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The Hood Internet Party Strange In New Treatment For “Won’t F— Us Over”

Posted in BBU,The Hood Internet by Jaime Black on August 21st, 2012

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Following the group posting the track earlier this summerThe Hood Internet have now released a new video for their track “Won’t F— Us Over.” The cut features BBU and Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone, and comes from the group’s upcoming full length debut, FEAT, which features all original productions. Find that odd and unsettling treatment below, and look for FEAT to drop on October 2nd via Decon Records.

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The Hood Internet Preview Original Material Album With “Won’t Fuck Us Over”

Posted in BBU,The Hood Internet by Jaime Black on July 23rd, 2012

It was all the way back in January of 2011 when STV SLV first informed CVU about The Hood Internet‘s plans to release an album of original material. Set to drop on September 18th via Decon Records, FEAT will be comprised entirely of original productions, moving away from the group’s predilection towards mash ups and remixes. Now, the first single from that record has hit the web. Titled ”Won’t Fuck Us Over,” the cut features fellow local talent BBU, as well as vocals courtesy of Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone. Download that track via the link below.

The Hood Internet Feat. BBU And Annie Hart – “Won’t Fuck Us Over”

 

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Loyal Divide Post ‘Vision / Revision’ Remix Effort, Featuring Treatments From Netherfriends, BBU, And More

Posted in BBU,Loyal Divide,Netherfriends by Jaime Black on April 13th, 2012

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Earlier this year, CVU premiered a live EP and video from Loyal Divide, in advance of the group’s Vision / Revision remix effort. Now, that collection has posted online, featuring talent like Chicago’s own BBU and Netherfriends putting their own spin on the group’s uneasy anthem, “Vision Vision.” Preview the expansive and comprehensive Vision / Revision project below, and catch Loyal Divide live April 21st at Bottom Lounge.

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BBU Rock Pitchfork, Forbes, & New Video For “The Hood”

Posted in BBU by Jaime Black on March 9th, 2012

It’s been a busy time for BBU, even just since the group was recently on the CVU podcast. Last month, the activist hip hop act headlined Schubas for their bell hooks mixtape release event. Ruby Hornet was onsite at that event, and captured this footage of the group performing “Spaghetti” with Mic Terror.

Now, BBU has been making the rounds in some pretty elite circles, from Pitchfork to Forbes(!), all in support of the group’s bell hooks effort. From that offering comes the video for “The Hood,” featuring GLC, which premiered over at SPIN. Take a ride through Chicago’s inner neighborhoods in that clip below, following BBU’s CVU podcast interview in support of bell hooks, and followed by a behind the scenes look at “The Hood.” And  catch BBU live at SHUT UP and DANCE: Mayhem at The Mid, this Friday, March 9th at The Mid (RSVP here).


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New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: BBU!

Posted in BBU,ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts by Jaime Black on February 23rd, 2012

BBU Bell Hooks

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Epic, Illekt, and Jasson Perez of BBU! The trio sit down with the CVU podcast the night before their mixtape release show at Schubas to discuss their new mixtape bell hooks, the influence of the activist author bell hooks on the effort, their thoughts on the Chicago hip hop scene right now, and how the Occupy Movement fueled their latest work. Find the bell hooks link and the BBU podcast below, followed by “Outlaw Culture,” “Beau Sia,” and “The Wrong Song” off bell hooks, and a behind the scenes look at the “The Hood” featuring GLC. And catch BBU live tonight, Thursday, February 23rd at Schubas (tix) for the bell hooks mixtape release show.

BBU – bell hooks

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.

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The CVU 2012 Forecast: BBU!

Posted in BBU,CVU 2012 Forecast by Jaime Black on January 20th, 2012

For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview 2012 plans for a Chicago talent or tastemaker. Today: BBU!

BBU

Though the group has been keeping busy with sizable accomplishments like performing at Lollapalooza in 2010 and then North Coast Music Festival in 2011, conscious-minded hip hop outfit BBU haven’t released a new mixtape since 2010′s Fear Of A Clear Channel Planet. That changes next month, with the release of the act’s forthcoming mixtape effort, bell hooks (“Named after the author bell hooks,” the group explains).

“We got a lot in store for 2012,” the act informs CVU. “From a full length project coming out to collabs with artist we have dreamt of rocking with since were we shorties, all that and then some releasing in 2012.” Speaking of their new music, the group offers, “It Sounds like Malcolm X and Maya Angelou discussing the state of the nation at a Brick Squad Concert.”

Catch BBU live on February 23rd at Schubas for the bell hooks release show. And preview tracks from that effort below, including a link to the download page for “Kurt De La Rocha” (via Ruby Hornet), “Outlaw Culture” (via Gowhere Hip Hop), and “Jumpers” (via Prefix), all following the act’s CVU podcast interview from this past summer’s North Coast Music Festival, and followed by a BBU promo video.

BBU – “Kurt De La Rocha”

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The Hood Internet Release New Self-Titled Compilation

Posted in BBU,Freddie Gibbs,The Hood Internet by Jaime Black on December 6th, 2011

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A new collection of The Hood Internet‘s original productions and remix work has posted for free download at The Mishka NYC Bandcamp page. The free 14 song effort features THI’s stamp on works from Foster The People, A Place To Bury Strangers, and many, many more. Check out tracks featuring Freddie Gibbs and BBU below, followed the THI’s CVU podcast interview from this year’s North Coast Music Festival, and a video detailing the creation of the album cover above, featuring photographer Clayton Huack.

