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February 23, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our new weekly column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

With the world wide word shortage due to Wordle becoming “a whole thing,” we’re doing our part by presenting you with two new instrumental tracks from Captain Rico & The Ghost Band and John DiStase Music.

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February 23, 2022

The Midweekly – Factor Chandelier

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAM, music junkie and all around righteous dude.

The first thing that really stands out are the drums, and when it comes to hip-hop and electronic¬†music that shouldn’t be a surprise. But we’re not talking about your typical 808 or any other such synth. It’s got more of an organic feel, that dryness of a tightened snare, ringing off the studio walls. And it comes in the style of a marching band, shuffling it’s way toward you. That’s the foundation of “Sleep Upside Down,” the new single from producer Factor Chandelier, featuring one of the wittiest lyricists working today, Open Mike Eagle. The collaboration between this Canadian beat-maker and LA/Chicago rapper comes marching up from the underground in a short, but beautiful way that will lift your head up with confidence. After that initial opening it only gets better. The bass drum kicks in like a shot of endorphins, while a minimal melody floats above it, until a horn section is let loose to crash through the final build up. It’s all very orchestral. All the while OME delivers his signature word play of wisdom. Been a fan of Eagle for a long time, and I just might be a new fan of Factor as well.¬†

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