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ÉSSO recently issued an LP titled XICAGO and is set to play Wicker Park Fest on July 25.

In new single, “Go Away,” contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Omar Apollo dives into the nuances of unrequited affection.

On his new self-titled record, Vince Staples is unapologetically himself — asking listeners “ARE YOU WITH THAT?” from the album’s outset.

Canadian singer Zenesoul breathes fresh air into the world of contemporary R&B.

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

Tyler, The Creator’s latest album sets the stage for independence, evolution and reclaiming identity during the pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

June 12th is Record Store Day, also marking a triumphant return to in-store shopping: as Chicago officially reopens on June 11th.