New CVU Podcast Album: North Coast Music Festival 2011!

North Coast Music Festival

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: CVU: The North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album, featuring interviews recorded live on location at this year’s North Coast Music Festival! Host Jaime Black checks in with members of Midnight Conspiracy , The Hood Internet, Perfect Kiss, Gemini Club, California Wives, BBU, Loyal Divide, and Team Bayside High! Find the collection as a Soundcloud album or individual podcasts below, or download the entire collection as an album at the Dynasty Podcasts Bandcamp page!

CVU – The North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album

CVU: The North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album Intro

CVU103 – Midnight Conspiracy @ North Coast Music Festival
Following the completion of the first day of North Coast Music Festival, Mikul Wing and Louis Kha of Midnight Conspiracy discuss their expanding set production, pursuing the festival circuit, and what’s next for the DJ outfit’s stage show. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the At Dawn We Rage Remix remix from the group’s forthcoming Discord EP, set for release on Killpop Records later this month on September 27th.

Midnight Conspiracy – Discord (At Dawn We Rage Remix)

CVU104 – The Hood Internet @ North Coast Music Festival
At the completion of day one of North Coast Music Festival, DJ STV SLV of The Hood Internet reveals why he’s okay with early festival slots, discusses his evolving stage set up, and names some big names set to appear on the forthcoming Hood Internet full length album. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by The Hood Internet’s “All Of The Lights” treatment mixing Ellie Goulding, Portland Cello Project, and Kanye West.

The Hood Internet – All Of The Lights (Ellie Goulding x Portland Cello Project x Kanye West)

CVU105 – Perfect Kiss @ North Coast Music Festival
Just before the group’s Cobra Lounge after-party set, the members of Perfect Kiss, including Alfonso Mayen, Leo “Akira Smith” Saucedo, Ray Mora, and Danny Boy Lucero share details about new Perfect Kiss songs, the group’s upcoming EP, and whether they see Perfect Kiss as a live band or a DJ outfit. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the band’s latest single, “There’s No Time To Waste.”

Perfect Kiss – “There’s No Time To Waste”

CVU106 – Gemini Club @ North Coast Music Festival
Hours after the group’s early afternoon set on day two of North Coast Music Festival, Tom Gavin, Daniel Brunelle, and Gordon Bramli of Gemini Club reveal specifics about the band’s new music set for release in 2012, share how their live set up is like that of a sushi chef, and state why the act is moving away from being a “DJ band.” Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the trio’s most recent single, “Ghost.”

Gemini Club – Ghost (Original Mix)

CVU107 – California Wives @ North Coast Music Festival
In the hours before the group’s performance on the second day of North Coast Music Festival, Jayson Kramer, Dan Zima, Hans Michel, and Joe O’Connor of California Wives share preliminary details about the band’s debut full length, set to drop in 2012. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the group’s most latest offering, “Tokyo.”

California Wives – Tokyo

CVU108 – BBU @ North Coast Music Festival
On day three of North Coast Music Festival, BBU’s Epic, Illekt, Jasson Perez, and DJ Esquire share details on the group’s forthcoming mixtape Bell Hooks, set for release next month in October, tease an upcoming full length album, and discuss…other topics they didn’t see coming. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by video of the group shot and produced by Colleen Mares of The Axis World.

CVU109 – Loyal Divide @ North Coast Music Festival
Immediately following the group’s performance on day three of North Coast Music Festival, Loyal Divide’s Jon Notowidigdo and Andrew McCarthy talk about the long-awaited release of their debut full length, Bodice Ripper, set to surface next month on October 4th, teaming with Kilo Records for the album, and working on new music while waiting for the record to drop. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by video with the band shot and produced by Colleen Mares of The Axis World.

CVU110 – Team Bayside High @ North Coast Music Festival
On day of three of North Coast Music Festival, Derek Berry and Rick Carrico of Team Bayside High reflect on their festival closing DJ set the evening before, tease upcoming developments within the group, and share their thoughts on the ever-increasing DJ talent pool and event culture in Chicago. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the DJ duo’s recent cut, “Spaghetti Western.”

Team Bayside High – Spaghetti Western

CVU: The North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album Outro

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black, with video by Colleen Mares of The Axis World. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.

North Coast Music Festival 2011 Announces Local Talent Line Up, Including BBU, Team Bayside High, Perfect Kiss, & More

North Coast Music Festival

Chicago electronic music and hip hop destination – and Lollapalooza alternative – North Coast Music Festival has announced a slew of hometown talent performing at this year’s edition of the event, happening September 2nd through the 4th in Union Park. Chicago acts include friends of CVU Perfect Kiss, Midnight Conspiracy, BBU, Team Bayside High, and others such as GHOSTHOUSE, Zebo, The Ill & The Restless, and more, plus the previously announced Common. Find a full local line up at the North Coast Facebook page, and watch for more from North Coast Music Festival this summer at ChicagoVerseUniteD.com!

Perfect Kiss – “Stay Out All Night”

Moneypenny – “Destroy (Midnight Conspiracy Remix)”

Team Bayside High – Fade to Green Mixtape