Thelonious Martin – U4ME EP

Producer Thelonious Martin teams up with A Nic De La Paz of Botanica NY on the love themed U4ME EP. As described my Martin himself, “this project speaks more about the lasting concept of the most beautiful thing in the world, love.” It’s something we hear in his music already in the way his beats are crafted but the emotions are exemplified further on this…

Thelonious Martin – Afternoon Swim

Thelonious Martin keeps jazzy with Afternoon Swim. Firstly, happy new year to you all from everyone at Sampleface. We’re into our 4th year and while the content may not be as regular as before, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some hidden gems from the world of music and sampling. To kick things off, Thelonious Martin dropped a new gem called Afternoon Swim…

SATURDAY MATINÉE: House Music, According To Chicago News In 1986

Still in its infancy, house music made it onto Chicago TV news in 1986. Here’s what they thought. House music has come a long way since its creation back in the early-to-mid 80s and in 1986, it made the news in Chicago. The item features house greats such as Steve “Silk” Hurley and Farley “Jackmaster” Funk. It’s especially nice to see Top Of The Tops…

Noname Gypsy – Cherrypie Blues

Chicago’s Noname Gypsy slips her track “Cherrypie Blues” onto Two Syllable Records’ new cassette compilation. First off, I’d like to apologise for the radio silence. Life gets in the way of motivation at times but there’s always time to change that. Fortunately, this song is good enough to warrant an article. It comes from Noname Gypsy, a Chicagoan female singer with a knack for rapping…

SATURDAY MATINÉE: Disco Demolition Night

It’s the 35th anniversary of the infamous Disco Demolition Night held at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. Witness the footage and the real meaning from Steve Dahl. On the night of July 12th during the “twi-night doubleheader” between local baseball rivals the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers, former DJ Steve Dahl lead a mass deluge of angry Chicagoans onto the field at Comiskey Park to declare the “death” of…

Hooligan – The ’95 Batch

Hooligan returns with a new batch of beats inspired by sounds of the 90s called The ’95 Batch. We featured Hooligan’s fourth For Medicinal Purposes beat tape a few weeks ago and it seems the Chicagoan has been busy with more music. His latest hip hop offering, The ’95 Batch, is a collection of seven bumps full to the brim with hip hop, R&B and…

Hooligan – For Medicinal Purposes 4

Chi Town’s Hooligan drops the fourth instalment of his For Medicinal Purposes beat series. It’s around 1:15am here in the UK as I write this and I’m about to watch the Chicago Blackhawks play in the Western Conference final. How convenient, then, that I stumbled upon Hooligan, a Chicago native, and his latest beat tape. For Medicinal Purposes 4 is the fourth in a beat…

C-Sick – La Collection

C-Sick produces La Collection, a mixtape released on Columbia College’s student-run label AEMMP Records. How many student-run labels can you think of with producers having previously written beats for the likes of Nas, King Louie and Lil Twist? Had you asked me a few hours ago, I would have said zero but I know have one to add to the list. AEMMP Records is run…