Continuing our focus on Chicago’s Hip-Hop, Bass, and Beats talent in November, we’re excited to present the 2nd installment of the FACE MELT ‘Chi-Sound’ Showcase series. For Volume 2, we’ve producers spanning a couple generations in local Bass & Hip-Hop music including Proh Mic, Beats Cost Money, Radius, Slot-A and many more! And as a special bonus, participating producers are featured on the “Chi-Sound II” promo compilation available for FREE via the FACE MELT bandcamp (note: full album downloads include FREE event admission before 11pm!)


November 4th, 2011. Presented by Ground Lift Media, FACE MELT is a new monthly event series which showcases envelope-pushing artists on a local, national, and international level. The 2011 programming schedule includes Live Bands, Live PA sets, DJs/Turntablists, & Touring Acts spanning genres like Dubstep, Glitch, Electronic, Hip-Hop, and Beat-related. And if that’s not enough, the resident roster boasts some of Chicago’s finest talents –Maker (Stonesthrow, Now-Again), Phaded (Dubfix), & DJ Intel (The Comeups, Platter Pirates). Hosted by ADaD (All Natural, Eulorhythmics). Live Video installation by Killchnnl.

Positioned to be the defining voice in a rapidly evolving musical environment, FACE MELT continues for it’s tenth installment November 25th at Subt Lounge (2011 W. North Ave. 9pm, $5, 21+. RSVP via do312.com OR download the “Chi-Sound” compilation album for $5 entry all night) featuring beat sets by Proh Mic, Beats Cost Money. Max, Pore, Radius, Maker, & Slot-A

>>Face Melt featured in Timeout Chicago July ’11

When talking about Hip-Hop or any of the countless genres it has influenced, it’s all about the beats. Even after a producer loops ‘Amen Brother’ for the millionth time, it will always be about the beats. They’re the foundation of Hip-Hop, and the defining characteristic of any artist or genre claiming Hip-Hop as inspiration. And at FACE MELT, they’re the only thing that matters.

As if he’s already plotting to bring an MPC to his cousin’s quinceañera, Maker explains the underlying motivations of FACE MELT as “a gathering of different styles, cultures, and scenes that are all related… It’s like a family reunion but with hard ass drums.” Simple enough concept but reading between the lines, you may want to consider ear plugs!

Produced in conjunction with Crowdnoize.com, Frank151 / Chicago Riders, & Do312.

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