Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Different Sleep

Deep in the prolonged winter of Chicago, I had the pleasure of photographing Different Sleep, a Chicago-based music producer that's been making some major waves. The San Diego transplant has made a name for himself with his signature molasses-slow, heady music style. Prone to combining sultry RnB samples with stripped-down bass elements,  his work is most apt for warming up a night or for a hazy 3AM rendezvous in a dimming club. Different Sleep is a recent Friends Of Friends signee, joining labelmates Jerome LOL, Salva, Groundislava, Shlomo, Daedelus, and more.

FoF, spotlighted at one point as "Label of the Month" by RA, will be using the photographs to supplement the release of Different Sleep's newest EP, titled Conflict, due out April 22nd.



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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sonny Apollo - Revival in the City Vol. 1



CHICAGO, IL - On Valentine's Day eve, Sonny Apollo is presenting his "Revival in the City Vol. 1" on the 13th of February. His live band, Voyager, will be complementing his sounds.

Sonny Apollo is a Chicago based Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Arranger, and Pianist. Having his music reach to other countries such as Estonia, Australia, and Brazil on the back of his first release- a demo- "Die Young", Sonny released his first official single "White Diamonds and Calvin Klein' in September 2013, ahead of his Chicago Fashion Week performance. Sonny would then do an intimate show entitled "All Consuming Fire: A Night of Black Magic, Fantasy, and the Son" at lauded Brooklyn Jazz Venue, Shapeshifter Lab back in November 2013.

February 13th will be no different as Mr. Apollo leads a concert at Jerry's in Wicker Park entitled "Revival in The City Vol. 1." The idea behind the show is to revive love and expression. Admission is $5 and DJ KNIGHTS is opening the performance with his trademark boogie and soul sounds.

Sonny's latest ballad, "You Could Do Better" nods at the power pop songs of the 80s.


See my photo work with him here.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sonny Apollo - Live in NY

On November 21st, Sonny will be taking over Brooklyn, New York for a night of intimacy as he will provide "All Consuming Fire: A Night of Black magic, Fantasy, and the Son." 

The concert will be held at the Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn at 7pm. General Admission is $10. Sonny and the lab have partnered together to provide an online stream of the show for those who aren't in Brooklyn. Streaming admission is $3.

Hear the songs and the stories that inspired "Gypsy Fire", the voice of "The Show", and the live debut of "Crocodile Tears."

See my recent work with him here