Thank You: Fela Kuti, Anton Zap, BsdU, Fleetwood Mac, Amanda Kramer, Twyla Tharp, Mr. Fingers, Sophia Benoit, Gil Scott Heron, Wes Montgomery, DJ Sprinkles, Pepe Bradock, DJ Koze, Sia, David Foster Wallace, Theo Parrish, Aphex Twin, Johnny Jewel, Zomby, Drake, George Duke, Gobby, Vince Staples, Pusha T, Actress, Courtesy, Kanye West, Sun Ra, Deadmau5, Frank & Tony, David Byrne, Avalon Emerson, Gladys Knight, Route 8, Melissa Broder, Taylor Swift, Mr. G, Girl Talk, Leon Vynehall, Charles Mingus, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Tony Allen, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Herbie Hancock, Burial, Lee Oskar, Project Pablo, Sub Club, Moodymann, AL-90, Yuzo Koshiro, Marvin Gaye, Art Ensemble of Chicago, King Sunny Ade, Grant, Wu-Tang Clan, Eddie Kendricks, Sylvester, Nina Simone, Bobby Womack, Tony Allen, Herbie Hancock, Paul Hertzog, Alicia Keys, Kid606, Maya Jane Coles, Omar-S, Metro Area, Paranoid London, Arthur Russell, American Horror Story, The Night Of, Fallout New Vegas, The End of the Tour, Spike Jonze, John Hughes, Whiplash
Andrew, Bobby, Tyler, Jacob, Jordan, Ben, Karly, Megan.
Produced by Fennec, January 2016-June 2016.
Mastered by Paul Mac at Hardgroove Mastering.
released February 3, 2017
"If you live in the Midwest (the reeeaaaal Midwest; Chicago is its own beast), you don't really have access to clubs where most imagine dance music to inhabit. Instead, we have basement shows and the radio. People opening their homes to strangers and friends to give them a place to let go. This is an album influenced by the basement shows I've been to in my town and half-remembered nights at shows I'm told I attended. This is an album influenced by college radio stations and the dance music radio shows in 90's-era Chicago like WBMX and WBBM that you could tune-in to across state lines when there was nowhere else to experience underground music. Leave the monolithic clubs anytime and feel free to step out of the queue outside knowing there is a place for you here."