Lollapalooza has invaded Chicago. Over a hundred thousand people have invaded Grant Park for the annual festival which hosted over 160 bands this year. The festival has two large stages for the headliners and several smaller stages where additional acts can perform. A rainstorm on Friday quickly turned the sod into a woodstock like mud. Several of the intoxicated attendees were rendered immobile and fell into the muddy fields. Fortunately, the south stage wasn’t too bad and the rain had left by the Depeche Mode took the stage.
While many of the groups had very mediocre sound due to very modest sound reinforcement, (only 2 delay stacks on the north stage, WTF?) DM’s sound was impeccable. There were one supporting synth player plus Fletcher, Martin Gore and David Gehan. The drums were live – don’t know who he was but he was an excellent player. The group rolled through some classics like Taking a Ride with my best friend and Policy of Truth. “Precious” was outstanding with an cool guitar interlude from Gore.
The set lasted about an a little over an hour. The current US tour for DM ends on the west coast in September.
Gene Farris mixing “They Used To Laugh” in Studio A
I’m really looking forward to updated Studio 11 Logic rigs to version 9. Really cool new features in this rev – check out the new stuff:
First session of the day is 2 Unique. These guys are super solid singers and are always a lot of fun to have in the studio!
Rounding out the evening slot is Lil Sug of Kream Ent. Sug has been a client for awhile and is a real grinder. Sug has done a lot of traveling and performing over the years so be on the lookout!
Batting clean-up tonight is Meen Records. The Meen team has an almost endless amount of material. The guys are in twice a week just about every week. Kane has been colaborating with a couple female R&B singers lately so get ready to hear him on the airwaves!
Make a Move Ent
Make a Move is a really dope collective of artists and producers. Their name pretty much say is all, keep an eye open for these guys, for they will be making moves!
If you’ve been in Chicago for awhile, you’ve probably heard of Boss Kane, frontman of Meen Records. What you may not have heard is some of the other talented rappers that are a part of the movement. Check out their newest mixtape “Loyalty” hosted by their very own DJ Sko for a taste of what these east siders have to offer.