Artz and Ecilo: Stomp Kase

Never doubt this city for a moment. Even after they pull the cover over her head and pronounce her dead Chicago will continue to surprise you, and even during the downswing you can find just incredible treasures lurking beneath the surface.

“Stop Kase” by Artz & Ecilo is I believe the 10th recording from Bassment Tapes. The remixes by Jesse Rivera and Louie Gomez are fantastic. Jesse plays around with distortion and echoes to make this sound bigger than the pyramids. Louie Gomez goes surprisingly old school – a blurry night on Belmont with BMX on the radio and the progressive thump of Medusa’s making the sidewalk bounce – with big heavy keys beaten down like a percussion instrument and some vintage FX.