ZAVALA (Alexander Zavala) is a Chicago based electronic music producer born and raised on the outskirts of Chicago. For the past 15 years Zavala has been creating and defining a unique sound of his own with influences heavily based in golden era hip hop & house. Zavala began his role as production and 1/2 of the left field hip-hop duo DARK TIME SUNSHINE. The duo combining Veteran MC Onry Ozzborn (of Grayskul/Rhymesayers) gained critical notarity later that year in 2010 with their debut LP “Vessel” released on Fake Four Inc. and subsequently spent the following 5 years touring extensively. Fast fwd to 2015 where you can find Zavala delving into the realm of House music, a genre near & dear, representing a time of musical discovery, youth, the roller rink, and being the essential influence for his melodic explorations and niche. More so than ever you can find Zavala’s output steeped in the influence of Chicago house, UKG & Techno. His 2016 Release FANTASMAS is a clear representation of that & yet another reflection of his unique & imaginative vision.
Guaranteed, this is going to go down as the most slept on album of 2016. This album is anything short of amazing, yet it’s not showing it’s face on our best sellers list? Why? Why people!?! Have you taken a listen to this album yet? Give your ears a treat and listen to the snippets and watch the videos on the item detail page for this album on UGHH. Then do yourself the favor of purchasing both the CD and vinyl versions of this album. You are very welcome. LP version comes with new album art and tracks not found anywhere else but the vinyl version.
CD also available.
Two years after the release of their critically acclaimed album Death Drive, Sole & DJ Pain 1 announce the follow-up album, “Nihilismo.” This album embodies the overlap of their music with the world of activism and journalism. Nihilismo is a revolutionary hip-hop album that challenges the nihilism of modern life, of late stage capitalism and of a world that seems to have no future.
Vinyl LP also available for pre-order.
Fifth–and boldest–album to date, called DUO on Fake Four Inc. With a guest on each track, Onry’s features range from Homeboy Sandman and Aesop Rock to the indie musician Nathan Quiroga (of Iska Dhaaf). “I didn’t plan it this way,” explains Onry. “I got a couple features who I really wanted and then, as I laid out the tracks, it became a story. Other names popped into my head whom would round out the album.” In addition, Onry recruits a wide range of producers–SmokeM2D6, Void Pedal, Latrell James and Jack Rylands–which results in a hip-hop album imbued with electronic, folk, and punk.
New release on Fake Four Records from producer Factor! Features AWOL One, Ceschi, Myka 9, Open Mike Eagle and many others. On the Factoria LP, Chandelier’s follow-up to the 2013 concept album Woke Up Alone, he builds a city of expansive beats that bang with punishing drums and industrial clatter at one moment and exude a melodic, pastoral calm the next. The sounds shift on the album in accordance with the hope that the city began with and the wartime entropy that engulfed it.
CD also shipping.
New Fake Four Inc. release! When you grow up in a place where nothing interesting happens unless you make it happen, it forces you to develop a certain kind of drive. Raised by a flower-child hippie mother and an immigrant father with intolerance for bullshit, Bleubird was permitted to freely bump Poison Clan and Circle Jerks at a very early age. Mike Patton once called him stupid, and while sharing a cab in Zagreb, Kevin Martin told him he curses WAY TOO FUCKING MUCH. He neither looks nor acts his age, is difficult to categorize, and his vast catalog of diverse music speaks for itself.
CD also available.