Ennui: This Is My House
Everyone knows Chicago is currently a hotbed for hip-hop. With the rise of savemoney, Lil' Bibby, and Lucki Eck$, the city is literally crawling with brilliant lyrical masterminds. And although people associate Chicago with hip-hop, they very rarely cast their gaze towards the Second City as a production and electronic hub. Incorrectly, of course. Point in case? Ennui. This Windy City producer has consistently hit my inbox with production that is crisp, dynamic, timely, and full of pitched down vocals. (Oh man, do I love pitched down vocals) His latest release just adds fuel to the already lit Ennui flame in my heart. Full of bouncing, romping, resonant doo-dads, tight, deep-house influenced percussion, and enough drum fills to keep me picking apart this track for weeks, I hit repeat before I even heard the first note. If I were you I'd keep your ear on Chicago. More specifically, I'd keep your ear on Ennui.