DANJ 003: International Subways by J. Marz [New Mix]

It’s that time again folks. Here’s the next edition of our mixtape series DJ’s Are Not Jukeboxes, bringing you the best in actual blended dopeness. This week we have J. Marz from the Scratch DJ Academy flexing a super international selection and cuts that you would expect from a student of Academy. Strap yourself in for the world tour and stay tuned for 004 coming up!


Mpeach – Malania [New Video] + CumbiaSazo This Weekend!

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela Mpeach‘s experimental music is reflective of an emerging movement of artists influenced by their individual cultural roots as well as their Internet-Age existence. As a multidisciplinary performer her creations intersect musical and visual art, where each side exists symbiotically. She explains “I use visuals just like a musical instrument. They are created as part of the composition. They don’t necessarily have a particular storyline but are choreographed to the structure and rhythmical patterns of the songs.” Continue reading “Mpeach – Malania [New Video] + CumbiaSazo This Weekend!” »

Night Fever Morning After (sorta) [Event Wrap-up]

Hot on the heels of the Soul Train Celebration, we’re back with the first edition of our regular boogie event in the same vein: Night Fever. Thanks to everyone who came out for the launch and  made it a success. If you didn’t make out, don’t fret; we’ll be back again with the funk on April 24th. Until then, peep the footage..


March Madness Battles @ Rap Karaoke: Round One [Photo / Video]

As we prepare for the final stages of this weekend’s March Madness battles at Rap Karaoke, let’s take a quick look back at Round 1. Eight of Chicago’s finest amateur MCs and karaoke regulars took the stage to vie for the crown and all #THEGLORY. ‘A’ games were most definitely in full effect and each battle was a close call. But judge for yourself with the video / pic sets below. The champ will be crowned this Saturday 3/21 at Jerry’s so come by on the early side and support! More info here.

Mat Black- Peace To Mateo EP [New Music]

Young Heavy Souls strikes again, this time with label head Matt Black checking into the action with his debut instrumental album Peace To Mateo. The Detroit representer pulls no punches while delivering a delightfully diverse collection of sounds over the course of 10 tracks. He brings it live as well, so be sure to catch him March 30th when he touches down at Rodan.

Nosaj Thing – Cold Stares (feat. Chance the Rapper + Maceo Haymes) [New Music]

LA producer Nosaj Thing let’s loose the lead single, “Cold Stares,” off of his freshly announced LP Fated and he’s brought Chance The Rapper and The O’My’s vocalist Maceo Haymes along for the ride. Beautiful and haunting, safe to say we look forward to hunkering down and hearing the whole project! Be on the look out for the full release of Fated May 5.

DANJ 002: Oh You Have Requests by DJ Intel [New Mix]

Hey. Hey DJ. Hey. Do you have this song? Can you play this song? It’s my birthday can you play this for me pleeeeeeeeeeasssseeeeee?

It’s another episode of #DANJ, DJ’s Are Not Jukeboxes and this week we have the never ending DJ Intel with our second mix, “Oh, You Have Requests,” an exploration of Nu-Funk, Hip Hop, Breakbeat, and Rare Remixes galore. Head on over to our Soundcloud for the full track list. Until next time… Enjoy!

NIGHT FEVER: DiscoSoulBoogie Basement Party @ Door No.3!

NIGHT FEVER: DiscoSoulBoogie Basement Party @ Door No.3

Introducing a new monthly from Ground Lift Media! We had such a good time with everyone at our Soul Train celebration that we decided to bring the funk back on regular basis. Join us for the 1st edition 3/20 at Door No.3 for the best in classic Soul, Disco, and Boogie.

NIGHT FEVER: DiscoSoulBoogie Basement Party @ Door No.3

Friday March 20th 2015 @ Door No. 3
1551 N. Damen Ave. 9PM-2AM, 21+
**Free w/ RSVP at: http://groundliftmedia.com/rsvp/

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