Photos and story by: Pedro Acosta
The American stretch of Mr. Carmack’s World Tour has been dubbed the #tundratour for the cold weather and even colder beats. Mr. Carmack and his merry band of bass crankers rolled through the Windy City last Friday night to give their Chicago fans what they had been itching for.
Chicago’s own Cofresi began the night with his unique fusion of live drumming and crinkly bass. This beatsmith treated the early bird fans with such a satisfying set that many resorted to pleading for the artists name with screams and shrieks, he kindly reminded them it was Cofresi. Teeko was up next and his shirt explicitly notified the crowd on what he would be delivering to them, “FUNK”. Teeko’s infectious energy filled the room. He gave Chicago fans a taste of his hometown with bass-dripping beats combined with that Bay Area flavor.
It was then time for Sam Gellaitry. Sammy G is a teenager from Scotland and this was his second time ever playing in the States, but no one could tell that from just looking at him. He was calm as a cucumber as he stepped up to the plate and gave his Chicago fans a righteous display of his talents. His dream-stringed trap beats transported this crowd to other dimensions but he eventually brought them back to the Chi with Kanye’s “I’m In It.”
Aaron Carmack quickly took control of the room by unleashing a seemingly unending wave of bass with the crowd lost in the undertow. There is no preparation for this kind of craziness. In the midst of all this, Mr. Carmack surprised Chicago with a special appearance from local rapper SD. Fans seemed to be flying as they bounced to Mr. Carmack’s remix of SD’s "Circles." One fan was so dumbfounded by the performance, he felt the need to jump the railing, climb the stage, and high five the man who had just blew his mind. The kid was bubbling with joy until he was escorted off the stage.
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