Posts Tagged ‘Autograf’

May 22, 2018

Windy City electronic marvels Autograf recently released a new four-track remix pack for their latest single Dead Soon the other day, and we immediately hopped on the listening train since we’re absolutely enamored with the dark romanticism of the epic future bass song, which also features Bonsai Mammal and Lils. Aside from superb edits by Scorsi, Golf Clap, and a chill mix by Autograf themselves, the release also features this remix by Chicago brothers Birthdayy Partyy. It’s a party in our ears as the duo turn Dead Soon into a very lively bass house smasher with rumbling bass and metallurgic snarling synths. You can download the track, here. Stream Autograf’s Dead Soon remixes, here, and support by downloading via other platforms, here.

April 6, 2018

Autograf explores dark thematics on their new song Dead Soon, and as someone who tends to obsess over the drab and dreary, I definitely approve of their tragic romanticism. After all, we only have one life to live, mired in a dark moment in history with much violence surrounding us on most fronts. What else is there to do but to love each other and live for the moment? The Chicago electronic trio reunites with bewitching chanteuse Lils on the track and collaborate with producer Bonsai Mammal, too. This three way congregation of talent brings us a riveting future bass opus brimming with cinematic feels and epic vibes. Autograf just embarked on their new tour which will bring them here to San Francisco on Saturday. They’re bringing Chicago brethren Win and Woo along with them to Mezzanine, too! Learn more about Autograf’s CAUTION: LIVE tour, here. Stream/download Dead Soon, here.

January 28, 2018

Hope For Tomorrow is a sweet surprise that dropped unexpectedly on Friday involving a trifecta of talent we had no idea were working together on a song. Chicago legends Autograf, French producer Klingande, and Canadian dance pop/electropop trio Dragonette unite on icy haunting, beat exultant extravaganza. A deliberate and sparse soundscape, punctuated with Marian Hill like glitchiness, is suffused with dramatic piano chords and Dragonette’s ethereal vocals. For all its inkiness, Hope For Tomorrow obviously views the world through rose colored glasses, with much optimism and positivity. Aside from being deeply and triumphantly captivating, Hope For Tomorrow reminds us no matter how bad it gets that tomorrow could be better… tomorrow WILL be better, even if it takes awhile for it to come. Hope For Tomorrow is available from major outlets, here.

December 21, 2017

I had to pick my jaw off the floor when I encountered a brand new track from Chicago’s Autograf earlier today. I know they’re versatile chameleons in the electronic arena, but I never expected they’d offer up a cover of Nirvana’s classic hit, Smells Like Teen Spirit. Queen Sessi lays down celestial vocals on the expansive electronic re-imagining of the grunge rock song. This is a Smells Like Teen Spirit I could have never fathomed, a beautifully profound, meditative sprawling ambient electronic and organic house take on the legendary track. Smells Like Teen Spirit seems to be Autograf’s final gift to us in 2017, and they’ve made it a sweet free download, here.

September 14, 2017

I rarely have trouble falling asleep at night, yet I’m a night owl who’s usually still “sleepless” in the wee hours of the morning. In other words, I’m sleepless by choice. Who could choose to go to sleep when sweet music like this song is wafting through our ears and seeping through our souls? Chicago’s much revered and ever versatile electronic trio Autograf places us in a blissful trance with Sleepless In NYC, a weightless wafting, dreamy meditative, yet pellucid throbbing and acute percolating ambient house meets thorny trap piece. Smooth lissome vocals by a mysterious vocalist add to the song’s plush and fleecy effect. We float high above NYC’s concrete jungle underneath a phosphorescent moon as we feel the sharp tugs of a wistful yearning on our hearts. Autograf’s Sleepless In NYC is available via major platforms, here.

September 8, 2017

PLS&TY spends his time between Palm Beach and Los Angeles. I sure hope he’s on the West Coast right now, far away from the dangers of Hurricane Irma. For a moment, all seems well and halcyon as he brings us coastal dance vibes aplenty on a brightly bejeweled future bass remix of Chicago trio Autograf’s bubbly pristine anthem Simple, featuring Victoria Zhao. The dreamy luscious, ebullient oscillating edit is a free download, here.

August 2, 2017

“There’s something in the rain”, sings Lils on the first bars of Autograf’s halcyon churning, honeyed rippling You Might Be, one of my favorite tracks from the Chicago trio this year. Another Chi-Town resident and producer who goes by the name of Lazcaux has remixed You Might Be. It really does feel like all my troubles are washing away under the soft touch of the track’s chill melodic house. Lazcaux’s remix is beautifully liberating. It’s a lush and verdant balm whose endless stream of warm guitar strums evoke Gryffin, but with the organic and dynamic ambiance of Tycho. You can download this idyllic remix for free, here.

July 18, 2017

This one came as quite the surprise when I stumbled upon it a day ago. We love Autograf, as you well know from our endless praise for the Chicago production trio over the years. And we’ve been quite fond of popular Danish band Lukas Graham, too. But never did we think we’d encounter an official remix of their soul and funk infused pop by Autograf! Yet, that’s exactly what happened, and the fruit of the endeavor is as sonic sweet as can be. Autograf’s remix of Lukas Graham’s You’re Not There is a synth florid, choppy spry, and airy whisked voyage to cloud nine. Lukas Forchhammer’s voice sound divine when paired with Autograf’s re-imagined chill trap soundscape. I wouldn’t mind if he turned in a cameo or two on some smashing new originals in the electronic dance scene. 

July 5, 2017

It’s the day after one of the biggest BBQ holidays here in America. You’re probably feeling a bit pudgy, and kind of listless. This succulent remix by Canadian producer Ramzoid is exactly what we need for a much needed dance episode. He’s taken Chicago trio Autograf’s recent single You Might Be, featuring Lils, and transformed it into an airy bounding, cool sudsy, and percussive clanging future bass delight. Ramzoid’s remix is a free download, here.

May 25, 2017

Illustrious Chicago trio Autograf may have named their new single Simple, but there’s never anything simple about their meticulously crafted electronic compositions. Simple, which features pristine vocals by NYC chanteuse Victoria Zhao, is an eclectic and aromatic anthem that flawlessly infuses luminous organic elements into its brisk, bubbling house anatomy. Simple is the sweet bliss of summer, taken in from under a cool, refreshing shade. Download the dexterous trio’s new single, here.