Monday, November 1, 2010

New Video | Lungz - Crabs In A Barrel

Lungz - Crabs In A Barrel (Dir: N2ition) from Brandon "N2ition" Riley on Vimeo.

Directed by Brandon "N2ition" Riley

New Video | Visual - What's Up Joe

VISUAL - What's up Joe feat. Ale Nova music video from Visual on Vimeo.

Directed by Leo Flores

A story about dedication,success,struggle,jealousy and death. A lot of hip hop is violent but never has it been brought to the people in true story form like this.

Download the remix here:

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Interview w/ Gozamos TV

Hey All,

It's been a long time, but we're still alive and kicking here in Chicago. This past weekend CMP Co-Founder, Leo A. Flores, stopped by the office of the Chicago Culture website, Gozamos to talk about CMP and Indie music in Chicago. Check it out!!

Chicago Music Project - Episode 10 from Gozamos on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CMPtv On the Scene | The Streets on Fire Album Release

Almost six months ago we wrote about a new band we love - The Streets on Fire - and now almost six months later to the day, the motley quartet that comprises the band released their second full length album at the world famous Double Door.

It was an amazing night. The stage floor was packed, the drinks were flowing, the air was hot and sticky, and the fog machine was on 11. Everyone was psyched.

The openers Blah Blah Blah and Big Science set the stage for the night with excellent performances. We've know about Blah Blah Blah for sometime, but it's the first we've heard of Big Science. Great to say the least. We can't wait to see them @ The Wicker Park Fest later this month.

With that The Streets on Fire entered the stage, and killed it! Next time these guy perform live you have to see it. It's one of those live show experiences that rarely happens.

Would we go as far to say they are the best band in Chicago right now? Well on that Friday.....they were.

Check it out!

CMPtv On the Scene | The Streets on Fire Album Release from Chicago Music Project on Vimeo.

Monday, June 28, 2010

CMP Playback | Natalie Oliveri "Never Too Late"

What more can we say about Natalie Oliveri that hasn't been said before? Since the age of 9, this Chicago based Singer/Songwriter has been shaping her own style of music. From Neo-Soul to Hip Hop this songstress has shown her versatility through her ability to deliver a soulful ballad, or a undeniably danceable Latin Pop tune.

To add to Ms. Oliveri's resume she just announced that her EP Eclectic Soul will be released in Japan by Japanese label, Revolution Recording (aka...River City Japan). Through CMP, Natalie connected with Chicago Hip Hop Group 1773, and they in turn collaborated on a track that was included on their Japanese album release Sound Soulstice. This was the catalyst for Revolution Recording to contact Natalie, and sign her to a multi-album deal with Eclectic Soul being released on July 14th.

CMP will also have the privilege of being packaged with Natalie as the music video below will be included on DVD with her CD release in Japan. Early in the year CMP Co-Founder and Filmmaker, Leo A. Flores, brought his team together to create a concept envisioned by Flores and Oliveri.

"I knew what we were creating wasn't going to be anything ground breaking," states Flores, "I just wanted to tell the story using some classic Hollywood composition, and use editing that matched the slow unwinding process that is heartbreak."

Who would have known the day we first saw this starry eyed young woman on the Student Stage during Columbia College's Manifest, that she would accomplish so much in such a short amount of time. Word is she's working on her second EP, and possibly working with several Chicago music industry notables.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

CMP Playback | Hey Champ "Neverest"

This one is hot off the burner! Check out this gloriously strange video by Hey Champ in advance of their debut album "Star" which hits stores July 13th

CMP Around The Chi | Just for Laughs Comedy Fest: The City That Works

Last night, CMPtv had exclusive access to a rehearsal to one of the hottest show this week. Thursday, June 17th @ Martyrs in Lakeview the Just For Laughs comedy festival presents The City That Works. The is a collaborative effort between the critically acclaimed Chicago comedy ensemble Scadenfreude, and the Soul/Funk/Hip Hop band The Jordan Years.

