Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Face Melt Present Chi-Sound IV...

Continuing our focus on Chicago’s Hip-Hop, Bass, and Beats talent in May, we’re excited to present the 4th installment of the FACE MELT ‘Chi-Sound’ Showcase series. With so many producers in Chicago, and being as spread out as we are, different sounds develop. For Volume 4, we’ve producers spanning a couple generations in local Bass & Hip-Hop music including Leo123, Max Abstrax, Morbidly-o-Beats, Maker and more! And as a special bonus, participating producers are featured on the “Chi-Sound” promo compilation available for FREE via the FACE MELT bandcamp (note: full album downloads include FREE event admission before 11pm!)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 9th 2012. Presented by Ground Lift Media, FACE MELT is a new monthly event series which showcases envelope-pushing artists on a local, national, and international level. The 2011 programming schedule includes Live Bands, Live PA sets, DJs/Turntablists, & Touring Acts spanning genres like Dubstep, Glitch, Electronic, Hip-Hop, andBeat-related. And if that’s not enough, the resident roster boasts some of Chicago’s finest talents – Maker (Stonesthrow, Now-Again), DJ Intel (The Comeups, Platter Pirates), & DJ TREW (Ground Lift Media). Live Video installation by Alex Shudder. Hosted by Prob Cause.

Positioned to be the defining voice in a rapidly evolving musical environment, FACE MELT continues for it’s thirteenth installment February 24th at Subt Lounge (2011 W. North Ave. 9pm, $5, 21+. RSVP via do312.com OR download the “Chi-Sound” compilation album for $5 entry all night) featuring beat sets by Leo123, Max Abstrax, Maker, Charles Mantis, + Morbidly-o-Beats.



When talking about Hip-Hop or any of the countless genres it has influenced, it’s all about the beats. Even after a producer loops ‘Amen Brother’ for the millionth time, it will always be about the beats. They’re the foundation of Hip-Hop, and the defining characteristic of any artist or genre claiming Hip-Hop as inspiration. And at FACE MELT, they’re the only thing that matters.

As if he’s already plotting to bring an MPC to his cousin’s quinceaƱera, Maker explains the underlying motivations of FACE MELT as “a gathering of different styles, cultures, and scenes that are all related… It’s like a family reunion but with hard ass drums.” Simple enough concept but reading between the lines, you may want to consider ear plugs!

Produced in conjunction with Crowdnoize.com, Mac & Smash, Cosmic Lizzard, Fusicology, & Do312
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