Grant Nelson (Swing City/Wyze - UK) "Great for my sunset gig in Bali next weekend. ;)"
Daz-I-Kue (Bugs in the Attic, Red Bull Music Academy) "This comp is soulful, funky...different. Just the way I like my lounge and chill."
Mr No Hands (Mixmag) "mmm yeah, business time... great vibes on this album"
Bruno From Ibiza (Atzaro, Nassau, Ibiza Global Radio) "Finally, something I really like... Nice groovy lounge, perfect for my radio show."
DJ Maleek (Unknown Fm - UK) "Lovin the fact that real instruments have been used. You get that real sound which is great."
Atjazz (Atjazz Record Company - UK) "Some good highlights on this album, very nice overall feeling"
Trevor Walker (Mercury Lounge/CKCU FM93.1 - Canada) "Very cool compilation, will mos def drop a few of these."
Deep Josh (Applefunk, Space Ibiza - Spain) "amazing work"
Bryan Ford and Goulet are separate recording artists who created the electro-organic fusion duo, Bryan Ford & Goulet, to perform their music live. They have performed all over Chicago and recently opened for the legendary Detroit soul artist Amp Fiddler. Both Bryan Ford and Goulet have toured nationally with multiple bands over the years. Bryan Ford has co-written and performed on house music songs for labels such as Masters At Work, Music 101, Four Play Music and Revolutionary Music. He co-wrote and performed the hit song, Forever, as a part of the Lake Street Project, that broke into the Billboard Club Play Chart’s Top 20.
Ava Fain is the powerful and soulful voice on Bryan Ford’s Here All Along. She was also the vocalist for the Lake Street Project (Bryan Ford, K Ford, Shifty Johnson and DJ Monna) that produced the Billboard hit Forever for Four Play Music/Forever Soul. Currently she is the vocalist for the Chicago based R&B/Funk band Bumpus. In the past she sang for Family Lifted, East Village Project, Rock Slap Meat Johnson and Gertrude.
Elev8tor is a live nu jazz/trip hop/electronic music band that is causing quite a stir. They recently performed at the premier of the Sundance Film Festival Award Winning Film, We Live in Public at Cobra Lounge in Chicago. Their performance was broadcast live to simultaneous premier events in New York City, Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta and Vancouver with hosts Nash Kato (Urge Overkill) and Adrian Grenier (Entourage). They perform regularly at Darkroom Chicago. K Ford aka Kevin Ford writes all of Elev8tor’s music. He is also behind the nationally touring Chicago Afrobeat Project.
Burton L. is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter. He is also the lead singer, songwriter and lead guitar player for the Chicago based rock band Ain’t No Er Like a Stripper. Darcy has been working side by side with Burton L. on a variety of projects. She currently is the lead vocalist with Nu Jazz/Funk outfit Elev8tor.
Sista Stroke is a DJ/Producer who is now based in London. She has released music on labels such as Dust Traxx, D’lectable, Black Liquid, Mother Tongue, and Revolutionary Music. She produces two popular internet radio shows: Brick City House on ChicagoHouseFM.com and another on De La Soul’s Dugout. She tours internationally.
Justin Reed is a part of illmeasures, the notable Chicago promotions and DJ collective. He also is an integral part of the Chicago Burning Man community and regularly performs at their events such as Resonate which consistently draws more that 5,000 attendees from around the Midwest.