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Juice Mazelee is an exciting young Chicago hip-hop artist with a unique flair and a willingness to delve into deep and challenging topics.

Detroit-raised, Chicago-based Iranian singer/songwriter Neena Roe returned on June 22nd with a new single and accompanying music video titled “Trust,” featuring Gabriel Duran.

Stream June’s selections of Poised To Break Though artists chosen from underground acts that we love.

Vocalo’s Jill Hopkins checked out our June In Rotation playlist and chose some heat of her own: tracks that are perfect for a day at the lake or a night on the town.

A few years back, Charlie Coffeen put together an ensemble to pay live tribute to one of his greatest influences – the legendary producer J. Dilla.

Summer is upon us. Random fireworks, cookouts and (hopefully) sun-drenched relaxation populate the too-short days and nights. And our fresh In Rotation tracks, selected by #TeamVocalo out of hundreds of artist submissions are ready to serve your personal soundtrack. Check out some of the cuts we’ll be spinning on air all month long on our playlist below — and don’t forget to add it to your library so you can stay up to date on handpicked new music, refreshed every month.

Chicago jazz outfit New Context discusses their writing processes, inspirations and the ways in which the galaxy of jazz is expanding.

This weekend, Chicago hosts two of its legendary DJ teams who pioneered what Spin magazine called the “boldest dance music on the planet,” in a one-night-only house party. In the 1980s, The Original Hot Mix 5 DJs (Farley Jackmaster Funk, Mickey Mixin Oliver, Ralphi Rockin Rosario, Kenny Jammin Jason), and in the 1990s the Original B96 Mixmasters (Julian Jumpin Perez, Bad Boy Bill, Frankie Hollywood Rodriguez, Tim Spinnin Schommer, Brian Hitmix Middleton) brought house music […]

Damon Locks has followed a path that’s enabled him to merge his studio practice, music making and teaching.

Vocalo’s Jill Hopkins checked out our May In Rotation playlist and chose some of her favorites.