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Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – “The First Time”

posted by Oscar May 28, 2016

Chance The Rapper Donnie Trumpet

Donnie Trumpet is making celebrating the 1st anniversary of #SurfDay so much better with the release of new song “The First Time.” The track is a 10-minute-plus mix of material that didn’t find its way onto Surf produced by SoX members Donnie Trumpet and Nate Fox that features Chance The Rapper, Ady Suleiman, J.P. Floyd, Dustin Green, & Cam Obi.

Nico writes in the description of the song:

This is a collection of unused Surf pieces, an ode to the era. Thank you to everyone who’s still listening and growing with the music.

Listen to “The First Time” below. Continue Reading

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Dopest Albums of 2015 – By Oscar

posted by Oscar December 31, 2015

Dopest Albums 2015

For our final year-end list we’re doing things just a little bit differently. POD is a team of writers with our own particular set of interests, so instead of doing one list for the blog as a whole, we figured it’d be much better to highlight our own individual tastes by each dropping a list of our own for the Dopest Albums of the year.

My inclinations steer towards Rock and you’ll see my favorites of 2015 fully show that, but you’ll see a couple of other genres deservedly included here. So hit the jump and read MY list of the Dopest Albums of 2015. Continue Reading

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Lianne La Havas – “Green & Gold” (Donnie Trumpet & Nate Fox Remix)

posted by Oscar December 16, 2015

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas has connected with SoX members Donnie Trumpet and Nate Fox for a remix of her track “Green & Gold.” This version of the track brings down the tempo and takes a sensuous turn, with a more mellow and bulbous finish than the original.

Listen to the new spin of “Green & Gold” below. Continue Reading

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Dopest Videos of 2015

posted by Oscar December 8, 2015

Dopest Videos 2015

It’s that time to highlight the best and dopest this year had to offer, and we’re kicking off these lists by compiling our favorite videos of 2015. We vetted through artists of all walks of life and across all sorts of genres to deliver to you what are the dopest of the dope music videos released this year.

Hit the jump and see if yours made the list. Also, just a heads up, POD favorite Austin Vesely has three videos on this! Continue Reading

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The Social Experiment – “Juke Or Treat”

posted by Oscar October 31, 2015

Social Experiment Juke Or Treat

Peter Cottontale has shared a new track by the Social Experiment called “Juke Or Treat.” The number was ritten and produced by the whole SoX crew, which consists of Peter Cottontale, Donnie Trumpet, Nate Fox and Chance The Rapper, and has additional work from SaveMoney Reese AKA DJ HoodJason.

For a clue on what this may sound like, look no further than the title, it’s Juke! Peep the track with samples X-FilesGhost Busters, and The Twilight Zone after the jump. Continue Reading

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Video: Chance The Rapper + The Social Experiment Perform on ‘Windy City Live’

posted by Oscar July 14, 2015

Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment were the special guests on today’s episode of Windy City Live. On the show we saw Chance talk to his #WCE Val Warner about his upcoming headlining spot at Pitchfork Music Festival, how he got his start in the Hip Hop scene, and how the SoX came about. The interview that preceded Chano and the crew performing yet another beautiful live rendition of “Sunday Candy” with the help of Jamilla Woods and Eryn Allen Kane showcased Donnie Trumpet talking about Surf and reminding Val of his previous appearance on the show along with Stix back when they were in Kids These Days. For the “After Dark” edition, we see Mr. Bennett along with Nate Fox, Donnie Trumpet, Stix, and Peter Cottontale once more as they perform “Paranoia.”

Check that out above; performances: “Sunday Candy” at 10:45 and “Paranoia” at 41:40.

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New Project: Towkio – ‘.Wav Theory’

posted by Oscar April 28, 2015

Towkio WAV Theory

The day is finally here for Towkio’s release of his hotly-anticipated mixtape .WAV Theory. The new mixtape is set to propel Towkio to new heights and it’s fair to say that this has the quality to make him the next big star out of SaveMoney.

.WAV Theory boasts production from Kaytranada, Lido, Carter Lang, and another POD favorite Stefan Ponce, as well as from Towkio himself. Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Donnie Trumpet, Leather Corduroys and Eryn Allen Kane are among the features.

Download .Wav Theory here

Stream the tape and see the accompanying visuals for the project after the jump. Continue Reading

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Video: See Behind The Scenes of the Making of Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment “Sunday Candy” Visuals

posted by Oscar April 22, 2015

Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment made one of the best videos for “Sunday Candy” thanks to the directorial work by Austin Vesely. Now we can also take a look behind the scenes at the making of this glorious video and see what it’s like to put on such a production.


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Lucki Eck$ feat. Chance The Rapper – “Stevie Wonder”

posted by Oscar December 14, 2014

Lucki Ecks - Stevie Wonder

Chicago collaborations at a new level!

Windy City rappers Lucki Eck$ connected with Chance the Rapper for the former’s new track “Stevie Wonder.” The Chicago connections continue in the credits as this one’s produced by none other than Young Chop and Plu2o Nash, along with Chano himself and his band The Social Experiment.

The best thing about this is that we get to see how the sounds of Young Chop and Plu2o Nash come together with the band element of The SoX crew.

If there’s one line to summarize what these guys must be feeling about this track it’s when Chance says: “I can’t see a thing in my zone!” Hear the new track below. Continue Reading