Instead of me explaining to you what this show is......just check out the video below. It's sure to be a great night with appearances by:

Radio Personalities Eddie and Jobo
The Walter E. Smith Brothers (Yes the guys from the commercials)
and many more....


CMP Around the Chi | Just for Laughs: The City That Works from Chicago Music Project on Vimeo.

Monday, June 14, 2010

CMP Presents: Natalie Oliveri's Music Video Release @ Butterfly Social Club

This Wednesday, Chicago Music Project will premier Singer/Songwriter Natalie Oliveri's first music video for her hit single, "Never Too Late."

We've been reporting on Natalie's career since her first appearance with us during our INTERVENTION days @ Moonshine in Wicker Park. Since then we've been amazed with just about everything she's been a part of. Besides releasing her EP "Electic Soul" she has collaborated with Chicago Hip Hop artists 1773, Keith Masters, and even Italian Electro Lounge Group Silenzio Assenzio.

So this Wednesday marks another milestone in her music career as we share her music video Directed by myself, CMP C0-Founder Leo A. Flores, with Jordan Campagna adding his masterful work as Director of Photography.

So join us.....Details Below.....

Wednesday, June 16th
Butterfly Social Club
Doors open @ 8pm
First Showing @ 9pm
Followed by a Live Acoustic performance by Natalie
Second Showing soon after.

Drink Special | $4 beer with a free shot
Resident DJ Seano

RSVP Here....

"Puertas Del Corazon" Live @ Cuatro from Natalie Oliveri on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Free Mixtape | DJ Asiatic - NEVER SOLD CRACK

This past Thursday at the Darkroom Visual, Klip Art Studios, and CMP teamed up to celebrate the release of NEVER SOLD CRACK, a mixtape by DJ Asiatic.

The night saw performances by Detroit Metro Area Abrasive Method, Que B.I.L.L.A.H, Scheme & Astonish, and of course Visual himself. Let's not forget DJ Scend who backed up all the acts.

It was overall a great night with the performances, and the other Chicago artists in attendance. CMPtv and Klip Art will be releasing video and pics very soon.

Enough talk.....its time for you to download the mix tape. If you've never heard Visual before, this is a good chance to sample his work. In a sea of rappers talking about "jukin hoes" and "Party Party", Visual brings a positive message to his music. A message of believing in yourself and not just following your dreams, but making them a reality. Since Thursday, the mixtape has been blowin up the internet on various music blogs. It's hot!

Click on the pic above to download the mixtape. Below is a video for Visual's "We Gonna Fly" by our hommies @ Kilp Art.

Visual "We Gonna Fly" Video from Klip Art Studio on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


One of the things people look forward to most during Chicago Summers are the festivals. Whether it's the shopping, quick eats, beer tents or just being able to meet up with everyone you know - summer festivals in Chicago have become huge events with new one popping up every year.

And at Chicago Music Project, we're happy to see that summer fests are supporting more and more local artist by booking local talent for their shows.

Check out the Taste of Randolph this year with local legends Califone along with Mucca Pazza, Superchunk, and one of our favorites, Matthew Santos and his band. See you there!

Friday, May 21, 2010


All right, this city has had it's share of boy/girl electronic duos in the past. But Kinky Notti's "Ghetto Love" is here to let you know that none of those other guys (and girls!) matter.

Smart video, funky grooves - I can't get this track out of my head. Check it out!

KINKY NOTTI - Ghetto Love Video from Kinky Notti on Vimeo.


Proving himself to be a legitimate music video maker, Cam Be submitted his second work of art with 1773 for their hit single, "The Goodness".

1773 - The Goodness/ So Clear from Cam Be on Vimeo.


CMPtv got together with Derek Berry and Rick Carrico of Team Bayside high and created a SPOTLIGHT segment for them. It's been featured on lollapalooza's website!



Rhymefest has a new album coming out June 8th . . . check out the music video for his single "Give It To Me"