I wanted to break this post up into two separate parts. Part I being about the album, Part II about finally getting to see these guys live:
Part I: Ever since hearing Supreme Cuts‘ Trouble EP about a year ago I’ve been completely infatuated with the sounds this Chicago duo creates. This music encompasses nearly every type of music that I am strongly passionate about at this point in my (career? as a music fan) life and their lush dark, moving, atmospheric and grooving sounds evoke such strong emotions that I absolutely had to include this album in our Nice In The Headphones category.
Listening to this album is a full on sonically emotional experience. It’s like someone took Carl Sagan, Pink Floyd, The Flaming Lips (97-06 mostly), Ray Lynch, the essence of Chicago house music and hip hop/r&b and shot them all into the depths of space on a rocket ship together. Beats, bass, atmosphere, melody, space…It’s like a damn journey!
I’m still a huge fan of listening to albums in full and this is one of those pieces of art that needs to be listened to all the way through, with full attention.
Part II: Just a few weeks ago I got the honor of finally catching Supreme Cuts live. I hadn’t heard much about their live shows but from being such a big supporter I was just excited to hear and see them chop it up in a live setting. On the evening of the official release of Whispers In The Dark the duo made a trip to Brooklyn NY’s Glasslands Gallery. Joining them were NYC’s Hot Sugar, Chicago’s Sich Mang, and Brookyln/Barbados rapper Haleek Maul (who performed with Sup Cuts on the second half of their set AND ABSOLUTELY KILLED IT) The whole night was awesome all around and Supreme Cuts did not disappoint. The sound system at Glasslands was TURNT UP exactly the way it should be to listen to this group. They sounded just as good as their recordings do and I was extremely satisfied that they can pull it off in a live setting.
I know since the release of Whispers, the duo has been catching a lot more hype and attention and me saying “I’m proud” doesn’t really amount to much but I definitely am, and am also EXTREMELY excited to what the future holds for these guys. *Look out, August 28th is the release date for their mixtape Chrome Lips with Haleek Maul.*
Check out a few pictures from the show, as well as their dope as glow in the dark vinyl that you can buy HERE.
It wouldn’t be right to leave without giving you some jams. Check out two tracks from Whispers in the Dark and the first single from Chrome Lips: