – “Emerson”

Pop artist 5PM to Nowhere teamed up with Chicago-based collective Cosmic Sleepovers for his latest single. It’s a song about finding peace and serenity, opening with a hazy lo-fi interlude, and then making use of a jazzy bass line and atmospheric keyboards under Auto-tuned vocals. 5PM to Nowhere brings a delightfully tranquil mood with this one, and we look forward

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AUDIO: Fedswantrick FT. KayJ, Matty, RMB, & Chocolate in Your Pocket – “Backboards”

Producer Fedswantrick worked with an array of Milwaukee and Chicago artists to bring this new single. The song blends soul, R&B, dream pop, and hip hop into a tune featuring several verses and an ethereal guitar line. The chorus is about moving too fast in life and getting more than what you asked for. The artists each remind us to

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AUDIO: Hundredbucks – “Ep1”

Chicago-based indie pop artist Hundredbucks is out with his debut EP. It feels like a hazy stroll through sun-kissed country; it’s four tracks of glittering and watery guitars accompanied by dreamy keyboards. There’s a romantic, sensual touch to “Dancing” while “Car Rides” could find itself as the end-credits song to an art house drama. Hundredbucks has put together a relaxing

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