This weekend, Stefan Ponce brings his Stefan Ponce and Friends series to the big stage. Bottom Lounge to be exact. Stefan never disappoints, so just know he has a lot of big surprises in store for Friday night’s show. Trust us when we tell you this is something you WON’T want to miss.
“Stefan Ponce has given Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa and Childish Gambino their biggest hits,” says THE FADER. The Grammys agreed in 2015, granting Stefan double-nominations for the Warner Chappell signee’s production skills. Stefan Ponce most recently lent his magic touch to producing the new, cinematic, larger-than-life Kanye West / Vic Mensa track “U Mad,” which West and Mensa debuted this spring at a surprise show in London, breaking the Internet with its fury.
Now, the 24-year-old native Chicagoan is stepping out from behind the boards and into the spotlight with his debut solo show “Stefan Ponce & Friends Live” happening Friday, May 29th at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago.
Stefan’s known for drawing talent and tastemakers like Vashtie, Hannibal Buress and Chance the Rapper to his popular residency at East Room, Stefan will be turning up the volume at the Bottom Lounge next week and, for the first time, giving a chance for the 17+ crowd to participate in the action. “I love the New York party scene and I love how very popular DJs host their own parties that cater to their culture & friends, I wanted to bring that atmosphere to Chicago,” says Ponce.
Stefan Ponce & Friends Live
w/ OG Webbie, Monte Booker & Elias Abid
May 29th Doors at 7pm/Show 8pm
17+ / $10
However, today we have 1 pair of tickets to giveaway to 1 lucky FSD reader.
Last week, an Alex Wiley track popped up on various blogs and sites that was presented as a new track. But it wasn’t even a new track, it was just a track that’d been out with an open verse. It even kinda told you that in the title. But I digress.
Over the weekend, Alex really did drop a new track (which also says so in the title) called “Track One.” It features Mr. Wiley getting busy over some wicked guitar riffs (I think that’s how you say it.) Get down to business with “Track One” below.
Produced by DJ L
I don’t know if you’ve heard the news or not, but we’re doing a show with Red Bull and Lil Herb on June 11th at Reggies. It’s only $3 with RSVP right now. I suggest you do that now. Hurt Everybody and Netherfriends are also on the bill.
But back to the lecture at hand — a Herb loosie has just surfaced. It’s called “That Sack” and the soundscape was handled by DJ L. No word on its origin or where it will land, but cot damn if this doesn’t knock. Check it out below and be sure keep an open eye for Herb’s new project, Ballin Like I’m Kobe, due out later this year. And don’t forget to RSVP for our show with Herb on 6/11.
While we await D’s official album, Short Summers, Long Winters, he decides to give us the oh-so-smooth first single from the opus titled “The Quest.” And this one is the reason for the season. A perfect way to usher you into spring and summer. Plus you already knock he’s spitting that ish. Check out his “Quest” to be the best below.
Produced by DJ L.
While we wait for Lil Durk’s Def Jam debut to hit stores in a couple weeks, iTunes offers up Durk’s collaboration with fellow Def Jam emcee Logic, “Tryna Tryna,” as the latest pre-release single.
This joint might need to be an official single — Durk and Logic got one. Check out “Tryna Tryna” below and remember that Remember My Name hits iTunes and stores June 2nd.