Northwest Indiana-based Jugo and Rada Data dropped a brand new document “The Notes,” which is a collaboration between Chicago beat makers Sev Seveer and Cicada.
Christina Nicole, aka Cicada, stated the album mirrored moments from an odd time with a worldwide pandemic which will by no means come once more in a lifetime, describing it as “a compiling of recollections from two individuals who discovered themselves dwelling in a studio residence in Uptown collectively after relationship solely two months on account of a world pandemic.”
“I’ve at all times been deeply enthusiastic about music as a listener, by no means a creator. I had tried to make beats a handful of occasions however it was a wrestle. I hadn’t come to really recognize and perceive the technicality of the artwork,” she stated. “Then I’m dwelling with somebody who does this, and he begins pushing me to fiddle along with his gear. I began with scratching after which jumped onto his beloved sp404 after which discovered the Kaoss pad to be far more forgiving. This was additionally born out of a second after I supplied some songs that I believed could be nice for sampling, Sev Seveer flips it and it wasn’t what I had in thoughts and so then got here ‘The Notes.'”
The album emerged from her propensity to doc moments throughout the coronavirus pandemic by hand, Seveer stated.
“We began compiling the notes originally of COVID lockdown as a result of as companions born to deeply Chicago households we’re continuously speaking, and infrequently taking pause at sure issues that we are saying,” Seveer stated. “We recorded a good quantity of fabric throughout lockdown, however these are the 4 strongest instrumentals each sonically and in addition for the truth that these had been probably the most collaborative. I like this venture as a result of we used a variety of drugs at a time after I was going via a ‘primarily MPC’ section. She did much more stuff within the Kaoss and in addition Technics/chopping. Every of us had preferences, so these got here via within the remaining product.”